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December 8, 2023

When Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

There are several reasons you might need a personal injury lawyer. Not the least of which is when you suffer a serious, life-altering injury.

Each year, countless people find their lives abruptly altered by accidents. These incidents—often occurring without any fault of the victims—can leave a trail of physical, emotional, and financial upheaval. From car crashes to workplace injuries, the scope of these accidents is vast, and the impact on individuals and their families is often profound.

Beyond the immediate physical injuries suffered in accidents, victims often find themselves burdened with mounting medical bills and unable to support themselves and their families due to an inability to work. To compound matters, there’s also the daunting task of dealing with insurance claims, a task which may result in settlement offers that are insufficient to cover all of the damages.

This is precisely where a seasoned injury lawyer comes in.

At Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell, our commitment extends beyond mere legal representation. With close to five decades of dedicated service in Providence, our personal injury lawyers have long been tireless champions for those affected by personal injuries. Our team’s depth of experience and knowledge in personal injury law helps to guide you through each step of the legal process.

If you or a loved one is grappling with the physical, emotional, and financial consequences of a serious injury, we are here to help. Our injury attorneys are here to offer the support, guidance, and legal experience you deserve. Call Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell today at (401) 273-8330 for a FREE consultation at our Providence office.

What Is a Serious Injury?

When we talk about serious or catastrophic injuries, we’re referring to injuries that profoundly alter your life’s trajectory. Unlike minor injuries, which might require limited medical treatment and heal relatively quickly, serious injuries can have far-reaching consequences. They often result in long-term or even permanent disabilities, significantly impacting not just the injured person but their family and community as well.

Examples of serious injury include:

These types of injuries can cause chronic pain, have long-term psychological impacts, and force significant lifestyle changes. They often necessitate ongoing medical care, including surgeries, rehabilitation, therapy, counseling, and continuous use of medication, all of which can be a financial strain for victims and their families. If you have one of these types of injuries, you need a personal injury lawyer on your side as soon as possible to help you understand your rights, your options, and the best way to seek the fair and full compensation you are due.

How Do I Know If My Injury Is Serious?

Determining the seriousness of an injury is a necessary step in understanding your rights and the kind of legal assistance you may need. While initial medical assessments provide a snapshot of your injury, it’s the long-term implications that truly define its severity. Serious injuries not only affect your health but also your ability to participate in daily life activities.

One of the key indicators of a serious injury is its impact on your ability to work. If you find yourself unable to return to your job, either temporarily or permanently, due to your injuries, your current and future lost wages should be factored into the total damages you seek. The loss of income and job security can have severe financial and psychological consequences.

Another aspect to consider is ongoing medical costs. Serious injuries often require both emergency treatment and long-term care.

Serious injuries can alter your lifestyle, require significant adjustments in your daily routine, impact your mental and emotional well-being, and interfere with familial and social fulfillment. Chronic pain, psychological trauma, and the loss of enjoyment in life are profound effects that must also be factored into any serious personal injury claim.

At Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell, we understand the complexities surrounding serious injuries. We delve deep into the long-term implications of your injury, working closely with medical professionals to build a comprehensive understanding of your situation. This careful evaluation enables us to accurately calculate your damages and build a case that seeks the just compensation you are due.

Our Providence Personal Injury Lawyers Are Here to Help

At Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell, we believe that effective legal representation is rooted in understanding and empathy. When you approach us, you’re engaging more than just legal representation, you’re enlisting a team wholly committed to your cause. Our attorneys are not just skilled in the law, they are compassionate listeners who recognize the unique challenges and nuances of each client’s situation.

Our lawyers are experienced at conducting thorough investigations into the circumstances surrounding your injury. We understand that the key to a successful claim lies in the details. By piecing together evidence, witness testimonies, and expert opinions, we build a comprehensive picture of the incident, ensuring no stone is left unturned.

Fighting for fair compensation is a cornerstone of our practice. We recognize that each client’s definition of ‘fair’ is unique, encompassing not just medical bills and lost wages, but also non-economic damages like pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and emotional distress. Our goal is to ensure that you are compensated not only for the tangible losses, but also for the intangible impacts that your injury has and will continue to have on your life.

At Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell, our knowledge, experience, and compassion strengthen your claim. We are here to listen, to understand, and to act in your best interests, offering you the support and legal guidance you need during this challenging time.

Contact Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell for a FREE Case Review Today!

If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident, you may need a personal injury lawyer. Contact Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell online or call us today for a FREE and confidential case evaluation. We proudly serve individuals and families living in Providence and all nearby areas of Rhode Island.