Find the right type of attorney: Personal injury

Andrew Zucker
Andrew Zucker, Attorney at Law, The Zucker Law Firm

Andrew Zucker, The Zucker Law Firm

Imagine: you’ve been in an accident or had an injury – your checklist of to-dos has exploded with things to do and more concerns than ever. Whether it’s need for medical care or other forms of physical or emotional support, your daily life is suddenly a lot more complicated. You start to consider if your unique situation warrants an attorney. Can they help? How do you know what kind of attorney you should look for?

People see so many ads, commercials and billboards it’s hard to tell what each law firm does or doesn’t do. The legal world is full of confusing terms, often leaving those on the outside scratching their heads, frustrated by the assumption they should know what is being talked about.

Let’s make it simple. If your situation is one of physical or emotional injury, you’re going to need a personal injury attorney. It is one of the most prominent areas of law.

Considered at face value, it can be a vague phrase. What does “personal injury” mean? Most people think it means car accidents, which are by and large the most common type of personal injury, but it’s not the only qualifying situation. It can also include wrongful death, injuries caused by a dangerous or defective condition of someone’s property, a flawed or harmful product, medical malpractice, intentional acts that cause harm and work injuries from a variety of circumstances.

For many people, a situation that occurs under any of these categories may simply be swept aside because an alternative – like taking legal action – feels too overwhelming or the incident “wasn’t a big deal.”

Keep in mind, there are justifiable reasons for seeking further action. If an injury occurs that causes you long-term physical or mental stress, it’s more serious than just brushing it aside or “getting over it.” The lasting implications of said injury can be far-reaching and may call for legal action to mend it. A personal injury attorney is skilled at valuing all the facets of your situation from medical care, pain and suffering, loss of earnings, attorney’s fees and more to ensure you receive appropriate compensation.

There are some firms that dabble in many different branches of law but think how you’d feel about any business that does “a little bit of everything.” There’s real value in seeking a small, specialized firm. Firms with a specific focus have years of experience and know the in-and-outs of their particular area of the law, providing the best counseling to their clients. They often excel at keeping clients in-the-know, clarifying confusing terms or procedures and keeping the process as smooth as possible. It’s the personalized service that makes you feel confident in the decision you’ve made.

In short, don’t think your situation isn’t worth the time and analysis of an attorney seasoned in personal injury. If an accident has occurred that has caused you physical or emotional harm, it may be more serious than you originally thought. Firms like ours are experienced in a variety of personal injury situations and exist to take the burden off you. The goal is to do what most benefits you and your lifestyle. Consider if your situation qualifies and contact an attorney to evaluate its impact.

The Zucker Law Firm is located at 43434 Business Park Drive in Temecula. For more information, call 951-699-2100 or visit