If you have engaged the help of a personal injury lawyer, then you can rest assured knowing that the lawyer will be doing their best to protect your rights. Sometimes, you would not even know that you have these rights unless the lawyer informed you about them. When you have experienced an accident, your main thought is to get back on your feet and getting your life on track. A lawyer will help you to achieve this by protecting your rights and assisting you with your personal injury claims. Below is a list of things that your lawyer will do to protect your rights.· Recovering monetary damages for negligent and intentional damages: if you are hurt as a result of someone’s action either on purpose (they meant to hurt you) or by accident, you will still be able to claim damages.· Applying different laws to different types of injuries: when you are suing someone, there are many things that you will need to prove, such as that the legal duty was not adhere to and that led to you being injured and causing you damages. Legal duty differs for every situation and your lawyer will know which law applies to which type of injury.· Statute of limitation: there is a time limit in filing claims and with a lawyer; they will make sure that this is adhered to so that you would have a case. If you fail to meet this dateline, you would have given up your chance on a claim forever.· Suing more than one person:if you were hurt by a truck driver on one of his rounds, then you can also sue the company he was working for as being for liable for your injuries.· Proving your case beyond a preponderance of the evidence; this is less severe than the line you would hear in criminal cases which is proving beyond a reasonable doubt. Basically, this means that your lawyer has to prove that the other person is more likely than not to cause your injuries.· Providing expert witness and other evidence: among your rights are you can get an expert witness to testify that the negligent party did cause your injury (especially useful in cases where the defendant is not admitting their mistake). If you are suing for medical malpractice, you would need another doctor to testify to the negligence, if you are injured in an accident you need a witness testifying about what happened.· Proving that you suffered damages: To effectively claim for personal injury, you will need to prove that the accident caused you some loss and injury. This can be in the form of the medical bills that you paid for, or lost wages that you suffered if you were unable to work as a result of the accident. If you were going to collect damages for pain and suffering and emotional distress, you need to prove that you were distressed as a result of the accident.Most of the time, you will feel that getting a lawyer is not important and that you can do this all on your own. But, if you have a lot to risk especially if you have a huge medical bill or lost wages to claim for, it is best to engage the help of a lawyer as you will need some one to help you and guide you through all the processes involved.