Get Legal Help with an Accident or Injury
By FindLaw Staff | Legally reviewed by Garrett Monteagudo, Esq. | Last reviewed December 27, 2022
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Have You or a Loved One Been Injured?
Anyone who has been through an accident or injury knows that it can be a traumatic experience. No matter what kind of injury has affected you or a loved one, you have the right to take legal action against any person, company, or entity that is legally at fault for what happened. Examples of those that could be at fault include private citizens, stores, manufacturers, insurance companies, large corporations, and government agencies.
How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
If you have suffered an injury because of someone else's carelessness, you may want to get legal help from an experienced personal injury attorney who will evaluate your case with you. They will help ensure that your legal rights are fully assessed and protected. An attorney can explain what you can expect at every step of your personal injury case. They will take action on your behalf. By researching the law, interviewing witnesses, collecting records, reviewing the evidence, conferring with expert consultants, planning legal strategy, and negotiating with insurers and opposing counsel, an attorney can advocate effectively for you in pursuing the compensation you deserve as a result of any injury.
Knowledge of Accident and Injury Laws
Given a personal injury attorney's expertise, they can be indispensably valuable. With a highly developed set of skills and an in-depth knowledge of the laws in your state related to personal injuries, attorneys can help you in ways you likely wouldn't be able to help yourself.
Sure, you can look up the personal injury laws in your state, but a personal injury attorney can help you to interpret and apply those laws to your particular case. For this reason, it is advisable to hire an attorney that specializes in personal injury claims and has extensive experience representing injured persons.
When to Hire an Accident and Injury Attorney
Here are some circumstances in which you should consider hiring personal injury lawyers to protect your rights:
- If the other party's lawyer contacts you to offer a settlement agreement
- If you have to deal with an insurance company, as negotiating with insurance companies can be difficult and personal injury attorneys are skilled at negotiating with them
- If you have injuries that may require surgery or long-term treatment
- If you have injuries that cause some permanent impairment, such as a brain or head injury
- If your injuries have caused you to miss significant time from work or school
- If you are unable to walk, dress yourself, feed yourself, or handle other personal activities
Get Help from an Accident or Injury Attorney Today
As you can see, injury liability matters can be quite complex and typically benefit from the experience and know-how of a seasoned personal injury lawyer. Also, many injury attorneys provide free initial consultations. Some also don't charge for their services until you collect your damages and have won your case. Find an experienced injury law attorney near you.
You Don’t Have To Solve This on Your Own – Get a Lawyer’s Help
Meeting with a lawyer can help you understand your options and how to best protect your rights. Visit our attorney directory to find a lawyer near you who can help.
Contact a qualified personal injury attorney to make sure your rights are protected.