When to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney
By its very nature a personal injury is a physically traumatic event. Unfortunately, it can sometimes become a mental one when dealing with all the parties involved. For this reason, it is often necessary to hire a personal injury attorney to help with the situation. Here are just a few times when it is advisable to do so:
The case becomes complicated – The law is complex and requires specialized training and knowledge to understand its intricacies. This is the main reason you hire a lawyer in the first place. In addition, the injury that you have suffered may cause other difficulties in terms of mobility or concentration making it doubly difficult for you to resolve the case on your own. An experienced personal injury attorney can help resolve any and all of these issues.
The insurance company refuses to settle – It is not an unusual negotiating tactic for a large insurance company to deny coverage or its liability in a personal injury case. By delaying a settlement, they hope to discourage you from aggressively pursuing the case or eventually settling for a lesser amount. An experienced attorney will recognize this situation and take the appropriate legal steps to make the insurance company act in good faith and in a timely manner.
The government claims immunity – While an individual has the right to sue the government at any level, it is an arduous task. The entire process is tightly controlled and governed by such things as “sovereign immunity” and the “tort claims act.” If you are not familiar with the details behind these then, you need a personal injury attorney to represent you.
A personal injury is serious business. In addition to the physical pain and mental anguish, there are bills to pay. Do not shortchange yourself by simply settling for the first offer from an insurance company. Get advice from an experienced attorney. For information on determining whether or not you need to hire a personal injury attorney, contact Sloat & Nicholson P.C. We can be found online at SloatLaw.com or reached directly at 800.873.3202.
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