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When to Contact a Personal Injury Attorney

Posted by Martin Rocha | Feb 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Not every personal injury claim requires an attorney. It depends on the facts and circumstances of the case. However, if you are having difficulty getting fully compensated for you for your injuries, then you will probably more successful in handling the claim by hiring a personal injury attorney. If you're in need of a personal injury attorney, the Lettunich Law Firm can help you out. 

Accidents that Require a Personal Injury Attorney

Any mishap that results in a severe, long-term or permanent injury generally requires a personal injury attorney. These are generally problems that will leave you unable to work, in extreme pain, or both for more than a year.  If you are unsure if your accident falls into this category, many attorneys offer free consultations.

Other Reasons to Contact a Personal Injury Attorney

If your issue is a result of medical malpractice or due to exposure to a toxic chemical, then it is in your best interest to contact a personal injury attorney. This is because both the medical questions and the legal rules involved are complex. Furthermore, if you become sick because you were exposed to contaminants in the air, soil, or water, in products, or in food it can be difficult to prove.  In addition, it usually requires complex scientific data. Moreover, many industries have created ways to protect themselves from legal action while continuing to expose the public to potentially harmful chemicals. Therefore, the required evidence may be difficult to attain and you should get expert help.

Regardless of the nature of your injury or the amount of your medical bills and lost income, you will want to hire a lawyer if the responsible party refuses to pay. Just remember not to hire the first personal injury attorney that comes along. Ask those around you for referrals and be sure to fully vet anyone you plan to hire and find out their experience, education, and fees.

Whether you choose to hire a personal injury attorney or not, be careful about what you say to the opposing side, especially if liability or fault is contested. Be aware that the insurance adjuster will try to prove your fault or diminish the value of your claim. It is best to retain a personal injury attorney early on in the process even when the fault is clearly placed on the other driver so that adjusters do not attempt to “lowball” you with an offer that is not fair for the injuries and damages you have suffered.

If you are in the El Paso area and are need of a personal injury attorney, contact Lettunich Law Firm. They are dedicated to getting victims the compensation they deserve.

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