Are you on the fence about hiring a personal injury lawyer?
Maybe you were hurt in a car collision. Or a product you purchased malfunctioned and injured you. Or you were out shopping in a mall and you slipped and fell, hurting your back in the process. Or you have reason to believe you’ve been a victim of medical malpractice.
Regardless of the nature of your injury, it’s clear you believe another person is to blame. And for that, they need to compensate you accordingly.
But should you hire a personal injury attorney to help you with the case? Continue reading for clear signs you need to lawyer up:
You Don’t Know Who’s at Fault for the Accident
If you’ve been an accident, it’s understandable that you might be in confusion. Or maybe you’ve been forced to seek treatment, so you have not had time to consider who caused the accident.
It’s also possible that you’re perfectly fine, but you’re unable to figure out who’s at fault for the accident.
If you’re in any of these situations, it’s clear hiring a personal injury attorney is the right thing to do. This professional will investigate the accident and determine whether another party is liable for your injuries.
If you were in a car collision, for instance, don’t just assume the police will reach the right conclusion. You need a lawyer to do an independent investigation.
You’re Being Held Liable for an Accident
Especially after a road accident, don’t be surprised if their other driver blames you for their injuries.
Now, it’s possible that the other party is accusing you falsely, or it could be true that you’re indeed at fault for the accident. Either way, it’s vital to hire a personal injury attorney.
If you’re being accused falsely, your lawyer will defend you, ensuring you’re not asked to pay for injuries you did not cause. And if you’re at-fault, you still need a lawyer to ensure you aren’t being manipulated into paying more than necessary.
The At-Fault Party Is Denying Liability
In some cases, an at-fault party will admit liability and their insurance company will issue compensation without any issue. In most cases, though, the at-fault party will deny liability. In fact, they will probably hire a lawyer to defend them.
If the other party is refusing to admit liability, it’s time to hire a lawyer. This professional will know the right steps to take against the other party and ensure they pay up.
You’re Being Offered Less Money in a Settlement
About 95 percent of injury cases end in an out-of-court settlement.
It’s very likely that yours will end in a settlement too. Unfortunately, insurance companies aren’t known to pay what the claimants deserve. They do everything in their power to pay as little as possible.
If an insurance company is offering to settle for less money than you claimed, call a personal injury lawyer immediately. Don’t even try negotiating with them on your own. You need a lawyer on your team; otherwise, you won’t get what you deserve.
Know When You Need a Personal Injury Attorney
It’s not a must to hire a personal injury attorney after you’ve been injured, but there are instances when it’s the right thing to do. With this guide, you now know when to pick up the phone and call a lawyer.
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