Do I Need a Lawyer?
Many people who are injured due to the negligence of another are hesitant to hire a lawyer because: (1) they do not want to be branded “the suing type”; and (2) because they think that by hiring a lawyer they are necessarily going to sue someone.
First of all, make no mistake about it–there is no “suing type.” Insurance companies have deliberately created and nurtured this mindset in order to make people more hesitant to hire an attorney. If there is no lawyer involved on your behalf, the insurance adjuster can and will take advantage of you. As much as insurance carriers want you to believe that “you are in good hands” or that they are “the friendly neighbor” or that “responsibility is their policy,” that is actually seldom the case. The adjusters for these insurance carriers have one goal and one goal only–to protect the company’s bottom line. Without a lawyer involved, they are more likely to misrepresent the law and do anything else in their power to minimize their financial exposure. That is why it is always in your best interests to have a lawyer on your side: so they cannot take advantage of you.
Secondly, by getting a Milwaukee personal injury attorney involved you are not necessarily suing anyone. To the contrary, you are simply having your rights protected so that an insurance company does not take advantage of you. If you retain an attorney, that attorney is often able to resolve your claim prior to starting a lawsuit. It is true, however, that there are those occasions that necessitate the filing of a personal injury lawsuit against the individual that harmed you and his or her insurance carrier. The right to trial by jury is guaranteed by the 7th Amendment to the US Constitution as well as the Wisconsin Constitution and, at times, needs to be exercised in order for us to obtain lawful, fair, and reasonable compensation for our clients.
The lawyers at Domnitz & Domnitz, S.C. have over 55 years of combined experience dealing with insurance companies and in navigating the often troubled waters of the litigation process. We have experience not only in negotiating pre-suit settlements but also in trying your case to a jury, should that be necessary to insure that you are treated justly and according to the law. CAll 414-289-0909 today to schedule a free consultation with a Milwaukee personal injury attorney.
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While we highly recommend that you obtain the services of an attorney to help you with your injury claim, you may be so inclined to try and resolve the matter on your own. This “White Paper”, provides you with the information you need to try and handle your personal injury claim without an attorney. Please provide your name (first and last), email address and phone number in the fields below and we will email a link to a .pdf directly to you.*
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