IMAGINE: You’ve been involved in an accident and/or been injured.
As if your to-do list wasn’t full already, you now have new concerns such as the need for medical care, physical support, emotional support, and financial stress that suddenly make life a bit more complicated. You start to ask yourself “Does my accident warrant an attorney?”, “Can they help me?”, and “How do I even start looking for a lawyer?”.
Let’s make it simple.
What is “Personal Injury”?
A personal injury is any type of physical injury or mental injury to a person resulting from someone else’s negligence or harmful act.
If your situation is one of physical or emotional injury, you’re going to need a personal injury lawyer. This is one of the most prominent areas of law. Considered at face value, it can be a vague phrase. Most people think it means car accidents, which are by and large the most common type of personal injury, but it’s not the only qualifying situation.
Personal injury also includes wrongful death, injuries caused by a dangerous or defective condition of someone’s property, a flawed or harmful product, medical malpractice, intentional acts that cause harm, and injuries sustained while at work from a variety of circumstances.
For many people, a situation that occurs under any of these categories may simply be swept aside because an alternative – like taking legal action – feels too overwhelming or the incident “wasn’t a big deal.”
“How do I know if I have a personal injury case or not?”
You do have a personal injury claim if: there is negligence by another “at-fault” party, you are injured as a result, and you have financial loss or hardship due to the injury – medical bills, car repair, loss of income/wages.
Keep in mind, there are justifiable reasons for seeking further action. If an injury occurs that causes you long-term physical or mental stress, it’s more serious than just brushing it aside or “getting over it.” The lasting implications of said injury can be far-reaching and may call for legal action to mend it.
A personal injury lawyer is skilled at valuing all the facets of your situation from medical care, pain and suffering, loss of earnings, attorney’s fees, and more to ensure you receive appropriate compensation.
“I need to hire a personal injury lawyer. Where do I start?”
Protect yourself – call an attorney and get a professional opinion.
There are some firms that dabble in many different branches of law but think how you’d feel about any business that does “a little bit of everything.” We feel there’s real value in a small, specialized firm. Firms with a specific focus have years of experience and know the ins-and-outs of their particular area of the law, providing the best counseling to their clients.
They often excel at keeping you in-the-know, clarifying confusing terms or procedures, and keeping the process as smooth as possible. It’s the personalized service that makes you feel confident in the decision you’ve made.
At the Zucker Law Firm, our attorneys focus solely on personal injury cases. We provide free consultations – contact us today so we can evaluate your case and answer any questions you have.
In short, don’t think your situation isn’t worth the time and analysis of an attorney seasoned in personal injury. If an accident has occurred that has caused you physical or emotional harm, it may be more serious than you originally thought.
Firms like ours are experienced in a variety of personal injury situations and exist to take the burden off you. The goal is to do what most benefits you and your lifestyle.