Should I Call a Personal Injury Lawyer? Here’s How to Tell

January 30, 2020

It is more common than you might think for accident survivors to be hesitant to file personal injury lawsuits against the individual or entity that is to blame for their injuries. Most often, this is due to the fact that they aren’t sure whether contacting an attorney is the right move.

With this in mind, we have provided more information below about the ways you can tell that contacting an Orange County personal injury lawyer may be the right move for you.

Is Someone Else at Fault for Your Injuries?

To outsiders, civil court is sometimes seen as a place for frivolous lawsuits. But people who take the time to file a claim after suffering a devastating injury are, more often than not, doing so because their lives have been seriously impacted by the accident they were involved in and/or their injuries.

If you are unsure whether you should pursue a personal injury claim, you can start by asking yourself if someone else is to blame for your injuries. This may not always be easily determined at first glance, so you may need to discuss your accident with a personal injury lawyer to find out. But you can review the table included below to see what party or parties are typically found liable for your type of accident.

Type of Accident Liable Party
Car, Motorcycle, Bicycle, Pedestrian Accident Another driver’s negligence, auto parts manufacturers, city/state/county department of transportation
Truck Accidents Same as other motor vehicle accidents but also includes cargo loaders, truck owners, safety inspectors, and trucking companies
Dog Bites Owner of the dog
Slip-and-Fall Accidents Property owners
Defective Products Product manufacturers and distributors

Have You Suffered Considerable Losses?

Another way you can tell that contacting a personal injury lawyer may be a good option for you is if you have suffered significant losses due to the accident.

Maybe you have exorbitant medical expenses that need to be paid, or maybe you’ve been struggling to deal with the emotional trauma that you’ve been through, for example. There are many other losses you may be able to recover if you move forward with a civil claim against the liable party, including:

  • Lost quality of life
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages and earning capacity
  • Loss of consortium
  • Inconvenience
  • Reputational damage
  • Loss of household services

These are just a few of the various losses you may be able to recover in your lawsuit. Speaking with a lawyer about the extent of your damages doesn’t cost anything, and it could provide you with the opportunity to obtain the compensation you need to put this experience behind you.

Get Help from an Orange County Personal Injury Lawyer

To learn more about what legal options may be available to you after being involved in an accident caused by the negligence of another, schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced Orange County personal injury lawyer at Kohan & Bablove, Injury Attorneys.

You can reach our office by phone at 1-844-404-2400 or through the quick contact form we have included at the bottom of this page.