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When You Should Hire a Personal Injury Attorney


You should hire a personal injury lawyer when any of these situations arise:

  • You or a loved one are injured in an accident, through negligence, or intentionally
  • There has been a wrongful death in your family
  • A loved one is seriously, significant, or catastrophically injured
  • You deserve compensation for your injuries
  • Liability for your injuries is disputed
  • Your injury involved multiple parties
  • The insurance company is delaying or has denied your claim
  • You have been traumatically injured or disabled

Noted Philadelphia personal injury lawyer Heidi G. Villari explains when and why you need a personal injury lawyer to help you get the compensation you deserve. If you have further questions, call The Villari Firm at 267-388-9429 to discuss your case, free of charge.

When to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

Disputed Liability

If the other party or an insurance company is disputing that someone else was liable for your injuries, you will need the legal expertise of a personal injury lawyer to show otherwise. An experienced personal injury lawyer will have their team of forensic experts and doctors ready to assess your case, provide evidence of liability, and testify in court if necessary.

Your Injury Involved Multiple Parties

Often, more than one party is to blame for your injuries. This happens frequently in the Philadelphia area and South Jersey in cases of:

  • Birth injuries
  • Medical malpractice
  • Construction accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Train accidents
  • Premises liability
  • Product liability

First, there is the matter of researching and identifying all parties responsible for the conditions that caused your injury. For example, in a case of medical malpractice, several parties may be liable, including doctors, nurses, medical assistants and staff, and the hospital itself. An experienced personal injury attorney works to identify all parties involved in your injury and hold each of them responsible.

Second, if there were more than one party involved in an accident that caused your injuries, assessing liability for your injuries gets complicated. Every defendant will point the finger at the other defendants and at you, asserting they were not to blame for your injuries. In this case, you will need an experienced personal injury lawyer and their team of experts to sort things out and give you the best chances of getting the compensation you are due.

You’ve Suffered Traumatic Injuries & Permanent Disabilities

When you or a loved one suffer catastrophic injuries, you are in no condition to fight for compensation on your own. Chances are your injuries are so severe that you may not be able to work for some time or permanently, you are in continuous pain or discomfort, and your enjoyment of life suffers and will continue to suffer.

In these cases, an experienced personal injury lawyer will not only get your medical bills, future medical care, rehabilitation, pain management, medication, and compensation for lost wages paid, but their team of experts will provide evidence of your pain and suffering, emotional distress, and the suffering of your family. Your personal injury lawyer will get you the compensation you deserve for the lifetime costs of your damages and losses, both economic and non-economic.

You Lose a Loved One to Wrongful Death

If you’ve lost a loved one due to injuries sustained in an accident or injuries caused negligently, recklessly, or intentionally, you need a personal injury lawyer with experience in wrongful death cases. Let an experienced wrongful death attorney handle your case on behalf of your loved one while you grieve.

An experienced wrongful death attorney will identify the parties involved in your loved one’s death and hold them responsible, getting you compensation not only for but for their medical costs, funeral and burial costs, estate administration expenses, and the family’s loss of their income, but also for their pain and suffering prior to death and your the loss of their companionship and guidance.

Insurance Company Acts in Bad Faith

Insurance companies, just like any other type of business, intend to make a profit. They only make a profit when they collect premiums and delay, underpay, or deny claims. This means that the interests of the insurance company are at odds with your interests when you’ve been injured through the fault of the insured party.

On your own, you will likely experience delays getting any compensation for your injury. One of the insurance companies’ tactics is to give people the run-around to exhaust them so that they either give up or eventually settle for less than what they are due.

Speak with an experienced personal injury as soon as you believe you have a claim or if you’ve filed a claim with an insurance company and they are delaying paying you, have offered less than what you think you deserve, or have denied your claim. As soon as you have a personal injury lawyer on your side, the insurance company is put on notice that you mean business and intend to pursue your claim until you get the compensation you deserve.

Why You Should Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

Representing Yourself Is a Bad Idea

As the old saying goes, a lawyer who represents themselves has a fool for a client. What then would a layperson who tries to represent themselves be?

Your personal injury claim is too important to try to handle yourself. Whether you get the compensation you deserve has a significant impact on you and your family now and in the future. Don’t try to fight the insurance company and their team of lawyers on your own – have an experienced personal injury lawyer with proven success by your side.

An Attorney’s Experience is Invaluable

An experienced personal injury lawyer will know the local courts, the insurance companies, and what is considered fair compensation for your injuries in your location. They will be able to counsel you as to whether a settlement offer is fair or if you should reject the offer and go to trial.

Heidi G. Villari, Esq., has helped personal injury victims in the Philadelphia area and South Jersey get the maximum compensation they deserve. In her over twenty years of experience, over $130 million has been awarded to Ms. Villari’s personal injury clients in the form of settlements and judgments. Let her help you get what you deserve. Contact Ms. Villari today.

Insurance Companies Have Their Own Lawyers and Experts

Remember, insurance companies only make money for their shareholders when they delay, underpay, or deny claims. In order to maximize profits, they employ a team of attorneys, medical experts, and forensic experts to minimize or deny payouts.

You need an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you fight back and get what you deserve.

Finding the Best Personal Injury Lawyer Near You

With the advent of the internet it is easier than ever to find an experienced personal injury in your area. Most personal injury lawyers offer a free initial case review. Take advantage of that to talk with the attorney and decide whether you would be comfortable working with them and trusting your case to them. But before you attend your consultation, do your homework:

Read Reviews and Client Testimonials

A successful personal injury attorney will have no problems garnering positive client reviews and client testimonials. Those five-star reviews and testimonials should speak not only to the success with the case, but how easy the personal injury attorney was to work with.

Make Sure Your Personal Injury Lawyer is Available to You

The client testimonials should tell you whether the attorney you are researching is effective and responsive with client communications. Also look at their biography and the many ways they allow clients to contact them., whether by email, phone, or contact form on their website.

Pick a Personal Injury Lawyer with Experience Getting Settlements and Judgments

You should only trust your personal injury case to an attorney with experience in both negotiations and at trial. Look at their personal injury blog to determine the breadth and depth of their experience, and take a look at how long they have been practicing in your area and what their personal injury case results were.

Trust The Villari Firm’s 20+ Years of Personal Injury Experience

You or a loved one has been injured, and you should spend your time and energy healing and recovering from your injury, not fighting to get the compensation you deserve. Trust Heidi G. Villari’s more than twenty years of experience and let her handle your personal injury case for you. Call 267-388-9429 to speak with her today.

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