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When Should I Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

When Should I Hire A Personal Injury Attorney? When should I hire a personal injury attorney is a question many people ask me. After you have been injured in an accident, such as car crash, bike or motorcycle wreck, slip and fall, or any other type or mishap, you may wonder if or when you should consider hiring a personal injury attorney. Your decision should be informed by the answers to several questions. After you have thought through each of them, you’ll have a better idea about whether or not you should retain counsel.

If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages. In some cases, it may be necessary to hire a personal injury attorney to help you navigate the legal process and ensure that you receive fair compensation. Here are some situations where you may want to consider hiring a personal injury attorney:

  1. Serious injuries: If you have suffered serious injuries that require hospitalization, surgery, or long-term medical care, it may be in your best interest to hire an attorney. An attorney can help you obtain the compensation you need to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages related to your injury.

  2. Liability dispute: If there is a dispute over who is liable for the accident, it may be necessary to hire an attorney to investigate the circumstances of the accident and determine who is at fault. An attorney can help you gather evidence, interview witnesses, and build a strong case to support your claim.

  3. Insurance company denies your claim: If the insurance company denies your claim or offers a settlement that is inadequate to cover your damages, it may be necessary to hire an attorney to negotiate on your behalf. An attorney can help you understand your legal rights and options, and work to obtain the maximum compensation for your injuries and damages.

  4. Complex legal issues: If there are complex legal issues involved in your case, such as multiple parties or insurance policies, it may be necessary to hire an attorney to navigate the legal process and ensure that your rights are protected.

  5. Emotional distress: If you have suffered emotional distress as a result of the accident, such as anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder, it may be necessary to hire an attorney to help you obtain compensation for your pain and suffering.

Overall, hiring a personal injury attorney can help you obtain fair compensation for your injuries and damages, protect your legal rights, and navigate the complex legal process. If you are unsure whether you need an attorney, it is always best to consult with one to discuss your specific case and options.

Client Reviews
I have known Steven for some time now and when his services were required he jumped in and took control of my cases. I had two and they were handled with the utmost professionalism and courtesy. He went the extra mile regardless of the bumps in the road. I can not see me using any other attorney and I would recommend him to any of my family and friends. Josie A.
Steven was vital during our most trying time. He was referred by a friend after an accident that involved a family member. While he was critical and lying in the hospital, Steven was kind, patient and knowledgeable about what we were going through. Following our loss, Steven became a tough and aggressive negotiator and made sure that we receive a huge compensation. I would refer Steven in fact, this happened 2 years ago and I still speak highly of his service. Cheryl S.
Mr. Sweat is a pitbull in the courtroom as well as settlement negotiations - You can't have a better equipped attorney in your corner! It is a pleasure working as colleagues together on numerous cases. He can get the job done. Jonathan K.
Because of Steven Sweat, my medical support was taken care of. Plus, I had more money to spare for my other bills. Steven is not only an excellent personal injury lawyer, providing the best legal advice, but also a professional lawyer who goes beyond his call of duty just to help his clients! He stood up for me and helped me get through the process. I would definitely recommend. I couldn't think of any better lawyer than him. MiraJane C.
I must tell anyone, if you need a great attorney, Steve sweat is the guy! I had an awful car accident and had no idea where to turn. He had so much to deal with because my accident was a 4 car pile up. Not to mention all the other cars were behind me and they were not wanting to settle in any way! He never stopped working for me and had my best interest at heart! Audra W.
I believe I made the best choice with Steven M Sweat, Personal Injury. I was very reluctant to go forward with my personal injury claim. I had a valid claim and I needed a professional attorney to handle it. I felt so much better when I let Steven take my case. His team did everything right and I am very satisfied. Stia P.
I have to say that Steve has been exemplary! I met Steve at a point with my case that I was ready to give up. He took the time and dealt with all of my concerns. Most importantly, he was present and listened to what I was going through. He was able to turn things around, put me and my case on the right track! The results were better that expected! Highly recommend!! Cody A.