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When Should You Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

By Walton Law APCMay 31, 2023April 8th, 2024No Comments

It may be time to get a competent personal injury attorney on your side if you have suffered a significant injury because of the negligence of another person. You may find it difficult to determine by yourself whether your injury is severe enough to file a claim. More importantly, it can be confusing to identify all the at-fault parties to maximize your chances of obtaining your rightful compensation. 

Don’t wait until the statute of limitations period runs out and prevents you from pursuing a claim. You should know that an accomplished personal injury law firm will offer free initial consultations. You should make use of this to learn more about your legal options. Here are a few situations when you must not delay in consulting with an experienced Bellingham personal injury attorney.  

You or a Loved One Suffered Significant Injury 

You should speak with a Walton Law attorney if you think you or a loved one suffered an injury because of someone else. Personal injury lawsuits are more common in the following type of accidents: 

Several other scenarios qualify for a personal injury claim. Also, different types of accidents have different statutes of limitations. This deadline changes depending on the person you are suing. For instance, in case of a car accident, you get 2 years in California and 3 years in Washington from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim. If the claim is against a government entity, it can be as short as 6 months in California.  

An attorney can help you with such rules and regulations. They can also help you gather the necessary evidence to build a strong case against the defendants.  

Unsure of the Negligent Party’s Liability 

Knowing whom to hold negligent for your accident can be confusing yet a critical step in filing a personal injury claim. There can be multiple responsible parties depending on the nature of your accident. It doesn’t matter whether you were injured on a property or during a car accident, you can maximize your compensation amount by suing all at-fault parties.  

Unclear liability is particularly common in the case of car accidents. The insurance claims process may become more contentious and complicated because of typical circumstances. Your attorney can protect you against false claims of fault that may jeopardize your case. 

Substantial Medical Costs and Loss of Income 

Injuries because of someone else’s negligence may result in extensive financial strain. Medical bills are without question the most expensive component of such injuries. Furthermore, there are other ways you may lose money as well, such as: 

  • Lost time from work 
  • Cost of rehabilitation and medications 
  • Repair bills
  • Inability to pursue regular money-making activities
  • Cost of rentals 

Money isn’t the only factor you should consider. Personal injury can affect your lifestyle. You can claim damages for pain and suffering and emotional trauma.  

Contact a Personal Injury Attorney Today 

Consulting with a personal injury attorney can benefit you in various ways when seeking compensation following an accident. The attorneys at Walton Law are ready to help you in any way that can maximize your compensation amount.

We have experience in handling all types of personal injury claims and negotiating with insurance companies. We are happy to provide you with a free case evaluation. Call us at (866) 338-7079 or  reach us online.