Many people are reluctant to pursue a personal injury case. As human beings, we seem to be conditioned to keep quiet and not “make a fuss”, and sometimes we just don’t think that we have a chance of winning a case against the might of a big hospital, business or insurance company, for example.
So often, though, this is simply not the case, and a good personal injury attorney will be able to help you navigate your way through all the complex legal rules that may pertain to your case, and ensure you receive the best possible outcome.
It is a fact that not all personal injury claims result in a settlement for the injured party. Most law firms offer a free initial consultation, where they will assess the merits of your case and advise you accordingly as to whether they feel you have a strong claim or not.
Do I Need A Lawyer?
You should definitely consider approaching a personal injury attorney if your claim falls into one of the following areas:
Long-Term or Permanent Disability – are the injuries you sustained through the negligence of others going to severely affect your appearance or physical capabilities permanently, or for longer than a year?
Medical Malpractice – was your injury, illness or disability caused by the negligence or incompetence of a medical professional, hospital, clinic, laboratory, etc?
Severe injuries – the severity of your injury is quantified in three ways: the type of injury, the length of your recovery time, and the cost of your medical treatment.
Toxic Exposure – this is very hard to prove, as it necessitates going up against corporate chemical giants skilled at defending themselves against these types of claims. You definitely need professional legal help with this one.
Choosing a Personal Injury Attorney
There are three main things to look for when selecting an attorney to represent you in your personal injury case:
Experience – this may seem obvious, but experience is the most important factor. Choose a personal injury attorney who has plenty of real-life experience, who knows the ins and outs of the legal system, who understands exactly how the process works, and will explain the procedures to you every step of the way.
Relevance – personal injury law covers a lot of possible scenarios and you need to ensure that your chosen lawyer has proven success in your particular area. If you’ve been bitten by a dog, you don’t want a lawyer whose main experience has been cases representing car accident victims.
Personal Rapport – This is something you may initially overlook, as you focus on whether or not your lawyer is experienced enough to effectively represent you. But a personal connection is very important if you are to establish a trusting working relationship in which you feel comfortable sharing what may be personal and emotional details.
To schedule a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney, or to find out more about what we can do for you, visit us at Malmanlaw.com.
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