Law is Complicated
Every state, especially Western Australia, has different rules for different claims. The laws are incredibly difficult for a non-lawyer to understand. No matter what the claim, it is essential to have a personal injury lawyer to maximise your results.
Why You Should Hire a Lawyer for All Liability Claims
A lawyer can tell you what the law actually says. They know about the important rulings that have become legal precedents regarding compensation. They know how to present your side of the story in a way that protects your right to compensation.
Battling the Insurance Companies
While we think insurance companies are great pillars of the community and provide an essential service, it is they who make the decisions about how much to pay you on a motor vehicle accident claim or a workers compensation claim. It is to their advantage to get you to settle for as little money as they can get away with paying you.
In addition, the insurance companies are major corporations that can afford expensive legal representation. They can crush you if you don’t have someone in the legal profession to protect your interests.
Public Liability Claims
If you are hurt in a public place, you can file a claim for damages. While it will go before a judge as opposed to a panel of insurance professionals, the other side will have expensive lawyers whose job is to ensure that you receive as much blame and as little compensation as possible.