It can sometimes be difficult to know if you need to seek legal representation after being injured. In a perfect world, insurance adjusters would present claimants with checks for the maximum amount available for their medical expenses and pain and suffering. This, however, seldom is the case.
Often, injured pedestrians and motorists have to file suit in order to receive the compensation they are rightfully entitled to. Below are five signs you might need to hire an attorney to pursue a personal injury claim.
• You are being stonewalled or low-balled by an insurance company. In most cases, insurance adjustors offer an amount that wouldn’t be significant enough to cover medical bills and lost wages let alone pain and suffering. In other circumstances, they will deny liability all together.
Attorneys have significant experience dealing with insurance companies and can help you receive the maximum compensation available.
• You suffered disabling or permanent injuries. It can be quite complicated to assign a value to a crippling or maiming injury to which you will have to adjust and accommodate. Such injuries can keep you out of work indefinitely and often require substantial time for recovery.
• You are recovering from severe injuries. If you suffered severe trauma and are still recuperating from the accident or incident, your foremost concern should be healing. Don’t add stress to your life by battling insurance companies. Let your personal injury attorney seek the maximum compensation while focus your efforts on recovery.
• You have been exposed to toxins. These cases are both dangerous and difficult because they often hinge on scientific analyses and expert witness testimony. An attorney can arrange for expert witnesses to testify on your behalf.
• The negligence or incompetence of a health care provider either injured you or left you in a worsened condition. Not every disease can be cured or every injury mended, and sadly, people succumb to injuries and illnesses every day. Doctors, nurses and other health care providers, however, have a duty to render an acceptable, pre-determined standard of care to patients. Breaching that standard can open them up to medical malpractice claims. The cases are also complex to litigate due to the medical testimony required, along with strict statutes of limitations. It’s best to leave medical malpractice cases for attorneys to litigate.
If you have been injured due to the negligence of someone else or if you were hurt on the job, you may have a legitimate claim to pursue civilly. If you are looking for a highly experienced personal injury attorney, call GGRM at (702) 388-4476 to schedule your free consultation today.