Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
1. Peace of Mind
A serious personal injury caused by a third party’s negligence can seriously change the trajectory of your, or your loved one’s, life. It can be difficult and overwhelming to navigate the various legal systems while also trying to deal with the injuries you, or your loved one, have suffered.
Having a legal team engaged, early on, will ensure that you and your family received all of the benefits you may be entitled to. Access to these benefits early in the recovery process can ultimately encourage better rehabilitative outcomes. With over 40 years’ experience in the personal injury field, we can ensure that your recovery is maximized and all the important steps are taken on your behalf in the days following the accident.
People are often surprised to find out that they may only have a matter of weeks, sometimes days, to begin taking the appropriate steps to obtain or provide information that may be crucial to a lawsuit that may later be warranted. In some circumstances, waiting even a couple of weeks can extinguish your right to a legal action.
Another, often overlooked, consideration is access to any surveillance cameras that may have captured the incident that lead to your or your loved ones injury. Businesses often overwrite their surveillance within 30 days or less. This surveillance, if obtained early, can provide critical evidence necessary to prove negligence on the part of an at-fault party and, sometimes more importantly, can serve as dramatic evidence of the seriousness of the impact or aftermath you or your loved one has suffered.
When you have a lawyer working for you, one of the first things on their “to-do” list is to obtain as much information and documentation as possible relating to the liability aspect of an accident or incident. This can be costly and time-consuming and is certainly not something you, or your loved one, ought to concern yourselves with when you should be focused on your recovery.
Oftentimes, after you or your loved one has suffered an injury, the responsibility of identifying and managing the various treatment and rehabilitation needs can fall on the family’s shoulders. Maybe you don’t know where to turn or who to trust. As lawyers who have been working in the personal injury field for over 40 years, we have amassed an extensive and diverse list of treatment providers, rehabilitation centers and support programs and are able to facilitate referrals to the people who specialize in treating your injuries. We are then able to assist them in obtaining medical records and even funding for their treatment to ensure that you, or your loved one, are receiving the best care available.