It can be hard to know when to call in a professional to help with life’s little disruptions. There seem to be online courses for every type of DIY project out there, and some of them are pretty helpful. If you need to know how to repair a leaky faucet, it may work to hop on Google and find a video on the topic. But, if you have been in an accident, going it alone without an attorney leaves you open to many pitfalls. The law does allow a person to represent themselves, but the law also holds any person who does so to the same standard an attorney must meet. This means you will need to be well versed in the rules of civil procedure, evidence, and trial practice. While tempting to try and settle a personal injury claim on your own, it is always best to partner with a qualified attorney. Knowing what to look for and when to place the call to an attorney is the first step towards a satisfactory resolution of your case.
These three things are good indicators that it is time to call an attorney for help with your personal injury matter:
- You are unsure as to when you have to file a claim.
- You do not know how to prove the other driver caused the accident.
- The adjuster has made a minimal offer to settle your claim or no offer at all.
An attorney will help with all of these things, and more. For instance, experienced personal injury attorneys have a working knowledge of common medical terms that come up in most cases. Being able to articulate your medical condition is a big part of negotiating a personal injury case, without the experience and know-how to tell the adjuster about your injuries, you risk having your claim denied. This experience also comes into play if you take your case to trial. Explaining complex medical conditions to a jury takes skill, as most people do not use medical terminology in their everyday life. We have helped others recover for their injuries and property damage from a personal injury, and can help you too. Call us today for a review of your case, and to learn your options.
If you have been in an accident, call our office to learn your options. Let an experienced attorney help you figure what is best for you. Call a Bloomington, Minnesota personal injury attorney today.