Over 83 million doctor visits and 42 million emergency room visits every year are a result of personal injuries according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you suffered injuries as a direct result of someone else’s negligence, you may have the right to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering. You may wonder whether or not you should consider hiring a personal injury attorney to represent you in negotiations with the insurance company or to file a claim in court on your behalf. The following will help you better understand whether or not hiring a personal injury attorney is right in your specific case.

Did Your Injuries Result From Someone Else’s Negligence?

If your injuries occurred as the direct result of another person or entity’s negligence, you may have the right to file a claim for compensation. Whether it was another driver operating a motor vehicle in a negligent manner, a bar or restaurant that over-served a patron and let the drunk driver leave to cause a wreck, a dog owner failing to restrain a violent dog, or a manufacturer placing a defective product in the stream of commerce, victims of negligence have a right under the law to receive compensation for their injuries, damages, and losses. Visiting with a personal injury attorney can help ensure that you receive proper legal guidance and help you decide whether or not to pursue a personal injury claim.

Did You Suffer Serious Injuries?

Consider the following questions as you consider whether or not to hire a personal injury attorney to represent you.

  • Did you end up in a hospital?
  • Did you go to the emergency room?
  • Did you have to have surgery?
  • Did you have to visit any doctor more than once?
  • Do you have to continue to have physical or occupational therapy of any kind?
  • Did you suffer trauma resulting in post-traumatic stress disorder?
  • Will you need any kind of ongoing medical treatment?
  • Did you receive a disability determination of any kind?
  • Were you paralyzed or incapacitated in any way?
  • Did you miss any work as a result of your injury? (Shockingly, over one-fourth of all workers in America have no paid time off, resulting in challenges to pay medical bills and household expenses following a personal injury accident.)
  • Are you unable to perform the same type of work you previously did prior to the injury?
  • Are you unable to perform any kind of work?
  • Are you finding it challenging to receive a fair settlement offer from the insurance company regarding your injuries?
  • Did your loved one die due to someone else’s negligence?

Contact a Personal Injury Attorney

Contact an experienced personal injury attorney at Griggs Injury Law at (816) 474-0202 to help you understand how having legal representation regarding your personal injury case can assist you in receiving justice for your injuries, and compensation for your losses.