When is it Time to Consult with a Personal Injury Attorney?

Thursday, January 7, 2021

When is it Time to Consult with a Personal Injury Attorney?

Written by Malman Law, reviewed by Steve J. Malman.

Injured individuals shouldn’t pass on the opportunity to meet with an attorney. An attorney can review the facts of their injury to determine if they should pursue compensation and what they should do next. It’s best to meet with one as soon as possible after an injury.

Unfortunately, personal injuries occur every day. People are injured in car accidents, by defective products, and after a slip and fall. Some suffer dog bites or injuries from taking a medication. No matter what type of injury you suffer, if another party’s unreasonable actions caused it, you have the right to seek compensation. The best way to do that is to contact a well-versed Chicago personal injury lawyer for help. 

Should You Consult with a Chicago Personal Injury Attorney?

Many injured individuals hesitate to get legal help for their claim. They may not understand the process, their rights, or how a Chicago personal injury lawyer could help them. Some people feel that their accident or injury wasn’t severe enough, and others think it will be a hassle.

It’s always a good idea to meet with a lawyer about your personal injury. If the lawyer doesn’t feel like they can help you or that you have a case that needs legal representation, they will tell you. They don’t want to waste your time or theirs pursuing compensation that isn’t justified. 

Contacting an attorney as soon as possible after your injury is ideal. However, even if you filed your own claim, a lawyer can still help you. Unless you have signed on the dotted line to receive a settlement, you can still hire legal help to increase your compensation. 

If your accident or injuries are severe, it’s imperative that you reach out to an injury attorney for help. Getting full and fair compensation in these types of claims is crucial. 

Do You Have a Valid Claim?

No matter what type of injury you sustained, your claim needs to have specific elements to be valid and successful. When you meet with an injury attorney, they will examine your case to see if they will be able to prove:

  • Another individual or entity owed you a duty of care
  • They violated their duty of care
  • Their actions resulted in your injuries
  • Your injuries caused your damages

If the lawyer sees each of these elements in your claim, it is likely to be successful. If they don’t think they can prove each of these elements, they will tell you. Either way, they can provide advice about what to do next. 

Schedule Your Consultation with an Experienced Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Today

No matter what type of personal injury you sustain, you deserve reputable legal representation and compensation for your injuries. Let us provide you with the representation you need, and we will fight tirelessly for a fair settlement.

After suffering an injury resulting from someone else’s negligence, consult with a Chicago personal injury attorney as soon as possible. At Malman Law, we offer free consultations with our skilled personal injury attorneys. Schedule yours by calling (312) 629-0099 or fill out our online contact form.

Steve Malman

Malman Law’s founder Attorney Steven Malman has over 30 years of experience handling personal injury, nursing home, medical malpractice, truck accidents, car accidents, premises liability, construction, and workers’ compensation cases in Chicago, IL.

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This page has been written, edited, and reviewed by a team of legal writers following our comprehensive editorial guidelines. This page was approved by President and Founder, Steven J. Malman who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a personal injury attorney.

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