5 Reasons to Consult An Attorney After Being Injured
A serious injury can change your life -- and not for the better. As a personal injury lawyer, I know this first hand. Among other things, a debilitating injury can mean dealing with constant pain, a change in careers (or the inability to work), and expensive medical bills. Although a personal injury lawyer can't change this fact, one can make overcoming these various obstacles much more attainable.
Legal Counsel May be More Important Than You Think.
Consulting with a personal injury attorneyDespite everything negative you've heard about personal injury attorneys, the truth is, they aren't the blood suckers that they're made out to be. In fact, an injury attorney can save you a ton of grief. In ten years of practicing law in Florida and Georgia, I have come across countless well-intentioned injury lawyers for every bad one. These accident attorneys perform a valuable service, and if you're unfortunate enough to be seriously injured, you'll come to the same conclusion.
Although there's plenty of reasons to not like personal injury attorneys, there's many reasons you should consider consulting with one if you have been injured. Here are 5:
- You never know just how serious the injury will be.
Even if you are just dealing with a seemingly minor neck injury, the pain and discomfort may never go away completely. This means that you could be dealing with pain and discomfort for the rest of your life.
- Recovery from the injury can be very expensive.
If you've been seriously injured, the medical bills will pile up fast. Even if you don't require expensive surgery or medical procedures, you could face the possibility of being unable to work. How will you provide for yourself and family without an income?
- If you don't act in time, the statute of limitations can prevent you from claiming compensation.
The clock on the Statute of Limitations starts ticking the day your injury was inflicted. The time limit to act varies by from state to state, but is typically around 4 years.
- To Hold the negligent party responsible.
We don't want to file needless or trivial lawsuits, but in some cases, the responsible party needs to pay.
- Law suits discourage irresponsible behavior in both people and businesses.
Tort law is about more than just compensating the victim for their injuries. One of the major purposes of Tort and the law of negligence is to act as a deterrent. If people are held responsible for their actions, they are much less likely to act in a way that may put others at risk.
Get A Personal Injury Lawyer On Your Side!
If you've been in an accident, the insurance company has their corporate lawyers working the case as soon as they get the word. And no, they're not working for you -- even if it's your own insurance company. Their job is to limit your claim, or have it thrown out all together. Insurance is about profits, not people. If you want protection, you should get an experienced personal injury lawyer at your side.
The sooner your personal injury lawyer begins working on your case, the better your chances of successfully making your claim for injury compensation. When searching for an attorney, you should try and find one that you will feel comfortable with for a long period of time. Your case can take a year or longer to be resolved, and if you are unhappy with your representation, there's not much you can do about it.
If you've been hurt due to recklessness or carelessness of another person, you could be entitled to compensation. Don't wait around to find out. Call today to schedule a free consultation at my office in West Palm Beach, Florida.