6 Reasons You Need A Personal Injury Lawyer

Recovering from a serious injury is difficult. If you are like most Iowans, you just want it to be over with and to move on with your life. When an insurance company makes a settlement offer, you may ask yourself, "Do I really need a lawyer?" At Peterson & Lipps, we hear that question frequently. The answer is an emphatic "yes." Here are six reasons why.

1: Insurance adjusters are trained to take advantage of you.

Insurance companies train their adjusters to offer low settlements and make misleading promises. They know that you are not well-positioned to advocate for yourself and will likely accept any offer as long as it seems easy. Their explicit goal is to reach you before you have the information you need to make an informed decision on a settlement. If you decide to settle before you have that information, your opportunity for justice will be lost.

2: An experienced attorney can dramatically increase your settlement.

As experienced personal injury lawyers, we know the true costs of long-term medical treatment, lost wages and other bills. By leveraging this knowledge, we can push back against the insurance company's initial offer and accurately gauge what you need to put your life back together. We have been tremendously successful in securing compensation for other clients.

3: Legal consultations are free.

We offer free consultations to all prospective clients. Talking to us will cost you nothing.

4: If we don't win, you don't pay.

All of our fees are contingent on a successful claim. If we are not able to deliver a settlement or verdict in your favor, you do not have to pay us.

5: Serious injury and wrongful death cases are complex.

Evaluating a serious injury case requires a combination of medical and legal acumen. Our attorneys have experience in a broad range of cases, including:

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
    These include accidents at intersections, motorcycle accidents and other situations in which someone has been seriously injured or even killed.
  • Construction Site Injuries
    Construction sites have many hazards and complex liability. We have dealt with cases involving electrocution, trench and wall collapse, and equipment defects.
  • Livestock Confinement and Agricultural Workers       
    Injuries to livestock confinement workers can involve OSHA violations, improperly maintained equipment, pallet collapse, explosions, burns and chemical exposure from anhydrous release.

6: Your right to an attorney does not depend on your citizenship status.

If you are an undocumented worker, you may assume that you cannot have a lawyer when you are injured. This is not true. Our firm will represent anyone, regardless of citizenship status.

Undocumented workers do hard jobs, including livestock and construction work. They often deal with large equipment injuries, falls from rafters and other dangerous circumstances. These injuries require the same kind of quality representation as any other.

Get Help With Your Injury Case

Our staff members are ready to assist you with any questions. Please contact us through our online form, or else by phone: 515-200-2518. We serve clients throughout Iowa from our office in Algona.