If you have been hurt through the negligence or bad decisions of someone else, you should call a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after the incident occurs. You are legally entitled to compensation for your losses, and you will need an attorney to help you file that claim.
8 Signs It’s Time To Meet With a Personal Injury Attorney
You Have Been Injured in an Accident
When you have been injured in an accident through the fault of another person or organization, it is important to get help from people who understand the litigation process and how to get compensation for your losses. The person or group who caused the accident through negligence or deliberate actions is legally responsible for the consequences of that accident that have harmed you.
You need a professional personal injury attorney on your side who can answer all of your questions and can walk you through the steps of getting money for your injury. We will help you gather evidence, make your case, negotiate a settlement, and go to trial if necessary. We know what it takes to win a personal injury claim, and we can help you.
You Have Accrued Medical Bills
You are not responsible for medical bills that are the result of an injury that was someone else’s fault. The negligent party is required by law to provide you with the money to pay those expenses. When you are injured, medical costs can add up quickly. You may have been taken to a hospital by ambulance, and you may have spent several days or longer in the hospital. Testing, medication, and treatments can cost a lot of money even if you have health insurance.
Even if you did not spend time in a hospital, you may still owe money for doctor’ visits and measures taken to treat your injuries. Sometimes treatment for injuries can go on for years, and you may need additional treatment like physical therapy or even a surgical procedure. You need to be confident that these expenses will be covered even if treatment must go on for a long time in the future.
You Have Lost Time at Work
When you are injured, you will often have to miss time at work. This can be because you are hospitalized or cannot physically get to work and perform the tasks necessary to do your job. The law says that you must be compensated for income you would have otherwise made if you hadn’t been hurt. To get this money back, you will need to prove how much payment you lost due to your injury.
We will help you determine what you are entitled as far as missed income and we will guide you in obtaining the proper documentation. You deserve the income you missed because of your injury.
You Cannot Return to Work
Sometimes accident injuries are so severe that the person who has been hurt cannot work again or cannot go back to a particular job. This is especially probable if your job requires physical activities like lifting, pushing, or even extensive walking. If your family depended on income from a job that involved physical labor or activity, you may have lost decades of income.
The legal system has ways of determining what your losses will be over time if you cannot return to your job. We will help you gather the evidence needed to determine that you cannot go back to your job as well as documentation about how much income you are losing. We can advise you about the compensation you can ask for from the negligent party to cover your loss of future income.
You Are Suffering From Mental Trauma
Being injured in an accident can cause significant trauma that may change your life forever. You may need professional help with your mental health including medication, treatment, or therapy. You may even consider harming yourself or even ending your life if your injuries are painful and ongoing. There is no shame in needing assistance with your mental health, and it is a loss that should be covered by the negligent party.
You will need documentation from your therapist to show that you are suffering mentally as a result of the accident. In addition to your therapy bills, you may also qualify for compensation for general pain and suffering. We will answer all of your questions about this part of the process and help determine the amount of compensation that is appropriate for what you have been through.
You Are Worried About Your Future
In the midst of managing your pain and trying to recover as quickly as possible from your injuries, you may be spending precious time and injury worrying about what will happen to your future. You may be wondering how you are going to pay the bills you have now and those that will be coming in the future. You may be concerned about how you will care for your family and keep giving them what they need.
We can offer you the confidence you need to be able to relax and focus on your recovery by letting you know the steps you will need to take and answering your questions about compensation and how much money you are likely to be awarded by the court. You shouldn’t have to be worried about yourself and your family. Let us take some of that concern off your mind.
Insurance Company Lawyers Are Calling
The negligent party is likely to have insurance that will cover the compensation that will be awarded to you. The insurance company will have attorneys whose job is to negotiate the lowest possible settlement and save the insurance company money. These attorneys may begin contacting you as soon as they find out about the accident, and they may pressure you to accept a settlement that is less than you deserve.
Insurance company lawyers may be insistent and demanding. You should not have to deal with professional negotiators on your own. We are experts at negotiating the appropriate compensation for an injured person, and we will fight to get you what the law says you are entitled to be paid. We are as tough as the insurance company lawyers and know how to handle them.
You Want Justice
When someone else has hurt you because they were negligent in taking the proper steps for safety or because they made a bad decision that affected you, they must be held responsible for your injuries and losses. Allowing someone who was negligent to get away with that behavior can lead to other people becoming injured in the future.
By demanding appropriate compensation, we will help you send a message to the people who hurt you that they cannot get away with irresponsibility and lack of care for the well-being of others. We can get justice for you and show the other party that there are consequences for hurting other people.
If you think you may need a personal injury attorney, contact us at Pott’s Law Firm as soon as possible. We are here to help answer all your questions and advise you on whether you may be entitled to compensation, and recommend the action that you should take.