Do I need to hire an attorney for a minor injury?

A personal injury attorney can help you if you have experienced a minor injury. There are some situations where it is not necessary. At Longo Biggs Injury Law, LLC., we can help determine whether or not our services are needed. Here is what you should know about hiring an attorney for a minor injury:

Assess Your Injury 

To determine whether or not you need an attorney for your minor injury, assess the severity of the damage. Minor injuries can include sprains, strains, minor cuts, and bruises. In some of these cases, you may not need to hire an attorney because some of the injuries can often be paid for through insurance claims or negotiations.

Determine Whether or Not an Attorney Is Needed

Some minor injuries can lead to further issues, and an attorney may be able to help. Here are some situations where you may need to hire a personal injury attorney

Emotional Distress

Emotional distress can involve issues like anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If you experienced an injury that caused emotional distress, an attorney can help you seek compensation. Emotional distress can have a significant impact on your life and should not be overlooked.

Prevent Future Complications

Minor injuries can sometimes develop into more significant problems over time. If you later discover that your minor injury has caused complications or requires additional medical treatment, having an attorney who is familiar with your case can help. This can include learning that a sprain is actually a fracture or whiplash symptoms that develop a few days later.

Serious Injuries

If your minor injury turns out to be more severe than initially thought or if it results in long-term consequences, consider consulting with an attorney. Serious injuries might include broken bones, head injuries, spinal injuries, or injuries requiring surgery. These injuries can lead to substantial medical bills and long-term treatment. An attorney can provide legal guidance to make sure you receive compensation.

Disputed Liability

Sometimes, the responsible party or their insurance may dispute liability, making it challenging to determine who is at fault for the accident. By hiring an attorney, they can help gather evidence, interview witnesses, and build a solid case to establish liability.

Complicated Legal Processes

Legal processes can be complicated, even for minor injuries. Hiring an attorney can help you navigate the complexities of the legal system. They can make sure you meet deadlines, file the necessary paperwork, and present a compelling case if necessary.

Hire a Personal Injury Attorney 

Each personal injury case will vary, and a personal injury attorney may be able to help. Some benefits of hiring a personal injury attorney include maximizing compensation, reducing stress, understanding legal processes, etc. To determine whether or not you need to hire an attorney, consider the severity of your injury and if that injury may lead to emotional distress, further complications, complicated legal processes, or others. At Longo Biggs Injury Law, LLC., we offer a full-service personal injury firm. Contact us today, and we can help determine whether or not our services are needed.


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