Published On: Mon, May 14th, 2018

When A Personal Injury Gets Serious: Why a Lawyer is Your Best Option

Whether you’ve been involved in a car accident or someone has injured you due to being negligent, you’re within your full rights to seek compensation. In case of mild injuries, most people file a personal injury claim against an insurance company, but if you’re dealing with a severe personal injury, the insurance company is more likely to try to find a way out of having to pay.

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Of course, there are other reasons we’re going to be examining today, but to start off with, let’s cover the nr. 1 first:

1. In case of severe injuries

As already stated, when going up against an insurance company and their team of lawyers, it would be unwise to do so alone. They likely know far more about legal matters than you do, so unless you’re a seasoned lawyer yourself, this is not the recommended course of action. When working with legal experts for your personal injury, you stand a far better chance of getting what you deserve, and in this case, trying to save money on legal fees by working on your own is simply not worth the risk.

2. When you’re unable to pay your bills

Being bed bound as a result of an injury can truly render you helpless, which means you’re unable to go to work for a prolonged period of time, during which you won’t be earning any money. The bills can stack up pretty quickly, especially the medical bills for your treatment, and you need a way to cover them.

3. If the other party involved straight up refuses to pay

When the other party involved does not want to pay, there is no room for debate; you should get a lawyer. The same is true if the insurance company, for example, tries to artificially bring down the severity of your injuries and refuses to make a fair offer – again, don’t wait until this happens, it’s way better to plan it in advance to avoid being the victim.

4. When you’re facing permanent disability

Even if your injury lasts a whole year, it’s simply a long-term injury that eventually heals up. But when you’re facing permanent disability such as being unable to get out of your wheelchair for the rest of your life, then you deserve to be compensated for your condition if it wasn’t something that came to be as a result of your actions and someone else was at fault.

5. You want to guarantee that things will go smoothly

Having a peace of mind that things are going to go smoothly, knowing that you’re going to get the justice you deserve, is something that every person deserves. If you, for whatever reason, have reason to suspect that the other party involved (or the insurance company) may try to find a way out of having to pay you, it’s better to be proactive than reactive and just get a lawyer.


Personal injuries are a serious matter and they should be treated as such. By being able to recognize a situation that calls for a lawyer’s aid, you effectively shield yourself from anyone trying to take advantage of you and the vulnerable position you’ve found yourself in.

Guest Author:

Brett Gresham is an attorney who specializes in personal and workplace injury law. First starting as a junior programmer at a reputable IT company, he completely altered the course of his career due to a change of heart. Now, he has over 10 years of experience helping those who have been injured seek justice.
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