Do I really need a personal injury or wrongful death attorney?
Insurance companies may tell you not to hire a lawyer. After all, if you’re entitled to fair compensation for your injuries, why share a portion of that money with a lawyer? That’s a good point, except for one thing. Without a lawyer, you’re less likely to receive fair compensation.
The fact is, an independent insurance industry study found that car accident victims, on average, received three times more in compensation when they were represented by an attorney than those who weren’t. *
Of course, the only way to know for certain if you need a personal injury attorney is to meet with one. It usually costs nothing for an initial consultation, and any good lawyer will tell you if you don’t have a case. Factors that may affect the potential success of your case include your ability to prove the fault of someone else for your injury, as well as the nature and extent of your injuries.
Here are some examples of situations that can lead to personal injury or wrongful death claims.
Personal injury claims include:
- Indiana Car Accidents, Truck Accidents
- Indiana Motorcycle or other vehicle accidents
- Falling on someone else’s property
- Assault or battery
- Any accident while traveling
- Construction defects
- Dog Bites
- Product defects
Wrongful death claims include:
- Car, truck, motorcycle or other vehicle accidents
- Workplace injuries
- Product liability
*For similar injuries, medical bills, and lost wages. 1994, Insurance Research Council.