You know that saying – “Be Like Mike”? Well maybe you want to be like Mike but not like Athena (me). Seriously, I am an accident waiting to happen. I break alot of bones, tear alot of tendons and ligaments. I would love to say it is because I engage in a dangerous lifestyle like parachuting or something but nope. Let’s recap the last year…
- Partial achilles tendon rupture – one of my horses stepped on my heel
- Facial fracture – all by myself I slammed my face with the car door – trying to do too much too fast
- Chipped ankle – stepped on (stomped on) by a horse
- Chipped tricep – kicked by a horse
Do you see a theme here… This doesn’t even include the back injury from riding my horse who spooked and became a bucking bronco.
For me though (except for the car door thing) that is just life owning horses. But what about you? Have you gotten injured recently? Was it your fault? What were the circumstances? Perhaps you need a Tampa personal injury attorney? Well, let’s try to figure that out.
Some of the reasons people may need a personal injury attorney are as follows:
- Auto accident
- Truck accident
- Bicycle accident
- Motorcycle accident
- Product liability
- Medical malpractice
- Dental malpractice
- Nursing home abuse
- Nursing home neglect
- Construction site accidents
- Hit by an 18-wheeler
- Property liability
- Workers compensation
- Catastrophic injuries
In some cases you may need to take a private investigator course in Ontario to make sure you have covered all your bases. If any of the above happen and you feel it was due to someone else’s fault or neglect, you may need a personal injury attorney. The personal injury attorney can negotiate on your behalf. You are already injured and/or not feeling well. The last thing you are going to want to do is deal with insurance companies and a barrage of questions and phone calls. Your life becomes immensely more tolerable once you have someone supporting you and your needs.
You will need lots of documentation throughout the process. They can guide you through what you need and help organize it in a manner that it is easily retrievable when you go through the process. Documentation is only helpful if you can find it.
Your legal representation will be objective and knowledgeable. You are most likely going to be emotional and will take things personally. It is natural. What else could you do – you are the person injured. But your representation will be able to take those emotions out of discussions and can navigate the process much more easily with far less stress. They aren’t going to have a panic attack because they see it all with their knowledge and experience. This will be crucial.
Who is responsible? A personal injury attorney can do the research to help determine responsibility and they will help to prove it. They won’t just take a person’s word for it. Plus the other party will most likely have an attorney – maybe even on staff. It will be a very demanding process for you if you don’t have representation. They are also going to know how to easily navigate the legal system, courts, processes, paperwork etc… If it becomes necessary they will even have access to private investigators – you may be able to manage that without legal representation.
So what would you do?