In the sad event that you or a loved one suffered an injury which was someone else’s fault, you may be asking yourself when to call a personal injury lawyer. In answering that question, you must consider elements of your injury case.
For one thing, did you or your loved one suffer injuries which may have long-term effects? Such injuries include brain injury, amputation, paralysis and other long-term, debilitating conditions. If your injury is long-term and thus costly, it’s clearly time to call a personal injury lawyer.
For another, if there’s any question that the other person or entity was at fault, you may need to call a personal injury lawyer. If you believe you weren’t to blame, you may need an injury lawyer to back you up.
Also, if another driver lacked insurance or was underinsured, you may need to call a personal injury lawyer to fight for your rights to a financial settlement.
Your insurance company’s claims adjuster may pressure you to sign a quick yet small settlement. You should not do this. That’s when to call a personal injury lawyer to defy an insurance company’s “low-ball” tactics.
It may be faster to accept a settlement on your own. But a personal injury lawyer is dedicated to getting you more money than the insurance company is willing to pay.
Besides auto accident injuries, you may need a personal injury lawyer for injuries caused by defective drugs or products, or for job injuries, or for other injuries.
But don’t wait too long, especially if much time already has passed since your injury. Your state has laws governing how long you have to file an injury lawsuit after the injury/ If you wait too long, you may forfeit your legal right to make a claim.
These and other things may help you decide when to call a personal injury lawyer. But you can know one thing now: Jim Adler & Associates is ready to help injured Texans with their personal injury claims. We’ve been doing that for 40 years, and we’re not going to stop now.