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When Should You Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

January 06, 2016

There are times when the assistance of an experienced personal injury lawyer is a must. These instances may include suffering due to the carelessness or negligence of others, dealing with complex legal rules regarding your claim, sustaining severe injuries, or simply because dealing with insurance companies can drive you to the brink of insanity. A lawyer can help you with processing your claim while reducing your stress in the process.

 

Pain and frustration can impact your ability to think clearly. Personal injury lawyers are experienced at assessing claims and cutting through red tape, and they have your best interests at heart since you don’t pay anything unless your claim is won. An attorney will be more objective about your case and will be able to help determine the best course of action, instead of just looking for a fast payout.

 

There are many different types of injuries and accidents that a personal injury lawyer can help you with. The following are examples of when you should have a lawyer by your side:

 

·         Long-Term or Permanent Disabling Injuries - An experienced lawyer can help you get the most out of your claim when it comes to accidents that have resulted in injuries that significantly affect your physical abilities or appearance for long periods of time or even permanently.

·         Severe Injuries – Figuring out how much a serious injury is worth can be a difficult undertaking for an inexperienced individual. The amount of your compensation is mostly determined by the severity of your injuries. When you’ve experienced a severe injury, your main concern should be on your recovery--not how much it’ll cost you. That’s what a lawyer is there for, to help you get the compensation you deserve without any additional aggravation.

·         Medical Malpractice – The legal complexity involved with an injury at the hands of a nurse, doctor, hospital, clinic, or laboratory, requires the knowledge of a qualified professional.  

·         Toxic Exposure – Claims based on exposure to contaminants in the air, soil, water, food, and other products can be difficult to prove and require complex scientific data. The wall of legal defense that chemical and other industries build up around themselves is almost impenetrable to an individual, which is why having a great legal team fighting for you can be your biggest asset.

·         Insurance Company Road Blocks – It’s the insurance company’s job to pay out the right amount of compensation, but often times what they deem to be a fair amount isn’t nearly enough. Your lawyer, using their knowledge and experience, will be able to break through those road blocks and help you claim a settlement that is actually fair to you.

 

If you've been injured, you should consider hiring a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after the incident. It's important to speak to a lawyer familiar with the laws in your jurisdiction. Contact Robert D. Erney & Associates with any questions regarding your personal injury claim today. We have a strong commitment to helping victims who have suffered injuries due to the carelessness of others.