Why Do You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
A personal injury lawsuit requires many hours of work and usually at least a little travel to see the site of the accident. It is not an endeavor that you can handle on your own when you’re recovering from injuries sustained during the accident. A personal injury lawyer can take over the duties of gathering evidence, looking for legal precedents, handling settlements, and more.
A personal injury lawyer will handle any type of case that involves an injury to a person that occurred due to someone else’s negligence. This can be an injury due to a car accident, dog bite, slip and fall, bike accident, and so on. For example, you’re walking through a store and slip on a surface that’s wet from a spill, where there are no “wet floor” or “caution” signs and no one warned you about the spill. That could be seen as negligence on the store’s part, and you could file a personal injury lawsuit. However, let’s say you were walking through that store, saw but ignored all the “wet floor” signs, and tried to floor-skate through the wet patch past those signs. If you fall, you can’t really blame the store, and a personal injury lawsuit likely wouldn’t be applicable.
A personal injury lawyer will look at what types of compensation might apply to your case, too. You might think that you just want your medical bills paid. However, the lawyer may find that you could get compensation not only for medical bills but also for lost wages, emotional damages or pain and suffering. They can find legal precedents to support your case and help you figure out if a settlement offer is worth taking.
If you’ve been in an accident and suffered an injury that you think is due to someone’s negligence, contact Eisenberg Law Offices at (608) 256-8356. Please don’t try to handle a personal injury case on your own. Get good legal representation for the best outcome.