When Should You Opt For a Personal Injury Attorney?

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Injury lawyers or tort law attorneys are lawyers who can help you with cases involving injuries that occur due to negligence. If you are injured at work and the accident was avoidable, your injury lawyer will help you gain compensation from the insurance company and help you with the legal system. If you are not sure whether to call a lawyer after you are injured, read along to understand the process.

Injury At Workplaces

In case of a work injury, the first thing you must do is call an attorney. Some employers may dispose of you immediately when they realize that you got injured at work. Write a personal statement of what conspired and led to the accident. The employer may then keep you for a while, then replace you. The worst-case scenario is when you have medical bills to pay and are unemployed. Injuries at the workplace are the hardest to get justice and compensation without the help of a lawyer. However, with substantial evidence and a skilled lawyer, the company will want to keep its image on track and help your compensation process.

Car Accidents

When accidents occur, whether you get mild or severe injuries, ensure you call a personal injury attorney. Your lawyer will use pictures of the scene, the police statement, personal statement, details, and names of the reckless driver, and a word from witnesses to help you proceed with an amicable compensation. Medical insurance will also need the doctor’s report on your condition. Therefore, after an accident, visit the doctor and explain how you feel in detail. If the insurance company fails to compensate the offended, your lawyer will also represent you in court. Also, note that car accident compensation may take longer due to the number of parties involved. Therefore, you will need to focus on getting better as your injury attorney oversees the compensation process.

The tort law ensures that people are compensated after subjection to pain, either emotionally or psychologically, after an accident. Your lawyer is equipped with the necessary skills to ensure you get compensation after an injury at work or in a car accident. Ensure to write a report of events and take pictures for evidence. Not all employers who talk you out of calling your lawyer have your best interest at heart; you may get tricked and accumulate medical bills you cannot pay.

About author
The author, Dr. David K Simson is a trained radiation oncologist specializing in advanced radiation techniques such as intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT), volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) / Rapid Arc, stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). He is also experienced in interstitial, intracavitary, and intraluminal brachytherapy.