Insult To Injury: Three Injury Situations That Call For An Attorney

16 May 2016
 Categories: Law, Blog

In many cases, injuries caused by someone else's negligence are processed through the at-fault party's insurance and resolved in a short time. In some cases, however, the issues are more complex and require the expertise of a personal injury attorney. These complicated or difficult-to-prove injuries present more of a challenge and often involve compensation that goes beyond having a car repaired and having your medical expenses paid. Read on to learn about 3 of these more difficult types of injuries that may have you making an appointment with a personal injury attorney.

Catastrophic Injury

When the injury involves an amputation, spinal damage, brain damage, and other serious and permanent impairments, you and your family's lives can be turned upside down. The extent of suffering and misery can seldom be adequately addressed with an insurance company settlement. You may not only require ongoing medical care for the remainder of your life, but have a need for special transportation and adaptive modifications for your home, such as a van with a lift and wider doorways. These expenses do not come cheaply, and this is on top of your sudden inability to work at your job. You need an attorney that can look at the big picture and accurately estimate not only the financial aspect of this injury, but the pain and suffering caused and owed to you. After all, you may never be able to work again, so you need a settlement that's going to ensure a lifetime of financial security for you as a result of your injury.

Toxic Exposure Injury

Not all injuries happen in an instant; some injuries take months or even years to manifest. If you are exposed to a toxic substance, your claim automatically becomes more challenging to both prove and understand. Cases involving toxic substances like asbestos or other chemicals can be complex and highly technical, usually involving the testimony of experts in the specific field. Additionally, you may have a lawsuit that involves more than one party. If your employer knowingly allowed you to be exposed, you may have a valid claim against them and the manufacturer of the toxic substance. These cases are a personal injury attorney's domain, especially when you understand the legal power large corporations can bring to bear against claims.

Medical Malpractice Injury

Being injured because of a doctor or medical facility can create a mystifying situation; you will need your medical records to prove your case, yet they are held by the very institution that you are suing for malpractice. You are, of course, entitled by law to your medical records, but being entitled and receiving them in a timely and accurate manner are two different things. You may need professional legal help to procure these vital pieces of evidence for your case.

The common theme of the above instances is the potential for an injury to necessitate a lifetime of care and financial support due to the seriousness of the injury. Ensure that a legal professional, like those found at LeBaron & Jensen, P.C., oversees your personal injury claim and gets you the compensation that you need and deserve.