Signs You May Need a Personal Injury Attorney
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released statistics that show there are 42 million visits to emergency rooms each year. With that data, it’s easy to see why some of those people that are injured could use the assistance of a personal injury attorney.If you have been injured due to the negligence of another person, you may have cause for a personal injury lawsuit. In some cases, only an experienced personal injury lawyer will be able to ensure that you get the compensation that you are entitled to for your damages and injuries. Below are five common signs that you may need to consult with an Illinois personal injury attorney:
You suffered significant, permanent, and/or disabling injuries. If your injuries were significant enough to keep you from performing your routine daily activities or your ability to work, or your injuries required long-term care or left you partially or permanently disabled, you should consider consulting with an attorney. The amount of compensation you are entitled to depends on the severity of your injuries and a personal injury attorney can help you negotiate a settlement that is fair.
Liability isn’t clear. If multiple parties were involved in the accident, more than one party could be responsible for the damages and injuries you suffered. You may also be deemed partially at fault, which could reduce your compensation.
You have car repair and medical bills that resulted from the accident. Sometimes the damages and injuries you sustain in a car accident are obvious, but even if your medical bills are over $1,000 you should consider consulting with a lawyer to have them review your case. A lawyer will have the knowledge needed to negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance claims adjuster or take the case to court if need be.
Your accident was caused by a defective car part. If your car accident wasn’t due to your own negligence or the negligence of another party, it could have been caused by a defective car part. If so, the manufacturer or another party could be responsible for the injuries and damages you suffered in the accident. An experienced personal injury lawyer can navigate the complicated legal system and ensure that all possible avenues are considered.
Your health is worse, or you have been injured by the incompetence or negligence of doctor or healthcare professional. Not all medical conditions and diseases can be cured. But sometimes a doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional makes a mistake that results in injuries to the patient. These medical providers have a duty to provide their patients with a certain level of care and failing to do so can result in a medical malpractice claim.