If you’ve suffered from a personal injury, or if your spouse or a family member has suffered from a wrongful death, you might be wondering whether you should hire a personal injury or wrongful death attorney to receive wrongful death compensation. Before you decide one way or the other, there are a few questions that you should ask yourself.
Did You Suffer From a Serious Injury?
Insurance companies often divide injuries into soft injuries and hard injuries. Soft injuries are essentially defined as minor injuries such as bruised ankles and neck strains. Hard injuries are major injuries such as broken bones, lost limbs and traumatic head injuries. A death is most definitely grounds for seeking out wrongful death compensation if you even suspect that the individual’s death could have been prevented.
You’ll have a better chance of receiving a larger settlement if your injury is a major one, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t have a case on your hands if your injuries are relatively minor.
Did You Receive a Settlement Offer?
If you’ve already spoken with an insurance company about wrongful death compensation and they’ve offered you a settlement, you may want to think about turning to a personal injury lawyer if that compensation or settlement seems low. The truth is that insurance companies often pay much less for wrongful death claims and personal injuries than they should. By hiring a personal injury lawyer you can find out just how much your case is actually worth. It’s a good idea to speak with a lawyer even if you feel that your settlement is a fair one. You never know how much more your case is worth.
Do You Have the Energy and Time to Investigate Your Case?
If you’ve suffered from a personal injury, or if you’re mourning the loss of a loved one, you might not have the time or the energy to pursue your own case. A personal injury lawyer can take care of the investigation, insurance company, and paperwork for you while you focus on recovering and getting on with your life.
More often than not it will be in your best interest to hire a personal injury lawyer for your case. A little extra help and knowledge never hurts in these situations. To discuss your potential case for FREE with an experienced wrongful death compensation attorney from The Law Office of Richard D. Hobbs & Associates, call (770) 467-3372 now.