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Do You Need A Personal Injury Attorney?


In the aftermath of a car accident or other type of misfortune that led to personal injury, many people wonder whether or not hiring an attorney to help them get financial remuneration is a worthwhile endeavor. If you are suffering the repercussions of medical malpractice, the aftershock of a dangerous product, or the ache of losing your vitality following an accident of any kind, you are likely considering ways to get legal and financial help. Because every situation is different, it is important to consider several factors before making the decision to contact a local attorney.

Were serious injuries incurred? 

While it is possible to file a claim by yourself for minor injuries, more significant and long-term issues can result in hefty medical bills and associated expenses. If you are looking at hospitalization, surgery, physical therapy, or other lengthy recuperative interventions, it may be worthwhile to get an experienced attorney on your side.

Were your injuries the result of someone else’s negligence or recklessness? 

If you believe someone else is responsible for your injuries, it is important to investigate the facts of the case as quickly as possible, before evidence disappears or witnesses forget. An attorney will conduct an inquiry with any legal expectations or parameters in mind.

What is the insurance company’s response to your situation? 

Are you facing lengthy delays in the processing of your claim? Are they refusing to reimburse you for reasonable costs? Do they dispute your claims of liability? If so, they may need the encouragement of your attorney in order to treat you fairly.

Will experts need to be consulted? 

Whether you need expert analysis of tire tracks following a motorcycle crash or medical testimony to draw conclusions related to a botched medical procedure, an experienced attorney can line up the specialists needed to bolster your claims.

Are you comfortable negotiating on your own? 

Whoever is on the other side of the financial negotiations is going to be clinging tightly to their purse strings. Understanding statutory regulations and having strong negotiating skills will be essential to obtaining a fair settlement. A seasoned personal injury attorney knows how to dive into these negotiations, and will consider issues such as lost present and future wages, pain and suffering, and other matters that might not occur to you.

Personal Attention

Because every case is nuanced, the team at the Law Offices of Robert W. Elton understands how critical personalized attention is. In fact, Robert W. Elton is committed to personally investigating your case, and will ensure that communications between clients and the firm are seamless and secure. If you have been seriously injured and are looking for a respected and steadfast advocate, contact us in Daytona & Ormond Beach for a no-cost, confidential consultation today.