Is it Worth Getting a Personal Injury Lawyer?

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Is it Worth Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Personal injuries can happen any time, anywhere, to anyone. A workplace injury, car accident, medical error, or a faulty product can leave you and your family in serious financial debt. Rather than try to face the problem alone, it is in your best interest to hire a personal injury lawyer with experience and expertise.

The personal injury attorneys at Regan Zambri Long have devoted their careers to helping people like you. People who were going about their lives one minute and facing massive injuries and property damage the next minute. We know it’s not fair. We know we can’t change what happened to you, but we can help you move forward. If you are wondering is it worth getting a personal injury lawyer, our law firm offers a free consultation where you will speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer who will guide you through the claims process.

What type of injury is a personal injury?

A personal injury is defined as any variety of injury to a person’s body, emotions, or reputation. The most common type of personal injury case is an auto accident. According to the Insurance Information Institute, traffic fatalities have been steadily climbing since 2012. In 2021, there were over 42,000 traffic deaths across the United States.

Other types of personal injury claims the Regan Zambri Long personal injury lawyers work on are:

The list above is not meant to limit you. If you or your loved one suffered injuries from an accident that was not mentioned, please reach out to a Regan Zambri Long personal injury attorney for a free consultation. Our lawyers will evaluate your personal injury case and offer sound legal advice.

When to hire a personal injury lawyer

Many accident victims ask themselves if hiring a lawyer is necessary in their case. The answer is almost always yes – and here is why:

Insurance companies

Is it Worth Getting a Personal Injury Lawyer? - personal injury lawyer consultationThe last thing on your mind after a major car accident is a personal injury lawsuit. However, the serious injuries you sustain in an accident can leave you in extreme physical pain, incapable of returning to work, and even permanently debilitated.

When you submit an insurance claim, you trust that the company will offer fair compensation. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Insurance companies send out insurance adjusters. Insurance adjusters’ primary job is to save money for the company, not to make sure you and your family are financially compensated for your injuries.

When you work with a personal injury lawyer following a car accident, your lawyer will negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf. The Regan Zambri Long personal injury attorneys will request maximum compensation to make sure the injuries you sustained during the accident will not put a financial burden on you and your family.

Paperwork and deadlines

Every state has a statute of limitations, or a deadline, for filing a personal injury claim. The Regan Zambri Long personal injury law firm practices across the DC Metro area – Washington DC, Virginia, and Maryland. In those states, you must file your claim within the window of the statute of limitations. If you do not file within that time, you may not be able to collect compensation. The statute of limitations in those jurisdictions are:

The experienced personal injury attorneys you will be working with are deeply familiar with the laws in each state. We will make sure your paperwork is filled out correctly and filed promptly.

Complicated personal injury cases

There are certain personal injury cases, such as a truck accident or a medical malpractice case, that can get very complicated. There may be multiple liable parties, unclear liability, and uncooperative companies. For example, if you were involved in a truck accident, the parties that could be liable for the accident could be the:

When you partner with a Regan Zambri Long personal injury lawyer, we will determine the negligent parties and make sure they are held accountable. We will obtain the police report, review video footage and photos, interview eyewitnesses, look over medical records, reconstruct the accident, and consult with a medical team and other personal injury attorneys to make sure we recover compensation for your injuries.

Can I manage my own claim?

It is not recommended that you represent yourself during your personal injury case. An accident victim will settle for more compensation if they have legal representation. The legal process is lengthy and costly. If you are dealing with severe injuries, the pain and management of those injuries may take away from the claims process. The few instances where you may be able to represent yourself in the claims process are:

No injuries or minor injuries

If you did not sustain any injuries during the accident, or if you have insignificant injuries (i.e. bruises, or small cuts) that do not require extensive medical treatment, then you may not need a personal injury attorney. Not all injuries are visible right away. Some develop or worsen over time, such as a traumatic brain injury. You must seek medical care, even if you don’t think you’ve been injured.

No property damage

If you were in a car accident but walked away without severe injuries or any property damage to your vehicle, then you may not need a personal injury attorney. Like injuries, property damage is not always easy to see with the naked eye. If you were in an accident, carefully check all your valuables to make sure they working and running properly. If they are not, then you should hold the negligent party accountable and file a personal injury claim with a Regan Zambri Long personal injury attorney by your side.

The personal injury settlement offer seems fair

If the insurance company offers a settlement that seems fair and would cover the medical bills and property damage, then you may not need a personal injury attorney. However, most insurance companies do not offer fair compensation right away.

At Regan Zambri Long, we firmly believe fair compensation means you do not pay for something that was someone else’s fault. Medical bills can be sneaky and can keep coming long after you sought treatment. Your personal injury attorney at Regan Zambri Long will ensure you receive the highest compensation so that you don’t pay a single dollar out of your pocket.

Why choose Regan Zambri Long for Your Personal Injury Claim?

Christopher J. ReganIf you need an experienced attorney in the DC Metro Area that has a track record of success in recovering compensation for their clients, then don’t look further than Regan Zambri Long. Our law firm values the attorney-client relationship. We are passionate about protecting your rights and have dedicated our careers to doing just that.

Our attorneys are routinely named among the best lawyers in America by Best Lawyers and the National Law Journal. Our team has secured over $650 million for our clients, including $77 million in a wrongful death lawsuit. You and your family need results and that is exactly what we will give you.

Our attorneys understand the duty we have to our clients. We meet you at a time of physical pain, loss, and even grief. Our lawyers are compassionate and are here to help you and your family get back on your feet.

Hopefully we answered your question if it’s worth getting a personal injury lawyer. Regan Zambri Long has the financial backing to take your case to court if you do not receive a favorable settlement. While smaller law firms in Washington DC, Virginia, and Maryland cannot handle large cases, we can take them on and see them through until the very end. Your initial consultation is free and we want to hear from you. Call today to speak with a lawyer who will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

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Have you or your loved one sustained injuries in Washington DC, Maryland or Virginia? Regan Zambri Long PLLC has the best lawyers in the country to analyze your case and answer the questions you may have.

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