Life has a way of being unpredictable. Most accidents tend to have manageable, temporary setbacks. However, when outside variables and unforeseen complications occur, serious personal injury can result. Legal representation may be needed to negotiate a reasonable resolution on behalf of the injured party.
Severe and Long-Term Injuries
Personal injuries sustained in an accident should be assessed for the degree of seriousness and type of treatment needed. Severe injuries can result in long-term or permanent disability or disfigurement despite medical intervention and may warrant legal action. Incurred medical expenses, type of injury sustained, and duration of recovery are taken into account when determining the severity of the injury. These factors directly impact the amount of potential compensation the injured person could receive. Long-term and permanent injuries increase the probability of higher compensation. Legal representation can be instrumental in developing an agreement that awards the client compensation at the higher end of the spectrum.
Some personal injury cases can be more obscure due to complex legalities involved in the claim. In cases of toxicity, for example, environmental hazards can cause illness and irreversible health conditions when chemicals and other contaminants are inhaled, ingested, or otherwise consumed. Such industries responsible for chemical and other harmful exposures have taken steps to limit access to evidence and avoid potential legal ramifications. A knowledgeable attorney can navigate complicated legal terms and ascertain what scientific data is necessary to prove that compensation is warranted.
Personal injury due to medical malpractice is one of the most difficult cases to resolve. Possible malpractice cases may involve a misdiagnosis, surgical error, medical negligence, birth-related injuries, vaccination complications, or mistakes directly affecting successful treatment of an injury or ailment. Many medical and legal details must be carefully considered: the existence of informed consent, the medical standard of care, potential expert witnesses, and damages. Damages of this nature can include pain and suffering, incurred medical expenses, and a lower quality of life. Due to the complexity of medical and legal standpoints, legal counsel can contribute expertise in assessing the facts of the case.
Difficult Insurance Companies
Insurance companies have earned the reputation of being difficult to deal with when filing claims. This is due to instances when an insurance company or agency refuses to pay on a legitimate claim. Depending on the type of injury and expenses incurred, legal action may be necessary to secure a settlement.
Obtaining Legal Representation
If a personal injury is determined to meet the criteria to warrant compensation, legal representation can examine the details of the case and advise the client on the best course of action to take. Referrals from acquaintances satisfied with their personal injury lawyers can produce a promising start to finding representation. Once candidates are narrowed down, further research can provide information on the lawyers’ relevant experiences, education, fees, and practicing philosophies. Having legal representation does not guarantee compensation, but it does ensure that if competently handled, a personal injury case will be taken seriously and justly resolved.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a personal injury accident, contact the personal injury attorneys at Carey, Danis & Lowe today. There is limited time to file legal claims against responsible parties. Trying to handle these issues yourself with an insurance company might result in you obtaining far less compensation than if experienced legal counsel was protecting your rights to fair compensation from all the parties responsible for your injuries. Call Carey, Danis & Lowe today and see how we can help you.