What does a personal injury lawyer do?

If you have seen commercials or ads for personal injury lawyers your entire life, chances are you might already think you know what they do. But there is a considerable discrepancy between what a personal injury lawyer actually does and what everyone thinks they do.

Due to the nature of hospital billing, it is not uncommon for people to end up with an intimidating bill. When that happens, it’s up to the injured person to find their way forward, and that is where a personal injury lawyer should come in.

Relieving the burden

A personal injury attorney understands the system and manages the process for you. They take the lead in investigating the injury and filing the necessary paperwork. They act on your behalf so you can focus on your life. You get to heal. You get to be with your family. Your attorney does the work.

What kind of injuries does a personal injury lawyer help with?

Virtually any kind of injury can form the basis for a personal injury claim such as injuries stemming from:

  • A fall in a grocery store
  • A dog bite
  • A collision with a commercial truck
  • A robbery in a mall parking lot
  • A defective circular saw
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals

Any injury caused by something out of your immediate control may be a personal injury claim. However, just because you have an injury like that, doesn’t mean you have a case. If you believe you have a personal injury claim, you should speak to an attorney.

How much does it cost?

In general, attorneys take personal injury cases on a contingency basis and provide free consultations. This means you can talk to an attorney, begin the claims process and you do not owe your attorney any money unless, or until, they win for you.