If you have been injured in an accident or at the negligence of someone else, then you will need a personal injury lawyer if the injuries are extensive. In many cases where injuries and accidents will be reported to an insurance company, a lawyer is a good idea to retain.
If insurance is being used in a car accident , then you will hear very quickly from the insurance company with an offer to settle any costs associated with your injury. Insurance companies will always want to settle for as low as possible, and a good personal injury lawyer will be able to get you more.
As soon as you can after you have received the injury, you should start gathering documentation to take to your lawyer with your first consultation. You want to have as much photograph evidence as possible of the accident, the scene of the accident, and any and all pictures necessary of the injuries in question.
It will also help for you to write down exactly what happened as soon as you are able to after the accident. If you are able to get a witness to the accident, take all of this to your personal injury lawyer for your first consultation.