More than 16,000 car accidents take place in the United States each day. There are millions of Americans who are missing work each year because of injuries on the job. In addition, there are millions more who are harmed by some type of medical error each year. These numbers should show you how easy it really is to suffer from some type of injury. More importantly, the consequences of these injuries are costly. There are lost wages, medical expenses, and possibly the loss of being able to earn money in the future. With these consequences, the pain and stress of these injuries can last for a long time, even after you heal.
If you suffer from an injury that was the result of someone else’s actions, or because the proper precautions were not made to prevent the injury from happening, legal action may be taken to help recover damages. The person or entity responsible for the injury may have to pay any medical expenses, and possibly compensate for lost wages and potential loss of wages. If you are injured, it is important to take every precaution to protect yourself and your family. This precaution should include hiring a personal injury attorney to help explore all of your legal options.
Why Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
When it comes to lawsuits involving personal injuries, cases can become quite complex. There may be witnesses called to testify about the circumstances that caused your injury, as well as about the injury itself. Careful attention to detail is very important when it comes to these types of cases. In order to resolve a personal injury case, there is often a great deal of documentation as well as red tape to get through. In addition, these cases can sometimes take a very long time. Hiring a personal injury lawyer to help cut through the bureaucracy provides a significant amount of aid.
Choosing an attorney that has experience dealing with personal injury law is important to protect your legal rights. If you are trying to recover damages from a business or other type of organization, you can bet that they are going to have a legal team on their side.
What a Personal Injury Attorney Does
Personal injury lawyers do not just coordinate the personal injury case. These attorneys will also help you complete all of the paperwork required for an injury claim. In addition, your lawyer will help to negotiate with opposing counsel as well as insurers. Experienced lawyers have access to expert witnesses and investigators that can make a difference in your claim.
Most personal injury lawyers will work on a contingency basis. This means that you will not be charged for their services unless you win (or secure a settlement). The financial and personal stress of an injury is difficult to manage. It is easy to be tempted by a settlement offer that is not in your best interest. A personal injury lawyer will provide advice about these offers, letting you know what to expect. No matter what type of injury that you have, if it was caused by the negligence of someone else, hiring a personal injury attorney is going to be in your best interest.
If you were hurt in the Indianapolis area, give us a call at (317) 636-0808 or write to us online to see how the Law Office of William W. Hurst might help you.