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When to Call a Personal Injury Lawyer

September 8, 2017

Severe injury can take a high toll on a person – physically, emotionally, and monetarily. High costs of health care in America mean that many people who have been injured end up either not being able to pay for the best care available, or end up in medical debt for the rest of their life. Medical debt is a leading cause of personal bankruptcy, and medical bills combined with physical injuries that necessitate time off of work and lost wages can spell disaster.

This is where a personal injury lawyer comes in. If your injury was caused by the negligence of another, whether in an auto accident or at the doctor, an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you recoup damages and rest easy knowing that you will be able to heal comfortably and medical debt-free.

Personal Injury in an Auto Accident

Car accidents are a very common cause of injury and even death, and they are very often caused by distracted driving, such as a driver:

  • Texting
  • Talking on the phone
  • Eating or drinking
  • Putting on makeup

Texting in particular is extremely dangerous while driving, as it requires drivers to take their eyes off the road and concentrate on their phone rather than their driving. Texting led to over 330,000 car accident injuries in 2016, despite most drivers acknowledging how dangerous it is.

Auto accidents can lead to catastrophic injury such as:

  • Brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Burns
  • Broken bones

Karl Truman has experience helping victims of car and motorcycle crashes obtain the maximum compensation possible from insurance and at-fault drivers.

Personal Injury in the Workplace

Anyone can be injured at work, although workplace injuries are more prevalent in certain industries. If you are injured at work, you should be able to get worker’s compensation benefits from your employer. However, your employer or their insurance may try to deny your claim or pay out less than what your claim is worth.

In addition, filing for worker’s compensation in the first place can be a complicated matter. A personal injury attorney can help you file your paperwork correctly, and guide you through the process so that you can get the maximum benefits allowed.

Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

When you are severely injured, you may not be thinking about calling a personal injury lawyer. However, it is usually in your best interest to do so as soon as possible. An experienced attorney will know the tactics used by insurance companies to deny and devalue your claim, and can help you decide what legal actions to take in order to get the maximum compensation possible.

If you have been injured through circumstances no fault of your own, you could be entitled to compensation to cover any:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Lost future earning potential
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages

Karl Truman has years of experience helping personal injury victims in Louisville and Jeffersonville obtain the compensation they need. He will listen to your case and give you personal attention throughout the process.

Schedule Your Personal Injury Free Consultation

If you’ve been injured in the Jeffersonville, Indiana or Louisville, Kentucky areas, don’t hesitate to call the Karl Truman Law Office at 502-222-2222 today to schedule your free case evaluation. We do our best to