Why You Need A Personal Injury Attorney

In A Personal Injury Case, You Have A Lot On Your Mind

No one ever expects to be injured in an accident. You might be driving to work or just out running an errand when it happens. But once it has happened, you probably lose track of the rest of your life. If you are severely injured, you have no choice. You may be woozy from the effects of the crash or the pain medication or both.

Suddenly, you are plunged into the world of complex medical decisions, dealing with insurance representative, sometimes from multiple companies, and faced with attorneys from the other side in slick suits, shoving paperwork at you or asking questions and demanding statements. And you can barely focus on the questions, let alone provide answers.

No One Is Looking Out For You

Within the claims settlement process, no one is looking out for your best interests besides you. Without an attorney guarding your interests, everyone else wants to settle the matter as quickly and cheaply as possible. In that scenario, you pay the price for someone else's negligence.

These cases are complex and difficult and even a valid and meritorious claim faces a struggle and much opposition. Insurance companies do not like paying claims. Working with your attorney, you can give yourself and your claim its best chance for success.

We Can Help

As an experienced trial lawyer, Ruth Smith understands that you are not familiar with the technical aspects of personal injury cases, their settlement procedures or the relevant state and federal law. This is where she can help.

Ruth Smith has practiced personal injury law in Asheville since 1999 and she does understand all of this and more. Over her career, she has probably handled a case very similar to yours. She can explain it to you and help you make decisions that are truly informed and knowledgeable.

Mistakes Can Cost You A Great Deal

Because of the complexity of these matters, having an experienced personal injury lawyer to represent your interests is essential. Depending on the type of accident, your injuries and the responsible party, the outcome of your case could vary widely.

If you were to make a mistake, sue the wrong parties, wait too long to file a claim, settle too quickly before the extent of your injuries are apparent, it could cost you the difference between a full recovery and something much less.

Find Out How We Can Help Today!

When you have been injured by someone else's carelessness or negligence, you want help. In North or South Carolina, dealing with doctors, insurers, lawyers and courts can be overwhelming at a time when you are hurt and simply want to feel better again.

That's where Ruth can help. She understands what you need to do and when you need to do it to enable a successful recovery. Call for a free initial consultation at 828-367-7998, or use the convenient online form. Ruth will get in touch with you to discuss your situation.

Each case is different. Many factors such as the severity of injuries, ability to prove liability, amount of liability insurance coverage, jurisdiction, medical expenses, and many other factors can determine the outcome of a particular case. You should not use these examples as a representation of what recovery you will obtain in your particular case, as every case is unique. Ruth Smith does not guarantee that the outcome of your case will be similar to the results listed above.