Personal injury attorneys are different. There is no retainer, no upfront fees, and no hourly charge. In fact, your personal injury attorney might even help you by paying legal fees out of their own pocket.
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Personal Injury Law
What is personal injury law?
Personal injury law involves injury which is caused accidentally, not intentionally, by another’s failure to use reasonable care. This type of law covers situations in which a person’s body, mind, or emotions are hurt, usually due to someone else’s negligence or carelessness. It includes wrongful death and situations where an injury results in a fatality.
How do liability and negligence relate to an insurance claim?
A person may be liable for the injury due to negligent or reckless action. The resulting injury must have been caused by the at-fault party, and must have been a foreseeable result of the at-fault party’s negligent action. So even if someone who commits a negligent action didn't intend for someone to get injured, that negligent party may still be the defendant in a personal injury claim.
What types of personal injury claims are most common?
Types of personal injury lawsuits often arise from automobile, bicycle, pedestrian, boating, aircraft, commercial trucking, and other kinds of vehicle accidents. Personal injury claims can also arise from medical malpractice, defective products, and slip-and-fall claims.
Why do people hire injury attorneys?
A successful personal injury claim may recover monetary funds for medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, emotional pain and suffering, burial costs, and other financial costs that result from the injury. Typically, a personal injury lawyer is hired to oversee the claim, to let an injured person focus on healing without the stress of dealing with the legal side of the accident. Injury lawyers typically offer a no-cost consultation, so there is no downside to speaking with a lawyer about your potential claim.
Here, we’ve compiled four important tips for choosing the right law firm for your personal injury case and four tips for doing your part to make sure that you have a strong case.
You likely picture the medical bills piling up and suddenly remember the commercials for the 411-PAIN hotline that says they can get you $10,000 after a car accident injury. You pick up the phone, thinking that $10,000 will solve your problems.
At the Chester Law Group, we can help you when it comes to knowing what to do after an accident. Yet, if you don’t know what not to do – and what not to say – you might damage your claim before we have a chance to give this advice.
While these social sites were created to facilitate communication between family, friends, and colleagues in a friendly, respectful way, we know from personal experience that socially shared information can be used for other purposes.
The key is that you keep it with you so you can record information at any time. Do not delay recording.
One of the most commonly miscalculated and continuing issues with worker’s compensation claims is the receipt of what are called indemnity benefits. In representing those injured on the job, absolutely every effort must be made to ensure the injured employee is receiving every benefit they’re entitled to.
From the moment the accident happens, however, the clock starts ticking down on the statute of limitations, which determines the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit.
The following information will help you to get a clearer understanding of how your wage and opportunity losses are valued and compensated and what you can do to recover those losses.
In fact, many people don’t even know when it is reasonable and wise to hire a personal injury attorney in Kansas City or whether or not they have to find one in their own city.
You can file a personal injury lawsuit when there’s been any injury to your body, whether it’s a physical, mental or emotional injury. If you can prove liability and damages against the defendant, you could be awarded compensation.
This client did not have a truly objective injury I could point to. She did, however, have symptoms that mimicked those typically seen with a herniated disc. Even though the symptoms resolved, I argued to the adjuster that the injuries the client had sustained did have a significant temporary impact on her life entitling her to fair compensation.
You’ve heard about people in other lawsuits who seek money for “pain and suffering.” You know the stereotypes associated with those damages.
So should you, in your unique situation, be entitled to recover damages for “pain and suffering?”
If they breach that duty of care by driving drunk, speeding, driving while drowsy, etc., they are liable for the damages that they cause, if said damages were a foreseeable result of their action or inaction.
In Florida, when someone’s negligent actions have resulted in injury to you and loss of property, you are entitled to damages. Damages are monetary awards granted by the judge or jury in a civil lawsuit to recompense a person for pain suffered, medical expenses, and harm done to property.
In order to hold a party liable for your medical bills, lost income, and other losses stemming from an auto accident, you must first identify that responsible party.
Don’t fall for these tricks from insurance companies after an accident! They’ll try anything they can to reduce or eliminate your accident settlement.
Fortunately, our legal system provides a wide range of rights and protections for personal injury victims. However, you must be able to prove negligence and demonstrate that you suffered damages in order to have a strong personal injury case.
Economic damages include such things as medical expenses, past lost income, future lost income, the cost of repair or replacement for items lost, and other economic losses that would not have occurred but for the injury.
Once your Florida personal injury attorney determines you have a claim, they will begin the legal process. Your attorney will require information from you, including medical records and statements from you, and others who have observed your injuries.
Don’t worry, you won’t be writing it. Your lawyer will because it’s critical to present all the facts and circumstances in a way that positions you well.
We’re not talking about manipulation or exaggeration here. This is a settlement tool we need to use on your behalf to make sure you don’t get run over by the insurance company.