When Should You Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

If you have been injured, should you hire a personal injury lawyer? Will a lawyer be able to help you recover your losses; or, will you be wasting your time (and theirs) by scheduling a free consultation? 

The truth is, after most types of accidents, it is hard to know whether you need a personal injury lawyer. In fact, even when you contact a lawyer, he or she is unlikely to be able to provide an immediate assessment of your claim. Connecticut’s and New York’s personal injury laws are complicated, and the facts involved in most accident claims are highly complex. As a result, in order to know whether you need to hire a lawyer to represent you, you first need a lawyer to thoroughly assess your legal rights.

This is why we offer free consultations. If you have been injured in an accident or as a result of someone else’s misconduct, we want you to give us a call. We can help you understand your situation, and we can tell you if you should hire a personal injury attorney.

When Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help You?

There are many types of situations in which personal injury lawyers can help victims recover financial compensation for their financial and non-financial losses. For example, at Ventura Law, we routinely represent clients who have claims arising out of:

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents are the most-common cause of personal injury claims, and most of these claims are resolved through settlements with the insurance companies. We seek compensation We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for victims of:

Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents

Being hit by a motor vehicle while walking, running, or riding your bike can be an extremely traumatic experience. It can take months to recover from your injuries, and you could very well experience lingering effects for the rest of your life. Similar to motor vehicle accident claims, most pedestrian and bicycle accident claims are resolved through negotiated insurance settlements.

Dog Attacks

Being attacked by a vicious dog can be an extremely traumatic experience as well. Dog owners in Connecticut and New York are legally responsible for any injuries their pets cause, and the dog owner’s home insurance policies will typically provide coverage for victims’ medical expenses, lost income, permanent scarring, chronic pain, and other losses.

Injuries Caused by Dangerous Premises

Slips, trips, and falls resulting from dangerous property conditions can entitle victims to financial compensation under Connecticut’s and New York’s premises liability laws. If you were injured on someone else’s property (including residential, commercial, or government property), a personal injury lawyer may be able to help you secure just compensation.

Injuries Caused by Dangerous Products

Injuries caused by dangerous projects can entitle victims to seek just compensation as well. This includes (but is not limited to) injuries caused by tools, electronics, toys, appliances, household products, playground equipment, furniture, and vehicle components.

Medical Mistakes

If you believe that your doctor or other health care provider may have made a mistake, you should speak with a lawyer about filing a claim for medical malpractice. Diagnostic errors, medication errors, surgical errors, and hospital administration errors are all common issues that can support claims for financial compensation.

Sexual Abuse and Assault

Victims of sexual abuse and assault will often have personal injury claims against landlords, businesses, academic institutions, and other entities that failed to prevent the abuse or attacks from happening. If you have been sexually abused or sexually assaulted, you should contact a personal injury lawyer promptly.

When Should You Call a Personal Injury Lawyer?

So, you have been seriously injured, and you think that a personal injury lawyer might be able to help you. How soon after your accident or attack should you request a free consultation?

The answer to this question is simple: You should contact a personal injury lawyer immediately. If you have a claim, your lawyer will need to get to work as soon as possible in order to maximize your chances of securing a full compensation. You have every reason to schedule a free consultation, and there is no good reason not to seek help from an experienced attorney.

Do You Have a Case? Call Us Toll-Free 24 Hours a Day

Have you been injured in Connecticut or New York? To find out if you are entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other losses, call Ventura Law at 203-800-8000 or request a free consultation online today. We are available 24 hours a day, and one of our personal injury lawyers will be happy to meet with you in person to determine if you have a claim for damages.