In the United States, almost 100 million people visit the emergency room every year because of accidents.
In many cases, the aftermath of an injury can take weeks, months, or even years to recover from. If you’ve suffered an injury in an accident, you may need a personal injury lawyer.
How do you know if a personal injury lawyer can assist you? Here are a few of the signs that you can look for to determine the answer to that question. Remember, if you have any questions about a personal injury, you can always schedule a consultation with an attorney.
LIABILITY GETS CONTESTED
If the insurance company tells you they must investigate more the incident or that they are denying any wrongdoing, then you need to call a lawyer immediately. Having liability contested in something that often occurs after an accident. If this happens to you, you could be facing a situation where you won’t be able to get any compensation. If you try to go through this process on your own, you will be at the mercy of the insurance company.
You need the help of a lawyer to fight with the insurance company. You need to take the case to court and file a lawsuit if they continue and deny your case, and for that, you’ll need a personal injury lawyer. Remember, injury law has complicated wording and requires extensive education to understand.
If liability is not admitted, the burden of proof often falls upon you to prove. A lawyer will know what that burden of proof is and how to reach it. This will be invaluable to you as you seek to put the pieces of your life back together after an injury and recovery.
Not every accident results in injuries, and if it doesn’t, it can be an open-and-shut affair. When injuries do occur, the case will become more complicated. Liability in an injury case means that medical costs will be covered, as well as money for pain and suffering, and any necessary future medical treatment.
If you’ve sustained injuries, an injury lawyer can get you the compensation that you need. With the cost of modern medical care, any injury can be a life-altering financial event. Even with insurance, the cost of basic injury care can reach tens of thousands of dollars.
In a recent poll, 50% of Americans said they had less than $500 in the bank. This means that for half of us, there’s no way to pay these exorbitant bills without going into long-term debt. Don’t risk this happening to you or your family. Make sure to find a lawyer that can help you.
MORE THAN TWO PARTIES
Any injury case involving multiple parties will become complicated from the start. This is often the case when a car accident occurs on a busy street or during bad weather. If you’ve been involved in an accident where injuries occurred to multiple people, you need to get a lawyer.
Liability issues can become complicated when multiple people get hurt. Each one will have their own lawyer, and each insurance company will have their own legal representation. To be on an even footing with them, you need a trained professional that can assist you in proving your case within the letter of the law.
In cases with multiple parties, settlement money will get allocated according to need and will be divided between the injured parties. Having a lawyer advocate for you will ensure that you get your fair share of the settlement. If you attempt to go through it without a lawyer, you may win the case and still not get the money that you need.
TRIAL PREPARATION AND READINESS
Any time that there is a lawsuit is filed in court, there’s a chance that it will go to court. If that happens, having a lawyer is important for more than representation. If you want to have a chance in court, you need to get prepared with all relevant information ready to go.
Lawyers undergo long education and have experience in making sure they have the case ready. Most cases will be settled before they reach a jury trial, but you can never be sure that is going to happen. You need to get your lawyer as soon as possible, so they have more time to get ready.
Court cases are often won or lost by the work that is done before it goes to trial. A well-prepared case with all the supporting evidence and the confidence that brings can also make the settlement better. At The Dejeu Law Firm, we prepare each case as if it will go to trial. That ensures we will get the best results for our clients.
THE VALUE OF YOUR CLAIM
When it comes to calculating the value of a claim, there’s no way to do it yourself. You may know the cost of your medical bills, but claims don’t just cover costs already incurred after the accident. They cover future costs as well.
This kind of calculation requires professional assistance, as well as knowledge of the law. State law varies in this regard, and there are caps on what you can receive depending on where you live. The best way to navigate this is to get a lawyer well-versed in the state law of your area.
If you’re in South Carolina near Myrtle Beach, that’s The Dejeu Law Firm. You can trust that a former prosecutor has the experience and knowledge about state law to take your case to court and win. Don’t settle for less.
YOUR PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER
A personal injury lawyer is someone who has experience in dealing with injury law. Specific to the state that you live in, they can help you get the compensation that you deserve for an accident. Don’t try to take on an insurance company without legal representation. Don’t fight alone! We’re here to fight for you.
Insurance companies know the law and how to use it to their advantage. They will have lawyers working for them, so they can get the best results possible. If you want to get the best results possible, you need to have your own lawyer that can take on the insurance companies.
If you want to receive compensation for medical bills, lost time, injuries, and all other areas impacted by an accident, we’re ready to help you. If you have any questions or want to set up your free consultation with a personal injury lawyer, contact us.