While it is possible to file a personal injury claim without the help of an attorney, you will be at a major disadvantage in most circumstances, potentially resulting in the loss of significant compensation. Consider whether any of these three symptoms of the necessity for an attorney apply to you before making your selection. Then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 if you are in need of a free legal consultation.
You've been severely injured
Your injuries will have a greater impact on your life the more serious they are. They will be more expensive to treat, will keep you out of work longer, will cause you more pain and suffering, and may even result in long-term expenses like lifelong nursing care. To put it another way, serious injuries warrant serious recompense.
In such cases, you do not want to rely on the at-fault party's insurance company for compensation. Instead, you should employ a qualified personal injury lawyer who can help you determine the entire degree of your suffering, quantify your losses, and fight for the full and fair compensation you require to move forward with your life.
Liability is in question
Even if you believe you are to blame for an accident, the defense may be able to reduce or even deny liability. They may argue, for example, that you caused your own slip and fall accident by texting and not paying attention to your surroundings while walking. They may even argue that you are partially responsible for your injuries in a car accident because you were not wearing a seatbelt or because you and the at-fault motorist were both speeding.
You may rest confident that with a personal injury attorney on your side, every available evidence will be used to ensure that culpability is allocated accurately and equitably in your case.
You have not received a reasonable settlement offer
The majority of personal injury cases are settled out of court. Instead, the at-fault party's insurance company will make a compensation offer to the victim. If you have not received a settlement offer or have any doubts about the fairness of one, it is evident that you need to consult a personal injury lawyer.
After reviewing the facts of your case, your lawyer can advise you on the appropriate amount of compensation and then work hard to get a settlement offer that suits your needs. If a settlement cannot be reached, your attorney can assist you in filing a lawsuit.
The best personal injury attorney is within your reach
Hiring a personal injury lawyer nearly always results in a higher settlement than you could have gotten on your own. Hiring an attorney is risk-free and potentially lucrative when you engage with The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you don't have to pay anything until we win your case. Call 800-333-0000 for a free consultation to learn more.