Knowing when to Hire a Lawyer for a Car Accident or Personal Injury
It’s obvious when you need a lawyer when a car accident occurs that involves major damage and life-threatening injuries. But what about the car accidents that aren’t that big? What about the car accidents that are not caused by other cars or trucks? Should you contact a lawyer? Yes.
For example, you could hydroplane on a highway that wasn’t scored, or there was not any proper drainage. Or a piece of construction equipment could have been left on the road, and you unavoidably hit it causing a crack in your exhaust system. These accidents can cause damage to you and your vehicle.
If you put a claim into your insurance company, sometimes what they will cover is not enough. Or worse, the other insurance company is quick to blame you. They will have experts in automotive engineering, accident reconstruction, and rehabilitation. So it is very important that you seek proper legal representation to ensure that your side has the same expert witnesses.
Many also believe they cannot sue when they have limited tort on their insurance. This is very untrue. Limited tort means there is a limitation to the damages a claimant can receive. However, there are exceptions to this provision. Most people choose limited tort because it is cheaper than full tort.
Do You Know What Personal Injury Means?
Just like car accidents, personal injury cases can be just as difficult in proving the other party is at fault. When people hear the words personal injury, they automatically think of “slip and fall” cases, such as when a homeowner didn’t clear off the ice on his property, and someone fell on the premises.
Many types of personal injuries could occur whenever or wherever. Did you know that personal injuries can happen as a result of performing a task at home or work? Without the proper support of the wrists, excessive typing can cause Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. And whiplash is also considered a personal injury resulting from a car accident. Even a dog bite is considered a personal injury.
Time is of the essence when it comes to personal injury and automobile accidents in getting medical attention and preserving evidence. Some evidence can be destroyed by weather conditions or human error.
There are many lawyers out there who claim they specialize in auto accidents and personal injury, but this can be an exaggeration as they also practice in other areas such as corporate law, estates planning, and employment. It would be a waste of your time and hard earned money to get a lawyer who does not specialized in a minimum number of areas.
When you find an attorney that specializes in the legal help you need, you know that you will be in good hands since the attorney will be up-to-date on the latest laws which could greatly affect the outcome of your case, especially if the case is tried in another state.
Each state has different statutes of limitations as well as fines and penalties. Personal injuries often result from auto accidents, which is why many lawyers specialize in both practice areas. The difference between the two is that auto accident lawyers help those who have been in auto accidents, with a wide range of injuries. A personal injury lawyer focuses on tort law and helps victims go up against the big insurance companies.
If you have been in a car accident or were injured due to someone else’s negligence, at Brett Tessler & Associates we specialize in both kinds of personal injury. If have you question or need help contact us today or call at (215) 569-9005. We are happy to assist you to give you the confidence to submit a claim and to seek the compensation you deserve.