How to Know When You Are Eligible for a Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one has ever been injured in an accident, you know that the last thing on your mind is whether your injury warrants hiring a personal injury lawyer. The truth is, many different personal injury scenarios may lead to eligibility for representation by an attorney.
After an accident, you may be unsure what to do. In fact, many automobile accident victims are left with a challenging future following a severe collision. However, when this happens, an experienced personal injury attorney can assist you and safeguard your rights to compensation all the way through.
When Can You Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
When does it make sense to hire a lawyer?
The short answer is: consult with one of our personal injury attorneys as soon as possible. If you have been injured, we can help determine whether you are eligible for compensation and choose the best course of action to recuperate financial losses due to missed work, hospital stays, and more.
For instance, if you slip and fall because someone failed to clean up a spill, you may be eligible for compensation. Suppose someone else was at fault in your accident and fails to take responsibility for their negligence. In that case, this could also make you eligible for representation by an attorney.
Rose Sanders Law Firm, LLC has experience dealing with insurance companies. Insurance companies want to avoid a payout and employ teams of attorneys and adjusters who immediately begin assessing your claim.
As a result, you should get legal counsel as soon as possible to level the playing field. With our insider insurance knowledge, we can help deliver the advantage to you.
How Do You Know You’re Eligible for Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney?
In Texas, personal injury claims are typically based on the theory of negligence. To succeed in court with a case related to this legal theory you must prove that your injuries were caused by someone's fault and not just bad luck or coincidence; they need to have been careless enough for proof through the preponderance of evidence—meaning that your injury claim is more likely valid than invalid.
In order to be successful, plaintiffs will generally have to show the court that the following factors are present:
Duty: The defendant should have acted or not acted in a certain way, owing the victim a duty of care
Breach of duty: A defendant did not do something (or refrain from doing) that is his or her duty, as is regarded by the law
Causation: The circumstances under which his or her breach of duty has caused an injury to the plaintiff, as opposed to it being just a coincidence.
Proximate cause: The defendant's breach of duty was the proximate cause (meaning, a substantial factor in bringing about) your injury and not just an insignificant detail.
Damages: In addition to meeting these requirements, you must also establish that you suffered damages that the defendant is liable for.
For example, in cases involving a car accident, there are many factors that might contribute to the accident—for example speed limits on the road or weather conditions. This is why it's important to consult with an experienced attorney who can help you establish negligence and win your case!
Can You Manage Insurance Claims on Your Own?
You will have many questions going through your mind if you've been hurt because of someone else's negligence or a business's carelessness. One of the first things that come to mind for most people is whether they will require the services of an attorney or whether they can manage their claim on their own.
Injury claim lawyers know the tactics insurance claims adjusters use to minimize your claim, and aggressively work to ensure that you get fair treatment. Personal injury lawyers are usually well-experienced in claims involving negligence, vehicle accidents, premises liability matters, and more.
A personal injury lawyer alleviates much of the stress associated with this period. You may feel tired, ill, or you may be hurt. You don't have to deal with the claims on top of all that.
You should always hire a personal injury lawyer if your situation involves a large payout or liabilities and insurance, which can be complicated.
Additionally, claimants with an attorney recover, on average, 3.5 times more than unrepresented claimants. The bottom line is that personal injury lawyers do the heavy lifting for you, and they can take over at any time. Let your lawyer contact insurance and mitigate the claims process.
How the Injury Settlement Process Works
The process typically begins with an initial consultation, which includes meeting with the attorney to go over the circumstances of your case.
The next step in this process is for both sides (i.e., the insurance company and you) to negotiate, which usually leads up to the point where one party either rejects or accepts another's settlement offer. An attorney that has a working knowledge of the insurance industry is essential during this process to advise you about your rights and whether the offer is fair.
There are several reasons why this is an essential step in the process:
- Working with attorneys who specialize in personal injury cases will give you far more security than representing yourself.
- Having legal counsel on your side can help to ensure that you receive the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries.
- Hiring an attorney can also help to expedite this process so that it doesn't last forever.
While every case is different and there are no guarantees, having legal counsel on your side will almost always provide you with a more favorable outcome than representing yourself would.
What Can a Personal Injury Attorney Do?
When you've been injured, chances are you have suffered personal or property losses.
One of our personal injury lawyers can help you get financial compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, auto repair/replacement, lost income, emotional distress, wrongful death, and more.
As an individual, you are up against the negligent party, insurance companies, and businesses specializing in taking advantage of a victim's lack of knowledge and experience and employing various predatory strategies. A seasoned personal injury lawyer understands these methods and how to counter them.
Most individuals will not recognize these tactics until much later in the negotiation or inquiry process. Because of this delay, this may severely harm your case or lawsuit's value. An experienced personal injury lawyer understands what unscrupulous people do to avoid responsibility and how to get them to pay. The primary objective of a personal injury lawyer is for the client to receive as much compensation as possible.
Their knowledge and experience will be an invaluable resource for you throughout your case or lawsuit, which should give you peace of mind knowing that someone is working tirelessly on your behalf.
Trust Rose Sanders, PLLC
If you've been hurt due to someone else's negligence, you should contact an attorney right away. The term "injury" refers to any harm that a person may suffer as a consequence of another individual's poor conduct.
At Rose Sanders Personal Injury Law Firm, we are knowledgeable and experienced in personal injury law. The Rose Sanders Law Firm, PLLC team, has the knowledge, experience, and availability to make sure your case or lawsuit is handled with care. Our superior dedication to our clients ensures that we work hard for them until they have received compensation. If you want an unfair situation resolved fairly by someone who cares about what happens to their client, call us today.
The truth is, many different personal injury scenarios may lead to eligibility for representation by an attorney.
So what makes a person eligible?
In order to be successful, plaintiffs will generally have to show the court that:
- the defendant should have acted or not acted in a certain way, owing the victim a duty of care;
- the defendant did not do something (or refrain from doing) that is his or her duty, as is regarded by the law;
- the circumstances under which his or her breach of duty has caused an injury to the plaintiff, as opposed to it being just a coincidence;
- the defendant's breach of duty was the proximate cause (meaning, a substantial factor in bringing about) your injury and not just an insignificant detail;
- and that you as the plaintiff suffered damages that the defendant is liable for.
If you’ve been involved in an accident and are eligible, then you need to hire one ASAP.