When you’ve been personally injured in a workplace accident, traffic collision or other event that wasn’t your fault, it can be scary to know what steps to take. Sure, you’ve seen ads on TV and online about personal injury attorneys, but how do you know who you can trust, or if you even have a case. And the last thing you want to do is pay a lot of money only to lose a case.
While there’s no legal requirement for you to reach out to a personal injury attorney when you suffer an injury, you might just be glad you did. Especially if the medical expenses and the loss of wages begin to mount against you during recovery, causing your finances to be quickly drained.
In this post, we’ll address some questions that might prevent you from picking up the phone and explain how a personal injury attorney could by your best investment.
How Do You Know if You Have a Good Case for a Personal Injury Attorney?
Are you unsure if you have enough grounds for a personal injury claim? It’s not uncommon for people to assume that the circumstances around their accident or injury might preclude them from making a claim for damages. Whatever the nature of your injury, if you have been significantly injured (requiring surgery or medical intervention) as the result of an accident that is not your fault, and of which someone else is clearly liable - you have an excellent chance for a claim.
Some examples in which you may be injured as a result of someone being negligent or failing to take proper precautions that could result in a claim might include:
What Are the Benefits of Using an Attorney for a Personal Injury Claim?
While you can technically file a claim for damages yourself, it is a potentially complicated process. And depending on the circumstances of your accident or injury it could get a lot more complicated. On top of the mountains of paperwork, you might need to arrange for an expert witness’ testimony, sort through the defendant's paperwork and provide a wide range of evidence to support your case. This can be difficult and stressful, and all that stress can make it harder to recover fully from your injuries.
A personal injury attorney will work tirelessly to gather all the evidence and fill out the complex paperwork to support your claim. They’ll also fight aggressively on your behalf and won’t stop until they’ve gotten you the maximum possible settlement.
What Can a Personal Injury Attorney Advise You On?
It’s always in your best interests to reach out to a personal injury attorney before getting in touch with insurance companies. Remember, it’s the insurance company’s goal to minimize the amount you receive. A personal injury attorney can assist in handling claims assessors to achieve the best possible outcome.
They can estimate what the value of your case is as well as let you know what state and federal laws apply to help you formulate a strategy accordingly. They’ll advise you on the best way to move forward and prevent you from feeling lost and victimized. They can also help you plan how to pay ongoing medical bills while seeking settlement.
Don’t Delay, Contact a Personal Injury Attorney Today
With 40 years’ experience Charles Bean has the in-depth legal knowledge and passion for justice that get you the result that you deserve. His case studies and client testimonials speak to the passion he has in helping clients seek justice. Charles Bean & Associates is proud to have been listed in National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Trial Lawyers since 2012.
Don’t stall the wheels of justice a moment longer. Contact us today to arrange a free 45-minute consultation. You won’t find a lawyer who works harder for you in the Coeur D'Alene, Idaho area.