When you’ve been personally injured in an accident, fighting with insurance companies for a reasonable claim is the last thing you have energy for. In many cases it’s only later, when the medical expenses start to pile up and the cost of time out of work continues to mount, that people start to wonder whether they might have been entitled to better compensation whether in the form of damages or workers’ comp. It’s not atypical for victims involved in personal injury accidents to miss out because they don’t realize how much more they might been entitled to if they had made a claim with the help of a personal injury attorney.
What Qualifies a Case as Personal Injury
A personal injury is an injury that you incurred as a result of an accident or other event that was not your fault. This could be because of someone’s behavior on the road, a colleague at work failing to carry out proper safety checks or take precautions or if you slip or trip in a public building because there were inadequate warning signs (e.g. wet floor signage).
What Types of Cases Do Personal Injury Lawyers Handle?
The field of personal injury is very broad in scope and encompasses a wide array of different circumstances. However, you will likely find that a personal injury lawyer is able to assist you in the majority of these circumstances.
Is it Worth Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Always! Ideally you should reach out to a personal injury lawyer before speaking to an insurance company. Remember that it’s their job to limit their liability and pay out as little as possible to protect their own profit margins.
A personal injury attorney will fight tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve rather than what the insurance company wants to give you. While you can technically file a claim without an attorney this can be an extremely intricate and stressful process and one which requires a strong legal understanding to be managed successfully.
What Steps Should You Take if You Have a Significant Personal Injury?
If you receive a significant personal injury, seek medical attention immediately. Your doctor’s testimony will be a vital part of your case. Where possible, preserve any evidence of the incident either physically or by taking photographs and getting phone numbers of witnesses. This will also be extremely useful when building your case and strengthening your claim. Call a lawyer as soon as you are able. Again, it’s vital to do this before dealing with insurance companies. Your personal injury attorney will take care of everything else so that you can focus on getting better and moving on with your life.
Who Should You Contact for a Personal Injury Claim?
With over 42 years of experience the personal injury attorneys at Charles Bean & Associates have the in-depth legal knowledge and passion for justice that get you the result that you deserve. Charles Bean & Associates is proud to have been listed in National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Trial Lawyer for 7 Years Running.
Contact us today to arrange a free consultation.