When a Personal Injury Lawyer could be Beneficial to You
Not every auto accident or personal injury situation necessitates hiring an attorney. Yet, there are many cases when having an attorney represent you could result in a much more favorable outcome. Auto accidents, personal injury and medical malpractice claims can be very confusing, challenging and complex at times. Therefore, you should explore all of your options before settling a case on your own. Below are some examples of when an experienced lawyer could benefit you:
The insurance company/companies you are dealing with are refusing to pay or are not providing adequate coverage or compensation.
If you have sustained personal injury due to do an auto accident or negligence and the insurance company you are working with refuses to pay or compensate you adequately; you may want to consider contacting a personal injury attorney. Insurance companies typically have legal professionals on their side and know how to navigate through litigation in a manner most beneficial to them. You should be equally as prepared. If you are inexperienced and feeling unequipped against an insurance company, hiring an attorney can strengthen your case and better your chances of receiving a sufficient settlement.
You have sustained severe or life threatening injuries and your case is too complex.
The severity of your injuries often dictates the total compensation you will receive. Depending on the types of injuries you have incurred, the amount of your medical bills and length of your recovery time, that compensation could increase exponentially. Having an experienced personal injury attorney by your side throughout the legal process could ensure that you receive the highest compensation available to you.
If you have suffered personal injury due to mistreatment, misdiagnosis, carelessness or incompetence by a doctor, healthcare provider, hospital or any other medical facility, it is imperative that you seek professional counsel from a medical malpractice/personal injury lawyer immediately. Most states, including California, have a statute of limitations on medical malpractice claims. The sooner you initiate your claim, the better off you are. Also, if you are unsure of whether your situation would be considered medical malpractice, an experienced attorney can help determine this for you.
You are too busy and don’t have time to represent yourself.
If you are involved in an auto accident or have suffered personal injury- the mental, emotional and financial stress can be significant and sometimes overwhelming. Especially if this is your first time dealing with such legal matters. The day-to-day demands of life are often consuming enough; throw a lawsuit, lawyers, phone calls, letters, court dates and research into the mix and you just don’t have the time for it. A personal injury lawyer can lessen the burden for you and see to it that you are treated fairly in your claim.
If any of these situations apply to you and you are interested in learning more about your legal options, please contact my office at 661.833.1090