Do You Need To Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer?
If you are lucky, you will rarely, if ever, need to hire a lawyer. But, sometimes, when things go wrong, you may need to do so. In fact, in some circumstances, delaying can make a bad situation worse.
The other day, I came across this website which is owned by a personal injury lawyer. I was stunned by the range of cases he and his team handle. It made me realize that a lot of people are missing out on compensation simply because they do not know that they have a case.
As you will see, some circumstances are obvious, others less so.
Injured in a car accident? If you are injured in a car accident, it is always wise to speak to a personal injury lawyer as well as your insurance company. A lot of people just assume that if they are injured during a vehicle accident the other drivers’ car insurance policy will cover the cost of their medical treatment. To some extent, that is true.
The problem is that there are limits to how much they will pay you. It varies from policy to policy. But, if you are seriously injured or the injury you suffer is likely to have long-term side effects you may not get enough compensation. So, if you are due $90,000 in compensation, they may only pay you a maximum of $50,000. To get the other $40,000 you will need to hire a lawyer and sue the other driver.
It is much better if you do that immediately after the accident. The lawyer will find it far easier to find the evidence they need to build a good case and secure a high level of compensation.
So, if you have a car accident, speak to a personal accident lawyer. Usually, their initial consultation is free.
If you are injured at work? Every year, at least 2.1 million Americans are injured while at work. That is a lot of people, especially when you consider that not every accident is reported. Click here to read the latest Bureau of Labor statistics.
If you end up being one of them, having a quiet conversation with a lawyer, is sensible. They can explain to your rights and advise you about collecting the evidence you will need should your employer not follow the law and compensate you properly.
If you suffer a trip or fall? Trips and falls can lead to all kinds of serious injuries. Regardless, of where your accident occurs or if you think you are partially responsible it makes sense to consult a personal injury lawyer.
If you become sick due to negligence? Medical negligence is a growing problem. Every year, millions of people suffer long-term health issues because of the way they have been treated for their medical conditions. Examples include breast implants that leak toxins, medical mesh that disintegrates or cuts into the body, misdiagnosis and over medication. So, if you have a health issue you think that may have occurred or been made worse by procedures you have had done or drugs you have taken, call a personal injury lawyer.
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