Do I Need a Personal Injury Attorney?

Do I Need a Personal Injury Attorney? By Brian Lee Nash, Esq.  

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident or other injury due to someone else’s negligence, you might be dealing with this scenario: I had a client call the other day and was leaning towards representing herself. She was very smart and articulate and well organized. These are the very characteristics of my ideal client. We had a conversation similar to this post.

She was never in a car accident before, never went to law school and had a pretty good grasp on what was going on thus far in her case. She was going to the chiropractor and other doctors for about 2 months and said she was waiting to decide whether to hire a lawyer until after she was done being treated. Below is the gist of our conversation:

Do I need to hire Personal Injury Attorney Nash if I have been in a crash?

Whether you hire me or another personal injury lawyer, the answer is YES!!! Yes, you need to hire a personal injury attorney. There are 4 main reasons the answer is a resounding YES!

1) Statute of Limitations. There are time limits to actually filing a lawsuit, these time limits are called statute of limitations. Attorneys know these and are responsible for making sure you don’t miss these. Typically, your attorney will open a claim, help you get treatment and recover and then will file a demand packet with the insurance company and negotiate a settlement. If a settlement can’t be reached the attorney prepares the complaint and other documents such as interrogatories (asking the other side to answer questions in writing) and requests for what is referred to as a “discovery’.  It would be difficult for anyone without training to make sure you file your complaint correctly to protect your case, hire an expert. This is not an area to be cheap.

2) Attorneys are experienced and have specialized training. What do you do for a living? How long have you been doing it? Did you go to college? Do you have specialized training? Would you recommend that I do your job myself if I needed it done one time? That is the second reason I don’t recommend people handle their own personal injury case, the haven’t been trained to handle legal matters much less a specialized area such as personal injury. Attorneys typically go to 4 years of college, three years of law school and then have many years of practice in their specific field. You definitely want to hire an attorney like me that only handles personal injury.

3) You don’t have the time. Most likely you have a job, are a parent and busy with your kids or just busy in general. You also aren’t set up to handle the nuances and tedious nature of personal injury cases. Some of the frustrating parts of personal injury cases are obtaining the medical bills and records. It can be frustrating to try to figure all this out one time, it will for sure take you twice as long if not longer than it would my firm because we handle so many cases and have proven systems that get results.

4) Money. Hiring an attorney, usually on a contingent fee bases (they get a percentage of any settlement or verdict versus paying them hourly or a flat fee) usually gets you a hire settlement or verdict than you could get on your own. So you don’t have to spend your time learning personal injury cases you will only have to use once and you can get the same or more money. It more than makes sense to hire a personal injury attorney.

Why you need to hire Personal Injury Attorney Nash!

There you have it, four main reasons you need to hire Nash if you or loved one has been in a crash or injured by someone else. Don’t wait, make the decision and contact me. I look forward to meeting you and helping you in this stressful time.

In a Crash? Call Nash!

Brian Lee Nash, Attorney

(615) 435-3407

 

About Brian Lee Nash

Brian Lee Nash is the founder and managing attorney at Nashville’s Premier Personal Injury Attorney. His most famous ads feature the phrase, “In a Crash? Call Nash!”. His passion is fighting for the rights of those injured by someone else. Besides zealously advocating for his clients he is a single parent, a board member of the Franklin Family YMCA, plays guitar and write songs, enjoys the outdoors and Preds games.

 

How to Pick the Right Personal Injury Attorney?

How to Pick the Right Personal Injury Attorney? By Brian Lee Nash, Esq.  

Whether a car accident, slip or fall, wrongful death or any personal injury or any other type of personal injury caused by someone else, it is quite possibly the most traumatic and stressful event you will experience. I know how traumatic car accidents can be because I have been in a few car accidents. During this very emotional time it’s important to know how to make the important decision of which attorney will help you through this difficult time.

How to Pick the Right Personal Injury Attorney:

I am glad you are asking this question. This shows you are intelligent and we are kindred spirits.

Hire the Best. I always hire the best, top performers when I hire and I recommend you do the same. Finding the best receptionist, legal assistant, doctor, artist, painter or yard person can be time consuming and challenging but it is worth the effort. If you do the due diligence ahead of time you will hire a person or company that will be the best. You will enjoy hours and days of not only seeing the results but also the peace of mind knowing the work is being done as good, if not better than, you could do it yourself.

With personal injury attorneys it’s a bit easier, the best are visible because they can afford to advertise. You can get  a sense of the attorney through the ads. You can also call and meet with three of them to see which is the best fit for you. The best will have all of the following qualities. It is important to look at the attorney, the feeling you get when seeing their ads (trust your gut), make a decision based on that and following 4 factors and you will know you have found the best attorney for you.

1) Responsiveness.  This is a good indicator where you stand in relationships. The faster the person responds the more important to them you are. The best personal injury attorneys will answer your calls, have the appropriate person (attorney or paralegal/assistant) call you back quickly and communicate regularly.

At my firm we answer calls immediately, get the best person on the phone with you and call and/or send an update weekly. We know how stressful it is to be in your shoes. We strive to keep you informed at least weekly, through the entire case.

2) Referral. Advertising is a good way to get a sense of the attorney. Any even better way to ensure you hire the best is to combine this information and ask around for a referral. The name that keeps coming up is the one your should hire if you have a good feeling from the advertisements and meeting with the three attorneys. You can get referrals from past clients, another attorney or someone else that knows the attorney.

3) Experience. Hiring an attorney, usually on a contingent fee basis (they get a percentage of any settlement or verdict versus paying them hourly or a flat fee) means you want the best you can hire. That’s not all you want though. You don’t want or need an attorney that won’t communicate with you or explain the process. That to me is just as important when I go to the doctor or hire someone.

4) Understand and Care. The best attorney for you will have experience, will be responsive, will be the name that keeps coming up and will understand and care about you and what you’re going through. I only hire people that are understanding and caring.

This is what everyone wants and needs in this world. We all want to be heard, understood and cared for. I care about my clients and take the time to listen and get to know them. I see you as the beautiful humans you are and want to build a relationship with you that will last our lifetimes.  

Why you need to hire Personal Injury Attorney Nash!

Pick attorney Nash because he is responsive, experienced, understands and cares about you.. Don’t wait, make the decision and contact me. I look forward to meeting you and helping you in this stressful time.

In a Crash? Call Nash!

Brian Lee Nash, Attorney

(615) 435-3407

 

About Brian Lee Nash

Brian Lee Nash is the founder and managing attorney at Nashville’s Premier Personal Injury Attorney. His most famous ads feature the phrase, “In a Crash? Call Nash!”. His passion is fighting for the rights of those injured by someone else. Besides zealously advocating for his clients he is a single parent, a board member of the Franklin Family YMCA, plays guitar and write songs, enjoys the outdoors and Preds games.