Four Reasons, Other Than A Car Accident, You May Need A Personal Injury Attorney

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Everyone seems to know about the need for a personal injury attorney when you are in a car accident. There are commercials that can be found on television and radio as well as advertisements on billboards and signs throughout your city. But there are times when you may need a personal injury attorney, other than a car accident.

You are hurt riding the city bus

If the bus company is partially or fully funded by a municipal or county government, you can still sue. There are many reasons that you can be hurt riding a bus. Sometimes a bus is not close enough to the curb when you get on or off, and this causes you to fall. Or perhaps your wheel chair was not secured properly in the bus, and this caused you to take a fall in your wheel chair. A personal injury attorney can determine if you have a case of neglect.

A city street causes an injury while riding your bicycle

You have an accident on your bicycle because of a pothole or other problem with the road. This can be a case of negligence on the part of the city. Although a bicyclist must obey all of the rules of the road that a car driver does, the road must also be safe to navigate on a bicycle. Sometimes what may only cause a bump in a car can cause an accident and serious injury to a bike rider.

You are bitten by a dog

If you are invited onto another person's property and you are bitten by their dog, they are financially responsible for your injuries. It is the responsibility of the property owner to secure their animal. This also holds true for contractors working on someone's property. If you are bitten by a dog that is running loose, don't assume that the owner is not liable for your injuries. They are responsible for having their pet on a leash.

Any time you are offered money

Any type of injury you sustain that results in a property or business owner offering you money is a time when you need to speak to an attorney. This also extends to an insurance representative or lawyer. Quick, out-of-court settlements are seldom in the interest of the injured party. You should always consult with an attorney. They will be working for you and can get you all of the compensation you are entitled to.

Never attempt to decide whether you are entitled to compensation or how much you are entitled to. Leave this up to a personal injury attorney. They are best qualified to decide the strength and merits of your case.


27 December 2017