You should consider contacting a personal injury lawyer when you’re ready to start pursuing compensation. The sooner you contact a lawyer, the sooner they can get started on your case. This prevents time-sensitive evidence from getting lost, and it also prevents the statute of limitations from expiring on your case.
Getting started with our injury firm is easy. It all begins with your free case review.
When to consider partnering with a personal injury lawyer
You should consider partnering with an injury lawyer:
If you or a loved one suffered harm in one of these situations
You or a loved one might want help managing a case involving a(n):
- Motor vehicle accident
- On-the-job injury
- An instance of nursing home abuse
- Slip and fall
- Defective drug(s)
- Dangerous product, such as paraquat
Each of these situations come with their own challenges. Yet, you don’t have to worry about possible complications with a lawyer. Your legal aid can handle everything.
Immediately after getting hurt
Insurance companies love taking advantage of injured people. Immediately after your accident, it may offer a settlement to resolve your case. However, it might not account for your past, present, and future losses.
When you partner with a lawyer from the beginning, they can handle everything your claim requires. They can protect you from bad faith insurance practices, calculate your losses, and fight for what you need.
If you’re dealing with serious injuries or lost a loved one
Dealing with serious injuries and a personal injury case can feel overwhelming. You might consider entrusting your case to a lawyer if you suffered:
- Broken bones
- Cuts and lacerations
- A traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Sprains and strains
- Spinal cord trauma
- Nerve damage
- Organ damage
You might also consider legal aid if you lost a loved one. Right now, you deserve to focus on your well-being––not a complicated legal battle. This is where partnering with a lawyer can alleviate your stress.
If you encounter bad faith insurance practices
You might consider managing your injury case on your own—until you encounter bad faith insurance practices. Examples of these tactics include the following:
- The insurance company denies your claim without a written reason why.
- The claims adjuster threatens you into accepting an unfair offer.
- The insurance company unjustly accuses you of causing the accident.
- The claims adjuster gives you false or misleading information.
With a lawyer on your side, you don’t have to tolerate these practices alone. We will stand between you and any unscrupulous insurance companies.
As soon as you’re ready
It’s your decision when to partner with a personal injury lawyer. You might consider legal aid if:
- You’re not sure how to file an insurance claim on your own.
- You’re afraid of the insurance company taking advantage of you.
- The insurance company has already acted in bad faith.
- You’re not sure what your damages are worth.
- You don’t want to file a claim or lawsuit without help.
You might consider partnering with a lawyer for other reasons than those listed here. For instance, Pennsylvania and New Jersey impose filing deadlines on civil lawsuits. If you miss the deadline, you could lose the right to seek damages. Our law firm can file your case within the appropriate period.
Do you have to partner with a personal injury lawyer on your case?
You have the right to represent yourself without legal help. Yet, doing so could put you at a marked disadvantage if:
You don’t understand how to prove your case
Proving a personal injury case goes beyond using “common sense.” You must understand courtroom procedure and how civil law works. Furthermore, you must have evidence to support various aspects of your case—including the cost of your damages.
A lawyer can explain and manage each aspect. That way, you don’t have to worry about misunderstanding something that could jeopardize your case.
You don’t know how to procure certain forms of evidence
You might know what pieces of evidence could help your case, but you might not know how to get this information. When you partner with a lawyer, they can find and use the following to support your case:
- The accident report
- Eyewitness testimony
- Pictures of your injuries and property damage (if applicable)
- Your damages’ invoices and receipts
- Statements from healthcare professionals and accident reconstruction experts
You plan on filing a lawsuit
The court system is designed for lawyers who represent injured people. It’s not designed for injured claimants who don’t understand the law.
If you don’t understand courtroom procedure, you could miss filing deadlines, say something to discredit your case, or prompt the judge to dismiss it altogether.
Explore partnering with a personal injury lawyer today
When you’re ready to learn about working with a lawyer from our firm, Cordisco & Saile LLC is ready to take your call. We can discuss your case’s possible outcome and your right to compensation during your free case review.
To get started, dial (215) 642-233.