Injuries can happen in so many different ways, from accidents to gross negligence, to freak incidences that no on could see coming. If you suffer an injury due to no fault of your own, you may wonder if you need to hire a personal injury lawyer. The answer depends on a number of factors, as well as your personal situation, but you should definitely consult a lawyer in the following cases:
Insurance Company Refuses To Pay Anything
In rare instances, you may find that an insurance company refuses to offer a settlement on your claim even when there is evidence that a policy holder from their company was at fault for you injury. This can be very frustrating, since you deserve to be compensated in you were injured by the negligence or carelessness of another person or company. If an insurance company refuses to work with you to get you claim settled, contact a lawyer to speed up the process.
Illness or injury that occurs due to negligence, incompetence, or unprofessional actions on the part of a doctor, nurse, hospital or lab is defined as medical malpractice. These types of cases often become very complicated, both in a medical sense and a legal sense, so if you are in a situation where you suspect medical malpractice against yourself or a family member, it is in your best interest to look into hiring a lawyer that is highly experienced in medical malpractice cases.
You Suffer an Injury that Causes a Long-Term Disability
Unfortunately some accidents can cause injuries that don't heal in weeks or months. If your injury has caused a long-term or even permanent disability, you do not want to try to settle your claim on your own. Many factors go into determining what a claim is worth when it involves a long-term or permanent injury, and if you try to do this without a lawyer there is a good chance that your settlement will be a lot less than you deserve.
You Sustain Serious or Life Threatening Injuries
A personal injury settlement looks at more than just the cost of your medical bills; other factors, such as lost wages, the severity of your injuries, the time it takes to recover, and the amount of pain and suffering that you endure also play a part in determining how much compensation you deserve. Serious or life threatening injuries often require extensive time off from work, long recovery periods, and a lot of pain and suffering. A personal injury attorney, like those at the Law Office Of Regina Walsh Adams, will know how to fight on your behalf to recover a settlement in the highest range possible for your type of injury.