Released: 04-Oct-2016 | Last Updated: 04-Oct-2016 09:14 AM

If you are injured in a car crash, as a result of medical malpractice of from the carelessness of a manufacturer of a product or retailer everyone you know tells you to hire an experienced personal injury attorney. If you press them as to why they think you need one, they usually will answer “to sue them.” But there are many reasons to seek a personal injury lawyer's help. These include:

  1. A PI attorney has experience with your type of situation and will advise you as to whether your case is worth pursuing.
  2. When you hire a PI attorney, his or her experience helps you clear through pain and/or grief for a loved one. Rather than making a bad decision in the realm of tragedy, a PI attorney can be your voice of reason by encouraging you to accept a settlement or continue to pursue your case.
  3. PI lawyers do not collect a fee unless they win your case
  4. The aftermath of a personal injury claim is filled with forms, depositions, medical records and more. A PI lawyer can help you navigate through it all.

Other reasons to hire a PI attorney include his or her investigative team, your attorney has experience working with opposition lawyers, has experience working with insurance companies, get you the best-negotiated settlement or a high jury award. Attorneys that special in PI usually handle personal injury / car accidents and more.

Small personal injury attorneys are well-equipped to handle your case and do so in a more personal and compassionate way than if you chose a large law firm where a partner takes your case but then your only contact with the firm is a junior associate.

If you or a loved one was injured or dies from a personal injury caused by someone else contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as you can - never sign any documents without the advice of a PI attorney.