It's natural to have concerns after a serious accident. How will you get back on your feet? Despite your injuries, when and how can you return to work? What should you do next?
However, one of the most crucial things many people may ask after an accident is "Do I need a personal injury attorney?" Almost always, the answer is yes. The sooner you engage a personal injury lawyer, the easier and faster your case will be resolved. The answers to the following questions will assist you in comprehending why.
What Is the Severity of Your Injuries?
Perhaps you slipped and fell at a local store, resulting in minor scrapes and bruises, or were involved in a minor fender-bender that resulted in only cosmetic vehicle damage. Ordinary occurrences like these occur frequently, and the majority of us are capable of dealing with them on our own. A slip-and-fall onto a hard surface, on the other hand, can shatter bones or induce concussions, and even a "small" rear-end collision can inflict catastrophic injury to the soft tissues of the neck and spine.
If you have sustained serious injuries as a result of your accident, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible. Severe injuries frequently leave accident victims with large medical expenses, lengthy medical procedures, and, in many circumstances, no or limited income to assist pay those expenditures. Working with an attorney is essential when you suffer serious injuries in an accident, such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, or amputation, because it helps you get the compensation you deserve while also giving you a better understanding of the claims process and how much compensation you can expect.
Large damage awards and insurance companies that refuse to pay them are common in these very complicated injury cases; an experienced personal injury attorney will know the best techniques for pursuing your case and will safeguard your best interests throughout the claims process.
Who is to Blame for the Accident?
A personal injury claim requires you to prove that your injuries were caused by someone else. If you feel that happened, or that external causes had a role in the accident, you will almost certainly need an attorney to gather evidence and pursue your personal injury claim. Multiple parties may be held liable in many accidents. An attorney can assist you in identifying all of those parties and pursuing reimbursement from each of them.
Have You Contacted the Insurance Company or the Responsible Party?
Many accident victims wait until they have spoken with the insurance company before contacting a personal injury lawyer, but you do not have to wait until you have spoken with the culpable party or the insurance company that covers the liable party. In reality, you're virtually always better off delegating those communications to your personal injury attorney. Insurance companies are seldom in a hurry to pay out claims, and they may utilize your conversations with them to persuade you to settle your claim. If you've already spoken with an insurance company representative, it's possible that your original communication with the insurance company prompted you to seek legal advice about your claim.
How Long Has It Been Since Your Accident?
Every state sets its own statute of limitations, or the amount of time an injured individual has to initiate a personal injury lawsuit. This is why it's critical to contact an attorney as soon as possible—if you wait too long, you'll most likely be banned from filing a claim. If it's been a while after your accident, and you haven't heard from the insurance company or the responsible party, contact a personal injury lawyer right away to be sure your claim is still legitimate. As a result, the most typical piece of advise given to personal injury victims is to contact an attorney as quickly as possible following their accident.
This Isn’t Something You Have to Deal With on Your Own
For many people, personal injury law is a distinct and often confusing legal topic. You have the right to make the best decision possible. Give the personal injury attorneys at Williams Litigation Group a call if you've been hurt in a car accident. We'll go over what to expect as we seek to recoup your losses.