After an accident, the prospect of hiring a personal injury attorney can seem daunting. You’re probably asking yourself if you really need a lawyer or if you should save money and handle the legal details yourself.
In some cases, however, certain red flags can signal the definite need for a personal injury attorney. Having a professional on your side can be a great asset. Here are four situations in which you should consider speaking with a lawyer.
When You’ve Incurred Extensive Medical Bills
If your injury has cost thousands of dollars in medical bills or if you are facing extensive long-term rehabilitation from a serious injury, it may be in your best interest to hire an attorney. With the high costs of recovery, receiving proper compensation is very important.
When Your Insurance Company Isn’t Helping
Insurance companies can be difficult to work with, and they can sometimes be unwilling to provide you with the compensation you are due for your injuries. If you feel your insurance provider offers less than you deserve for rehabilitation, an attorney can help with the negotiation process.
When Many Parties Are Involved
In situations where multiple people or parties are involved, determining fault or adding up due compensation can be difficult. Each person involved may offer a different report of the incident. Attorneys are skilled in dealing with these situations, and they can help to thoroughly investigate conflicting claims.
When You Have Non-Economic Losses
Compensation is not only due for medical costs or property damage. Non-economic damages (pain and suffering, loss of companionship or emotional trauma) can also be compensated. However, because these losses cannot be calculated, it’s difficult to put a price tag on them. A personal injury attorney can help you assess your non-economic damages and receive adequate compensation.
If you’ve been injured in a personal injury accident, the team at Tampa’s Lorenzo & Lorenzo can help. We’re prepared to guide you through your case to receive the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.