When to Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer
One of the biggest roadblocks along the injury claims process is actually beginning the process by calling a personal injury lawyer. In many cases, injury victims either don't think they have grounds for a claim or they are hesitant to file because they share some fault for the accident.
In either case, had they simply picked up the phone and called a personal injury lawyer for help, they would have had a better idea of what their chances of success could be.
To help prevent future accident survivors from losing out on the compensation that is rightfully theirs, we have provided additional information below about some of the ways that you can tell you may have a case. Continue reading to learn more.
Someone Else Is Liable for Your Injuries
If you know that someone else is responsible for causing the accident you were involved in or the injuries you sustained, you should contact a personal injury lawyer to discuss your legal options.
In fact, civil claims can only be successful when the injured party is able to prove that another party is liable for the accident. If you aren't sure whether another party is liable, you should still contact a personal injury lawyer in order to figure out whether you have grounds for a claim.
Your Losses Have Had a Dramatic Impact on Your Life
Another way to tell that it may be in your best interests to contact a personal injury lawyer is if your injuries have had a dramatic impact on your life.
This could mean that you have suffered significant financial losses, difficult physical and emotional trauma, or a combination of both. If your life had been changed because of the accident or your injuries, you may be entitled to financial compensation from the liable party.
Contact a New York Personal Injury Lawyer
If you were involved in a serious accident on Long Island and you aren't sure where to turn, reach out to a respected personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Dennis Smith, PC. We have locations in Manhattan, New York and Melville, Long Island. Give our office a call at (212) 680-4280, (631) 333-0006 or complete the online contact form to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.