Thousands of people are injured in accidents in California every month. A bulk majority of these injuries are mild, requiring little to no medical intervention and resulting in only minor inconveniences. These injures are best dealt with through personal insurance carriers or the insurance of the liable party.
If gaining compensation for minor injuries proves difficult or becomes contentious, you may wish to consider filing a small claim to secure the compensation you deserve. Hiring an attorney for minor injuries is neither cost effective nor necessary and can, in fact, interfere with your getting full compensation.
Do You Need a Personal Injury Attorney?
Things to ask yourself before contacting a personal injury attorney include:
- Will my injury result in significant medical and rehabilitation expenses?
- Will full recovery be possible following medical treatment, or will I need adaptive technology, home modifications, and special care?
- Will I lose substantial money due to an inability to work during and potentially after medical treatment for my injury?
- Am I now faced with physical or mental limitations that may be permanent?
- Has my injury resulted in a large amount of physical pain and emotional duress?
If you can answer “yes” to most of these questions, contacting a personal injury attorney to discuss your case is probably justified. If you cannot, it is better to attempt getting compensation on your own.
Why Would I Not Want an Attorney?
Good legal representation is neither rushed nor cheap. This means a claim for a minor injury that could easily be settled in days or weeks may be tied up for months if full legal action is taken. What’s more, the time and effort an attorney puts into a case cost money – money that most often comes out of the settlement. If the settlement is for minor injuries, attorney fees may come out of pocket, rendering the entire action useless. These things should be carefully considered before you contact an attorney to handle your case.
Victims of catastrophic injury deserve swift and aggressive legal action. If you have been seriously injured in an accident, please contact the Law Offices of Mickey Fine online or by calling (661) 333-3333 to schedule a free consultation. Attorney Fine serves victims of serious injury throughout California from his offices in Bakersfield. If your injury prevents travel, he will happily come to your location to discuss your case.