People who have been through a major medical trauma, like a work injury, a case of medical malpractice or a serious auto accident tend to not be thinking very clearly. When you're in that space you're more thinking "what do I need to do, to get through just today," and not so much like "where is this going to take me five years down the road?"
And that is totally okay, and acceptable, and normal. However, we have watched many people go through the process of recovering from a serious accident, and many of them don't know that five years down the road their life could look radically different.
And they're unprepared when life hands them major changes.You may be asking, like what? Here is a "for-instance."
A union worker who didn't know his rights, and didn't realize he might need an attorney, literally threw away hundreds of dollars every single week because his "helpful" claims adjuster told him to file his workers' comp claim forms in the wrong state (the worker didn't know the workers comp benefit rate in Maryland was $400 less that in D.C. - but the insurance adjuster sure did). 5 years down the road he may be unable to return to work, unable to properly care for his family, and unable to fully recover his lost wages because of the limits in the state where his claim is filed.
There are a few other situations, which confidentiality prevents me from discussing, where people have quite possibly foregone large settlements because at the time they didn't think they needed an attorney.
The reality is that you may not need an attorney, especially if you have a relatively minor injury and can return to the same type of work. And you can't trust every attorney to be up front with you about that. But, we will be honest with you because we only take serious cases where we can make a big impact in someone's life. We make it a practice not to waste your time, or ours.
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Give us a call today at 202-393-3320 for a free review of the facts of your case. If necessary, we will take a look at your medical records (confidentially with no cost associated) to help you determine whether or not you need an injury lawyer. And if you do need a lawyer for your serious injury case, you've come to the right place.