Five Times You Need to Contact a Personal Injury Attorney

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You have suffered a catastrophic injury. You have medical bills piling up; you have missed days from work; and now, you are in constant, excruciating pain. Is now a time to contact an attorney? What if the accident was relatively minor, but you had property damage, missed a few days of work, and you had to spend one night in the hospital? You may be wondering when it is time to contact a personal injury attorney.

While there are literally dozens of different scenarios out there – and all could require the assistance of a professional – we are providing you with five different examples of when you should contact a lawyer. Regardless, if you are ever unsure about your injuries or have suffered an injury, it doesn’t hurt to call a lawyer for a consultation.

You Suffered Long-Term or Permanently Disabling Injuries

If your injuries will affect you the rest of your life, you cannot expect an insurance claims adjuster to comprehend (let alone compensate adequately for) your losses. Instead, you must contact an attorney. A personal injury attorney can assess the injury status, as well as the costs associated with that injury, to ensure that you are fully compensated.

Catastrophic Injuries

Some injuries are serious, but may not be long-term. Regardless, you deserve compensation for your time, medical care, lost wages, and your pain and suffering. Your compensation amounts are based on your losses; therefore, you need an attorney to assess your case and help determine past, current, and potential future expenses that you will encounter as a result of your injury.

You Suspect Medical Malpractice

If you have suffered an unexpected injury or illness due to the unprofessional or incompetent conduct of a medical professional, you should always contact an attorney. Medical malpractice claims are extremely complex, and an attorney will be able to answer your questions, while also exploring your legal options.

Insurance Company Refuses to Pay

After an accident, you have attempted to settle a claim with the insurer. You filed all necessary paperwork and you have documentation showing your injuries, but they refuse to work with you. When insurance companies refuse to pay, they are often taking advantage of the fact that you don’t have a lawyer. They assume that you do not know your rights, and they will even use stall tactics to avoid paying you. All of this is done with the hope that you will become desperate enough to accept a low settlement.

It is best to contact a lawyer before negotiating or dealing with insurers. An attorney knows how to negotiate and, more importantly, insurance companies will not play the same games when an attorney is involved.

Defective Products

If you are injured by a defective product, it is imperative that you speak with a lawyer. Defective product claims are difficult to prove, and often involve multiple parties – not just the company that manufactured the defective item.

Injured? Call Jacobs Law, LLC

Regardless of the injury or how it happened, it is always best to call a lawyer. These examples are just a handful of many where it is imperative that you contact an attorney. Jacobs Law, LLC knows that you have questions and our lawyers are here to help you. Schedule your consultation appointment now or fill out our contact form with your questions.