If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, a workplace accident or a truck accident, then you might want to file a personal injury claim. While filing a claim may seem overwhelming and scary, it does not have to be. A personal injury claim or lawsuit does not always go to trial. Many cases are settled outside of court. No matter if your case goes to trial or not, it is always the best choice to have a personal injury attorney representing you and your interests. Hiring an attorney should be the first step after any accident. Taking a case to court is often something most people fear. It does not have to be this way. With the help of an attorney you can feel prepared to go to court. If you are involved in the lawsuit, your attorney is going to take the time to prepare you for your appearance. Personal injury lawsuits can be complex and stressful. A skilled and experienced attorney is someone you can rely on for the answers to your questions and someone you can have to guide you through the process. If your personal injury case is settled outside of court, you will also need an attorney. An attorney will advocate for your best interests and will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Attorneys are skilled negotiators. Your Erie personal injury lawyers from Melaragno, Placidi & Parini have the answers you need to find out what your legal rights are, how to file a personal injury claim and what will happen in court. If you have been involved in an accident, Melaragno, Placidi & Parini can help you obtain the compensation you deserve and walk you through the process, step-by-step.