If you or anyone else you might know sustained injuries due to the negligence of others, you might be entitled to compensation for your damages, medical expenses, missed wages, and even pain and suffering. However, the path between filing a personal injury claim and receiving the settlement can be long and winding.
Dan Zohar is a leading Tampa personal injury attorney with more than three decades of experience in practicing personal injury law. Having represented more than 3,000 clients, attorney Zohar can guide you and help you maneuver through these difficult times. Today, he is sharing everything you need to know about hiring a personal injury attorney.
Common types of personal injury cases
Personal injury law ensures that an injured person gets compensation when someone else’s wrongful conduct causes harm. However, it is important to keep in mind that sustaining injuries does not always result in legal liability. It is best advised to consult a personal injury attorney and discuss the circumstances of your particular case.
Though there is a variety of situations in which you can file a personal injury claim, here are some of the most common types of personal injury cases. The first type of personal injury claim involves injuries sustained in car accidents. The second most common type of personal injury cases is slip and fall cases. Property owners have legal duty to keep their premises safe to avoid visitors becoming injured, and if slip and fall as a result of their negligence, you might be entitled to compensation.
Other accidents related to personal injury claims are motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, as well as medical malpractice.
When to consult a personal injury attorney
There is nothing stopping a plaintiff to file a lawsuit or an insurance claim on their own. In fact, in the most basic cases, there hardly is any need for a personal injury lawyer. However, in most cases, you will want to at least consult a lawyer to discuss your case and your next steps. Insurance companies are usually represented by entire legal departments and experienced professionals that know all the ins and outs of the legal system.
This means you are risking losing your case if you decide to go on your own against the insurance companies. This is especially true if you have little or no experience in legal matters. To make sure you are fairly compensated, make sure to consult a lawyer as soon as possible.
Keep in mind that one of the primary objectives of the at-fault party’s insurance company is to minimize the loss to the insurance company. It’s wrong and unfair, but many insurance companies want to pay you the least amount of money they can get away with paying. Attorney Zohar can help you and your family with the difficult and confusing process of dealing with insurance companies.
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Call today (800) 963-3311 toll-free to schedule a free initial consultation to see how personal injury attorney Zohar can help you obtain the medical attention you need and the compensation and the justice you deserve.