Personal Injury Attorney
If you have been injured in an accident – whether at work, while on the road, or even while shopping – and you either know or suspect that your harm could have been prevented had another party taken more care, it’s time to speak with a legal professional about your options.
You may be – very understandably – hesitant to speak with a lawyer if you aren’t sure whether or not you have grounds upon which to file legal action. The good news is that you don’t need to have any certainty about the strengths and weaknesses of your case before you schedule a risk-free case evaluation. As an experienced car accident lawyer – including those who practice at Patterson Bray, PLLC – can confirm, the purpose of the consultation process is to allow injury victims to receive personalized guidance so that they can make informed decisions, preserve their rights, and better appreciate their legal options.
Seeking Personalized Guidance
No two accident cases ever unfold under the exact same circumstances. As a result, it is vitally important that accident injury victims seek personalized legal guidance after they’ve suffered harm. If they make assumptions about their options based upon the experiences of others, they may miss out on compensation that they’re rightfully owed.
Making Informed Decisions
It is only after a lawyer has thoroughly and objectively investigated an accident victim’s circumstances that they’ll be empowered to make truly informed choices about taking legal action and pursuing compensation.
All too often, after bills have started to pile up and the consequences of an accident have begun to manifest in unexpected ways, injury victims wonder “If only…?”. If only they had spoken with a lawyer. If only they had allowed a lawyer to negotiate with insurance providers on their behalf. If only they had pursued compensation and remained unburdened by the financial consequences that their accident had inspired. By proactively seeking legal guidance, you’ll be able to understand your options and to make decisions accordingly. This effort will allow you to avoid wondering “If only” now and into the future.
Preserving Your Rights and Options
Acting quickly is important in the wake of an accident. If potentially critical evidence is lost or becomes compromised, the value of your case could be undermined. Therefore, you’ll want to explore your legal options as soon as you possibly can. You won’t want to be denied any of the compensation you’re rightfully owed simply because you waited too long to speak with an attorney.
It is additionally worth noting that if your accident was work-related, you could be denied the opportunity to pursue workers’ compensation benefits if you wait too long to take your first steps in the benefits application process. As workers’ comp isn’t a fault-based system, there is no reason to delay in exploring your legal options on this score. This is yet just one more reason why you shouldn’t wait to speak with an accident attorney if you’ve recently suffered preventable harm.