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When to Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer

You simply cannot prepare for the aftermath of a debilitating injury. Getting through the next moment and trying to make sense of what has happened to you should be all you’re thinking about in the hours after your injury. 

But the sooner you are able to get on the phone and call an experienced personal injury lawyer for help, the sooner your attorney can begin fighting for your right to financial repayment.

Many injury victims aren’t sure whether they should call a lawyer. Sadly, many will lose the opportunity to hold accountable those responsible for their injuries because they fail to pick up the phone and find out whether they have grounds for a claim.

There are a few ways you should be able to tell that contacting a personal injury lawyer is the next step for you. Below we’ve gone into further detail about when you should call a lawyer. 

Have Your Injuries Had a Dramatic Impact on Your Life?

One of the first ways you can tell that a call with a personal injury lawyer may be in your future is if you have suffered serious financial, emotional, psychological, and physical damages and losses. You have the right to be made whole when someone else’s negligence causes you harm. This includes each and every way your life has been affected by the injuries you sustained, such as:

  • Pain and suffering 
  • Lost wages and earning capacity
  • Medical expenses and equipment 
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Emotional distress
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Loss of household services
  • Loss of companionship and love
  • Reputational damage 
  • Property damage

If your life has been turned upside down because of what you have been through, a personal injury lawyer could help you seek justice.

Someone Else’s Negligence Caused Your Injuries

Another way you can tell that you have grounds for a civil claim is if someone else is responsible for the accident or for harming you. In fact, this is the only way in which you can successfully win a personal injury claim. 

It doesn’t matter whether the defendant was intending to hurt you or did so accidentally; the fact remains that their negligence caused your injuries, and they should be held accountable accordingly. 

With that being said, if the actions of the defense were intentional, it’s possible that you could also be awarded punitive damages, which would increase your injury settlement beyond your compensatory damages. 

Get Help from a Personal Injury Lawyer Now

Are you unsure if you have grounds for a personal injury claim? Are you ready to take charge of your recovery and bring the liable party to justice? If so, call a respected personal injury lawyer at Henry Dailey Law Firm for help with your claim. 

Our firm is proud to offer complimentary consultations to injury survivors across the state of Alabama. Schedule yours when you call 205-995-2412 or complete the online contact form we have included at the bottom of this page. 



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