How do I know when I need to hire a personal injury attorney in Los Angeles to handle my case?

Immediately after an accident, it can be difficult to know what to do with respect to a personal injury case. For some people, it’s obvious they need to hire an attorney to help with their personal injury case. For other people, it may make more sense to handle the case on their own. There are some situations in which it is wise to contact an attorney.

First, if you suffered injuries in the accident, you should speak to an attorney. Medical care is very expensive and can drain an accident victim financially. The accident may require ongoing medical help for years or even for the rest of the victim’s life. Your insurance company may try to avoid paying your medical costs. If you have an attorney, the attorney can increase your odds of receiving fair compensation.

If your insurance company is refusing to help you after your claim, you should speak with an attorney. Obviously, insurance companies exist to make a profit, which only happens if they pay out less in claims than they bring in in premiums. In some cases, they may do everything possible to avoid paying. If your insurance company is refusing to pay your claim, it may be time to speak with an attorney.

If you have suffered either a loss of income, a large amount of property damages, or if you are facing emotional pain and suffering. If you lost some income or your vehicle was destroyed, you are probably facing a financial drain, particularly if the insurance company is not stepping up to pay your damages. If you are suffering from emotional trauma as a result of the accident, you will need professional help and may suffer issues in your career or home life as a result, which can also be expensive.

The bottom line is although an attorney is not needed to handle every single personal injury situation, in many cases an attorney can be invaluable. If you have been hurt in Los Angeles, call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles personal injury attorney at 310-385-0567. I can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.