Unfortunately, many personal injury victims do not receive fair injury compensation. Some victims can even receive little to no compensation whatsoever, even after launching a personal injury lawsuit. Filing a personal injury claim is much more complex than it seems and requires the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you obtain your rightful compensation. If you’re still unsure whether you need a personal injury lawyer or not, read the blog below.
When Should I Hire an Injury Lawyer?
As a rule of thumb, you should immediately contact an injury lawyer after sustaining an injury from a car or motorcycle accident through negligence or wrongdoing. Contacting a personal injury lawyer will help you understand your legal rights. Experienced injury lawyers will discuss your legal standing and offer you several options to help you attain the justice you deserve. With James H. Brown and Associates, you can book a free evaluation claim where our lawyers will review your case, explain your legal rights and help you decide the best course of action.
While you do have the legal right to file a personal injury case on your own, you should strongly consider talking to an injury lawyer if any of the following situations occur:
Liability For The Accident Is Disputed:
When accident victims file for a personal injury claim, they must prove that the other driver’s negligence, wrongdoings or errors has caused the victim’s injuries. For instance, if you are involved in a car accident where you cannot prove that the other driver caused the accident, then you will not be able to receive compensation for your injuries, especially if the other driver disputes liability. In this situation, you must hire an injury lawyer immediately. James H. Brown and Associates will run a thorough investigation to determine how your injuries occurred and who is responsible for the damage. Our team of experts will gather the necessary evidence and documents to develop a legal strategy for proving liability.
You’re Blamed For Contributing To The Cause Of Your Injury
While the insurance company of the driver at fault might accept liability, they could claim that you (the victim) contributed to the cause of the accident! For example, the insurance company could claim that you were driving and texting, speeding or not following traffic regulations during the accident and therefore, you are partially at fault for the cause of the collision. In this situation, you are running the risk of being 50% at fault for the cause of the accident and the money received as compensation is reduced. Hiring an injury lawyer will help you fight these unfounded allegations. Injury lawyers at James H. Brown and Associates have more than 250 years of combined experience in personal injury law and can help you fight these allegations to attain the compensation you deserve.
Sustaining a Traumatic Injury or A Permanent Disability
It goes without saying that sustaining a traumatic injury or a permanent disability is a stressful and overwhelming situation. During this time, you need to prioritize your health and well-being above anything else. Traumatic car accident injuries can sometimes cause the victims to undergo ongoing medical care that could prevent them from making any mental or physical efforts. Traumatic injury accidents are also more complex as they sometimes involve high-dollar compensation, which insurance companies often aggressively fight to lower. Having an experienced injury lawyer by your side can help gather all the necessary documentation and retain any medical, economic and financial experts to assist and strengthen your case, while you focus on recovery.
Hire James H. Brown and Associates Before It’s Too Late
Depending on your injury claim, your statute of limitation might expire, and you lose your right to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you’re looking for an experienced injury lawyer in Edmonton, contact James H. Brown and Associates today. You can also take our short quiz to help you determine whether you need an injury lawyer or not.