If you have been involved in an accident that left you with a significant injury, then you deserve a qualified personal injury lawyer who can help you obtain fair and just compensation for your physical and emotional damages. A personal injury lawyer can help you find quality medical treatment and can also negotiate with insurance companies and perhaps even file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf. A personal injury attorney is there to protect your rights and make sure that you are fairly compensated for your injury—whether that means getting the insurance payout to which you are entitled or arguing at trial for compensation from the person or business you believe was responsible for your injury.
The question is, when should you seek the services of a personal injury attorney? Here are 11 situations where you might have reason to hire a personal injury lawyer.
- You have been involved in a car accident
- You have been involved in a motorcycle accident
- You have been involved in a boat accident
- You have been the victim of a pedestrian accident
- A loved one has been killed in what you believe to be a wrongful death (e.g., a death caused by someone else’s actions or negligence)
- You have suffered a dog bite injury by someone else’s dog (or some other pet)
- You have suffered a slip-and-fall injury on someone else’s property
- You have been injured as an employee
- You have been hurt in an assault and battery case
- You have suffered damages due to sexual harassment or sexual assault
- You have been injured or adversely affected due to a products liability matter
As you can see, these matters are quite varied and might involve wildly different circumstances, injuries, and legal variables. However, what all these situations have in common is that they can result in lasting injuries, disability, emotional distress, or loss of work. A personal injury lawyer can make sure that your rights are protected in these cases.
For instance, vehicular accident cases (whether they involve cars, motorcycles, boats, or other vehicles) often hinge on the accounts given by drivers/vehicle operators and/or witnesses. Police will take these accounts at the scene of the accident, but insurance companies will work to collect information as well. The trouble is that an offhand remark or confused recollection recounted to an insurance adjuster can result in you being denied some or all the compensation you deserve. Working with a personal injury lawyer will not only save you the hassle of dealing with insurance providers (as well as car repairs, medical bills, lost wages, and more) but can also help ensure that your words aren’t taken out of context or twisted in ways you didn’t intend.
In other situations, a personal injury attorney can be instrumental in helping you mount a lawsuit or otherwise seek compensation from someone who is to blame for your injuries. For instance, if someone fails to restrain their dog, thus leading to a severe dog bite injury, you may be able to pursue a lawsuit, or at least to have your medical expenses and emotional damages paid by the offending dog owner. Similar rules apply for cases involving products liability, assault and battery, and more.
Personal injury law doesn’t only apply to what we would typically think of as an “injury” either. On the contrary, personal injury lawyers often have experience in matters involving civil rights violations (such as police brutality or denial of due process of law). If you have been the victim of these types of offenses, you should consult with a personal injury lawyer to learn more about your rights and what steps you might take to fight for those rights.
At HHJ Trial Attorneys, we have the experience and knowledge in personal injury law to handle all the matters discussed above. To get started, schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys. We will listen to your case’s details, advise you on what your next steps should be, and then assist you in setting up additional legal services to pursue your case. Contact us today to get started.
Testimonial from Christopher, a personal injury victim from San Diego
Elliott H. Jung is a knowledgeable and hardworking attorney who works for his client. I was very impressed with all his work on my case and how responsive he is. It’s nice to find an attorney who genuinely cares about getting the best outcome for the client. Will definitely recommend this law firm for any pain or injuries suffered due to negligence. Elliot Jung will get the job done with proper compensation for your injuries. Thank you once again, Elliot H. Jung.