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Cases Best Handled by an Attorney


 

Serious Damages at Stake or Complex Cases


 
You must retain an attorney if your case is complex or if it involves serious damages, permanent injury, serious disfigurement, brain damage or severe emotional distress. All of those are compensable damages for which you may lose significant value in your claim by doing it yourself.
 
What is a complex case?
 
A case is considered complex, regardless of the damages, if it involves a dispute in any two or more of the following six areas:
  • Do you have a prior injury for which you were actively treating at the time of this accident?
  • Do you have a subsequent accident that caused injury to the same area of your body?
  • Do you claim emotional distress or psychological damages, or a loss of relationship with a spouse?
  • Is your wage loss based upon a new position of employment?
  • Is your wage loss proof dependent upon external testimony (not readily available in the company or government paymaster's records) as to either the possibilities of continued employment or the possibilities of making a certain wage or profit?
  • Is your wage loss based upon self-employment?
  • Did the report of an investigating officer cite you at fault?
With any complex case, as defined above, retain an attorney as soon as possible after determining that you have a claim.
 
What are serious damages?
 
When your medical expenses reach the range of $15,000, you have a claim that involves serious damages. At a minimum, this is an indication that it's time to consult an attorney. SettlementCentral.Com has a directory of attorneys Go to ATTORNEYS - OVERVIEW Coming Soon! with whom we have negotiated reduced fees for our members. Those attorneys are available for consultation Go to SAVE ON ATTORNEY FEES and/or representation. Go to SAVE ON ATTORNEY FEES You may wish to discuss your case with one of those attorneys to see whether you can come to an agreement on retaining their services.
 
For complex cases, with or without serious damages, retain an attorney as soon as possible after determining that you have a claim.
 
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