Trying to decide whether to hire a personal injury attorney / personal injury lawyer?
There are many types of personal injury claims. Claims can arise from car accidents, slip and fall accidents, dangerous premise conditions, workplace accidents (even if you have a worker’s compensation claim, you may have a “third party claim”), airplane, bus and train crashes, construction accidents, fires, food poisoning, drug or vitamin overdoses, animal bites, criminal acts and assaults and medical malpractice to name several.
You have been involved in an incident and suffered personal injuries and are trying to decide whether to hire an attorney. Well, it is probably a good idea to consult with a personal injury who has familiarity with your type of claim. The consultations are usually free.
He or she will review the facts of your matter. Generally an attorney will initially look at three issues. They are, was the other party negligent? What are the nature and extent of damages? Is there a relationship between the incident and the claimed injuries. After this analysis an attorney can make an assessment of the relative strengths or weaknesses of a claim and whether the claim had merit.
If an attorney concludes that the facts do not show someone was negligent, even if you suffered injuries, there is no case. In other words, you would have trouble making a case against an owner of a store if you spilled water or salad oil on the ground and then slipped and fell because of the spill. However, if the store owner had failed to fix the plumbing in the building and the water was on the floor because of leaky plumbing or one the store’s employees had spilled salad oil and nothing was done promptly to address the condition, then you possibly have a viable claim.
Many variables can come into play in determining negligence and often you may think that there was no negligence by anyone when there actually was.
I myself, have handled cases over the years in which folks did not think they had a case. However, they had suffered serious injuries, and they decided to contact me. After hearing the facts, I thought that there might be a viable claim. Following an investigation and research and believing the cases had merit, we have pursued an action. I will not go into the cases, but suffice it to say, we went to obtain a recovery for our clients. I might add that we took the cases on contingency basis and advanced all costs.
The point is if you have been injured, you should seek the advice of a competent personal injury attorney even if you do not think that there is anyone at fault. Only a good experienced personal injury attorney can evaluate your potential claim We are here to help, give me a call.
Richard M. Katz, 626-796-6333 or visit our website