People hire solicitors for different reasons. One may need legal protection when buying a house, others hire lawyers to handle their divorce, and some seniors hire them when making a will. What about personal injuries? Some people opt to handle the personal injury claims on their own, the others hire a solicitor. Here are some most common personal injuries cases and the reason why you should seek professional advice.
Personal injuries include everything, from car accidents to falling and hurting yourself. When it comes to personal injury claims, there is a limited time window in which you must file a claim. This is something you may not know without asking for professional legal advice. The time in which you have to file a claim usually starts on the day of your accidents or in case that your injury is a consequence of some other accident or negligence, on the day that the injury was diagnosed.
The main goal of this time period is to ensure that the evidence of possible negligence is still recent and in addition to protecting the defenders from a constant fear of legal action. The duration of this time window differs because many things can affect it.
Furthermore, if you want to file a medical negligence claim, you will most certainly need help from a solicitor since the negligence is difficult to prove. To prove that one has actually happened, you will need strong evidence that your injury is the consequence of malpractice and that it could have been avoided. In this scenario, besides your solicitor, a third-party medical expert will be hired to investigate the whole case. You will be eligible for a medical negligence claim in case you were incorrectly diagnosed and that affected the course of your treatment or that your surgery fell short of the required standard.
Most personal injury claims are filed because of car accidents. It doesn’t matter if you were a driver, a passenger or a pedestrian, if you didn’t cause the accident, you are eligible to claim the injury compensation.
If you weren’t seriously injured in the accident, you can file a claim with your insurance company and receive the insurance money. In such a case, you will not need professional legal help, since you can finish everything that is required on your own, and hiring a solicitor may just be an additional expense. However, if the situation is not that simple, and if you decide to represent yourself, there are two things you should know. Firstly, you will have to research the state laws that can influence your case and also what compensation is available in your case. This research alone can take up a lot of your free time and energy, so you may want to consider hiring a professional how has all the required knowledge. Secondly, the insurance company or a third party involved will have professionals who will represent them. Their only goal is to win the case against you and save their employer money, so you should think about hiring a solicitor and protecting yourself.
To conclude, you will probably need professional legal advice at some point in your life. Think careful whether or not you can handle the situation on your own, and if you need help, reach out to the best solicitor you can find.