If you have not sustained any injuries in a slip and fall accident, or your injuries are not severe enough to seek medical treatment, then there is no point in filing a slip and fall lawsuit. Secondly, if your insurance is going to cover all your treatment expenses, and the insurance company has agreed to provide a reasonable compensation, you do not need a personal injury lawyer.
Understand You need Help
However, if your injuries are reasonably severe and you do not know what your medical bills are going to be, or your insurance provider is refusing to cover your medical costs, then you definitely need to consult a personal injury attorney.
If you are not sure whether you should be hiring a lawyer, here is a list of questions that you can ask yourself, which will help you take the right decision.
- Do I need to seek medical treatment for my injuries?
- Is my injury going to affect my earning capacity, and for how long?
- Am I to blame for my injuries, or was I partly at fault for the accident?
- Will the insurance company compensate me for medical costs, lost earnings, and other related expenses?
Perhaps No Charge Until the End
Once you have reached a decision that you do need a lawyer for your slip and fall case, then you need to figure out how much it is going to cost you. Fortunately, personal injury attorneys work on contingency fees, which means they are paid a percentage of the compensation you receive. Check out this percentage, and inquire how much the other expense like court fees and so on, are going to work out. There is no charge for first consultation with a personal injury lawyer, and in fact, the lawyer will advise you whether it is worth hiring him for the case you have.
If someone has made a mistake that is one thing but if someone was completely derelict and you are hurt because of it, you need to take this matter to court or to mediation. Perhaps this person, organization, or business has an attorney waiting for you to make contact with them with a lawyer of your own. Your legal professional may be able to work out a settlement so this dereliction can be righted.