The Truth About Personal Injury Lawyers

by Tim O’Hare

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personal injury lawyer, personal injury attorney, Dallas personal injury lawyer, Dallas personal injury attorney, Tim O'HareIf you have ever dealt with an insurance agent or company following a car accident, work-related injury or medical issues, you know just how tricky and frustrating the process can be. The insurance company is focused on one thing: the bottom line. Not your best interests.

Why battle the insurance companies on your own if you don’t have to? Instead, hire a personal injury attorney to work on your behalf.

But aren’t personal injury lawyers just out there to make money?

Not all personal injury lawyers are created equal. Unless you have a personal experience with an attorney, your view of lawyers is likely determined by what you see in television dramas , TV commercials and billboard ads. Often times, these personal injury lawyers promise high dollar settlements for individuals injured in an automobile accident. These big claims and false promises make personal injury attorneys look about as good as a dishonest used car salesman, but let me assure you — these “TV lawyers” (as they are regularly referred to in legal circles) are regularly focused on their own bottom line, much like the insurance companies, not on the best interests of their clients.

The reality of practicing law is far from what you see on TV. While there are attorneys who work to defraud the system and engage in unethical practices, that is not a fair assessment of all attorneys, and a few bad apples can ruin the appearance of the entire bunch.

It is true that lawyers, especially personal injury attorneys, have a poor reputation in the public’s eyes. However, if you hire a personal injury attorney with a solid reference for his or her integrity to handle your case, you’ll see that not all lawyers are out to make quick cash on your settlement and really do care about you. A lawyer with integrity and ethics is absolutely essential when dealing with an insurance company on an injury claim.

What can a personal injury lawyer do for me?

There are a variety of situations that may necessitate hiring a personal injury attorney. Have you:

• Lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person? If so, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit.  A wrongful death suit can be filed by surviving beneficiaries of the deceased. This includes the surviving spouse, children and parents. Learn more about wrongful death and how to hire the right lawyer for your wrongful death case.
• Been injured in a car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle or pedestrian accident?  A personal injury attorney can help you recover financial losses due to medical bills and lost wages.
• Suffered an injury on someone else’s property? If so, it may give you grounds to file a premises liability claim.  • Premises liability cases, like many other personal injury cases, can be complicated, as it has to be proven that the property owner was negligent and the injury suffered was a result of that negligence.
• Been injured by a defective or recalled product? Products liability is another common category of personal injury cases, as thousands of product recalls are issued every year on items determined to be of potential danger to consumers.

If you are looking for a personal injury attorney with integrity, who will do everything to protect you and your case, contact the experienced legal team at The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare. We will help you receive all due compensation for your injury or loss.

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