If you or a loved one have been affected by personal injury due to a work accident, car crash, medical malpractice, or any other incident, let us first say that our hearts go out to you. As personal injury lawyers, we see day after day how much this affects the lives of everyday people. One day everything is normal and the next you are in a cast for several months.
We sincerely wish that nobody would ever have to go through serious injury due to another person’s error. However, that isn’t the world we live in. Personal injury due to another person or company’s mistake is a big problem that affects thousands of people. In fact, most people don’t realize what qualifies as personal injury. The five most common types of personal injury cases fall under medical malpractice, auto accidents, product liability, premises liability, and wrongful death claims.
Regardless of your situation, we want to help you understand the reasons for which you might look for a personal injury lawyer and some of the advantages to having an injury lawyer on your side.
The first thing to consider when thinking about hiring an injury lawyer is how serious the injury is. A minor fender bender may not hold much weight in a court of law, especially if no one in your party suffered injuries that resulted in costly medical bills or lost time at work.
However, any instances of lost wages or medical expenses can warrant hiring a personal injury lawyer to fight for your compensation. Consider the extent of damage caused to you by the personal injury, and if it is substantial, that is a good reason to get an injury lawyer involved.
Next, consider who caused your injury. Cases of personal injury are due to negligence or provable causation of injury by a responsible party. This could include a doctor that prescribes the wrong medication or a business that doesn’t keep the environment safe for its customers.
Was the injury truly caused by negligence on someone else’s part? Or was it negligence on your own part? As faulty claims are rampant in today’s legal marketplace, courts are very wary of personal injury claims that appear fabricated or falsified.
If you have both sustained a significant injury and believe that it is the fault of another party, it is probably time to contact a personal injury lawyer.
We admire people who love to fight their own battles. However, when it comes to the legal world, that usually doesn’t work too well. If you are fighting a personal injury claim against a large company, hospital, or insurance organization, you will need professional legal help. Large companies have numerous tactics to delay, confuse and postpone chances of legal action. They will employ these tactics to attempt to get you to drop the case because it is too frustrating and taking up your time.
One of the main advantages of hiring a personal injury attorney is that we have seen all of these tactics, and we know how to deal with them. Which lets you get back to living the best life you can while we fight the legal battle for you. In addition to being well versed in the delaying tactics that many companies use, as personal injury lawyers we understand all of the best ways to ensure that you get the maximum amount of compensation possible.
When a company can’t delay any longer, they will often attempt to settle for an amount of compensation that is far below what you could otherwise receive. Because they know most people are tired of fighting, they offer this lower amount of compensation because most people take the bait.
Hiring an injury attorney can help you negotiate the best compensation to settle outside of court. When going to court is a necessity because the party at fault won’t pay up, an attorney will also help you understand all of the complicated legalese that surrounds the personal injury world and represent you in front of a judge.
Personal injury cases are complicated, but the right attorney can help you sort it all out and receive the compensation you deserve. Contact Rossman Law Group today to learn more about how an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you.