Personal injuries can occur anytime in any place. When you suffer a personal injury, it’s important to know when to consult a personal injury attorney. Below is a look at four instances when you should consult legal advice:
You Suffer Injuries
If you incur a personal injury, you should seek out legal advice as soon as you can. Florida has a four-year statute of limitations applying to when you can file a lawsuit after you suffered an injury due to a third-party’s negligence. In addition, while severe injuries warrant attention, so do minor ones. If you reach a settlement and your minor injury develops into a chronic condition, you will only receive that initial compensation, which will not cover future medical expenses. If you have an injury due to the negligence of a third-party, you can receive a free consultation from Steinberg Law, who will examine your case and help you determine your next steps.
An Employer Declines Compensation
If you suffer an injury on the job, you could receive workers’ compensation benefits. It’s important to act fast, though, as you must report your injuries within the first 30 days. After reporting the injury and receiving medical care, your employer might still try to deny your compensation claim. When this happens, it’s important to consult a workers’ compensation attorney, who will help you understand your rights and fight to ensure you receive fair compensation.
Insurance Denies Your Claim
If your insurance company or the responsible party’s insurance provider fails to pay your claim, you could be on the hook for all the medical expenses. This can create a serious financial burden for something you had no control over. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, Steinberg Law will be happy to look at your case and go over with you the actions you might be eligible to take.
You Suffer Permanent Injuries
If you are a victim of major injuries, they could affect your finances moving forward. Not only will you have to continue to receive medical care, but your injury might impact your ability to work. Instead of trying to haggle with the insurance companies or your employer—in the case of workers’ compensation cases—you can turn to a trusted attorney with a wealth of experience in personal injury cases. Steinberg Law will be your advocate when you need help exploring your options.