If you’re like most people there are numerous times throughout your life when you didn’t know it, but you desperately needed a personal injury attorney. In fact, in this post I’m going to detail 9 situations, what are pretty common, where you should hire a personal injury lawyer.
- Tainted Food / Bad Food
Most of us have had the displeasure of eating food that was bad, undercooked, rancid, or worse. In doing so many of us have lost time from work, and even might have incurred medical bills. Although that usually pails in comparison to the feeling and sickness you get not too long after eating tainted food, but non-the-less it’s still something you, in many cases, should not have to incur the costs and obligations for. In many of these situations an attorney can help recoup the cost of loss of work or income, and medical bills. The first step is to consult a lawyer on whether the restaurant, store or food processing company has a liability in your case.
- Defective Products
Ever get something cheaply made or just completely defective? Most of us have. But when it causing harm to you or others (physically or mentally) you may have a case that needs to be brought against the manufacturer. An attorney can assess your situation and determine who, or if anyone, is liable for the injuries and harm sustained. Many times we pass off injuries we get from common household items as “normal”, but the true is that it’s not normal for a product to cause you bodily harm. Consulting a lawyer who focuses on personal injury can you better understand what your best course of action is in this case.
- Attacked by a Dog
Being attacked by a dog is a fear most of us share. But what do you do when it actually happens? You should immediately consult an attorney. Things like medical bills and loss of income, are something legal counsel may be able to get you awarded in a settlement or suit. If you’re attacked you should never just “right it off.” It’s completely okay and it’s your right to consult an attorney about legal advice on whether you should pursue legal action against the dog’s owner.
- Car Accident
Anytime you are in a car accident it should be second nature that you call 2 people. One being the police (and any emergency response care) and number two should be your lawyer. Car accidents can be tricky to navigate on your own. Even the most simple bump from another car can results in a number of problems for you that you were not aware of. On top of that insurance companies’ best interests are not always the people they cover or represent. Many times there are things you should be awarded which you don’t even know to ask for. It’s very easy to get taken advantage of without the expert legal advice of someone who can navigate that tricky road.
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- Medical Mistakes
Mistakes from medical devices and/or surgical mishaps are a tragedy that no one should have to endure. Which is why when you suspect something might be wrong you should immediately contact your attorney. They have the special knowledge and skill to make sure you can get you or your loved one back to health, and get rewarded for any mistakes and losses.
- Slip and Fall
A slip and fall may be an embarrassing thing, but the truth is that when it happens on a location that is owned by another group, person, or entity, they may have a legal liability for the resulting accident. And you should never feel too embarrassed to get help in such a case. The best thing to do is contact a lawyer to find out what your options are. They keep all information confidential and can help guide you on what to do.
- Work Injuries
One of the worst nightmares for many of us is to get injured and not able to perform our duties at work and as a result, lose income or even be fired. If you’re ever injured in a workplace setting you should contact a lawyer immediately. They are specifically trained to know how to handle such cases. They’ll know what you should and should not be saying to your employer. They will be able to inform you of your rights. And guide you as to what actions to take next.
- Attacked Physically
Whether you’re attacked physically by someone you know or a total stranger it’s never something that should be taken halfheartedly. In these cases, you desperately need to have the legal advice and care from an injury attorney. Many times it’s hard enough just to get through the injury or to confront what just happened to you or a loved one. That’s why seeking out legal counsel will help unburden you. A lawyer can help in personal injury settlement cases in more ways than just seeing the attacker to court. You should consult one as quickly as you can so that they can help assist you.
- Attacked Emotionally or Physiologically
Being attacked emotionally or physiologically has the potential to cause more harm than many physical attacks. That fact should never be overlooked. If you are a victim, be it physical or mental, you have a right to seek legal advice and representation. This is probably one of the most overlooked injuries people sustain. Sometimes people are just too embarrassed to come forward. But what you need to understand is that an attorney is not there to make fun of, judge, or ridicule you. Contrary to that, they want to help you seek justice, within the scope of the law, for any misdeeds done. It can make a world of a difference to receive help from a legal representative.
Della Costa & Neville is a Pinellas Park attorney office in Florida that represents clients in a broad range of cases. Cases we take on range from trucking, auto, and motorcycle accidents, to wrongful death, business litigation, and personal injury. We will win your case or it’s free.