When you suffer an injury due to someone else's conduct or negligence, it can turn your entire world upside down. A serious car accident, for instance, can mean months on lost wages, substantial medical bills, and potentially disabling injuries. Likewise, an injury which occurs due to a building owner's failure to maintain a safe property can also result in significant expenses and damages. When a person has been injured due to this type of experience, it can be difficult for them to understand the process and how to advocate for themselves. Having a personal injury attorney can make all the difference. Here is how you know when you should have a personal injury attorney to advocate for you:
You Have Been in a Serious Accident
When you have been seriously injured in an automobile or other accident you will probably have significant medical expenses, pain, and suffering, and miss time at your job. Ordinarily, insurance companies will become involved soon after your accident, and their attorneys will be looking to minimize the company’s costs and liability coverage. By having a personal injury at your side, you are ensuring that your interest will be protected by someone who understands the law and applicable processes.
You Have Suffered a Disabling Injury
Some injuries are so severe that they can cause a person to be disabled for several months or years, or even permanently. This type of injury will have a tremendous impact on your ability to work, your lifestyle, and family. The funds required to compensate you and accommodate your condition may be extensive. A personal injury attorney will be able to gather the right evidence to show your expenses and demonstrate your present and future needs.
You Require an Expert Witness
Often personal injury cases require the use of witnesses who have specialized knowledge and expertise. The person may be a physician, engineer, traffic safety specialist, or another professional who can give their opinion on a particular subject after viewing evidence. These individuals, or expert witnesses, can be critical to proving the elements of your case. A personal injury attorney is going to know how to select the right expert witness and utilize their skills for the benefit of your claims.
The Insurance Company Refuses to Pay
When an insurance company is involved and is refusing to pay for your damages after an accident it is difficult to know how to proceed. They may be resisting because they believe you are responsible for the accident or because they do not think your case requires settlement. Whatever the case may be, a personal injury attorney will be able to present information to the company and advocate on your behalf.
Being injured can have a detrimental effect on you emotionally, physically, and financially. By consulting with a personal injury attorney who can properly assess your case, you will be able to understand the process and how you can recover what you need for today and in the future.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to someone else’s conduct, contact our Florida personal injury attorneys today for a free assessment. Our team of experienced personal injury lawyers at the Draper Law Office can advise you on your case and the steps you need to take. Contact us online or at (866) 767-4711 today to set up your free, no-obligation consultation in one of our three locations: St. Cloud, Kissimmee, and Orlando.