If you’ve been hurt because of someone else’s actions or negligence, you might be wondering whether you need an attorney. Hiring a Florida personal injury attorney is probably not something that you take lightly, so we wanted to help out by writing a post about when you might be better off hiring legal counsel.
Here are three situations that might require a trained personal injury lawyer.
If Your Case Is Complex
Sure, you could try to put together a case that demonstrates that you were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence or malicious actions. But if your case is complex, the amount of time and effort that you are going to have to put in will be significant, to say the least.
If you think that you are in over your head because of the complexity of your case, you should probably hire a Florida personal injury attorney.
When Liability Is an Issue
Even cases that don’t seem complicated at first can become complicated as things progress. For instance, in car accidents, it can be difficult to determine who is at fault. Even though Florida is a no-fault state, you can still file a personal injury lawsuit against another driver if your insurance doesn’t cover all of your damages.
But first, you have to prove that they are the ones who are liable for your damages, which takes time and energy—to gather witness statements, evidence, and file the correct paperwork with the courts.
In other instances, such as slip and fall accidents, a property owner’s insurance might dispute their policy holder’s liability so that they don’t have to compensate you for your damages. In some cases, they might even pursue you for legal damages.
If you don’t have the knowledge or expertise to establish the other party’s liability, you should probably hire a Florida personal injury attorney.
In Cases of Severe Injury
You could file your own lawsuit against the liable party and win. Anything is possible, right? But if you are laid up in a hospital bed or stuck on the couch nursing yourself back to health, you probably won’t.
Minor injuries won’t leave you out of commission for very long, but serious injuries can make it virtually impossible for you to handle your own lawsuit. And if that’s not enough reason to get help, then consider what is riding on the litigation. Serious, life-altering injuries entitle you to more compensation than minor ones. For good reason, too—with serious injuries come various challenges like physical therapy, months (if not years) of healing, and possibly permanent disfigurement and disability. You will need the compensation you plan to win in your lawsuit for the future.
Don’t jeopardize your case. Hire a Florida personal injury attorney.
Let’s sit down and talk about how RRBH Law can help you get the most compensation out of your personal injury lawsuit. Contact us today to set up a consultation.