When to hire a Personal Injury Attorney

Do I need to hire a personal injury attorney?

When should I hire a personal injury attorney? If you’ve been injured in an accident it is important to understand what your rights are as well as the time frame for filing a claim. A personal injury attorney can help you navigate this process and be there with you every step of the way.

It’s important to speak with a personal injury attorney if:

  • The injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, recklessness or intentional act.

    For example, if a driver failed to yield the right-of-way while turning and collided with your car, this could be considered negligent driving. If a driver was speeding when they hit you from behind and knocked you off balance, that is an act of recklessness. It’s important to remember that even if the person who caused your injury did so accidentally or without any intention of hurting anyone else, they are still responsible for all damages that resulted as a consequence of their actions.

    The injury might not seem so bad at first, but it could end up causing a lot of pain and suffering down the road. It is important you speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer who can help you understand your options for providing for yourself and your family after such a devastating event.

  • If the injury is severe and has long-term consequences.

    The long term consequences of being involved in an accident can be hard to predict. Sometimes, you may not know that your injury is serious until months or even years after the accident. Injuries from accidents can affect many areas of your life, including your job, relationships with friends and family members, hobbies and interests, emotional health and more. The severity of these impacts is different for everyone based on their specific circumstances but there are some common issues that people experience following injuries due to accidents such as feeling anxious or depressed, having difficulty sleeping, and needing help with everyday tasks.You may be thinking that you’re not at risk of any long-term consequences from your injury, but the truth is that many injuries can have lasting effects. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident and are now living with pain or other symptoms, it’s important to know what resources are available to help manage those issues. A personal injury attorney can be a good resource for handling these types of cases.

  • If your medical bills are high.

    It’s no secret that being injured can be expensive. In fact, a recent study from United Healthcare in 2021, found that the average cost of an emergency room visit is $2,200! As if that weren’t enough to worry about, it’s also not uncommon for people who have been injured in accidents to experience significant wage loss and even long-term disability. If you’ve been hurt on the job or in an accident and are looking for advice on how to cope with your high medical bills as well as other costs like lost wages and potential future earnings due to injury, an Oliveros personal injury attorney can help guide you.

  • If you are eligible for compensation.

    You may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, emotional distress, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life (aka diminished quality of life), disability benefits, loss of consortium (if married) and more. After a traumatic event, there are many different things that need to be taken care of. Medical bills can be a huge strain on anyone. Whether you are injured and not working, or have a job that doesn’t offer medical benefits, it’s hard to know where to turn for help with the cost of your medical care.  A personal injury lawyer will help take care of your medical bills and other expenses while you focus on healing.

If you’ve been injured in an accident, don’t wait to contact your personal injury attorney. Accidents can be emotionally and financially taxing, but it is important that you take the legal steps necessary as soon as possible. Your lawyer will help make sure that your rights are protected while providing guidance on how to proceed with medical care or other financial needs following a car crash or work-related injury. They may also provide assistance for workers’ compensation claims if applicable. Contact us today so we can get started helping you through this difficult time!

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