After being involved in a serious car accident, I really believed that my insurance company would take care of everything. It wasn't until I finally received their settlement offer that I realized they were not on my side at all. This is when I got wise and consulted a personal injury lawyer. It was the best decision I could have made. Thanks to my attorney, not only did I learn a lot about personal injury law, but I actually got the compensation that I needed and deserved. I made a lot of mistakes after my accident, but I also learned a lot along the way. It is my hope that this blog will allow other accident victims to learn from common mistakes and get the information they need to be successful in their own personal injury claims.
If you slipped and fell at work because there was water all over the floors from a snow or rainfall, you may need to talk with a lawyer about your accident. If the company didn't have rugs on the floors to help prevent your accident from happening, and they are poorly managing your case or giving you a hard time, find out what your legal options are.
There are a few different things that will factor into the seriousness and eligibility of your case. Here are a few things to talk with a lawyer, such as at The Law Offices of Gregg Durlofsky, about.
The Seriousness of Your Injury
If your injury involves your head, neck or back, or if it's something that required surgery or medical, it's probably serious enough that you need a lawyer. If you had to take a lot of time off work, if the injury requires a lot of physical therapy and may never heal properly, or if you had to go to the emergency room right away, these are injuries that need to be discussed with an attorney. The more serious your condition, the more probable a settlement can be received.
The Current and Future Cost of Medical Care
Have you already spent a ton of money on medical costs and co-pays for all of your visits and appointments, test or scans? Are you going to need a lot of future treatment to help treat the injury, perhaps years of treatments? Your lawyer will look at the current costs and estimate the future costs to get an estimate for the settlement you want to pursue.
Witnesses or Recordings
Are there witnesses that can talk about the incident that took place, or is there a video recording of your fall? A statement from people that you work with that saw the fall or can vouch for the condition of the floors, or a surveillance video that shows you falling are going to be the perfect evidence that you need.
Your lawyer will want to talk with you more about the case and what you have already said to your employer. Don't sign any paperwork from your lawyer while they are trying to talk to you about the case, because they may want you to waive worker's compensation or waive the right file charges. Meeting with a lawyer as soon as you feel strong enough to is the best thing you can do to get back on your feet financially.Share