Deciding to get a personal injury lawyer can be a tough call to make. Not every personal injury case is clear or severe. This can confuse people who are entitled to health care or expense reimbursement. For example, if a guest slips and falls in a grocery store, they often know the store is at fault. If they fall in their friend’s driveway because they slipped on a puddle, they might not know what to do. If you are trying to decide whether or not your injury is “severe enough” to start a lawsuit, use this quick and easy guide.
One of the most important factors in a personal injury lawsuit is treatment and care. Someone who was only treated for a minor sprain, for example, isn’t in the same position as someone who was treated for a broken leg and had to miss work for a month. The main goal of a lawsuit is to help compensate for your loss and help you get the treatment you need.
Fault isn’t always clear in every injury case, but it is in most of them. If a store didn’t place a wet floor sign or bother to clean up a spill, they are usually at fault if you fall. If someone is clearly responsible for your injury, you should consider taking legal action. This doesn’t just help you get reimbursement, it helps you notify the people at fault and inspire change. If they aren’t aware of a problem, they likely won’t fix it and other people could get hurt.
The decision to hire a lawyer can be very personal. If you have been hurt and need help trying to decide if you should take action, please contact us today.