Many people wonder if and when it is necessary to hire a personal injury attorney. Where an injury is very obvious, such as a broken limb suffered in a car accident, it simply makes sense to hire an attorney in order to safeguard your rights. It becomes less clear-cut when injuries may be due to defective consumer goods or a slip and fall, or where the injuries are not as readily apparent.
When you are uncertain if your injury warrants hiring an attorney in order to file a claim, it is often helpful to meet with an attorney who is experienced in personal injury law. A knowledgeable attorney can review your case and let you know whether or not your claim is worth pursuing. If you have only suffered minor injuries, it may not be worthwhile; however, a free consultation with a reputable attorney will help you make the decision by providing you with as much information as possible so that you can decide what your best course of action is.
Because insurance companies want to settle claims quickly, they often contact people who have suffered a personal injury in order to offer a settlement. Whether the settlement is adequate compensation for the injury suffered can be difficult to gauge for someone who is not versed in personal injury law.
Wanting to avoid litigation, which can be costly and drag on for years, may be a good option. It may also keep you from hiring a personal injury attorney when you need one. If you accept a low settlement offer, you may be precluded from obtaining much needed compensation for future medical care that is rightfully yours. By contacting a personal injury attorney to review your case, you will be better educated about the possible outcomes of your case, and whether you have a claim worth pursuing.
Steffens Law Office, P.C. is a Nebraska personal injury law firm located in Broken Bow, Nebraska. If you would like to discuss your personal injury claim, and find out how William V. Steffens and Jeremiah J. Luebbe , personal injury attorneys with nearly 30 years of combined experience, can help you. Please call us at 308-872-8327 to schedule a free consultation. Our Nebraska personal injury attorneys are ready to help you.