Even if they take every precaution in the world, no one is completely immune from an accidental injury. If the situation does arise, the question then becomes whether or not another party – through their own negligence – bears responsibility for the result. Unfortunately, it is not always easy to answer this question without professional help. Here are three situations where a person should seriously consider getting legal advice from an experienced personal injury attorney before making any decision:
When you experience a slip or fall – Walking around a business or office space should not be a treacherous ordeal. It is the responsibility of the building owner or management to see that all their pathways and hallways are safe for passage for any and all visitors. If you are injured in a public area that feel that it has not been properly maintained, contact a personal injury lawyer for further advice. You will not only be doing yourself a favor but also one for the general public.
When you are involved in an automobile accident – Every year, over five million automobile accidents are responsible for over two million injuries and 30,000 deaths, as well as billions of dollars in property damage. If you are the victim of a careless or negligent driver, discuss the situation with a personal injury lawyer.
When you are injured on the job – All employers are required to carry workers compensation insurance. This fact does not mean that they are immune to lawsuits resulting from personal injuries to employees due to improper or negligent situations. If you are injured on the job, your employer will most likely try to appease you with a workers compensation claim. Check with a personal injury lawyer to see if you may be entitled to more.
When other ailments strike – There are other work-related injuries that may require the services of a personal injury lawyer to resolve. If you develop a repetitive strain injury, asbestosis or mesothelioma, you are likely to be entitled to remuneration to deal with medical expenses as well as for your pain and suffering. The services of an experienced attorney are usually required to bring both the company and their insurer to the negotiating table.
When you are the victim of medical malpractice – Doctors are some of the most valuable members of our society and we literally trust them with our lives. Their years of training and experience make them unlikely targets for incompetency, but unfortunately, it does happen. As a patient, if you feel you have received substandard or incompetent healthcare, it may be time to consult an attorney – if only to give you and your family some peace of mind.
If you are the victim of a serious injury in Wichita or the surrounding Sedgwick County area and need to discuss the issue with an experienced personal injury attorney, call the legal team at Brad Pistotnik Law – anytime, 24 hours a day. Our phone numbers are 1-800-241-BRAD, 316-684-4400, or directly call Brad's cell at 316-706-5020. You also have the option of leaving your contact information online at BradPistotnikLaw.com and we will be back in touch as soon as possible. You can also reach Tony Atterbury at 316-617-9237.