Determining if you need a personal injury lawyer for your claim is not always easy. Especially if you have been in car accidents before, you may think that all you need to do is call the insurance company. This may or may not work in your favor but most people think that this is simply the way it goes. However, personal injury attorneys want you to know that you should not expect things to go poorly when you get in contact with someone else’s insurance company. In fact, it can seem like people are out to get you and are not on your side and the truth is you may be right. While we do not encourage our clients to be paranoid, we do want to give you a healthy dose of reality. Even if the other party’s insurance agent seems like the nicest person in the world, their job is not to make sure you get the compensation you deserve after an accident. It is to make sure their company pays as little as possible.
Personal Injury Claims and Getting a Lawyer
With this in mind, you may be wondering if you need a personal injury attorney for all claims you make against someone else. We have written down a helpful list of times when it would be especially prudent to have a personal injury attorney from our firm on your side.
1. Your injuries are severe. In some cases, you may find that you have minor bruising and do not wish to even make a claim. We understand not wanting to make a big deal out of nothing. However, when your injuries are more obvious and severe, you may have a bigger personal injury claim on your hands. Typically, the more severe your injuries are, the bigger the compensation and the longer it will take you to recover. You don’t want to rely on yourself to fight a personal injury claim when you are recovering from your injuries.
2. You have a disability. When an accident causes you to have a permanent disability or a long-term disability, the lawyers at Cohen & Cohen can explain how it can be particularly difficult to try to determine what type of compensation you deserve and how much. A personal injury attorney who has knowledge of personal injuries and disabilities is the right person for the job.
If you would like to speak with a personal injury attorney about your claim, please contact a nearby office now.