If you have been hurt in a car accident or in any other type of accident that wasn’t your fault, you may have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit. There are many different types of compensation that you may be entitled to if you can show that you were injured because of another party’s negligence. How may a lawyer be able to help you establish negligence on the part of another person or entity?
Schedule a Consultation With an Attorney
The first thing that you should do is schedule a consultation with an attorney. He or she may be able to review your case to determine whether or not the party who hurt you was fully or at least significantly liable for your accident. In some cases, a jury may assign proportional liability. In other words, if you are deemed to have been 20 percent at fault for your injuries, your award will be reduced by 20 percent.
However, an attorney may be able to take steps to ensure that the other party is found to be completely or significantly liable for your injuries. This may be done by reviewing physical evidence, ask witnesses to testify in court or getting an expert witness to interpret data in as favorable a manner as possible. Hiring an attorney may also be useful in cases when other parties may be blaming you for your injuries because you are less likely to accept a settlement that doesn’t reflect the true value of your case.
Get the Attention That You Are Entitled To
No matter how big or small your case is, our firm will make sure that you get the personalized attention that you deserve. Whether you have suffered serious physical injuries or are dealing with emotional stress following the accident, we can help you get all that you are entitled to from the people who hurt you.
In some cases, this may mean going after a homeowners insurance company or an auto insurance company to make sure that they pay for damages in accordance with any policy the defendant may have had. If that isn’t enough to pay an award or a negotiated settlement, it may be possible to liquidate a home or other assets a defendant may have. Depending on the circumstances of the case, it may be legal to garnish wages to help make you whole.
Why Get a Personal Injury Lawyer?
You should never be forced to deal with a personal injury case on your own. The insurance companies may try to take advantage of your fragile physical and emotional state to coerce you into accepting a deal that isn’t in your best interests. Remember, the insurance company wants to settle for as little as possible as to not erode their profit margins for the quarter.
A personal injury lawyer is also worth having because it allows you to focus more on your recovery and other pressing issues. For instance, you may need to make sure that your kids have someplace to go after school or on weekends if you are too hurt to properly look after them. It may also be necessary to make arrangements with your employer to work from home or take time off without losing your job. It may also be necessary to make arrangements to ensure that your home is maintained or other obligations are met.
When you have an attorney, you don’t have to choose between going to physical therapy or going to another round of settlement talks. You may not need to be at your trial if you are too hurt or too weak to attend. Instead, legal counsel will do everything necessary to get a favorable outcome in the case.
You may be scared, confused or even a little panicked after an accident resulting in injuries. Therefore, it is critical to have an advocate who may be able to help hold the person or people responsible for those injuries. An attorney may be able to pursue a settlement or a jury award based on your needs and what you may consider being a favorable resolution of the case.