When do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer? 

 February 9, 2015

By  LMW Attorneys

Being injured in an accident is stressful enough without all of the intricate and confusing legal rules that come with filing a personal injury claim. Sometimes, it is best to let an attorney fight your battle, especially when the situation is complex or the other parties involved are not cooperating. Here are some common instances in which it would be smart to have an attorney handle to your personal injury case.

Automobile Accidents

As we pull out of our driveways each day and head on to our respective destinations, we rarely consider the possibility of being involved in an accident. So, when an accident happens, it is not only inconvenient, but also alarming and stressful. Unfortunately, it often leaves us with debilitating injuries that result in medical bills and loss of wages on top of car repair costs.

Sometimes, an automobile accident case can be resolved with an easy settlement. However, with so many different aspects contributing to your loss, getting everything you deserve in compensation can be tough. If you cannot come to an agreement with an insurance company, allow an attorney to handle the situation so you can focus on recovery.

Animal Bites

While the laws surrounding animal bites are very strict, many homeowners’ insurance policies do not include coverage in these situations. Consequentially, getting compensation after sustaining an injury from an animal bite can be tricky. Due to the complexities of this type of personal injury case, hiring an attorney is highly recommended. It is also very important to notify animal control services and the police when you have suffered an animal bite.

Slip and Fall

While these accidents happen quickly and may not seem like complicated matters, slip and fall cases are much more complex than most people realize. The business where one falls is only liable if negligence can be proven.

While immediate medical attention is the priority, there are a few things you can do before leaving the scene that may help your case. Be sure to take photos of the scene and get the names of any witnesses who saw the accident happen. The business will not be obligated to give you a copy of its incident report and it is likely the scene of the accident will be cleaned promptly after you leave. Call a lawyer immediately!

Injured? Call us!

The situations above are only a sample of the types of personal injury cases we handle at LMW. If you have been injured and believe you deserve compensation, call us as soon as possible so we can begin working to protect your rights. Call today for a free consultation or visit our website to learn more about our personal injury services.