When Should I Consult a Lawyer for my Personal Injury Claim?
Posted November 18th, 2016 by Anthony Carbone, PC.
Categories: Personal Injury.
You got into an accident, be it a car crash, a slip and fall, or workplace accident. You were injured in this accident. You’re considering legal action against the person who caused the accident but don’t know where to begin. When is the right time to consult an attorney about your accident claim?
This is a common question among injury victims. You may not know what compensation you may be eligible for after an accident, if any. You may also not know where to even begin with a personal injury claim. What are your next steps?
First, let’s discuss when is the right time to consult a personal injury lawyer about your accident. If you were injured in an accident, it’s best to have an attorney by your side to help you with your claim. Personal injury laws in New Jersey can be quite complex – and if your injuries interfere with your work or impact your life, it’s extremely important that you are properly compensated for the accident.
So when should you consult a personal injury lawyer? Here’s a few examples:
- If you received a long-term or permanent disability: Your life has been changed drastically because of a disability caused by your accident. It can be difficult to figure out how much your case is worth and it is possible that the insurance company will offer you less than you deserve.
- If you received a severe injury: Your accident claim will mostly be determined by how severe your injuries are. So if you received, for instance, a spinal injury, it could take you months to recover. This is an expensive case and one you need assistance with.
- If your injury was the result of medical malpractice: Was a careless health professional to blame? Then you need a lawyer.
- If your injury was the result of toxic exposure: These types of cases are difficult to prove, especially if you became ill by secondhand exposure.
The insurance company denies your claim: This one is pretty obvious. If the insurance refuses to pay for your accident, you’re going to need an lawyer to help you with your case.
If you received an injury and need legal advice, don’t delay. Contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone now for a free consultation.