My name is Danielle Diaz. One of the things I've learned in life, both inside and outside the courtroom, is that it is important to not see others as your enemy. Even though you may see the prosecutor as your enemy, he or she is just trying to do a job. It may be possible that you can get a prosecutor or the judge to be sympathetic and get him or her on your side. In order to accomplish this, you need to understand the law. I feel that most individuals do not understand the law, which is why I was motivated to create this blog.
If you have recently found yourself injured from an accident that you did not cause, you might want to consider the option of hiring a personal injury lawyer. Since not all situations warrant legal action, you will want to review the following signs to see if your situation should be brought to the attention of an injury lawyer.
Your Injuries Have Impacted Your Ability To Work
Even if you are currently working, if you have had to be moved to light duty or reduced hours, this is something that can impact you financially. If you are missing work, whether it is a couple of weeks, a couple of months, or even more than a year, you will want that brought to the attention of the court system. Since the accident was not your fault, you should not have to suffer without your normal wages. The responsible party should be held accountable for all of the work that you miss.
Your Medical Bills Are Piling Up
Whether you have insurance or not, you are likely to end up with a pile of medical bills. They could be bills from your regular doctor, a chiropractor, a surgeon's office, or the local hospital. Since you were not the cause of the accident, you should not have to go into debt to pay off the medical bills or possibly ruin your credit score because you are not able to pay for them all on your own. Consult with a lawyer to see if they feel your case is strong enough to take to court in order to get compensation for the amount of money this accident is costing you. They might even be able to be paid a little more to cover all future medical expenses that you are expected to have.
Now that you have those points to consider, you will be able to easily decide whether it is time to contact some personal injury lawyers to discuss your case. You will want to contact more than just one and set up consultations with each. This way, you will have a chance to get to know a few different lawyers and get their professional opinion about your case. You can also discuss the cost of their help and any payment arrangements that might be able to be made. There are some personal injury lawyers that will only take a payment if you win your case, at which time they collect a previously agreed upon percentage of the compensation you receive.