Monday, October 3, 2016

When do you need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

When you are in an accident, it can be very scary. If it's a bad a car accident, you are shaken, possibly injuries, and have damages to your vehicle. It can be a traumatic experience. You are disoriented and not sure where to start picking up the pieces. First, you need to try and remain calm and make sure you are safe.  You may have medical bills. Don't stress about it. That's why we have car insurance. It's there to be a safety net, well sort of. If you aren't at fault, you have to hope the other driver has insurance. Even with insurance you aren't 100% covered. You have to probably pay a deductible and if you have medical bills, you may be out of pocket. While we imagine our insurance company is going to safe the day, they are after all a business. They are in the insurance business to make money. They are going to try and get out of the accident for as little as possible.

 It's always a good idea to consult a personal injury lawyer in this case. It can be intimidating when you hire counsel. It really doesn't have to be.  If you know what to ask and what to look for, it makes this nightmare a breeze. You might be wondering where you should start. The internet is a great resource when it comes to finding an attorney. Remember that information you read online is not legal advice.  Look for a lawyer that has your best interests at heart. Find one that will work hard for you. You are partners and they want to help you.

While  personal injury lawyers are known for car accidents, they also offer other services too.  If you have a slip and fall at work or at the store, you can hire a lawyer to help reimburse you for medical bills and any missed work. If you are a victim of a dog bite, getting representation will help you cope with it. You could go to small claims court but depending on the damage, there are limits on how much you can sue for.  When you have a dangerous job, it is possible to be hurt on the job. Worker's comp may not cover what you need.  Remember that an accident can happen at any workplace. It doesn't have to be considered a dangerous work place.

Avoid asking your friends or family what to do. Giving legal advice when you aren't a lawyer is illegal.  It's really easy to turn to the internet and look up legal issues but remember that it's not real legal advice and each case is different. Your case is unique to you. The best way to know for sure is set up a consultation with a lawyer. They will know how you should proceed.

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