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When To Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer

Posted on Feb 03, 2020

After you have suffered an injury, you need to get the right medical treatment. Depending on how badly you were hurt, you may be unable to work. Because of the cost of medical bills and being unemployed, you may need help covering your bills. If someone was responsible for your injury, they should also be responsible for paying your costs. The Hershewe Law Firm can help you get the compensation you are entitled to for your injuries. 

When Should You Hire an Attorney?

There are many reasons why you may need an attorney for your case. You should contact an attorney immediately after an injury. Do not give a statement to an insurance agent.

You Have Severe Injuries

At the Hershewe Law Firm we will speak or you and be your voice. We will get your medical records, medical bills, wage losses, and even have you independently examined by an expert medical witness.

The Insurance Provider Refuses to Pay

Unfortunately, there are times when an insurance company will refuse to make a settlement offer. If you are unable to get a fair settlement, you may want to hire a lawyer. The insurance company may be acting in bad faith, so a lawyer can help you take your insurance claim to court. 

Injuries Are Surprisingly Common

There are  442 deaths  from an accidental injury each day. Unfortunately, many of these deaths are entirely preventable. In 2016, accidental injuries were the third leading cause of death in the United States. From just 2015 to 2016, accidental deaths rose by 10 percent. 

 

What Types of Injuries Can Happen?

There are a variety of personal injury accidents that can occur. The following are the most common kinds of injury cases. 

  • Car accidents.

  • Medical malpractice.

  • Premises liability.

  • Wrongful death.

  • Workplace injuries.

  • Product liability.

 

The Hershewe Law Firm in Joplin can help you seek damages for several different things. Most damages are considered compensatory, which means that they are designed to compensate you for what you lost because of the injury. Basically, the damages are supposed to make you whole again. Compensatory damages can occur for some of the following things.

  • Medical bills.

  • Property damage.

  • Pain and suffering.

  • Lost income.

  • Loss of consortium.

  • Loss of enjoyment.

  • Emotional distress.

 

The Advantages of Hiring an Injury Lawyer

By hiring The Hershewe Law Firm in Joplin, you get help building your case. Your attorney has experience with similar claims, so they are aware of the laws involved. They also know the insurance company's tactics and how to combat the insurance company in court. 

The Hershewe Law Firm has a team of investigators they can use to learn about your case. They can find answers about topics like the other party's assets, liability, and insurance. This kind of information makes it easier to build a case and compile evidence. Unless someone already knows a lot about the law, building a strong case can take weeks of looking through medical records, reviewing police reports and talking to insurance adjusters. 

The Hershewe Law Firm has experience working with other lawyers, so they know how to handle the insurance company's team. In addition, other factors like criminal charges and divorce records, can affect your case. A talented lawyer can work with attorneys from other practice areas to make sure all your cases are resolved in your best interest. 

The skilled attorneys at The Hershewe Law Firm can bring your case to trial. They have spent years navigating injury law. In addition to their knowledge and skills, your lawyer is a source of objective advice. When you have just sustained an injury, it is almost impossible to be objective. You are naturally upset, which makes it harder to make smart decisions. A lawyer gives you objective advice so that you can make the best possible choices for your case. 

Best of all, the personal injury attorneys at The Hershewe Law Firm work for a contingency fee. This basically means that you do not have to pay anything upfront for their services. If your lawyer wins, then they will get paid from your settlement. Your lawyer will only get paid if you get paid as well. 

At  Hershewe Law , we are available 24/7 to help our clients. We come to your location to provide a FREE consultation on your case. Since 1977, our lawyers have served the four-state area with caring, honest legal support. To set up your FREE consultation, call us at 417-999- 9999 or contact us  today.

 

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