Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer | Scott Goodwin Law

Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

If you’ve been injured and are considering legal action, choosing a personal injury law firm is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. The right attorney will scrape and claw for every penny you deserve. The wrong attorney will let the person who wronged you off the hook, and fail to deliver the money needed to survive.

And let’s be honest – this is all about money. If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s mindlessness, why shouldn’t you recover every dollar you deserve? From hospital bills to therapy, your costs can add up in a hurry. And that’s not even considering the financial hardships you’ll endure if your injury causes you to miss work.

There’s no shame in chasing the big bucks. Money is core to our very survival. And when an injury that isn’t your fault bleeds cash from your pockets, the guilty party should be held accountable for righting his wrong in the form of compensation.

Choosing The Right Law Firm

Every law firm will confidently assure you that it’s the one that will make you a winner. At the Law Offices of Goodwin & Scieszka, we let the numbers do the talking for us. During our 30+ years of practicing law, we’ve earned several six- and seven-figure settlements for personal injury victims in Michigan, including:

  • $1.4 million for a pedestrian struck by City of Detroit bus.
  • $1.4 million award against drunk driver.
  • $1.4 million for an underinsured motorist award.
  • $1 million for child injured on a hayride.
  • $985,000 underinsured award for a rear seat passenger who was injured in an auto crash and was ejected from his vehicle.
  • $800,000 auto crash where client suffered closed head injury.
  • $1.1 million propane explosion at private home and $625,000 for a homemaker struck by a school bus.
  • Many more

It really boils down to trust. Are you going to put your fate in the hands of an inexperienced law firm? Or are you going to roll with the proven, battle-tested winners? If you ask us, we’ll say proof over potential every time.

When should you hire a personal injury attorney?

If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you should contact a personal injury attorney immediately. Negligence is defined as “conduct that falls below the standards of behavior established by law for the protection of others against unreasonable risk of harm.”

For example, if a restaurant owner mops a floor but doesn’t post a warning sign, he’s being negligent. If you slip and fall on that wet floor, causing you to split your head and require an emergency room visit, the restaurant owner may be liable for paying for your hospital bills, therapy treatment and more.

Here are some common types of personal injuries:

If you’ve been injured, contact a personal injury law firm immediately. There’s a statute of limitations on all Michigan personal injury cases: 3 years for most torts based upon theories of negligence; 2 years for most intentional torts. Torts include all negligence cases as well as intentional wrongs, which result in harm. This means if you wait too long, you’re at risk of losing your legal rights. Plus, the sooner you hire a personal injury attorney, the sooner you can get the next legal steps underway.