Hiring an Injury Attorney
Taking Legal Action after an Accident or Injury
After an accident or injury, many people may wonder whether they actually need an attorney. The answer to this question will vary depending on a number of specific factors, including the circumstances surrounding the incident, the extent of injury caused, who was responsible and more. The best way to determine whether you need legal representation is to schedule a complimentary consultation with an injury lawyer in your area. During a confidential consultation and review of your case, an attorney can address such questions as: What is my claim worth? Do I have grounds for a lawsuit? Who is responsible? Will I be able to recover money for medical care? Can I still take legal action if I was partially responsible? Every state has its own implementation of personal injury laws, and determining whether you have grounds for a claim will therefore need to be addressed individually by an attorney.
When You Need an Attorney
Generally speaking, a good rule of thumb when it comes to personal injury cases is that you will likely need an attorney if you sustained extensive injuries, if the responsible party or the insurance company is simply not cooperating with your claim, or if you are dealing with a particularly complex case (such as in a situation where medical malpractice was involved).