Personal Injury Blog


The Top Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

Thursday, August 03, 2017

After being injured in a car accident, there will be a lot for you to take care of. From doctor's visits to dealing with insurance companies to filing a police report, everything that must be taken care of can quickly become overwhelming. You may then want to consider hiring a personal injury attorney to help you through this difficult time. If you have been injured in an auto accident, here are just a few of the reasons to consider consulting an attorney.

An Attorney is Familiar with the Legal Process

A personal injury attorney is going to have a great deal of experience handling claims similar to yours and will know what this process entails. If you attempted to go through this process alone, you may overlook something that could inadvertently hurt your case. Furthermore, you may quickly find yourself overwhelmed by the complex paperwork and legal language. An attorney will be able to handle this process for you and will make sure that everything is taken care of properly.

An Attorney Can Help Evaluate Your Claim

When individuals attempt to handle their personal injury claim on their own, they often undervalue their injuries and accept compensation lower than what is owed to them. A personal injury attorney will have experience assessing these claims and will be able to properly determine what your claim is worth by taking into account the severity of your injuries, damage to your personal property, and anytime you had to take off of work.

Your Attorney Is on Your Side

Hiring an attorney is the only way to ensure that there is someone on your side who is working for you. At the end of the day, insurance companies are out to protect themselves and will try to close your case as quickly and painlessly as possible, even if this means that you do not receive proper compensation. An attorney will work tirelessly to make sure that this does not happen and that you are taken care of properly.

After being injured in a car accident, hiring a personal injury lawyer will ensure that you are taken care of; contact us to learn more about the reasons why you should hire a personal injury attorney to help you through this difficult time.

The Top Reasons to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney After Being Injured in a Car Accident

Thursday, April 27, 2017

After being injured in a car accident, your biggest concern should be getting better and returning to your normal routine. However, as soon as you are home from the hospital, you will have to deal with insurance companies, medical bills, and paperwork relating to your accident and personal injury claim. This is why it can be extremely beneficial to hire a personal injury lawyer after being in an auto accident. If you are on the fence about hiring a personal injury attorney to help you through this difficult time, here are a few reasons why you should consider doing so.

Experience Assessing Claims

The fact is that after being injured in a car accident, many people do not realize what their claim is worth. However, it is likely that you are owed more than medical expenses and damages to your vehicle; you may also be entitled to compensation for time off of work and personal damages. An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to best assess your claim, and will be able to help you determine what you are owed.

Someone on Your Side

Hiring a personal injury attorney is the only way to ensure that you have someone on your side during this difficult time. Insurance companies ultimately work for themselves, and may use sneaky tactics to get you to settle for less than what you are owed. Hiring an attorney will ensure that you have someone looking out for you, working to get you a proper settlement.

Reduce Your Stress

As was previously hinted at, the process of settling a personal injury dispute can be extremely time-consuming and stressful, as there is a variety of forms to fill out, deadlines to meet, and hoops to jump through. However, you should be focusing on healing during this difficult time. A personal injury attorney can remove this burden from you and allow you to focus on healing.

Contact us to learn more about the reasons why you should consider hiring a personal injury attorney after being injured in an auto accident.

California Personal Injury - What you should know

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Between earthquakes, sinkholes and wildfires, California residents are well acquainted with the potential for injury in day-to-day life. And afterwards there is often no avenue for redress beyond an insurance claim. However, when injuries and damages suffered within the state are due to the negligence or wrongful conduct of a person or entity, California's personal injury law is a means of restoration. In filing a personal injury lawsuit, a victim may recover lost wages, medical care, burial costs, and pain and suffering, among other associated amounts.

With that consideration, a victim's actions post-injury may be crucial to the success of their lawsuit. And so that the legal right to sue may be preserved, victims should keep a few key facts in mind when deciding how best to move towards physical, mental and financial recovery.

Statutes of Limitation: Setting a Time Limit to Your Claim

All states limit the time during which a victim of harm may file a lawsuit. This type of law, a statute of limitations, varies with the nature of the claim being filed. However, the limitation's clock generally begins ticking at the time that the claim arises, otherwise called the "accrual" of the "cause of action" by a court. Typically an injured person in California has two years from the date of the injury to file their lawsuit, although in certain circumstances the deadline may be lengthened ("tolled"). Timely action and awareness of the statute of limitations that may affect your claim is critical; and if a claim is filed after the applicable statute of limitations has passed, then the result will often be dismissal of the lawsuit by the court. Don't procrastinate in reaching out to an attorney or law firm early, so that they may advise your regarding any factors that may toll the claim, and so that there is ample time for research and analysis of the case, as necessary.

Collect Relevant Documentation

A personal injury lawsuit will not survive without effective documentation to evidence the underlying claim. Delaying health treatment not only endangers the victim, but also may complicate an attorney's ability to demonstrate the damages sustained. Take notes regarding your injury, treatment and treatment providers, and the cause of the injury. Take photographs as soon as possible, and to document your injuries over time. Keep all paperwork, especially copies of diagnostic tests, medical records, prescriptions, bills and associated receipts. Further, if earnings also suffered due to the injury, keep documents such as payslips or tax records that would demonstrate the lost wages as well.

Don't Go It Alone

A skilled attorney will only increase your likelihood of attaining a desirable legal outcome. Spencer Law has a broad litigation practice and extensive practice experience in business law, consumer law, class actions, employment law, personal injury, and product liability. The firm's record of dedicated, aggressive representation has netted an aggregate settlement value of over $120 million for their clients. Consultations are free, so please do not hesitate to contact us.