Should You Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
When a person is injured, there can be many financial ramifications. Medical bills can mount quickly. Missed work leads to lost income and the potential loss of a job. There can also be emotional suffering involved, especially if the injury will have long-term effects.
Of course, not every injury is someone’s fault and not every victim has a case that allows for legal damages. So how do you know whether or not to hire a personal injury lawyer?
When It’s Time to Hire an Attorney
California sees a couple of million injuries per year that are bad enough to warrant medical attention. Here are several reasons that an injured person may decide to hire a lawyer:
- Another person was negligent
- Significant medical bills have accumulated
- The injury is serious
- The victim has missed work or can no longer work
- Some else’s insurance company is involved
- An insurance company is refusing to pay
- An insurance company is offering a settlement (especially if the amount is clearly too low)
Filing a Personal Injury Suit
In the state of California, you have to file a suit within two years of the injury occurring. That means acquiring a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible is important to give your lawyer the maximum amount of time to acquire the damages you are owed.
Petrov Law Firm has the experienced personal injury attorneys that you want on your side to help ensure you receive the full compensation that you deserve for your injuries. Contact us today by calling 619-344-0360.