When to Seek Legal Counsel
While you may think that it’s not worth filing a lawsuit over a minor injury, you should first know that a claim does not necessarily lead to a trial. Personal injury cases are often settled outside of court, and their resolutions can be of tremendous help to you, even for a relatively insignificant injury. After all, minor wounds still typically require medical treatment, time away from work, and many limitations in your daily life. Rather than simply tolerating these wrongful consequences and footing the bill on your own, the party at fault should compensate you accordingly.
The formal process of determining fault is referred to as proving negligence. Someone who is negligent is merely someone who failed to act responsibly. They may not necessarily have had any ill intent, but that does not mean they should not be held accountable for their actions. Therefore, if you think there may be negligence at play in your case, it is best to seek legal counsel, no matter the size of your injury or the intent of the other party.
Financing a Lawsuit
Again, not all personal injury claims lead to a formal lawsuit. Furthermore, regardless of if your case is settled in or out of the courtroom, you are not billed unless we recover financial compensation. This is known as a contingency fee, and it’s another way of saying we don’t get paid unless you do.
Since there’s no cost to you up front, you really have nothing to lose by at least exploring your options. Contact our firm to schedule a complimentary consultation. This will give you the opportunity to discuss your situation with an experienced attorney and receive answers to any lingering questions that may be weighing on your mind. Even if you decide not to pursue legal action, the worst you could leave with is a clear head and a little less anxiety about your case.