By California injury attorney, Michael P. Ehline, Esq. – After an accident, the victim may ask themselves “Do I need to hire a personal injury lawyer?” Family and friends of the victim will have many different opinions about when a lawyer should and shouldn’t be hired. To help the victim make a more informed decision, here are some factors to consider when evaluating if you should hire a personal injury attorney.
In all cases, a personal injury attorney will generally be glad to help you evaluate the following situations if you ask. From the viewpoint of monetary value:
Some attorneys have a minimum amount of damages, both medical and property, that should be met before they will take a case. You may not need to hire a personal injury lawyer.
Minor injuries and minimum property damage:
If the victim receives only minor and easily remedied injuries in combination with little to no property damage, then you may not need to hire a personal injury lawyer. Minor injuries could include simple bruises or small cuts, without head and neck involvement. Consulting with a personal injury attorney can help you determine whether or not they are needed.
Moderate injuries and property damage:
If the victim of an accident suffers any head, neck, or back pain following the accident, and if there is moderate damage to property, you may need to hire a personal injury lawyer at Ehline Law Firm PC at 1999 South Bascom Avenue Suite 700 , Campbell, CA 95008, Phones 408-940-3996, as injuries to those areas of the body can become problematic later, and they should be evaluated thoroughly by qualified specialist doctors to verify that the patient won’t require ongoing medical care.
Major injuries and property damage:
Of course, if the victim receives a good deal of injury, or those requiring long term care or complicated testing and therapy, and the property value damage is great, it is important to hire a personal injury attorney to not only assure that the victim will receive thorough and proper medical treatment, but also recompense for losses due to the accident which can include not only property, but also other losses such as lost time at work, or even loss of quality of life. If you decide to hire a Campell, or San Francisco personal injury attorney (Click Here), you will find that their experience will help to not only make the process easier for the victim, but the recompense and care for the victim will be greater.