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Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

January 3rd

Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

It can be difficult to tell when to hire a personal injury lawyer. It may seem like you don’t need one, but the reality is: most people are not aware that companies and insurance companies tend to want to minimize the amount of money they need to pay out. So, you may be losing out on a lot of money without the help of a personal injury lawyer. 

On top of that, many companies assess injuries in the present, when it’s incredibly hard to determine the lasting, long-term effect of injuries. Hiring a personal injury lawyer may help you get the best results both now and for your future health. Learn more about when and why you should hire a personal injury lawyer below.

When to Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer

The premise of a personal injury case is that you believe another party caused your injuries. You must be able to establish this in order to have a reasonable claim. If you feel you are in that situation, then you should probably hire a personal injury attorney to help you gather evidence, make your case, and successfully pursue your claim.

There are a few general guidelines around when you should and should not contact a personal injury lawyer to support you with your case. For example, minor injuries or small scale fender benders that don’t result in injuries at all may not merit the involvement of a personal injury lawyer. However, injuries with unknown scope and severity, or other questionable scenarios may very well require the involvement of a personal injury lawyer to ensure you are adequately compensated. Below, we cover a few common accident scenarios in which you should almost always contact a personal injury lawyer, and why. 

Note, in all these cases, it’s in your best interest to reach out to a personal injury lawyer sooner rather than later. If you’re even remotely considering hiring a personal injury lawyer, do it quickly after the incident. This will help you stay within the window of the statute of limitations, which is the time period in which an injured person can file a personal injury claim. If you let this period pass, then you will be most likely unable to file a claim.

Slip and Fall with Major Injuries

One of the most obvious situations in which you should hire a personal injury lawyer is if you find yourself involved in a slip and fall incident. If you slip and fall in a store due to negligence on the part of the store, and you suffer a major injury, such as a concussion, a broken bone, or any type of ligament damage, then it is best to get a hold of a personal injury lawyer. Major injuries like these can have long term, lasting effects that you may not experience initially (and therefore may not be factored into your claim). A personal injury lawyer can help you get the best result for yourself after a slip and fall. 

Major Workplace Accident

Another situation where it would behoove you to hire a personal injury lawyer is being involved with a major workplace accident. Not only can a personal injury lawyer help take off some of the pressure and stress of dealing with this claim on your own, especially if you are dealing with severe medical issues related to the accident, but they can also handle a workers comp claim or any other issues with your place of employment and insurance on your behalf. In any situation where you are majorly incapacitated, hiring a personal injury lawyer can offer you a huge advantage. 

Involved in a Major Vehicle Accident

If you are involved in a major vehicle accident, such as a car accident, a motorcycle accident, or a truck accident, you should also consider hiring a personal injury lawyer. 

A personal injury lawyer can also be helpful in the unique situations of dealing with rideshare accidents, delivery vehicle accidents, or other commercial vehicles, since in those cases, you’re involving a larger company in addition to another individual. A personal injury attorney can help you navigate those nuances and give you the best chance of success. 

When Insurance is Not Willing to Pay

The final situation in which you would significantly benefit from hiring a personal injury lawyer is when your insurance company (or the third party’s insurance company that you’re dealing with) is not willing to pay for your damages. If an insurance company is refusing to pay for your damages, or if you suspect that they are lowballing you, seeking out legal representation in the form of a personal injury lawyer is the best way to change the game. 

Let The Ruiz Law Firm be Your Personal Injury Lawyer!

The bottom line: if you are unhappy with the results you are getting in your case, a personal injury lawyer can help advocate for your needs and get you the compensation you deserve. If you need some help with a personal injury case, we encourage you to reach out to Ruiz Law today. Our motto is “you don’t pay unless we win” for a reason. Request a free consultation and see how we can help you win your personal injury case. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

Learn more about our other practice areas, such as car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, slip and fall, spinal cord injury, workers compensation, and more, to see what else Ruiz Law can help you with.

 

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