If you’ve been hurt in a car accident or some other incident and you believe that someone else is at fault for your injuries, you may ask yourself whether you really need to hire a personal injury attorney to help you with your case. While there may be some minor fender-bender type accidents that you can handle on your own through an insurance company, there are some situations where the stakes are too high, and you’ll want to have a personal injury attorney help you through the process.
When your injuries are serious
If you suffer serious injuries in an accident, you may not only be facing serious medical bills but serious complications and long-term consequences. Insurance companies measure the severity of your injuries by the amount of your medical bills, and the length of your recovery time. You should consider seeing an attorney for any injury that results in pain for several days or requires medical care. If your injury necessitated surgery, hospitalization, physical therapy, or rehabilitation, you should definitely have your case evaluated by an attorney.
When your injuries are impacting your daily life
If your injuries are serious enough, you may be unable to work and lose wages while you’re trying to heal. In can be difficult for an insurance company to place a value on your lost wages. Figuring out how injuries can affect your earning potential over time can be a complicated matter, and you don’t want to leave it to the insurance company to crunch the numbers. A personal injury attorney can help you maximize your recovery for things like lost wages and pain and suffering.
When it’s difficult to determine who is at fault for the injury
Determining who is at fault for an accident can be difficult and complicated to prove in a court of law. Insurance companies will be unwilling to pay your bills if they believe that you are at fault in an accident. Determining liability can also be a complex matter when there are multiple potential parties involved, as in the case of a truck accident. An experienced attorney can help you find out who is at fault for the accident and help dispute claims that you were at fault for your own injuries.
When the insurance company refuses to pay
Sometimes an insurance company may engage in bad faith tactics and refuse to give you the settlement to which you are entitled. If you are unable to secure a fair settlement from the at-fault party’s insurance company, it may be time to hire a personal injury attorney.
Are you unsure? Get a Free Consultation
If you’ve been injured and believe that someone else is at fault, it’s time to have your case evaluated by an experienced personal injury attorney. Contact the lawyers at Alpert Schreyer, LLC online or call us at 844-632-7274. Consultations are always free.