By Texas Christian Injury Lawyer, Tim O’Hare
If you’ve been injured in an accident — whether in a vehicle, by a defective product, while at work, or on someone else’s property — you may be on the fence wondering if you really need to hire a personal injury lawyer. After all, aren’t most personal injury attorneys just “ambulance chasers” trying to profit off the pain and suffering of others?
Unfortunately, personal injury attorneys have not always been portrayed in a positive light, but the reality is, in most cases, the victim of an injury in any of the scenarios mentioned above can benefit significantly from hiring a trusted lawyer. Navigating the maze of insurance laws and dealing with insurance companies is often a frustrating and anxiety-filled ordeal, and yet, many people assume they can handle their injury claim on their own, without the help of an attorney.
Here are four legitimate reasons you should consider hiring a personal injury attorney in Dallas:
Motor vehicle accident — If you are injured or lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident such as a car, bus, boat, truck or motorcycle accident that was caused by another person, perhaps due to drunk driving or distracted driving, you may be able to pursue a personal injury claim. A claim may help you recover compensation for lost wages, medical expenses and/or loss of companionship, for example.
Wrongful death — Wrongful death cases can be caused by car accidents, work accidents, dangerous or defective products, unsafe premises, accidental fires and many other acts of negligence. Have you lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person? If so, you may be eligible to make a wrongful death claim. Surviving beneficiaries of the deceased, including the surviving spouse, children and parents can file a wrongful death claim.
Slip and fall — Did you suffer an injury after slipping and falling on either public or private property? Public locations like stores, restaurants and offices are common sites for slip and fall injuries. Sometimes a slip and fall is no one’s fault, however, they can be the result of a company or property owner’s negligence. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to money for your losses.
Injury suffered by a defective or recalled product — Products liability is another common category of personal injury cases, as thousands of product recalls are issued every year on items determined to be of potential danger to consumers. Defective products can cause serious injuries that result in significant medical expenses and suffering. Types of products liability cases include defective tires, SUV rollovers, negligent vehicle maintenance, improper machine maintenance, flammable products, defective safety equipment, design defects, pharmaceutical defects, manufacturing defects, improper product instructions and failure to warn. If you have been injured by a defective product, you may be entitled to money for medical expenses, emotional trauma, lost wages and the diminishment of your quality of life.
How one of D Magazine’s best personal injury lawyers in Dallas can help you
Hiring a personal injury attorney for any of the reasons listed above should not be considered an unnecessary expense. Doing so can pay back multiple dividends, decreasing your stress level and helping you recover more money than you ever could on your own to help you pay for medical bills, recover your lost wages and be compensated for your pain, hassle and scarring.
There are many ways a personal injury lawyer can save you time, money and frustration, including:
Avoiding the hassle of dealing with the insurance company. Insurance adjusters can be tricky. They often strive to get individuals to settle for far less than what they are entitled to. A personal injury attorney will work for you, dealing with insurance companies and the law, to ensure you are treated fairly and receive what the law says you are due.
A personal injury lawyer will be familiar with all the laws pertaining to your case. Laws often vary by state, but an experienced attorney will know your state’s laws and how the laws affect your case. They will also have the necessary knowledge to help you receive fair compensation. If your case for any reason needs to be disputed in court, a personal injury attorney will provide the best representation to handle your case.
Hiring a personal injury lawyer allows you to focus on your own healing rather than being consumed by your case. Being injured in a car accident or in a work-related accident can be life changing. Don’t take on the unnecessary burden of dealing with the insurance companies on your own. Hire an experienced personal injury attorney to focus on your case so that you can focus on yourself. While it may seem costly at first, it will pay off in the end when you receive the full amount owed to you, rather than only a portion of that, which is likely what you would receive if working without an attorney.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a car accident, suffered injury in a slip and fall accident, or suffered an injury through no fault of your own in another manner, contact the experienced legal team at The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare. We will help you in your time of need and make sure you are not taken advantage of.
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