When to Contact a Personal Injury Attorney
If you are injured in an accident, you need to think first about healing. As the medical bills and time away from work add up, it makes sense to think about whether you deserve compensation for your injuries. If someone else caused your injuries, it may be time to seek a personal injury attorney to help you.
Who Caused Your Accident?
One of the first questions to consider is who caused your accident. Sometimes accidents just happen, through your own distraction or bad luck. Often, though, someone else’s negligence or reckless behavior leaves you hurt and struggling. If another driver was intoxicated or speeding or creates dangerous conditions that make the other driver responsible, you need a lawyer. Similarly, if you are on someone else’s property and that person did not safely maintain it, you may be able to recover damages. Think about how your accident occurred, and if someone else is responsible, you should speak with an attorney.
How Badly Were You Hurt?
Not all injuries are worth the stress of a lawsuit. If you are not going to miss any work time, or you come away relatively unharmed, you may not need an attorney. On the other hand, keep in mind that your damages can include the cost of property damage, lost wages, and medical expenses. You may even have an adrenaline rush right after the accident that leaves you feeling fine, with the physical or psychological damage revealing itself later. Don’t assume that just because you feel okay right after an accident, you are fine.
What Do You Need to Know?
One of the biggest reasons to contact a personal injury lawyer after you are hurt is that you may not know your rights. Discussing your accident with an attorney can help you sort through what happened and understand the claims you may have against someone. If you have been injured and want to learn more, contact Eisenberg Law Offices, online or at (608)256-8356.