Getting into an accident can be quite scary. It can really shake someone up and lead them to fear of getting back onto the road again. On top of the stress from getting into an accident, it can also be scary to have to hire a lawyer if you are injured. The whole process can seem scary and intimidating not only in general but financially as well. Does hiring an attorney mean that you are about to start a long drawn out process that could take months to come back from? Does it mean your future is going to be spent in the courtroom while a jury makes the final decision of your case? The best way to view hiring an attorney is to feel like it is a sort of safety net for yourself. It is the equivalent of having a savings account in case there is an emergency. Do you want to use it? Of course not. However, in the back of your mind, it is nice knowing that it is there just in case. Unfortunately, there are some car accidents that someone will not walk away from without a serious injury that will involve extensive medical treatment. This of course, is going to lead to several expensive medical bills. That is why it is important to have an attorney on your side as a safety net. The attorney can make sure that you will be able to receive compensation for the accident and be able to pay those hefty medical bills.
One of the main reasons why people are so reluctant to hire an attorney after a car accident is because they fear having to go to court. Trails seem risky, stressful, and very time consuming. The common misconception about this is, a very large majority of personal injury cases never actually end up going to trail. In fact, it is estimated that roughly 95% of personal injury cases are settled before they even enter full trail. Going to court can be expensive and no one wants to pay more money than they have to. It also racks up attorney fees which means if you win, you will be receiving less money to cover those fees. For the small fraction of personal injury cases from a car accident that do go to court, statistically, you are more likely to win than lose. It has been found that roughly 57% personal injury cases that result from a car accident, the plaintiffs tend to win. Most cases usually only end up going to court if the insurance company refuses to settle and your attorney sees that a trail will benefit you more rather than not.
A large majority of attorneys who represent clients for personal injury cases from car accidents will front the cost of going to court for their clients. In most cases, you only pay the lawyer if you win the case. This should give you lots of confidence. Not only does this mean that your lawyer will fight tooth and nail to get as much money for you as possible. But, if you do end up winning, your lawyer fees will just come from your compensation. Meaning, that you never really have to pay anything out of pocket to get proper representation for a personal injury case.