If you have been injured and you believe that your injury was partially or completely the result of another person or a company acting negligently then you may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. But is it worth it to hire an attorney? Can you handle the claim on your own or should you contact an experienced attorney? If you are not sure, read on to find out what questions to ask to find out for sure.
Is your injury serious?
Not every injury requires the involvement of an attorney. If you have a relatively minor injury and you have the time to deal with the insurance claims on your own, then it may make sense to simple handle it on your own. However, a personal injury attorney should be consulted if you have pain longer than a few days or if you have an injury that may be chronic. If you have been hospitalized, require ongoing physical therapy, or other ongoing medical costs then you should consult with an attorney.
Was your injury caused by someone else?
No matter how serious your injury was, if no one else was at fault then there is no one to sue. If there was someone else at fault, then you must ask yourself if it can be proven. Just because you don’t have the evidence doesn’t mean you can’t move forward – we can help gather the appropriate evidence. To find out what your evidence options are, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.
Have you been contacted by an insurance company representative?
Insurance companies have reps and adjusters to try and lower their costs. They will often attempt to provide the lowest possible pay out for an injury. If you have been contacted by an insurance rep who wants to record your statement, wants medical records, wants you to release information, or wants other seemingly personal information then you should contact an attorney.
Are you being offered no money or a low amount?
If the insurance company is trying to deny or delay your settlement then you should contact an attorney. If they are offering you much less than you think your case is worth, then you should contact an attorney. They can offer you as little as they want in the hopes that you will simply accept it. They may have what seems to be a good reason to offer you less than you think you are owed. Do not trust them. Contact an attorney to get the full story.
Are you trained in the law?
A personal injury attorney knows the law inside and out. As a layperson, no matter how much research you do, you will not be able to get up to speed on decades of caselaw. There are laws that you may not even know you should research.
The bottom line is that if you have been injured and believe you may benefit from a personal injury attorney then it is worth calling for a free legal consultation. You can reach The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 now.