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Top Reasons To Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer If You Child Is Hurt On A Neighbor's Trampoline

by Lewis Hamilton

Jumping on a trampoline is an enjoyable activity that can also provide exercise for kids. However, a trampoline can also be dangerous, especially if it is not enclosed by a safety next or placed in the ground to prevent falls. If your child is playing with a neighborhood friend and is hurt while jumping on their trampoline, one of the first things that you should do is hire a personal injury lawyer to represent you. In this type of situation, a personal injury lawyer can make a huge difference. Some of the top reasons to hire a personal injury lawyer if your child is hurt on a neighbor's trampoline include:

Accurately Determine the Case Value

Trampoline injuries can vary from large bruises or sprains to broken bones or head injuries. The severity of your child's injuries will help determine the value of your case. A personal injury lawyer will be able to review your child's medical records, go through medical bills that you have received, and also consider future care that may be needed as well as pain and suffering. This is done in order to accurately determine the value of your case. This will help ensure that you don't get short-changed when it comes to your settlement.

File a Claim on Your Behalf

Filing a personal injury claim can be stressful, especially when it involves neighbors whom you may know. The good news is that in this type of situation the owners of the trampoline almost never pay the settlement out of pocket — it is paid by their homeowners' insurance company. When you hire a personal injury lawyer to represent you, they will file a claim with your neighbors' homeowners insurance company on your behalf so you don't have to deal with any of the details.

Negotiation Skills

Insurance companies are not known for freely awarding large settlements when a claim is filed. In fact, insurance companies usually try their best to pay out as little as possible. If you try to negotiate with your neighbor's homeowners insurance company on your own, you will most likely be offered a settlement that is much less than you deserve. A good personal injury lawyer will use their expert negotiation skills to fight for a fair settlement. You can count on your lawyer to protect your best interests and ensure that you're not taken advantage of by the insurance company. 

Contact a personal injury lawyer for more information.