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If you have been in a car accident, you may have ended up injured and with a lot of on-going medical bills. Insurance companies won't always pay all your medical bills and things like wheelchairs, durable medical equipment, and home health care can get really expensive. If you have been in an accident and you are trying to deal with those bills, you are going to need help to pay for them. One thing you can do is to go to a personal injury attorney and sue the other people involved in the accident.
Personal Injury Lawyer
A personal injury lawyer is a civil lawyer who specializes in handling particular kinds of civil suits. Generally, those suits involve a person who has been injured in some way and trying to get them compensated. In this case, an injury doesn't necessarily mean physical injury. For example, personal injury lawyers also handle wrongful death suits, in which the injury would be the loss of the financial security and contribution that the deceased provided as well as the loss of consortium. Injury can also include things like property damage as well as mental anguish.
Reasons to Use a Personal Injury Lawyer
There are a lot of reasons that you should use a personal injury lawyer to help you get the money that you need so that you can pay for all your on-going medical bills. One reason is that you don't have to pay them out front. These lawyers generally work on contingency. That means instead of paying a retainer or paying the lawyer by the hour to do the work for you, they will take a percentage of your settlement at the end of the case. That means that they are going to work really hard at winning your case, getting you the best settlement possible, and doing it as quickly as possible. Another reason to work with a personal injury lawyer is that trying to negotiate with insurance companies and other people involved in your accident can be really difficult. The insurance companies are going to do everything they can to make sure that they don't have to pay out more than they have to, which means that they are going try to find all the possible loopholes. Your lawyer will know all those loopholes and make sure that the insurance companies can't get away without paying you.
If you have been injured because of a car accident and have on-going medical bills, then a personal injury lawyer may be the person you need.