Knowing When To Hire A Personal Injury Attorney
Injuries in a public place or even at someone's home are not always a good reason to hire a lawyer to get help with your medical care. But if you are hurt and you can not get the care you need any other way, hiring a lawyer can speed the process along and help you resolve the situation.
Slip and Fall Accidents
In some situations, a slip and fall accident is not caused by neglect on the part of the property owner, but if you think it is, getting a lawyer involved may be the best thing you can do.
The lawyer will look closely at the situation that leads up to the slip and fall accident to see if the property owner should have or could have done something to avoid the accident before it happened.
If there is evidence that suggests the property owner was aware of a potential accident occurring, the court may very well side with you. Often the insurance company for the property owner will have to settle with you, and the judge may order them to pay medical bills and pay you for pain or longterm issues that are a result of the accident.
A car accident that leaves you injured is another time when a lawyer can help. Again, they will work to determine if the accident was a result of someone's actions and, if so, who is liable for the crash.
Sometimes your lawyer will hire a crash reconstruction team to determine what caused the accident and create a crash report that can be submitted to the court as evidence of liability.
If the lawyer finds that the other party caused the accident, they can use that information to get the insurance company to settle with you out of court, and sometimes that is better for you, the insurance company, and the other party in the case.
If you suffer a disability as a result of the accident you are involved in, the judge can award a large sum of money to help with long term care. Sometimes the case will go to a jury trial, and your peers will determine whether or not the insurance company or the other party should be responsible for your accident or injury. In this situation, having a lawyer that knows how to deliver evidence and present information to a jury is critical.
Talk with your lawyer before the case starts to determine what the best course of action is, and then let them take the lead. The lawyer knows what needs to happen and the best way to get a win for you.
For more information, reach out to a personal injury attorney in your area.