Most people who have suffered a personal injury due to an accident, whatever its nature, are often unsure whether or not they need the services of an attorney. One of the reasons for this hesitation is possibly facing retaliation from the accused for your intention to take legal action.
However, if this is the reason why you have not considered speaking with a personal injury specialist, you should not worry; California laws will always seek to do justice and protect those affected.
Below, we mention some of the common accidents in which it is advisable to have a lawyer by your side:
- Traffic accident: If you were the victim of a run over, whether you were walking, driving a bicycle, a motorcycle, or a car; and the person who caused the accident refuses to compensate you for the physical or psychological damage caused, you should contact a lawyer to help you deal with your case.
- Accident on property: If you suffer an injury inside a house, apartment, or business because the facilities are not suitable for habitability or transit, you can talk to a legal specialist if the owners do not take responsibility.
- Accident due to defective product: If the design of something you purchased is dangerous or has a potentially harmful component, and this has injured you, you can take legal action against the company or its manufacturer. A lawyer can guide you through the process.
- Work accident: If you operate heavy machinery, handle dangerous chemicals, or use physical force to move heavy objects during your workday, this could cause an injury.
If this is your case, and the company or employer does not recognize your compensation benefits as a worker, you likely need legal representation.
In short, a personal injury can occur at any time in our daily lives. However, if the guilty person or company does not acknowledge their responsibility, you should go to a lawyer. A specialized lawyer can help you reach an agreement and be prepared to go to court and defend your case if necessary.
On the other hand, legal guidance may be beneficial even when the accused person or entity admits liability. The responsible parties or their insurers are often quick to offer a minimum compensation to the victim to avoid being required by law to pay fair compensation.
Contact us if you have suffered an injury and want a free consultation.