Severe Injuries: When to Enlist the Help of a Personal Injury Attorney

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Enlisting the help of a personal injury attorney is advisable in certain situations to protect your rights, navigate complex legal processes, and maximize your chances of receiving fair compensation. While it’s possible to handle minor personal injury claims on your own, there are instances where the expertise and representation of an attorney are invaluable. Here are some circumstances when it is recommended to seek the assistance of a personal injury attorney:

Severe injuries or long-term effects

If you have sustained severe injuries that require extensive medical treatment, result in disability, or have long-term consequences, it is crucial to have an attorney by your side. Serious injuries often involve higher medical expenses, lost wages, and potential long-term care needs. An attorney can help assess the full extent of your damages and ensure that you pursue appropriate compensation.

Liability disputes or multiple parties involved

If there is a dispute over liability or multiple parties are potentially responsible for your injuries, it is advisable to consult with a personal injury attorney. Determining liability can be complex, especially when insurance companies or other parties are involved. An attorney will investigate the circumstances of your case, gather evidence, and handle negotiations or legal proceedings to hold the responsible parties accountable.

Insurance company disputes or denial of claim

If you encounter difficulties dealing with insurance companies, such as delays, low settlement offers, or denial of your claim, it is wise to consult with an attorney. Insurance companies have their own legal teams and adjusters who aim to minimize payouts. An experienced personal injury attorney will advocate for your rights, negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf, and, if necessary, take legal action to ensure a fair outcome.

Complex legal rules and procedures

Personal injury law is intricate, and understanding the legal rules and procedures can be challenging for someone without legal knowledge. An attorney who specializes in personal injury law has a deep understanding of the legal system and can guide you through the complex processes, including filing deadlines, court procedures, and legal documentation. They will ensure that your rights are protected and that you follow the necessary steps to pursue your claim successfully.

Potential shared fault

If you believe you may be partially at fault for the accident or incident that caused your severe injuries, it is essential to consult with an attorney. Comparative negligence laws vary by jurisdiction, and even if you share some responsibility, you may still be entitled to compensation. An attorney will assess the circumstances, review applicable laws, and help determine your level of liability and potential compensation.

Settlement negotiations

When dealing with insurance companies, it’s common for them to offer a settlement to resolve your claim. However, accepting an early settlement offer without legal advice may result in receiving less than you deserve. A personal injury attorney will evaluate the adequacy of the settlement offer, assess the value of your case based on factors such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and future damages, and negotiate for a fair and just settlement on your behalf.

Trial representation

If your case goes to trial, having an experienced personal injury attorney is crucial. Trial proceedings require a deep understanding of the law, courtroom procedures, presenting evidence, and cross-examining witnesses. An attorney with trial experience will build a strong case, argue on your behalf, and represent your interests in court to maximize your chances of receiving fair compensation.

Remember, each personal injury case is unique, and the decision to enlist the help of an attorney should be based on your specific circumstances. Consulting with a personal injury attorney during an initial consultation is typically free or offered at a minimal cost, allowing you to discuss the details of your case and make an informed decision about whether legal representation is necessary.

This is why you should choose David M. Kennedy as your personal injury attorney. With extensive experience, compassionate support, and a proven track record of success, he will fight for your rights and fair compensation. Schedule your free consultation today and let him navigate the complexities of your case, ensuring you receive the justice you deserve. Don’t wait; take the first step towards securing the legal representation you need. Call (903) 819-0720 or click here to email our law office.

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David M. Kennedy has over 30 years experience representing individuals and businesses in matters of civil litigation, especially personal injury and wrongful death. He is licensed in Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado.


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