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Three Personal Injury Situations That Call For An Attorney

by Ruby Mckinney

If you have been injured because of the negligence of another party, you can sometimes rely on your injury being covered by the at-fault party's insurance. While there is always the possibility of being offered a fair settlement, there are certain types of personal injuries that are more complicated and difficult to prove. For an overview of 3 of these personal injury situations that call out for an attorney, read on.

1. Permanent and Catastrophic Injuries

Serious and life-altering accidents can result in injuries that can continue to affect you for a lifetime. Some of these debilitating injuries include amputations, brain injuries, paralyzing spine injuries, and more. The sheer magnitude of pain and suffering, such as a life time of medical care and lost wages, can ratchet your claim to an astronomical level for these types of injuries. You should not rely on the insurance company to offer you a fair and comprehensive settlement that will provide you with a lifetime of benefits.

2. Toxic Exposure Injuries

Often these injuries are the result of long-term exposure over the course of many months or even years. For example, asbestos exposure and the related lung conditions may not begin to become apparent until years after the initial exposure. In many cases concerning toxic exposure, the cases are complicated and highly technical, requiring expert testimony and a seasoned legal team to fight what is often a well-funded defense by large corporations that manufactured the substance.

3. Medical Malpractice Injuries

Just like toxic substance injuries, when you file a medical malpractice suit against a doctor or medical institution, you are going against a law firm that specializes in fighting those claims for the malpractice insurance company. Procuring the key evidence, your medical records, is vital to your case and must be accomplished in a timely manner. The skills required for fighting a medical malpractice case are a personal injury specialization in some states.

These three situations are very specific and relatively rare, but if you are a victim of any type of negligence that you perceive as being more complicated and difficult to prove, you may need the services of a personal injury attorney. Certain types of injuries require a lifetime of medical care and destroy your ability to earn a living, so getting fair compensation is vital. The calculations for pain and suffering and the degree that your injury has affected both you and your family dictate a legal professional to advocate for you.  Contact a law firm, such as Burgess & Perigard, for more information on how to proceed.