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Personal injury cases can range from car accidents to potential medical malpractice cases. While sometimes these accidents can be resolved privately, other times it can be more beneficial to hire a personal injury attorney.

Here are 7 reasons to hire a personal injury lawyer:

1. EXPERIENCE

A personal injury lawyer will have extensive knowledge and experience with these types of cases. They will have conducted previous research and will know the best tactics and methods to use.

2. OBJECTIVITY

If you have been involved in an accident, your judgment could be clouded and you might not be rational. A lawyer can be objective because they do not have any personal stakes in the case.

3. NO FEES

If you do not win your case, you will not have to pay any legal fees. Most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee. This means that you are not responsible for attorney fees. If they do win the fees come out of the settlement.

4. SETTLEMENTS

Lawyers can negotiate settlements rather than have the case go to trial. Research shows that people who hire personal injury attorneys overall receive higher settlements. An attorney can ensure that you get the best settlement.

5. INVESTIGATORS

Most personal injury attorneys work with a team of investors. Your investigative team will collect information, acquire and examine details, and interview witnesses in order to prove your case.

6. ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS

Personal injury attorneys can settle outside of court and help you reach alternative resolutions for your case. Furthermore, an experienced personal injury lawyer will know when a case can be resolved out of court and will be well versed in the art of mediation and arbitration.

7. SAVE TIME

Researching, reviewing medical records, police files, communicating with insurance companies, etc. will take a lot of time. Most people have full time jobs and/or a family to take care of, leaving them with little time to collect the information needed to win a successful case. A personal injury attorney would take on the workload and save you time in the process.

If you need a personal injury attorney, contact The Cochran Firm today. Call us at 1(800) THE-FIRM for a free initial consultation.

(Originally posted by The Cochran Firm Philadelphia)