You’ve been injured because of someone else’s actions. You might be confused about what to do next, or you might try to file a claim with your insurance company only to find that they are not helping like you thought they would. In this case, you should consider hiring a personal injury lawyer – they’ve been trained to help victims in your situation.
Personal injury lawyers have the experience needed to negotiate with claims adjusters and lawyers of insurance companies. They have the resources to thoroughly investigate a claim in order to obtain maximum compensation for their clients. Typically, personal injury cases do not go to trial. Instead, they are settled out of court 95-96% of the time. An injury lawyer can do the work necessary to obtain a full and fair settlement while you focus on recovering from your injuries.
There are many situations where you would want to hire a personal injury lawyer:
1. The insurance company refuses to pay for your injuries after being in an auto accident, truck wreck, or motorcycle crash.
Maybe the at-fault driver’s insurance company refuses to pay, or maybe they’ve offered to pay some money, but it’s not enough to cover your medical bills, much less your lost wages from missed work, or any future medical treatment you may need because of the accident.
An experienced personal injury lawyer will negotiate with adjustors and lawyers of the insurance companies to help get you fully compensated for all your expenses. They may also be able to locate additional insurance coverages to increase the funds available to compensate you for your injuries.
2. You’re injured on someone else’s public or private property.
This can be caused by something like a slippery floor at the grocery store or an overhead object that falls on an unsuspecting customer. Property accidents can cause broken bones, or injuries to the back, neck or head.
A personal injury lawyer is experienced going up against the companies who own the property or operate the business where the injury occurred and can help get you full compensation for your injuries.
3. A medical procedure that went wrong due to negligence.
No one wants to experience a bad medical procedure, but when a patient is left with an unexpected injury due to medical negligence they can be faced with permanent lifetime disabilities. It is important to get the help of a personal injury lawyer experienced with handling medical malpractice cases as these are some of the most difficult and most expensive cases to handle successfully.
4. You’ve suffered a workplace injury.
A workers’ compensation lawyer can help you recover the most money for your injury on the job. A personal injury lawyer can help you recover additional damages if you were injured on the job by a third party- that is, someone who did not work for the same employer.
5. A defective product caused your injuries.
Maybe an airbag did not deploy in an auto accident, or you were burned when a lawn mower exploded while trying to start it. A defective product that injures someone usually means going up against a company, sometimes a large, well-known company, and it can be difficult and costly to prove. It takes the experience and resources of a personal injury lawyer to build your case and get you the compensation you deserve.
6. You’re injured because of a personal attack.
If you are sexually assaulted or attacked in any way by another person then a personal injury lawyer can help you recover damages for your injuries.
7. Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect.
There is no excuse for injuring the most vulnerable members of our society. Some of the most common injuries seen in nursing homes or assisted living facilities are bedsores from being left in a bed too long without being repositioned and falls from lack of supervision.
Everyone’s life is valuable, no matter someone’s age or physical ability. Anyone who has seen a loved one abused or neglected in a nursing home should contact a personal injury lawyer immediately in order to get the injured person the compensation they deserve and prevent those types of injuries from continuing to happen.
8. Suffered a Dog Bite or Animal Attack
This type of case can be more complex than it seems; each state has its own laws regarding animals, which can affect the outcome of a personal injury case. It is important to contact a lawyer to get the help you need and ensure that you are fully recovered for all your injuries.
Gautreaux Law is a full-service personal injury law firm located in Macon, Georgia, representing and helping injured people throughout the state. If you’ve been injured call us today for a free, no obligation consultation. Rest assured our firm does everything necessary to obtain full compensation for your case and will keep you informed throughout the entire process. As always, we take no fee unless we win you money.