If you or a loved one have been affected by personal injury due to a work accident, car crash, medical malpractice, or any other indecent, let us first say that our hearts go out to you. Being involved as personal injury lawyers, we see day after day how much this affects peoples lives. One day everything is going normal, 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 companies mistake is a big problem that affects thousands of people. In fact, most people don’t realize what qualifies as personal injury. For example, there were around 90,000 workplace discrimination charges in the United States in 2016. Those discrimination charges could be potential personal injury cases.
Regardless of your situation, we want to help you understand what reasons you might look for a personal injury lawyer and some of the advantages of 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. Something like a paper cut in the work place isn’t going to hold much weight in a court of law, however there are many other types of injury besides physical injury that can qualify for serious personal injury. For example, if you are continuously emotionally or sexually berated in the work place, that can be a reason to seek compensation for personal injury.
Many cases of personal injury are due to negligence on the part of the offending party. For example a doctor that prescribes the wrong medication, or a business that doesn’t keep the work place safe. 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 your injury was caused by. Was the injury truly caused by negligence on someone else’s part? Or was it negligence on your own part? Because 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. Especially if you are fighting a personal injury claim against a large company, hospital, or insurance organization, you need professional legal help. Large companies have numerous tactics to delay and confuse and postpone. They will employ these tactics to attempt to get you to drop the case because it is too frustrating and is sucking the enjoyment out of life.
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 end up with. 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. However 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.