If you are injured in a car accident or someone else has hurt you, it is likely that you have been told to speak to a personal injury attorney. In fact, in most cases, you should have a lawyer working on your case. 

Here are four benefits of a New York personal injury attorney:

1. Personal injury attorneys are familiar with personal injury law.

This may sound obvious, but many people think they know as much as lawyers and lawyers are just raising money. That is not true. Just because you were injured does not mean you are entitled to full compensation for your injury. 

2. A personal injury attorney knows insurance law.

This may sound like it doesn't make a difference, but it can make a dramatic difference. What insurance companies don't tell you is that under state law there may be ways to get more. For example, some states allow you to "manage" an insurance policy in certain circumstances, which means you may receive greater compensation.

3. Personal injury lawyers know the estimated value of the injury.

Experienced attorneys have handled several cases and have a good idea of the cost of most injuries. In addition, personal injury attorneys know what facts can increase or decrease the amount of compensation you are entitled to. 

4. Personal injury lawyers usually increase the value of the case.

In principle, insurance regulators offer higher compensation if you are represented by an attorney for all of the above reasons. Some will tell you that the increased compensation amount will be offset by paying a lawyer.