If you have recently been involved in a Riverside personal injury accident of any kind, you may have a number of questions and concerns regarding the accident. Your first concern, of course, should be to seek an immediate and comprehensive medical evaluation to determine the extent and severity of your physical injuries. Many people hesitate to seek medical attention because they don’t feel any immediate symptoms of a serious physical injury or because they don’t have medical insurance and are concerned about the often high cost of medical treatment.
Medical attention, however, should be your immediate concern because many injuries do not present immediate symptoms but can cause serious long-term damage. Additionally, if the accident was not your fault then the negligent party will be responsible for your medical bills associated with your treatment as well as additional compensation in some cases. Once you have attended to your physical injuries such as whiplash you should begin to consider whether or not you need to hire a Riverside personal injury attorney to handle your accident case.
Deciding whether or not to hire an attorney is a personal decision that ultimately is yours to make after careful consideration. So what are the factors that you should consider when making that decision? The first thing that bears consideration is the issue of negligence. Negligence is a legal term that refers to responsibility or fault in an accident. If the accident in which you were involved was as simple fender-bender and the other party is readily accepting negligence for the accident then you may not need an attorney to handle your case. Be aware, however, that even in situations when the other party is accepting fault, her insurance company may not be as willing to accept negligence. If your accident was complex, for instance involving a number of parties or where negligence is not clear then the help of an experienced Riverside personal injury attorney may be needed.
The other big issue you should consider when deciding whether or not to hire an attorney is the extent of your injuries. If you have had a complete medical evaluation and your physician has determined that you do not have any serious injuries that may have long-term effects then your damages may be easy to calculate. If, on the other hand, your injuries are more serious or potentially long-lasting then damages may be more complicated to calculate. Additionally, the more serious your injuries the more non-economic damages you are likely to have such as pain and suffering. In that case, you may benefit from the help of an experienced Riverside accident attorney.
If you would like to have a free and detailed evaluation of a potential personal injury case in which you are the victim to help you determine whether or not you need an attorney to help you with your case, please contact the Riverside personal injury attorneys at The Law Offices Ledger & Associates at 951-801-5862 or 800-300-0001. The Riverside office is located at 11801 Pierce Street Riverside, CA 92505. Website: LedgerLaw.If you would like to have a free and detailed evaluation of a
potential personal injury case in which you are the victim to help you
determine whether or not you need an attorney to help you with your
case, please contact the Riverside personal injury attorneys
at The Law Offices Ledger & Associates at 951-801-5862 or 800-300-0001.