Many times, people ask, “Do I need to hire a lawyer?” for ordinary accident cases such as car accidents or dog bites. And, the true answer often is, no you don’t – if you are an adult you are free to make bad decisions which can cost you thousands of dollars.
However, there are two kinds of personal injury cases where the law requires you to have a lawyer, both of which are often applicable in nursing home cases. These include:
- Where the case is a wrongful death case; or
- Where the person is under legal disability where they are unable to handle their own affairs, such as with Alzheimer’s or advanced dementia.
Sadly, these two categories cover many Illinois nursing home abuse and neglect case. So if you need to hire a lawyer, check out this video to find our what kind of lawyer you should be hiring.