How Do I Know When I Need to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Being injured in a car or other type of auto accident (such as a truck accident or motorcycle accident), can be a traumatizing experience. Unfortunately, certain portrayals of attorneys have also made the idea of hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you recover financially for your losses seem just as upsetting. At the Injury Law Professionals, we understand that if you or a loved one is injured because of someone else's negligence, the last thing you want to do is deal with an unskillled lawyer. You need someone who has your best interests at heart and who will walk you through the legal process.

If you or a loved one was involved in an automobile accident, you should strongly consider hiring an
 attorney, if:

  • You or a loved one sustained serious injuries with possible long-term repercussions (such as ongoing physical therapy),
  • The other driver was an uninsured or underinsured motorist,
  • There is a dispute between you and the other driver as to who was at fault,
  • You are feeling pressured by the insurance claims adjuster to agree to a quick settlement,
  • You don't believe that you or your loved one is being fully compensated for current and/or future medical costs,
  • You fear the statute of limitation may prevent you from bringing your lawsuit,
  • Injuries from the accident have caused you or your loved one to miss more than a few days of work,
  • You or your loved one experienced a head or brain injury,
  • You or your loved one is having difficulty performing simple daily functions, such as walking, dressing, and/or eating,
  • You or your loved one have a prior injury or medical condition that may have been aggravated by this new injury,
  • You are contacted by the other party's lawyer to discuss a settlement.

This list is non-exhaustive. If you or a loved one was injured as a result of another person's or entity's negligence, the law is on your side.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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