Is My Injury Serious Enough for a Lawyer?

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When you or a loved one is hurt, expenses can begin to rack up, and sometimes for something that was not even your fault! You should not be responsible for covering these expenses while you are trying to recover from your injury since it was someone else’s negligence that caused the accident.

“Minor” Injuries Need Treatment Too

Many people underestimate the usefulness of working with a skilled attorney for injuries that they consider to be minor. There are many injuries that obviously require a personal injury lawyer: paralysis, burns, amputation, death, or any injury requiring surgery. Most people understand that when an accident results in one of these, they should seek
immediate medical attention and then consult with a lawyer. It becomes more confusing when the injury is not as severe.

Insurance companies label minor injuries as “soft tissue” and create an idea that they are not necessarily injuries, but instead just annoyances that have no grounds for a claim. This could not be farther from the truth.

Some of soft tissue injuries many people try to shake off include:

• Strains,
• Sprains,
• Whiplash, or
• Partially torn ligaments.

When to See a Lawyer

When a lawyer evaluates a case, he or she looks at different variables that come into play to determine whether someone has a legitimate claim. The main issue? Proving the other party acted negligently when the person was injured. This can be difficult to prove and all the evidence must be analyzed in order to come to a conclusion.

Insurance companies will try every tactic in the book to make sure the injured person does not reach out to an attorney. Some of these tactics may include persuading the injured person that he does not have a case or offering him a small sum of money. But…if an insurance company is offering a small settlement, then hiring a lawyer will only create an opportunity for even more money. It is important to understand what insurance companies do, and why. They are paying for the claim, so it only makes sense that they are going to try and do everything in their power to lessen or disprove the claim.

Even if you or a loved one is not sure whether you have a valid claim or not, call The Husband and Wife Law Team and find out what your options are regarding your injury.

Mark Breyer of Breyer Law Offices, P.C. is a recognized expert in personal injury and wrongful death law. He practices in Phoenix and throughout Arizona. Mark has built a reputation as an outstanding legal professional who gets results. He has earned numerous awards and is a Certified Specialist in Injury and Wrongful Death by the State Bar of Arizona - a distinction held by under 2% of Arizona attorneys. Aside from recognition as a top personal injury lawyer, Mark is praised by many clients for his honesty, communicativeness, and success in their cases.

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Disclaimer: While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this publication, it is not intended to provide legal advice as individual situations will differ and should be discussed with an expert and/or lawyer. For specific technical or legal advice on the information provided and related topics, please contact the author.

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