A personal injury attorney will handle a broad range of cases. This can include anything from a dog bite case to an automobile accident. It also tends to include anything that occurs where a person was injured because of the actions, or negligence, by another person. This can include slip and fall accidents, product liability or medical malpractice.
Of course, not every injury that happens to a St. Petersburg resident is going to be a personal injury case. There are many different factors involved in determining if a case actually exists, which is why it is important to have an experienced personal injury lawyer review your case and provide a free case evaluation.
What to Consider
When injuries are minor and will not be the cause of loss of income, disability or long-term medical care, or when there is limited damage to property, it may not be necessary to retain a personal injury attorney.
This applies in particular if the insurance company makes an initial settlement offer that fairly compensates you for medical bills, lost wages, damages and other expenses you may have had because of the injury.
However, if the insurance company is offering a low amount, or if they are assigning blame to you for the injury because of your actions or negligence that offsets what they are offering, it will be essential to get an attorney involved.
It will also be essential to work with an attorney if there are ongoing medical bills, or you have sustained an injury that has impacted your life or your ability to work. In these cases, an attorney can present a case for compensation for pain and suffering in addition to the medical bills and lost wages.
While it is tough for the family, if there is a death due to the negligence of another person or entity, it will be in your best interests to work with an experienced personal injury attorney. These cases are tragic, and being fairly compensated for your loss won’t make you whole again, but it can help you to be financially secure.
There is a statute of limitations for filing a personal injury case in St. Petersburg. Meeting with an attorney is the first step and will allow you to have a free consultation and evaluation of your case. Attorneys will not require any payment for their services initially; rather they will work on a contingency fee, being paid only if you receive a settlement.
A personal injury attorney from the Bulluck Law Group will meet with you for a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case. To schedule your appointment or to learn more, see us at www.bullucklawgroup.com.