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When to hire a personal injury lawyer

Posted by Personal Injury Law Practice on Jul 7, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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Sustaining injuries from a slip and fall or car accident can have devastating effects on your body, mental health, career and wallet. If you’ve been injured in an accident, you’ve probably considered hiring a Niagara personal injury lawyer or filing a personal injury claim on your own.

Personal injury cases are intented to compensate for what was lost by the plantiff due to the injury. The following types of dames are common in personal injury cases: 

  • medical treatment 
  • pain and suffering
  • long-term care 
  • property loss
  • loss wages and loss of earning capacity
  • maintenance/housekeeping services

If you have been involved in an accident, it would be beneficial to hire a personal injury lawyer if the following situations are similar to your own:

 

Severe Injury 

If a car or slip and fall accident has resulted in severe injury, you should consult with a personal injury lawyer. Severe injuries can include immediate impact injuries such as broken bones, punctured lungs or torn ligaments. However, they can also include the creation or exacerbation of chronic injuries, such as sore muscles or chronic fatigue. If you’ve suffered any of these injuries or ones like them through an accident, you should consult with a personal injury lawyer.

 

Significant wage loss due to injury

If you have suffered a personal injury that prevents you from working your current job, or inhibits your ability to perform at that job, you should hire a personal injury lawyer. Additionally, if the injury prevents you from looking for work or advancing in your career, you should talk to a personal injury lawyer about future wage loss damages.


Personal injury claims

Personal injuries resulting from accidents can cause chaos, anxiety and stress due to the devastating and long-term nature of the injuries and the resulting expenses.

 

Finding a Niagara Personal Injury Law Firm

If you’ve suffered significantly due to an accident, a St. Catharines personal injury lawyer can help guide you through the process of a personal injury claim.

If you require a personal injury lawyer in Niagara, book an initial consultation with an experienced lawyer from the Chown, Cairns personal injury claims team.

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Topics: Personal Injury