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Personal Injury 101
Serious injuries are life-changing. When you or someone you love experiences an unfortunate injury, it can result in severe physical, emotional, and financial consequences. However, in this darkness a personal injury lawyer can help you navigate your situation and ensure you’re getting the care and compensation you need.
In personal injury cases, a lawyer’s primary role is to help you take control of a seemingly uncontrollable situation so that you can focus on healing. Personal injury lawyers achieve this by helping you with various insurance claims and navigating insurance and liability confusion that often ensues after an accident.
Consider A Lawyer Right Away
If you experience an injury, you should always consider a lawyer as one of your first calls. This step is especially true if someone else’s negligence caused the accident. Accidents involving injuries often lead to legal and insurance problems. If these problems are handled promptly the chances of you receiving full and fair compensation are severely impacted.
An experienced lawyer can work with an investigator to interview witnesses, take photographs and do proper due diligence to determine the cause of the accident. This upfront work dramatically impacts the outcome of your claim.
If the injuries you or your loved sustain are disabling and prevent daily activities, a lawyer can ensure all insurance benefits are being paid and will continue to. A lawyer will also advise the insurance company about the full extent and nature of the injuries and other damages.
Common Types of Injury Cases
You may be thinking – does my case require the attention of a personal injury a lawyer? Below are some typical examples:
- Wrongful Death
- Construction Accident
- Premises Liability
- Personal Injury to Children
- Product liability
- Bicycle Accidents
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Hip Replacements
- Dog Bite and Animal Attack
- Homeowner Liability
- Sexual Abuse
- Burn Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accident
- Farm Accident
There are many types of personal injury cases. The best way to determine if your case is valid is to discuss it with an experienced attorney.
Ensure You’re Paying for Success
In many cases, but mainly personal injury cases, it’s important to find a lawyer with an appropriate pay structure to your situation. As mentioned, personal injuries can have serious financial consequences. When going through a personal injury case, lawyer compensation should be far from your mind.
In these situations, find a lawyer with a contingent fee agreement. According to the American Bar Association, in a contingent fee agreement, your lawyer agrees to accept a fixed percentage of the recovery of your claim. If you win your case, your lawyer’s fees come out of the money awarded to you. If you don’t win, neither you nor your lawyer will receive compensation.
With contingent fee agreements, the best attorneys can be at your disposal without the barrier of cost. Make sure you have the best, most-experience people in your corner.
Ensure Your Legal Right to Compensation
Personal injuries can invoke pain and suffering. In these situations, it’s essential you secure what is legally and rightfully yours. When hiring a personal injury attorney, you can ensure you receive compensation including damages in the form of lost wages, medical expenses and even compensation for emotional distress.
If you, or someone you know, is going through a personal injury case, reach out to our experienced team at Meshbersher & Spence. We’re here to help in your time of need.