Discover 3 key signs that indicate you need representation in your personal injury claim
While it is possible to file a personal injury claim without an attorney’s assistance, in most cases this will put you at a serious disadvantage, potentially resulting in the loss of significant compensation. Before you make your decision, consider whether any of these 3 signs of a need for an attorney apply to you.
You’ve Been Seriously Hurt
The more serious your injuries are, the bigger the impact they will have on your life. They will cost more to treat, leave you out of work longer, cause you more pain and suffering, and perhaps even lead to long-term expenses such as lifelong nursing care. In other words, serious injuries deserve serious compensation. In such situations, you do not want to leave your compensation up to the at-fault party’s insurance provider. Instead, you need to hire a skilled personal injury attorney who can help establish the full extent of your suffering, quantify your damages, and fight for you to receive the full and fair compensation you need to move forward with your life.
Liability is in Dispute
No matter how clear fault for your accident may seem to you, the defense may still have ways of reducing or even denying liability. For example, they may argue that you caused your own slip and fall accident because you were texting while walking and not paying attention to your surroundings. Or, they may argue you should be partially liable for your car accident injuries because you were not wearing a seatbelt or because you and the at-fault driver were both speeding. With a personal injury attorney on your side, you can rest assured all available evidence will be used to make sure liability is assigned correctly and fairly in your case.
You Have Not Been Offered a Fair Settlement
Most personal injury claims do not require litigation. Instead, the at-fault party’s insurance provider will offer the victim a settlement. If you have not received a settlement offer, or if you have any doubt as to the fairness of an offer, this is a clear indication you need to hire a personal injury attorney. After going over the details of your case, your attorney can advise you on what amount of compensation would be fair and then fight aggressively to secure a settlement offer that meets your needs. Your attorney can also help you file a lawsuit if no settlement agreement can be reached.
You Can Afford the Best Personal Injury Attorney
Hiring a personal injury attorney will almost always result in more compensation than you could have achieved on your own. When you work with The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker, there’s no risk and potentially great reward to hiring an attorney. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not have to pay for our services until after we win your case. To learn more, call 800-333-0000 for a free consultation.