When you’re seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident, it can be hard to decide what to do next. It’s important to make sure that you and your family’s short and long-term needs are taken care of, but choosing how to tackle the next steps can be challenging. For many, an experienced injury lawyer is the best way to ensure you and your family receive justice and compensation, but every accident is unique. Is an injury lawyer the right move for you?
To help you get started right away, take James H. Brown’s Accident Injury Lawyer Quiz to help determine whether you need an experienced injury lawyer on your side. Otherwise, read on to learn more about how to tell if you need an injury lawyer after a severe accident.
UNSURE IF AN INJURY LAWYER IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
Serious Injuries Need Serious Care
This may seem common sense, but an alarming number of people don’t seek additional attention after being involved in serious accidents. In many cases, your body will tell you that it needs medical care; listen to it!
In addition to seeking medical attention, it’s also critical to seek legal advice quickly after you’ve been injured. By contacting an experienced injury lawyer early, you guarantee that your accident (and how it has affected you and your family) will be thoroughly documented from the very beginning. When it comes to securing fair compensation for your injuries, every detail matters. Working with an injury lawyer is the best way to ensure you and your family receive complete, fair compensation for every aspect of your injuries.
Of course, not all injuries are apparent right away. For example, some symptoms of whiplash-related injuries can take days, weeks, or even months to appear. Even if a considerable amount of time has passed, it’s still important to contact an injury lawyer if you believe your accident resulted in negative consequences for you and your family. These consequences can include:
- Physical Injuries
- Emotional/Psychological Suffering
- Rehabilitation and Therapy
- Lost Days of Work
- Inability to Fully Participate in Activities
- Requiring Physical Aids (Mobility devices, prosthetics, etc.)
- And Much, MUCH More.
In short, if you and your family are experiencing any negative changes as a result of your accident, you need to speak to an injury lawyer to ensure you receive fair compensation.
Navigating Settlements with Insurance Companies
As soon as another party’s insurance company learns about your accident, their agents will likely attempt to contact you and obtain a statement. Above all else, never give an insurance company (even your own) a statement without seeking legal advice first. Far too often, insurance companies try to leverage information from your statement to pay you less. Remember: these companies are for-profit businesses. They have an obligation to their shareholders to maximize profits, which often means paying out as little as possible in accident injury settlements.
On the other hand, an injury law firm has a responsibility to you and your family to give the best legal advice possible, including helping you navigate insurance settlements while receiving fair compensation. In the case of James H. Brown and Associates, we don’t get paid unless your settlement is successful. Coming to a team of experienced attorneys is the best way to ensure you receive complete, fair compensation for your injuries.
James H. Brown and Associates: Alberta’s Car Accident Injury Lawyers
For three decades, James H. Brown and Associates have helped accident victims and their families attain closure and complete compensation. Our team of experienced injury lawyers understand firsthand the toll a serious accident can take, are ready to fight for the compensation you and your family deserve.
With over 200 years of combined injury law experience, we’ve learned that no two accidents are the same. That’s why we proudly provide a complete range of services and support for our clients, including:
- An experienced team of injury lawyers with an unrivalled record of success.
- Investigation and evidence preservation services, including accident reconstruction.
- Strong relationships with organizations ready to assist with rehabilitation and recovery.
- And much more!