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3 Most Common Reasons To Hire An Accident Injury Attorney

If you've never worked with an accident injury attorney, you might be concerned about what the process entails -- and how you know if you need to work with one. Here are explanations of some of the most common scenarios in which people work with an accident injury attorney to help settle their personal injury claim.

Road Accidents

Every year in the U.S., thousands of people are involved car accidents, ranging from fender benders to drunk and distracted driving, pedestrian accidents, and hit-and-runs. Many of those involved in these accidents may benefit from the help of an accident injury attorney.

Injuries incurred in car accidents can lead to circumstances that a person may have to manage for the rest of their lives, such as disfigurements, burns, disabilities, and long-term injury symptoms. An accident injury attorney can help you secure compensation for costs related to these consequences so that you can focus on your health and recovery.

Employment Injuries

Many people believe that their employers will look after them in the event of a workplace accident, but unfortunately that is not always the case. If you are injured at work, you may find that your employer is more concerned about protecting their bottom line than protecting your health.

While workers' compensation can provide some financial relief, you may receive less money than necessary to cover expenses related to your injuries. In addition, the many responsibilities involved in managing an accident -- such as doctors' appointments, dealing with insurance companies, and physical therapy appointments -- can lead to additional wage loss. Working with an accident injury attorney can help you secure adequate compensation to cover costs related to workplace accidents.

Injuries Resulting from Negligence

When a company, organization or business fails to take actions that protect the safety of those on their premises, they can be deemed negligent for any injuries or fatalities that occur as a result. The two most common negligence-related legal cases result from slip and fall accidents and medical negligence.

If you experience an injury due to a property or business owner's negligence, seek out a free consultation with an accident injury attorney. This offers you an opportunity to ask questions, discuss your situation, and determine whether you will be able to secure compensation for your injury costs. It will also help you determine whether your accident injury attorney is a good fit for your situation by allowing you to ask about their personal background, educational credentials, and past legal experience.

For a free consultation or to learn about your legal rights, contact Welmaker.