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Personal Injury Claim: Do I Need a Lawyer?

By Kevin Davidson  Jan. 14, 2015 12:27p

Having an experienced lawyer by your side can be extremely helpful in personal injury cases. The lawyer's skills or the mere threat to the insurer that a lawyer may be present are reasons enough to hire a lawyer. There are, however, several other reasons that may necessitate the services of a lawyer. Your case may involve some complex legal issues, your injuries might be too severe, or the insurer may deny your claim. The following types of accidents and injuries would most certainly require an attorney's help:

Severe Injuries

The compensation amount that you receive would depend on how serious your injuries are. To determine the severity of the injury, you will have to take into account the type of injury suffered, amount of your medical expenses, and time period required to recover from injuries. The more serious the injuries are, the higher would be the potential compensation, and wider would the range in which the compensation falls. In such cases, it would pay immensely to seek services of a personal injury lawyer.

Long Term Injuries or Permanent Disability

Some serious accidents may cause injuries that may severely affect your physical capabilities or appearance for a long time or even permanently. It might not be easy for the victim to calculate the exact claim value. In such a case, an experienced lawyer can help ensure that you get the best possible compensation for your injuries.

Toxic Exposure

In the recent years, the use of chemicals has been on the rise. People often become ill because of exposure to pollutants in water, soil, air, food, and other products. Claims based on toxic exposure can be quite difficult to prove. It would require the victim to understand and work with complex scientific data. The situation is further complicated by the fact that most industries have huge resources at their disposal to counter any legal battles. The victim would need expert help to prove the case of chemical exposure, and get the compensation.

Medical Malpractice

If someone suffers an injury because of unprofessional, negligent, or incompetent treatment provided by medical professionals or institutions such as a doctor, nurse, test lab, hospital, nursing home, or another provider, the legal and medical issues involved would be extremely complex. There is no way that the victim would be able to handle the case on its own. So, it would be best to seek services of a medical malpractice lawyer.

Insurance Company Denies the Claim

In some cases, irrespective of the nature and severity of the injury, or the amount of wage loss and medical expenses, the insurance company may simply refuse the claim. So, you will be left with no option but to hire a competent personal injury lawyer to fight the claim, and get the rightful damages.

If you have suffered a personal injury, and your case is one of the above mentioned ones, you should immediately speak with a personal injury lawyer.

At Zevan and Davidson we have over 20 years of experience protecting the rights of victims of personal injury and medical malpractice in Missouri and Illinois. Call us today at (314) 588-7200 to schedule a free and private consultation with one of our St. Louis Personal Injury Attorneys.

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