If you were seriously injured in an accident, hiring an attorney is critical to your case. Do not let the insurance companies take advantage of you. Talk to an attorney first. Hire an attorney who is committed to communicating with you on a regular basis about your case. We offer a free consultation to outline your options and to maximize any potential recovery. A personal injury case covers injuries to the mind, body, and emotions, as opposed to injury to property, and falls under the category of civil matters. Often, attorneys will litigate right away unnecessarily incurring needless litigation costs. In many cases however, hiring the right attorney can mean obtaining a pre-lawsuit settlement for a sum greater than what you would receive years later after a jury verdict.