If you have been involved in an accident, you may wonder: When should I call a personal injury attorney? The answer to that question is not as simple as you may think. While at The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker, we recommend you contact us as soon as you are injured in an accident, the following four signs point to the fact that now is the time to call.
- You’re Dealing with an Insurance Company
- You Are Suffering Serious Injuries
- Your Case Gets Complicated
- You Have Been Injured
If you have been injured in an accident in which someone else was at fault, then you are likely going to have to get involved with their insurance company. Note that the representative from the insurance agency may seem nice and they may seem as though they are just looking to get everyone a fair deal as quickly as possible.
This is not true. The fact of the matter is that they are working for an employer who has one goal: Closing out cases for as little as possible. We strongly suggest you do not talk to the insurance company yourself but rather allow your attorney to do so.
If your accident involved nothing but minor scrapes and bruises, then you may decide to accept a settlement and go on with your life. However, remember that what seems to be a minor injury can turn dangerous if not correctly taken care of. There can be other damages with these injuries, too, such as lost wages while you go to doctor’s appointments.
If you are dealing with serious injuries, then you should contact an attorney as soon as possible. As you can see from the above paragraph, you may still want to contact us even if your injuries do not appear to be immediately dangerous.
If your case is straightforward, the at-fault party admits fault, and the insurance company agrees to pay you what you are asking them you may not need an attorney. However, if the case gets complicated at all, then we strongly recommend you work with an attorney. Any personal injury case can be a challenge to navigate without the proper legal background. As a case gets more challenging, it can become nearly impossible to do so.
The bottom line is this: If you have suffered an injury in an accident in which someone else was at fault, then you may be eligible to receive compensation for your damages. It is worth calling The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation to discover what your options are. Call now and let us get started right away.