Why you need a personal injury attorney

As a full-time blogger, you will need to run your blog as a business and this means, among other tasks, finding legal representation for your brand. To help you navigate the complexities of the law and provide you with expert legal advice.

Personal injury attorney

One of those legal representatives should be a personal injury attorney.

Personal injury attorneys wear many hats and help those who have been injured in an accident.

At a time when you should be resting and healing, they step in to assist you to recover financial compensation. These finances are often needed by you to pay for medical treatment, make up for lost wages, cover any pain and suffering, and compensate for your injuries.

What accidents does a personal injury attorney cover?

Personal injury attorneys cover civil litigation for injuries that are a result of negligence. Their goal is to assist their client and stop the mishap from occurring again.

Common examples of accidents where a personal injury attorney could assist are :

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Slips and falls
  • Workplace injuries
  • Defective products
  • Medical malpractice
  • Cruise ship accident

Why you need a personal injury attorney

There are many reasons why hiring a personal injury attorney would benefit you …

  • Explains your rights
  • Provides advise
  • Represents you in court
  • Reduces your anxiety and stress
  • Completes a professional investigation
  • Connects with medical providers
  • Better assesses damage
  • Works through a variety of legal processes, for example, can negotiate on your behalf.

When do you need a personal injury attorney?

Not every injury requires legal representation. If the damages are minimal, there is no serious bodily injury and the settlement between both parties seems reasonable there is no need to pay a large sum of that settlement to a personal injury attorney.

However, sometimes a simple case may become extremely complicated, in which case it is best to hire a personal injury attorney.

Some key times to hire an attorney would be:

  • If the claim is denied – If you know that the other person was responsible for the accident but the insurance will not pay the claim it is wise to hire an experienced attorney to get a more objective opinion.
  • Multiple parties are involved – Claims are often complicated if multiple parties are involved. A personal injury attorney can help to identify all the parties that share liability and also those who could be named as defendants.
  • A settlement is offered – Very often a first settlement offer is a low number in hope that the victim will accept the offer, your personal injury attorney can determine if this is a fair offer or not.

Where to find a personal injury attorney?

A Google search will list many reputable law firms that are more than capable to assist in personal injury cases.

I noticed on many that they offer a free first consultation, making it accessible for anyone, regardless of income, to file a claim and there are also several firms that do not charge if you do not win. So, it is best to research to find the right personal injury attorney to represent you.

In South Africa, there are time limits to placing a personal injury compensation claim so contact a lawyer as soon as possible.

You can also read claim help to assist you with what documents are needed if you want to lay a personal injury compensation claim.

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