Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney can increase the value of your personal injury claim.

But don’t take our word for it.

Here is what peer reviewed studies day about compensation from personal injury cases

At GJEL Accident Attorneys, we understand the significant role a personal injury attorney plays in maximizing the value of a case. This understanding is rooted in various scholarly studies that have explored the impact of legal representation on the compensation received by tort victims.

In the article “A market in personal injury tort claims” by MJ Shukaitis, the author suggests that the hiring of an attorney, whether on a contingent fee or an hourly basis, can lead to an increased value of compensation for the victim (The Journal of Legal Studies, 1987).

This is because an attorney’s expertise and knowledge can help navigate the complexities of the legal system, ensuring that victims receive the compensation they deserve.

J Van Hoy’s study “Markets and contingency: How client markets influence the work of plaintiffs’ personal injury lawyers” also provides insight into this matter. The research found that attorneys who work on contingency seem to increase the value of their clients’ cases (International Journal of the Legal Profession, 1999). This is likely due to the fact that these attorneys have a vested interest in the outcome of the case, as they only get paid if the case is successful.

The article “Access to Justice in a World Without Lawyers: Evidence from Texas Bodily Injury Claims” by C Silver and DA Hyman argues that hiring a lawyer can increase the value of a claim, especially when the limits of the defendant’s insurance coverage are considered (Fordham Urb. LJ, 2010). This is because a lawyer can provide a more accurate assessment of the potential damages and can negotiate with insurance companies to ensure that the victim receives a fair settlement.

Lastly, the research “Damages for personal injury: The impact of insurance” by LL Jaffe discusses how the size of the personal injury verdict has increased over time, which could be attributed to the involvement of an attorney (Law and Contemporary Problems, 1953). This suggests that having an attorney can significantly influence the outcome of a personal injury case.

What you need to know before hiring a personal injury attorney

Do I need money to hire a lawyer?
At GJEL Accident Attorneys, we understand that financial constraints should not be a barrier to accessing quality legal representation. That’s why we operate on a contingency fee basis, a system that is common in California and many other states.

This means that you don’t need to pay any upfront fees to hire our services. Instead, we only get paid if we win your case. This arrangement allows us to level the playing field, ensuring that everyone, regardless of their financial situation, has the opportunity to pursue justice. We are committed to fighting for your rights and ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve, without the added stress of financial burden.