A customer is walking through a store when they slip and fall on a spill that wasn’t cleaned up or marked off by employees. A driver was heading to work when their car was hit by someone running a red light. Another person was walking through their neighborhood and was attacked by a dog belonging to a neighbor. All of these scenarios have two things in common: a person was injured and it was due to the negligence of another person.
When a person is injured due to the negligence of another person, the injured person is typically entitled to compensation for their injuries. This is usually obtained through the negligent person’s insurance company, and many minor injury claims are easy for the person to settle. The injured person simply files a claim and is reimbursed for their medical bills. When the injured person is severely injured or the negligent person doesn’t have insurance, it can be difficult for the injured person to collect the entire amount owed. In these cases, the injured person may wonder if contacting a Personal Injury Attorney is a good idea.
A Personal Injury Attorney can help a person who is not able to collect an adequate settlement on their own. In most cases, the attorney’s fees will be collected as part of the settlement. The injured person doesn’t have to pay them up front and likely will not have to pay if a settlement isn’t obtained. The attorney will collect evidence and determine how much their client is owed. The attorney can then negotiate with the insurance company for an adequate settlement or take the case to court if negotiations don’t work or if there isn’t an insurance company to contact. All of this is done on the injured person’s behalf so they don’t have to worry about trying to do it all alone.
If you’ve been injured because of someone else’s negligence, it may be a good idea to contact an attorney as quickly as possible. The attorney may be able to help you get the compensation you’re entitled to for your injuries. For more information or to contact someone about your case, contact The Law Offices of Elan Wurtzel today.