When To Call a Personal Injury Lawyer

If you’ve been injured by the negligence of others, you might want to contact a personal injury lawyer. Accidents and unfortunate situations can happen at any time, and it helps to know your rights should you find yourself facing one of these situations. Here are a few common scenarios in which an injury might warrant legal action.

Car and Pedestrian Accidents
The effects of car accidents can be devastating. Injury, property damage, and even death can occur. Unfortunately, many car accidents are caused by distracted or intoxicated drivers. If you’ve suffered damages from a car accident due to a driver texting, ignoring traffic signs and signals, or driving under the influence, a personal injury lawyer can give you the legal information and advice you need to move forward and take action after the accident occurs. You can also be affected as a pedestrian if you are hit by a vehicle while crossing the street, or if a vehicle loses control and winds up on a sidewalk or other pedestrian area.

Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice can occur when a doctor is negligent about your care, which can include misdiagnosing you or giving you treatment that winds up doing more harm than good. You may have been prescribed the wrong medication, had complications after a botched medical procedure, or had important information pertaining to your health withheld from you by your doctor. Contacting a personal injury lawyer can help you to sort out and handle your malpractice claims when any of these unfortunate situations occur.

Construction Site Injuries
Whether you are a construction worker yourself or just a passerby, construction sites can be extremely dangerous locations. With lots of machinery, loud noises, and the potential for falling debris or slippery, uneven surfaces, there is quite a lot of potential for accidents to happen. Some construction sites might not even be in compliance with proper safety procedures! If you’re a construction worker who has been injured by faulty equipment, machinery, a fall, or muscle damage and strain, you may be entitled to compensation. If you’re not a construction worker, but you’ve been injured while passing through a construction site, you might be entitled as well.

There are many other situations in which you can take legal action after an injury and may be entitled to compensation. It’s important to know your rights, and to know when legal assistance is available. If you’ve suffered an injury in the North Chicago area, contact the law offices of Robert T. Edens, P.C. for a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer, and get the expert assistance that you need.

Have you suffered an injury on account of someone else’s carelessness? The law offices of Robert T. Edens, P.C. can help. Call us today for a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer.

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