If you were injured in an accident and think you may have a personal injury case, you could be a party to one of the 700,000+ personal injury lawsuits filed annually in the United States. While your insurance company may offer some protection and coverage in the event of an accident, dealing with your insurance and the opposing side’s insurance company is a complicated and time-consuming process. The insurance company could reject your claim for any number of reasons, so it is important to contact a personal injury lawyer in Attleboro immediately after you’ve suffered physical injuries in an accident.
Many people fail to pursue personal injury claims despite suffering injuries in an accident. Maybe you don’t think you have a claim, or the responsible party doesn’t have a good insurance policy or no insurance at all. Whether you think you have a strong case or not, if you’ve suffered physical injuries in an accident it's a good idea to seek legal advice from a personal injury attorney in Attleboro. Meeting with an attorney will give you peace of mind and an opportunity to discuss your potential case. Most lawyers offer free consultations so it does not cost you anything to discuss whether or not you have a case.
An accident may cause severe injuries resulting in lengthy recovery and decreased quality of life. Injuries often leave permanent damage such as scarring, amputation, loss of function, and limited range of motion. Whether it’s a soft tissue injury, torn ligament, broken arm or a broken leg, serious injuries can lead to missed work and unable to return to your job, constant aches and pains, and long-lasting issues. Injuries not only impact your physical well-being, they can also take a toll on your mental health, and negatively impact your relationships, future job prospects, and overall quality of life.
Treatment and care for your injuries at a hospital and by multiple medical providers lead to high medical bills that your own health insurance likely won’t pay in full. Ambulance bills, emergency room bills, surgeries, and physical therapy get expensive real quick and you can easily fall behind on the payments. If you’ve sustained serious injuries in an accident, a personal injury lawyer in Attleboro can evaluate your case and fight to get you compensation for your injuries and your medical bills paid.
As mentioned above, you could be facing several hefty medical bills as a result of your injuries. To make matters worse, you’re out of work and struggling to pay the bills due to your loss of income. While health insurance may cover some of the bills, aftercare costs add up quickly and not all treatments are not covered by insurance, such as physiotherapy treatment costs. There are many ways that personal injury lawyers can help you deal with the mounting medical bills.
If you were involved in a car accident, your own car insurance could pay up to $8,000.00 in medical expenses regardless of fault through PIP coverage. However, if you were on a motorcycle at the time of your accident you are not entitled to PIP benefits. Depending on the nature of your accident, there are a number of ways a personal injury lawyer can get you compensation for your injuries and help with the payment of your medical bills.
Filing a lawsuit may not be the best or most efficient way to obtain compensation because cases move slowly through the court system. An experienced personal injury attorney will evaluate your case and determine the best strategy for getting you the most money possible for your injuries. Whether it’s filing a lawsuit, obtaining a pre-suit settlement, arbitration or mediation, if you’ve been injured in an accident and your medical bills are rapidly growing you should contact a personal injury lawyer in Attleboro immediately.
Even if liability is clear, it is important that you hire a personal injury lawyer to handle your claim. When liability is in question the need for an experienced personal injury attorney is that much greater. Many people choose not to even pursue a personal injury claim because they don’t know who’s responsible; as a result, they do not receive compensation.
For example, maybe you slip and fall on a wet floor in the supermarket but think you could be partially responsible for the accident. Is the wet floor marked? If the risks are not communicated, you certainly cannot take the same precautions when crossing the wet floor. While this is only one of many factors to consider, a personal injury attorney will review the facts of the case and possibly hire an expert witness to assist with the liability analysis. Even if you’re partially reliable for the accident, Massachusetts uses the comparative negligence standard meaning you are eligible for compensation for your injuries so long as you’re less than 51% at-fault.
Another case that may be more complex; patron trips and falls when walking from a parking lot to the sidewalk entrance ramp of a store and there is a dispute over liability and whether there is any liability at all. Hiring a personal injury lawyer can clarify the situation and strengthen your case and position.
If you end up missing work due to personal injury and are not compensated during this time, a personal injury lawyer may be able to get you money for lost wages as part of a settlement on your case. People with insurance can get through a period of not working and may be entitled to paid leave through some form of short or long term disability. If your injuries are serious or complex, you may miss more work than your insurance covers, or maybe you have no insurance at all.
Head injuries take a lot of time to heal, and the resulting symptoms often interfere with one’s ability to work and complete basic daily activities. A person with a head injury can experience loss of focus or loss of memory and suffer from acute headaches which make it difficult to complete basic tasks like reading or sitting at a desk and staring at a computer screen. Vertigo is often a symptom experienced by those recovering from a head injury that makes it difficult for anyone to do their job, whether a construction worker or working in an office. Symptoms and complications from head injuries take significant time to heal, and your insurance may not provide sufficient compensation. It is important to contact a personal injury lawyer in Attleboro if you were injured in an accident and missing work as a result of those injuries.
Anthony Riccio understands that personal injury can have a catastrophic impact on victims and their families — each case receives the utmost compassion, care, and attention. As a former prosecutor and insurance defense attorney, Anthony knows how to effectively maximize financial recovery for those who have been injured due to the negligence of another.
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