The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that over 83 million people visit a doctor each year after they have been involved in a car accident. People get injured every single day, and not just from car accidents. If your injury is serious enough that you are seeking medical attention, you might also benefit from consulting with a personal injury attorney. If your injuries have been caused by the negligence or wrongful act of another, you might be entitled to compensation for the damages you’ve suffered. In any event, it is important to seek the advice of an attorney as soon as possible so that you don’t miss a statute of limitations deadline to file your claim or complaint at law. Here are signs that you might need to consult with a personal injury attorney:
- Serious Injury
If you are being treated by a health care professional for a major injury, you should consult with a personal injury attorney. “Major” injury refers to injuries that result in pain and suffering, whether temporary or ongoing, and/or reduce your mobility, range of motion, or prevent you from working or enjoying your daily life. You should be compensated by the at-fault party for such an injury.Injuries that prevent you from working or reduce your earning capacity may also result in lost wages damages.
- Permanent Injuries
If your injury is permanent, there are likely costs and expenses associated with your long-term future care. The negligent or at-fault party should pay for such care. Permanent injuries can drastically adversely affect your life and life-style. The at-fault party properly should compensate you for those injuries that detrimentally and financially affect you.
- You Are Not Receiving Compensation for Missing Work
If you are unable to work as a consequence of an personal injury, you may be eligible for compensation. If you are temporarily or indefinitely unable to work, your financial situation may rapidly deteriorate, especially if your injury did not occur on the job. If that describes your current situation, you should immediately contact a personal injury attorney. Lost wages are one of the common types of damages awarded in a personal injury suit.
- A Product Was Defective
Manufacturers of a defective product, the distributors, and the sellers may be held responsible for the defective product under certain circumstances. A skilled personal injury attorney can analyze your case and help determine if your injury is compensable.
- Insurance Companies Are Not Compensating You
Some people erroneously think that they do not need to seek the help of a personal injury attorney because they are led to believe that an insurance company will compensate them for their injuries and expenses. However, despite the advertisements you may see, insurance companies only want to minimize the financial exposure of the company and do not have your interest at heart. So, when the insurance representative speaks to you about settling early, you can be sure your case is worth much more than the amount being offered to you. Don’t rely on assurances from insurance company representatives or the compensation they offer to pay for all your current and future medical costs. What’s more, the insurance representative will not consider the amount of pain and suffering your endure. He or she will try to convince you that these damages are not compensable because they can’t be objectively measured. Don’t believe it. Instead, consult with a personal injury attorney.
Call Our Law Firm Today
The personal injury attorneys of Beers Mallers Backs & Salin, LLP can help you. Our attorneys are dedicated to getting you the compensation that you justly deserve after an injury. Injuries affect more than just your physical well being, the damages can be far reaching into one’s life past the physical components. As such, we diligently work to achieve the best possible outcome for you. Contact us today for a free consultation.