Why Should I Consult A Personal Injury Lawyer For My Accident?

Have you recently been involved in an accident that was not your fault? If so, you may feel as if your world has been turned upside down. Any accident can be stressful and overwhelming – and this is especially true if you sustained injuries, property damage, or both. If you find yourself in this situation, you may be wondering what steps to take next. You may be wondering if one of those steps should include consulting a personal injury lawyer. If you’re asking yourself this question – the answer is yes.

 Why should you consult a personal injury lawyer after an accident? There are many reasons, only a few of which include:

  •  The law is complex: Plain and simple, that’s the truth. Legal matters of all kinds can be complex – and personal injury law is no different. There are so many nuances in the law, so many technicalities, and so many situations in which making even a little procedural mistake could be quite costly. Often, people make the mistake of assuming they can represent themselves and save money – but it ends up being much more expensive in the long run. You don’t know what you don’t know, and that’s okay. That’s why you need a team of experts on your side who can help.
  • You’ll need to gather and organize evidence: As with most types of lawsuits, personal injury claims depend upon evidence. Often, what will make or break your case is the quality and amount of evidence you have, and the way it is organized and presented. Consulting with a knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorney can help you to determine which evidence might be most helpful in your case. Once hired, that attorney can guide you through the process of gathering and organizing that evidence so that you can present the strongest case possible for the compensation you deserve.
  • A lawyer can negotiate on your behalf: Many personal injury cases require dealing with insurance companies or other difficult defendants. Insurance companies are businesses. Like all businesses, they want to make a profit. As a result, the chances of an insurance company making the strongest possible offer to compensate you for your injuries are probably pretty low. In fact, the opposite is quite often true. Insurance companies are often difficult to negotiate with, and they will often offer far less than your case is actually worth. When you’re injured and trying to recover, the last thing you need is the stress of difficult and unpleasant conversations with an insurance company or another defendant. That’s why consulting with a personal injury lawyer who can help will increase the time you can spend focusing on your recovery.
  • You can come to a greater understanding of what your case may be worth: Consulting with a personal injury attorney will give you a more comprehensive, complete view of your circumstances, and what your case might ultimately be worth. Depending upon your situation, a variety of damages might be available – for medical treatment, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and more. An attorney who knows and understands the law can analyze your case with you, and help you determine the best path forward to seek the maximum amount you deserve.

 These are only a few reasons of many – but clearly, consulting with an experienced personal injury lawyer is important, and can be very helpful in many ways. Often, it can make all the difference between a stressful legal experience, and a satisfying one. At Roden Law, our team of personal injury lawyers is here to help.


 If you are the victim of an accident that wasn’t your fault, you need and deserve help to fight for the compensation you deserve. At Roden Law, we’re here to do exactly that. Our talented, experienced, and knowledgeable team of personal injury attorneys has helped countless clients through the legal process and on to a better and brighter chapter ahead. We would be honored to do the same for you. If you’re ready to get started, we’re here to listen and let you know how we might be able to help. Give us a call. We look forward to speaking with you soon.