Why Do I Need A Personal Injury Attorney?
After a Personal Injury Has Occurred, What Happens?
While you have been injured physically, we must go to work immediately to help represent your best interests. After reviewing and analyzing your personal injury claim, we will want to help you with the following:
- ensure you are receiving proper medical treatment for your injuries
- get you compensated for any lost wages
- communicate directly with the insurance companies
- investigate your accident
- discover any and all sources of liability
- ensure you receive payment of medical bills
- analyze any long-term financial needs or medical care
- evaluate your injury claim and negotiate it successfully.
Contact the Attorney Injury Group to schedule a free initial consultation regarding what needs to happen next and what to expect after an accidental injury or death. We look forward to helping you with your auto accident, workers comp accident, slip and fall accident, dog bite incident or sports injury, etc.
Your Legal Opponents Will Spring Into Action
In nearly any accident injury situation, insurance companies and other legal opponents including property owners, trucking companies, and employers go to work right away working on their defense, to prevent paying you compensation.
You need a good and experienced lawyer on your side to help represent your best interests.
You Need to Talk to a Lawyer of Your Own
For this reason, it is critical and urgent for you, the victim or surviving family member(s), to have your own attorney as early in the process as possible. In particular, you are well advised not to talk to insurance claims adjusters or investigators without your lawyer present.
Contact the Attorney Injury Group to learn more about how our experience and strong track record can help ensure that your rights are protected after an accident. We are prepared to work in protecting your legal rights through all phases and facets of your personal injury or wrongful death case. Aspects of your accidental injury or your family member’s fatal accident that we are prepared to examine include:
- The facts and circumstances behind the accident itself
Accurate accident reconstruction requires detailed investigation of all available evidence, including eyewitness accounts, photographs of the scene of the accident, police reports, emergency room reports and physical evidence such as clothing or a wrecked vehicle.
Even when there is automobile insurance for both drivers, liability issues can be complex. A lawyer who handles insurance claims professionally can prevent costly oversights and missed deadlines. For example, there are strict statutes of limitation when a government entity is involved.
- The injuries.
It matters to insurers and others who may be asked to compensate the injured whether the injured person did everything he or she could to improve as much as possible. High-quality medical treatment and care is important. Following doctors’ orders is critical.
- Medical expenses
Medical expenses after a serious accident generally fall into the categories of emergency care, ongoing follow-up treatments, therapy, rehabilitation and surgical intervention. The expert opinions of health care providers are essential to putting a correct dollar amount on the anticipated medical expenses of the injury victim.
- Long-term financial needs of the victim or survivors
Professional opinions of specialists such as plastic surgeons, economists and vocational specialists are key to determining the long-term financial needs of the victims or of surviving dependent family members.
- Pain and suffering
The “intangible” losses of an accident victim and his or her immediate family members are often the most painful, although they are the most difficult to quantify and document. Our attorneys take the time to understand the magnitude of the loss to an individual and a family after a serious accident.
- Settlement negotiations
Most personal injury cases are settled out of court. Even so, the reputation of the lawyer handling the case makes a difference. Because our opponents know that we can and do go to court — and win — they are more likely to settle your case reasonably without the financial and emotional drain of litigation.
No-Cost Initial Consultations
Initial consultations at the Attorney Injury Group, are free. Legal representation is on a contingency basis: no attorneys’ fees are due until and unless we help you recover compensation. Call or e-mail the law firm to schedule a consultation.