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After What Types Of Accidents Should I Look For A Lawyer?

Posted June 17, 2024 | Personal Injury Blog

Being involved in a car accident or suffering another form of personal injury can wreak havoc on your life. In the blink of an eye, it may feel as if everything you know was turned upside down. A serious accident can cause physical, emotional, and financial pain and suffering.

In the aftermath of such an event, you may need the help of a personal injury lawyer in order to get the restitution you deserve. Accident claims can be complicated and are often contested by the other party. An experienced attorney, though, can advocate for your rights and provide valuable support throughout the legal process.

This post will discuss the types of accidents and scenarios where it is often advantageous to have a lawyer by your side.

Accident Cases in Which It is Beneficial to Have a Personal Injury Lawyer

The law does not require you to hire an attorney when pursuing compensation after an accident, and not every injury victim may require legal representation. That said, it is often in your best interest to call an attorney as soon as possible.

A well-practiced personal injury lawyer can help you hold all negligent parties accountable in order to maximize your compensation for what you have gone through.

Serious motor vehicle accidents

Automobile accidents are a leading cause of personal injuries. In most cases, the crash was preventable and the result of a driver’s negligent or reckless behavior.

If you suffered significant injuries in a motor vehicle accident that was not your fault, your quality of life may be impacted for the foreseeable future. It is in your best interests to consult a personal injury attorney. He or she can evaluate the full impact of your injuries and work to ensure that you pursue enough compensation to comfortably meet both your current and long-term financial needs.

Further, in pursuing a car accident claim, it is not uncommon for an insurance company to deny that their policyholder is at fault. The insurer may try to shift the blame to you, even twisting your statements to make you appear liable. If this happens, a car accident lawyer can go to bat for you by collecting evidence and submitting documentation to prove your case.

Accidents involving premises liability

Slip-and-fall accidents are among the most common types of premises liability claims. Regrettably, falls account for over 8 million hospital emergency visits annually and are the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims.

Premises liability law establishes the duty of care that all property owners have to keep their premises reasonably maintained and safe for visitors. A slip-and-fall or another kind of injury accident may happen in a private home, at a place of business, or on public property. These kinds of accidents routinely result in debilitating injuries.

If a property owner knows that dangerous conditions exist on the premises, he or she is legally required to promptly remedy the hazardous situation. Until the unsafe conditions are fixed, proper warning must be given to all visitors. If the property owner or manager fails to do this, you have sound legal recourse to pursue damages after an injury. 

Unfortunately, premises liability claims are notoriously difficult to prove and win.

An experienced personal injury attorney can investigate the circumstances of your accident and negotiate with the negligent parties on your behalf.

Cases of medical malpractice

When you seek medical attention, you have the right to expect that the physicians, nurses, hospital, and other healthcare professionals will provide you with an acceptable standard of medical care for the given situation. Medical negligence and medical errors can have heartbreaking consequences.

Examples of medical negligence include misdiagnosis, surgical errors, anesthesia errors, and administering the wrong medication. Such malpractice cases tend to be technical and complex. Extensive resources are generally needed to gather the required evidence.

It is not advisable to embark on a medical malpractice claim on your own. These cases have high stakes. A personal injury lawyer who is well-versed in medical malpractice law will have the know-how and capability to hold negligent healthcare providers liable for your damages.

Catastrophic injury accidents

At times, an accident results in injuries that cause chronic physical and emotional suffering. An injury claim that involves restitution for lasting or permanent disability or disfigurement must be handled with the utmost skill and care. 

A person’s life may never be the same after a catastrophic injury. However, a knowledgeable accident lawyer can work with an injury victim’s doctors to ensure he or she reaches maximum medical improvement. Further, the right attorney will leave no stone unturned in seeking the highest level of compensation possible.

Wrongful death claims

When a person dies in an accident caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another party, certain family members may be able to file a wrongful death claim and recover both monetary and emotional damages. Such a claim can hold the responsible party financially liable for the damages sustained as a result of losing a close family member. 

Filing a wrongful death claim is often an important step in getting families back on their feet after the tragic loss of a loved one. However, wrongful death suits can be confusing and stressful. A mourning family should not attempt to navigate the legal system alone. A wrongful death lawyer can handle all of the legal paperwork and claims filing so the family can properly grieve the one they have lost.

Contact the Accident Lawyers at Fielding Law for Advice

A severe injury accident can leave you physically and emotionally scarred. Facing a prolonged recovery period coupled with financial hardships can be overwhelming. In such difficult circumstances, hiring a personal injury lawyer can give you confidence and peace of mind as you enter the injury claims process.

The experienced injury attorneys at Fielding Law focus exclusively on auto accident and personal injury cases. Our legal team is well-equipped to help you navigate the legal system – from filing your initial accident claim to arguing your case at trial, if necessary. We have dedicated our careers to enabling personal injury victims to regain their quality of life after an accident.

Please don’t wait to get the help you need after an accident. Call Fielding Law today at (877) 880-4090 or fill out our online contact form for a free case evaluation. A member of our legal team is standing by to hear your story.

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Text edited by Mitchell Fielding, a personal injury lawyer and partner at Fielding Law. Mitchell is known for his hard work ethic, friendly personality and dedication to the law. You can find out personal injury law offices in Taylorsville, UT and Mesquite, TX.