Accidents happen. Although most of us carry medical and car insurance not everyone is prepared to expect the unexpected. If you’ve experienced a personal injury or are injured in an accident that is someone else’s fault the stress and worry is very difficult to handle. Because you are required to handle your accident at first hand the worry is often more heavily weighted as you work to figure out what to do. We all want to believe that the other party will do the right thing and ensure we are compensated for our injury but that is not always the case.
Often compensating you for the loss of wages and medical expenses is costly and many people run from the expense. Accidents are tough and you are going to be dealing with insurance companies that are determined to pay the least amount of compensation. Enlisting the help of personal injury attorneys like those at Bell & Bell, PA when you’ve been injured due to someone else’s actions is a simple way to protect your rights and get help handling your case.
Unplanned accidents or personal injury cause an array of life changing things such as the in ability to return to work as expected as well as a rigorous therapy. Often therapy is required by medical insurance companies. The challenge of facing an unexpected injury that is not your fault is that it genuinely upsets your life and demands time you often do not have. Yet through an awareness of your rights and responsibilities you are easily able to identify what is necessary to protect your family and ensure each and everyone of you is able to cover your everyday living expenses.
Types of Personal Injury
For the able-bodied 20-year-old, a slip and fall incident may be nothing more than embarrassing. However, for an elderly person or someone with physical limitations, such an incident can cause catastrophic injuries. Hip fractures in older people are a leading cause of nursing home placement and can result in premature death. Personal injury lawyers help people in this situation receive the compensation they deserve.
When a car or truck strikes a bicycle, motorcycle, or pedestrian, the vehicle may remain intact yet still cause grievous bodily injury. When motorists aren’t paying attention or fail to yield the right-of-way when they should, the result can be serious injury or death. Don’t let a motorist’s insurance company shortchange you if you were injured in this type of accident. Such injuries can be permanent or take significant time to heal. You are likely to experience a long recovery which immediately impacts your wages and medical costs.
A good truck accident lawyer explores all possible causes of trucking accidents, including vehicle design or manufacturing defects. With the help of medical professionals and engineering professionals, trucking accidents can be reconstructed from accident scene evidence. The best truck accident lawyers identify all responsible parties and work hard to help clients recover damages.
The popular image of lawyers as slick, suit-wearing professionals who work for bankers and politicians is vagues, stereotypical, and inaccurate. Most lawyers make their living helping people just like you. If you were injured in an accident, you have nothing to lose by contacting a personal injury lawyer even if you are not at fault. At Bell & Bell, PA, our personal injury attorneys help you put your life back together after an accident.