Is my Injury Worth Contacting a Lawyer?
Thousands of people are injured each year at work, on the road, and while shopping or visiting friends. You can’t absolutely rely on your insurance company – or the other person’s insurance carrier – to cover the cost of medical care and lost wages. That’s why you should always contact a lawyer if you’ve sustained an injury.
What you may not know is that some injuries may not be immediately obvious and complications can develop down the road. If you’ve been injured, it’s imperative that you seek the services of a physician. He/she will know the appropriate tests to conduct or can refer you to a specialist if needed. A doctor should clear you of all injuries and potential complications. If he/she can’t do that, hire an attorney.
There are some instances and circumstances in which the services of an attorney are absolutely necessary. One of those is if your insurance company or that of the other party is refusing to cover expenses or otherwise being uncooperative. Another is if someone died as a result of an accident.
If there’s any dispute over who was at fault, you’re definitely going to need to hire a lawyer. Other situations when a lawyer is essential include if multiple people were injured. Obtain a copy of the accident report to ensure it’s accurate. Any discrepancies are a sure sign that contacting an attorney is the right course of action.
Broken bones, internal injuries, long hospital stays, and loss of income should always be addressed by a lawyer, as should any medical-related treatment that will cost a minimum of $2,000. You’ll also need a lawyer for non-economic losses encompassing loss of companionship, emotional trauma, and pain and suffering. A lawyer can help you determine if an injury is such that you’ll need his/her unique expertise.