After being hurt in a Central Florida car accident or slipping and falling at a Disney World resort, you may be wondering when to contact an attorney. This can be a difficult decision to make for many reasons, but after suffering harm because someone else was negligent, you need all the help you can get. You may have been unable to return to work, and your monthly budget may have tripled because of treatment costs.
At Jordan Law, we understand you may think it’s more cost-effective to negotiate with the at-fault party or their insurer on your own. Unfortunately, the reality is the opposite, and you may not realize how much personal injury compensation you are actually due. Therefore, before making any statements to the liable parties or agreeing to a settlement offer, consider the following information about when and why you need a skilled Central Florida accident attorney representing you.
Hiring an Attorney: Signs You Need Help with Your Central Florida Injury Claim
As mentioned a moment ago, it’s usually in a personal injury victim’s best interest to retain a seasoned lawyer to represent their claim. Why? Well, first, the insurance companies and the defendant will do everything possible to save a dime at your expense. Additionally, we understand that they may have helped get you the forms you need, but once you start sending them your bills, their tune will quickly change.
You already have a lot on your plate. Medical bills from your injuries, going to rehabilitation, missing work, and trying to get well enough to hopefully return are a lot to bear. Trusting a reputable law firm like Jordan Law to step in and handle the hassles of claim negotiations and gathering evidence. But in our estimation, it’s almost always usually in an injured person’s interests to hire a lawyer.
Below are additional factors to consider when deciding it’s time to hire legal help with your Central Florida personal injury claim:
You Suffered Severe Injuries
Accident victims who suffer life-changing injuries because someone else was reckless or negligent in their actions deserve fair compensation and justice. Unfortunately, if your experience has left you permanently disabled and requiring ongoing treatment, the insurer will hire a team of attorneys and adjusters to reduce your claim in any way possible. They are in the business to make money and will delay and deny your claim to avoid a lifetime of ongoing costs for your care. Don’t face their powerful force on your own, and trust an attorney to fight for your future well-being and interests.
You’re Not Sure What Your Damages Are or Will Be
When you think about a personal injury claim or lawsuit against a liable party, you imagine broken bones and head injuries. However, the reality is much more complicated than that. Damages can be economic and non-economic, which means that some are easily assigned a monetary value, like medical bills and lost wages, and others, like pain and suffering, don’t.
Because not all injuries are tangible, it takes a wealth of legal experience and training to understand the full scope of losses you’ve suffered. Personal injury attorneys specialize in this because they don’t get paid unless you win, which means they need to know exactly what type of compensation to pursue or risk losing the case.
The Insurer Refuses to Pay Your Claim
Remember what we mentioned earlier about saving money? It’s not uncommon for an insurer to purposely frustrate expensive injury claims from a Central Florida accident involving negligence their policyholder committed. This is known as bad faith practice, and if proven, could earn you an additional compensation award by a court. In addition, it’s illegal for an insurance company to go out of its way to delay or deny your injury claim without just cause.
Trust an Experienced Central Florida Personal Injury Attorney to Represent Your Claim
Jordan Law has represented individuals and their families whose lives were changed after sustaining severe or catastrophic injuries in a Central Florida accident. As your legal counsel, we always make ourselves available to discuss your case and answer any questions or concerns you might have. Trust us to help you recover costly damages, including:
- Medical bills (current and future)
- Transportation to medical appointments for your injuries
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Diminished work capacity
- Permanent or Temporary disablement
- Wrongful death
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- And more
We’ll perform a full investigation and assess what coverages the at-fault driver and your own policy provide for your injuries and related damages. So contact us today to schedule an initial consultation and learn more about what options you have for pursuing compensation in uninsured/underinsured accident situations.