Do I Need A Lawyer?
If you or a loved one were injured in an accident, then you may not recognize the proper steps to take to preserve your right to recovery and adequately assure you receive the necessary and proper case to help you recover from trauma. Characteristically, numerous injured victims fail to realize that they need an attorney!
At the Testa Law Group, we want every injured individual to understand their rights and have the necessary information they require to make accurate determinations after suffering an injury.
Below, we present some much-needed insights into your needs and help you make the call as to whether you need an attorney or whether an attorney can benefit you and your family. If you would like to reach our, call our legal team to receive a free consultation concerning your injury, please call 877-780-9052.
Who Caused Your Accident?
If you were injured in an accident caused completely by your own fault, then you likely do not have grounds to take legal action. But, if you or a loved one were harmed by another party, whether it is a person, organization, group, or other types of legal entity, then you more likely than not have grounds to take legal action and recover for your injuries and pain and suffering. A person or entity is at fault for your injuries if they caused the accident that resulted in your injuries by acting negligently, recklessly or intentionally.
Are You or Have You Been in Contact with Insurance Representatives?
Following an accident, it is more likely than not hat you were contacted by an insurance representative of the party included in your injury inducing occurrence. These agents will work quickly to offer you low amounts of money that fail to cover the costs of medical bills, property damage, pain and suffering, and other damages. They will often pressure you into admitting fault or push documents upon you in the hopes of getting you to sign a release to put your case in the cold. If this is occurring, then you should contact an attorney as soon as practicable.
A skilled legal professional will help you adequately recognize what steps you should take. In most cases, a skilled attorney will also collect evidence, talk to witnesses, consult with experts, and garner the much-needed attention your case requires to help get you and your family fair compensation.
Did You or Do You Need Medical Care for Your Injuries?
If your injuries require a medical evaluation, surgery, a hospital stay, or you were taken to the hospital by an emergency vehicle, then you more than likely experienced major losses both physically and financially. While serious injuries require medical care, such care often cost thousands and thousands of dollars.
Regrettably, even a good insurance policy may not pay for all of your injuries and related medical bills to help you recover from your injuries. When an accident is caused by the negligent, reckless, or intentional conduct of another, then they and their insurance coverage are obligated to pay for your financial and physical losses. With the help of an attorney, you can construct a case that demonstrates the at-fault party created the accident, ending in compensation for your medical bills and pain and suffering.
Did You Miss Work Due to Being Injured?
Being injured to the point of being incapable of working is a tell-tale sign of severe injuries. The feeling of missing work is dreadsome when your family depends on you to provide but, nevertheless, a severe accident can result in an injured person missing days, weeks, or even months of work due to injuries. Even if you are not permanently disabled, it is common for those that experience an injury causing accident to miss work to seek medical treatment or to recover after their accident. In some cases, employers are forced to let workers go after they have been severely injured since they can not longer fulfill their duties. An attorney can help you calculate the value and amount that you lost while being incapable of working and help to prove that the injuries you suffered caused you difficulties in performing your job.
Are You Dealing with Disabilities?
Experiencing a disability can lead to severe emotional, physical, and financial harm. If your disability was temporary or permanent, partial or total, then you will undoubtedly be facing pressing challenges in your future. Living with a disability necessitates expensive medical care and rehabilitation services. Also, a disability precludes many from being able to work, whereby frequently causing oppressive debt. Several at-fault parties and their insurance providers do not want to pay the costs occasioned by permanent disabilities; thus, they will try many tactics and low ball techniques in attempts to pay far less for your damages than what you should receive. An astute attorney can accumulate necessary evidence that correctly projects the costs of your disabilities over the years, generating a total amount of compensation that is fair and adequate for you and your family.
Were You Injured at Work?
If your injury occurred while working, then you may be entitled to compensation through workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation benefits provide money for workers that have suffered an injury while on the job during the ordinary course of their official work duties. However, in some cases an injured worker may bypass workers’ compensation coverage and sue a product manufacturer or other entity; therefore, it is important to speak with an attorney to understand the full extent of your legal rights. Moreover, in some cases, an injured worker’s claim may be disputed by their employer and his or her insurance provider, who will attempt to claim that you do not qualify for workers’ compensation or fail to provide the necessary amount of benefits that you need ensure an adequate recovery. Whatever case you may be experiencing, it is vital that you seek an attorney to ensure success for you and your family.
Was a Family Member Hurt or Killed?
In a large majority of cases, it is proper for a family member to seek the help of an attorney and file a case on behalf of their loved one. This course of action is for family members that are mentally or physically incapable of filing a suit for themselves, due to death, coma, or other cases that cause incapacitation.
It is important that you talk with an experienced attorney to represent you and your loved one to receive adequate compensation and justice for the wrong that has occurred.
If you require more information about your accident, then you should contact the legal team at the Testa Law Group by calling 877-780-9052 and receive a free consultation so that you can better understand your legal rights to plan the best course of action.