Being involved in a situation that’s left you with serious injuries through no fault of your own can be stressful and complicated. On top of tending to your medical and emotional needs, you must somehow ensure that your monetary needs are being taken care of as well. This is where the experience and knowledge of a personal injury lawyer is of great use.

Unfortunately, the other party often won’t admit to showing negligence or being responsible for your injuries, and their insurance company and legal representation will make it as difficult as possible for you to be fairly compensated. Having reputable counsel on your side will make a significant difference in the final outcome of your case and the restitution you receive.

The following infographic shows a breakdown of common incidents that result in personal injuries, statistics related to California car accidents and how to know when it’s time to hire a lawyer.