How Do I Know When I Need to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Insurance companies have teams of lawyers at their beck and call to start building their case the day you get in an accident or are injured in some other way they may be liable for. To level the playing field, it is important that you get quality representation as soon as possible after an accident.
When you get injured as a result of negligence, you should find a lawyer to represent you as soon as possible. Even if you are planning to represent yourself (which is not advisable, as statistically you are significantly less likely to win your case if you choose to represent yourself), you should always, at the very least, consult with an attorney soon after the incident to get an idea of what to expect going forward. Contact The Law Office of Fredson Statmore Bitterman to get the representation that is right for you. We offer your first consultation free, so you can at least get an idea of what will be required to get you the compensation you deserve.
When NOT to Get a Lawyer
Having explained that you should get a lawyer as soon as possible after sustaining an injury, there are more specific caveats and conditions that should be added to help you decide if you should schedule a meeting with a personal injury attorney.
1. When You Sustain Only Minor Injuries
Minor injuries often do not require a lawyer for you to get your claim settled fairly. It is usually only when you have sustained an injury that requires medical attention and that lasts for longer than a few days that it becomes truly worth your while to have a personal injury attorney look over your case. By getting quality legal representation, you are likely to significantly increase the value of your claim.
2. When You are At Fault
When you are at fault for your own personal injury, you don’t have much of a claim to be made. However, if you believe that your injury was caused by someone else, it is crucial to consult with a personal injury lawyer ASAP. It is important that we begin gathering as much information as possible as soon as possible.
3. When Your Insurance Company Stops Caring About Money
In other words, you should really only abstain from consulting with a personal injury lawyer when insurance companies stop being for-profit, and, as that obviously is not going to be happening any time soon, it is in your best interest to play it safe and hire your own representation as soon as you can. Even your own insurance company will, for example, try and get you to authorize them to search through your entire medical history so they can blame your injury on a pre-existing condition. It can be a minefield of paperwork and legal maneuvering out there. Avoid falling for the tricks used by insurance companies by hiring attorneys who have over 50 years experience winning personal injury cases for our clients. Don’t just take our word for it; read some of our testimonials and case results for yourself.
You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer
The main takeaway from this article is that, except in conditions where you are responsible or the injury is minor, you are likely to benefit significantly by reaching out for consultation with an experienced personal injury law firm. If you have been in an accident, have been injured on the job, or have been injured in some other situation in which you think someone else might be liable, reach out to The Law Office of Fredson Statmore Bitterman for your free legal consultation today!