When to Seek Legal Counsel for a Personal Injury 

 November 13, 2014

By  LMW Attorneys

Accidents happen, but if you were personally injured at the fault of a second party, you could be facing a number of uncertainties. How bad are my injuries? When can I go back to work? How will I pay for my rising medical bills? Should I seek legal counsel?

When involved in an accident, these are just a few of the questions you will have to deal with. Hiring a lawyer however, should not be another stressor. Seeking the appropriate legal counsel for your personal injury can actually help to reduce your stress in the end.

What Should I Do After I Am Involved in an Accident?

When you are involved in an accident, you may be confused as to what you should do first. Here are some of the basic guidelines:

  • If you are injured as the result of an accident, seek the proper medical care right away. If you do not, it could be harder for you to prove your injuries at a later time.
  • How you pay for medical care will depend on the other individual’s liability coverage so it is important to find out whether or not they are insured and covered.

When Should I Seek a Personal Injury Attorney?

You may think that hiring a personal injury attorney is a costly expense, but not hiring an attorney could cost you more in the long run. After you have sought the appropriate medical care, seek a personal injury attorney if:

  • You have difficulty getting your medical bills paid. The attorneys of Laporte, Mulligan & Werner-Watkins are experienced in working with insurance providers to garner the appropriate settlement for clients.
  • You have difficulty receiving compensation for general damages that are not easy to determine. These could include personal pain and suffering or mental anguish.

Knowing when to seek legal counsel is important. At Laporte, Mulligan & Werner-Watkins, we only represent injured claimants and not the insurance companies or their clients.

LMW Attorneys has been handling injury and death claims for almost 40 years and provides only the highest, ethical quality of work. If you or a loved one has been injured at the negligence of another, contact the experienced team at LMW Attorneys right away. Click here to learn more about our practice areas, or setup a free consultation today to speak with an attorney.