Personal Injury Attorney
When Do I Need a Personal Injury Attorney?
If you are the victim of an accident or personal injury due to someone else’s negligence, you may not be aware of your rights and of how the process works. It is important for you to get help from an experienced personal injury attorney – a professional who can talk with you about your options and help you find the best way forward.
You should consult a personal injury attorney if you have suffered from an illness or injury through another individual’s intentional act or negligence. These include, but are not limited to: auto accidents, pedestrian accidents, biking accidents, semi-truck collisions, dangerous drugs, medical malpractice, an injury on another person’s property (such as a fall), defective products, assault and battery, amusement park accidents, dog bites, and more.
If you’re not sure of whether or not you need a personal injury attorney, please call for a free and fair evaluation of your situation. We want to hear your story. At Bighorn Law, we have helped victims and their families find justice for years. Our personal dedication to getting you the compensation you deserve is second nature to us.
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Serious Injuries After an Incident/Accident
Serious injuries can impact you for the rest of your life. They can greatly change your quality of life, leaving you with crippling pain or limited mobility. Some serious injuries can make it difficult or impossible for you to work, or you may have permanent scars that affect your self-confidence.
When you’ve suffered these injuries due to another person’s negligence, you should be compensated financially for all the ways in which your suffering will impact your life. Compensation for your injuries will correlate with your injuries’ seriousness, as well as how they will impact your future.
At Bighorn Law, we have helped victims and their families find justice for years. If you’re not sure of whether or not you need a personal injury attorney, please call us for a free and fair evaluation of your situation.
1. Take Notes After an Accident or Injury
Writing down the details after an accident is more accurate than relying on your memory.
2. Preserve Evidence for Your Personal Injury Claim
After an accident, finding and preserving evidence can be the key to a successful personal injury claim.
3. Get Prompt Medical Attention After an Accident
At the first hint of injury after an accident, it’s crucial to protect your health and your legal rights.
4. Obtain Your Medical Records
You have the right to obtain your own medical records. Medical expenses are relatively easy to document, but pain and suffering is trickier to prove. Keep a record of how your injuries have impacted your daily life. Include any missed workdays, list any routine activities you can’t undertake, and describe how the injuries have affected your family life.
5. Contact an Attorney
A personal injury attorney can review your case at no cost and let you know whether or not you can file a claim to seek compensation or damages. An attorney can help you maximize your recovery claim if you’re injured. Many personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means that your lawyer only receives a fee if you’re awarded damages or receive a settlement. Call us today and tell us your story.
Use Caution in Discussing the Incident
Don’t talk about the accident to anyone other than your lawyer, your insurance company, and the police. Don’t talk to a representative from another insurance company without first consulting your attorney. If called by the other insurance company, be polite, but ask them to call your attorney to arrange an interview. Also, tell your lawyer about the call.
Be Wary of Early Settlement Offers
Be careful if you’re offered a settlement from an insurance company. Confirm all your physical injuries have been treated. Some injuries don’t show up or reach their greatest level of discomfort until many days, weeks, or months later. Don’t settle a claim until you know you’ll be compensated for all your injuries, and consult your attorney before signing any settlement documents.