If you have been hurt in an accident and think that someone was at least largely to blame, you may be wondering if you should call a personal injury attorney. The first thing we want to emphasize is that calling The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 is completely free. We can learn the essentials of your case and determine whether or not you have one. However, if you want to learn more about what could indicate that you need to contact an attorney, keep reading.
It's crucial to know when to contact a personal injury lawyer
To begin, keep in mind that the timing of your contact with an attorney is critical. You will have two years to bring a personal injury claim in most circumstances. There are, however, exceptions. If the at-fault party was a government entity, for example, you would only have six months to file a notice of intent to sue. As a consequence, if you decide to call, you should make the call as quickly as feasible.
Factors to consider while deciding whether or not to hire an attorney
If you were in an accident but it was small and you did not sustain any injuries or major property damage, you probably do not need to call an attorney. However, you should keep in mind that certain injuries do not show up right away. You should be on the lookout for symptoms of concealed injuries and should contact an attorney as soon as possible if you detect any.
Next, evaluate if your mishap was caused by someone or something. If you slipped and fell outside of a bank but it was due to the shoes you were wearing, you would most likely not have a case. If, on the other hand, the identical disaster occurred, but the cause was cracked cement on the bank's property, you may be able to file a premises liability case.
If an insurance adjuster offers you a settlement, it doesn't mean you don't need an attorney
One of the most common blunders made by injured parties is to believe that if the at-fault party offers an insurance settlement, there is nothing further they can do. This is untrue. The fact is that the opposing party's insurance company just has one goal: to keep their expenses as low as possible. This means they'll want to settle the lawsuit for as little as possible at initially.
You'll need an ally on your side. The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker is the name of the group. We are only compensated if we win your case, so we are just as invested as you are. Indeed, because we are paid a portion of the damages we obtain for you, we also aim to secure you the greatest settlement or jury judgment possible. For a free legal consultation, call 800-333-0000 right now.