Have you suffered injuries in a personal injury accident? Are you wondering if you should hire a personal injury attorney? Although technically you may be able to file a personal injury claim by yourself if you have suffered a mild injury, it is always recommended to hire a personal injury attorney because he or she can help you go up against big insurance companies and their team of lawyers. A personal injury attorney knows the personal injury laws and procedural rules and can effectively handle all the legal work for you.
Here are a few situations in which hiring a personal injury attorney is recommended:
If you have suffered serious injuries: If you have suffered severe injuries, hiring a personal injury attorney may be in your best interests. The severity of your injuries will be determined by the type of injury you sustained, the length of time it will take you to recover and the amount of your medical bills.
If you have suffered a long-term or permanent injury: A long-term injury may last for at least a year, while a permanent injury may disable a person for the rest of his or her life. It can significantly affect a victim’s physical capabilities or appearance. Proving whether the injury is long-term or permanent can be difficult. Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney can help you get the best compensation from your claim.
If an insurance company refuses to pay: Insurance companies often use tactics to avoid paying claims. They unreasonably delay the claims process or just refuse to pay even though liability is not in dispute. They may also make an unreasonably low offer despite the extensive injuries. If your insurance company refused to compensate you, hire a personal injury attorney. Your attorney can put an end to such tactics and help you negotiate a fair settlement.
If the insurance company is disputing the liability: An insurance company may often try to dispute liability. They often make a victim believe that he or she does not have a valid claim or that his or her claim is not worth much. If liability is being disputed, seek the help of a personal injury attorney. They will help you gather evidence to prove liability so that you can either reach a settlement or go to trial.
If you have lost wages: In many situations, accident victims have to struggle financially because of mounting medical bills and lost wages. A personal injury attorney can help you recover any wages you may have lost due to your injuries.
Contact the Personal Injury Attorneys at Ganim Injury Lawyers
If you have been a victim in a personal injury accident, contact the personal injury attorneys at Ganim Injury Lawyers. We have extensive trial experience in all aspects of personal injury litigation. We have years of experience supporting personal injury victims and know how to win your case. Call us at 203-445-6542 or 877-828-4279, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.