When is the Right Time to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
You may have arrived at this page because you are the victim of an accident that was not your fault, and you’re wondering if, and when, you should hire a personal injury lawyer. The short answer to that question is – as soon as possible if you are injured and the accident was the result of someone else’s negligence.
If you find yourself in this situation, chances are that you may feel as if your world has been turned upside down. Depending upon the severity of your injuries, you may find yourself needing ongoing medical treatment, unable to work, and unable to enjoy many of your regular day-to-day activities. Dealing with an unexpected accident of this nature can be extremely stressful, to say the very least, and that’s why hiring the right personal injury lawyer can be an essential aspect of moving forward toward a better and brighter chapter ahead.
While hiring an attorney as soon as possible is usually advisable, here are a few factors to consider as you get ready to make that decision and move forward:
- Severity of injury: Certainly, there are some accidents where you sustain only minor injuries from which you recover quickly - or no injuries at all. In those cases, if you truly do not need ongoing medical treatment, then hiring an attorney may not be necessary. To be certain, however, having a thorough evaluation by a qualified medical provider is important. Often, even in situations where you feel that you may not have been injured, there may be internal injuries or other latent disabilities that aren’t immediately clear. It’s always better to be cautious and seek an evaluation just in case, rather than regret it later.
- Issues in dispute: Is your injury disputed? Sometimes, the responsible party accepts blame for the accident and is willing to provide you with the compensation you need and deserve. While that happens occasionally, it certainly isn’t always a regular occurrence. Insurance companies are businesses after all, and they want to make a profit. Therefore, it is quite often true that liability for your injury may be disputed or denied altogether. If you don't have the legal assistance you need, you may accept less than your claim is worth or refused to assert rights that you otherwise should.
- Number of parties involved: Are multiple parties involved? Legal matters can get complicated. There’s no question about that. That’s true even if only two people are involved in a case, and it is certainly true when multiple parties are involved. In those situations, parties may be blaming one another for the accident, trying to apportion fault, and generally trying to shift the blame for paying compensation from one person or entity to another. In those instances, you need someone who will stand up for you and make sure that you don’t accept less than what you’re entitled to.
These are only a few important factors you may want to consider when deciding whether or not to hire a personal injury attorney, and they are certainly no substitute for reviewing your circumstances with an attorney, to decide if moving forward with a claim would be advised.
A knowledgeable and experienced personal injury lawyer can assess your particular circumstances, and help you seek the compensation you need and deserve after an injury by pursuing the best legal strategies on your behalf. The right lawyer can protect your interests and help you assert your rights against insurance companies who may not want to pay what your claim is worth or other uncooperative defendants who want to prevent you from fully pursuing your claim for its maximum value. The importance of hiring the right attorney to guide you through this process can’t be overstated. That’s why the team at Roden Law is here for you and ready to help.
Roden Law –Personal Injury Lawyers Here for You
If you’ve been the victim of an accident that wasn’t your fault, you deserve help. You deserve to let a talented and dedicated legal team focus on your case while you focus on your recovery. If you’re ready to get started seeking the compensation you need and deserve, we’re ready to help. Call the experienced team at Roden Law today. We look forward to speaking with you soon and helping you move forward toward a better chapter ahead.