You may wonder if your claim truly requires the assistance of a legal representation. If you’re dealing with a serious claim, it is usually worth the money you invest in getting a lawyer. Insurance companies react differently to people who try to dispute their claims on their own as opposed to those that have a lawyer representing them. Here are four claims that typically require the assistance of an attorney.
Long-Term Disabling Injuries
Some accidents, such as those that generate car accident claims, can lead to long-term or even permanently disabling injuries. These injuries affect your physical capabilities or your appearance for a long time and can be mentally scarring. It can be difficult for you to determine on your own how much such a severe injury is worth, and insurance companies or other at-fault parties will try to minimize the seriousness of your injury and minimize the amount of compensation you receive. For this reason, you will likely need help from an experienced lawyer to get the most out of your claim.
If you have been hurt because someone in the medical community was careless, incompetent, or unprofessional, you do indeed have a serious claim on your hands. However, you will be going up against doctors, hospital clinics, nurses, and other medical providers to get the compensation you deserve. All of them likely with their own legal representation. The legal rules involved are complicated, and it is almost assured that you will need an experienced lawyer, particularly a lawyer who works with medical malpractice, to handle such a complex case.
Exposure to Toxic Materials
Chemicals are used in every aspect of life. Sometimes, people get sick because of exposure to contaminants in the water, the soil, the air, or food products. It can be a challenge to prove exposure though. It usually requires complex scientific data and multiple reported cases. In the meantime, chemical industries have built a legal wall to protect themselves from exposure. As a result, the required evidence is hard to come by. Attorneys can break through that wall, giving you the information needed to win your case.
When Insurance Companies Won’t Pay Up
Insurance companies have lawyers working hard on their side. You should have the same. Regardless of the nature of your injury, when dealing with insurance companies, you want to hire a lawyer because an insurance company or government agency may refuse to give you a fair settlement.
While any lawyer can represent you, you want to work with a lawyer with experience in the type of case you are dealing with. The more experienced the attorney, the easier it will be for you to get the compensation you deserve. No matter what sort of claim you’re trying to prove, it’s a good idea to reach out to an attorney you think has the experience and the ability to win your case. You also need to be prepared for the hurdles both of you will have to jump through, but with proper representation on your side, these challenges will be much easier to navigate.
Kara Masterson is a freelance writer from Utah. She graduated from the University of Utah and enjoys writing and spending time with her dog, Max.