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HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN TO CONTACT A PERSONAL INJURY LAW FIRM?

Harris & Associates, P.C., L.L.O. Sept. 2, 2022

More than a third (34%) of all motor vehicle collisions in Nebraska involve injuries, of which 3.6% accounted for serious injuries, according to a 2020 annual report by the Nebraska Department of Transportation. Unfortunately, many victims of car wrecks do not know when to contact a personal injury law firm.  

If you were injured in Omaha, Nebraska, or surrounding areas, you might need to consider speaking with an attorney. Personal injuries are a serious matter, so it makes sense to entrust your case to a professional. At Harris & Associates, P.C., L.L.O., we understand your concerns and can help you seek the compensation you deserve.   

KNOWING WHEN TO CONTACT A PERSONAL INJURY LAW FIRM  

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle collision, the thought of reaching out to a personal injury attorney might have crossed your mind a few times already. Knowing when to contact a law firm to handle your personal injury case on your behalf is critical to the success of your claim. If any of the following is true, you may need to consider contacting an attorney to represent you: 

  • You need to prove the other party’s fault. Since Nebraska follows the traditional fault-based system, you will need to prove that the other party is at fault for your injury in order to receive adequate compensation. A personal injury law firm can help you gather all available evidence to prove the other party’s fault and strengthen your claim.   

  • You suffered severe injuries. If you sustained a serious injury because of someone else’s fault, you might need to seek the assistance of a skilled attorney to determine the overall worth of your claim. A serious injury may have a major and long-term impact on your life, which is why you need to make sure that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled.  

  • The statute of limitations is expiring. As you may know, there is a limited time window for filing a personal injury claim. In Nebraska, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is four years from the date the victim sustained their injury. Since you have limited time to pursue compensation, you may want to start working with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. 

  • You do not know your legal options. When you are injured, you may not know what your legal options are. Should you file a personal injury claim or file a lawsuit directly against the at-fault party? Should you file a claim with your own insurance company or the at-fault party’s insurer? An attorney will help you understand what options you have in terms of legal recourse to maximize compensation.  

  • You do not know how to deal with insurance companies. Negotiations with an insurance company play an essential role in settling a personal injury claim. If you do not have a lot of experience dealing with insurance companies, you may not be aware of all the tactics they use to devalue and deny claims. Your attorney will negotiate with the insurer on your behalf to protect your legal rights and best interests.  

  • You want to focus on your recovery. Last but not least, hiring a personal injury attorney to handle your legal matters for you will allow you to focus on your medical treatment. As a result, you are more likely to have a full and speedy recovery. You need time to heal while your attorney builds your case, gathers evidence, and negotiates with insurance companies on your behalf.  

These are some of the reasons to contact a personal injury law firm as soon as possible after getting injured. At Harris & Associates, P.C., L.L.O., we understand what you are going through. That is why our personal injury attorneys are committed to giving injured victims and their families the best legal representation possible.  

GET LEGAL GUIDANCE 

If you are still not sure whether you need a personal injury law firm, schedule a free consultation with our attorney at Harris & Associates, P.C., L.L.O. We can help you weigh the pros and cons of retaining a personal injury attorney in your specific case. We serve injured victims in Omaha, Nebraska, and throughout Lancaster County, Sarpy County, Dodge, and Douglas. Contact our office today for a free case review.