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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Despite the unfavorable venue, I was able to convince the insurance carrier for the at-fault motorist to pay the full liability policy limits. I was also able to get the client’s automobile insurer to pay substantial monies under her underinsured motorist policy.
Adjusters almost always want to make cases about bills instead of about people. Even though this client’s medical bills were relatively low, that did not change the fact that she undeniably experienced significant mental anguish as a direct result of the auto accident.
My mother had been burglarized, I tried to console her over the phone and reassure her that the insurance company will help recover the losses from the stolen items.
Boy, was I wrong.
Each year AZ Foothills Magazine asks their readers to vote for their “favorites in the Valley.” We are proud to announce that Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys has been listed, for the second year in a row, as the “Best of Our Valley” 2017 winner under the personal injury law firm category.
Throughout the years I have handled many personal injury claims, I have to say the number one factor that will negatively affect your personal injury claim will be major gaps in your medical treatment.
Since expertwitnesses are busy professionals (and generally not cheap) they are only used when the contestedissue they can clarify is extremely pertinent to the outcome of the case.
When you are working with a chiropractor and an attorney through 411-PAIN or a similar referral service, you can be certain that they will be working together to get the most money possible from your case. It is important to understand how they achieve this so you can recognize if you have been a victim of this scheme.
From our vast experience with car accident cases, we have compiled a list of five common car accident injuries, along with some details about how they are treated and what damages can be compensated.
With the recent wave of e-cigarettes exploding in peoples’ pockets causing injury, a wave of lawsuits will follow. This is especially the case for consumers that use marijuana oils or extracts to use with their e-cigarettes. These suits will face many legal challenges, especially considering that they will seek to create a precedent.
As the name indicates, “personal injury lawyers” specialize in the cases of bodily harm. Hence, these people can assist people in making different insurance claims. Furthermore, they are usually highly skilled in fighting insurers.
In Florida, to prevail on a legal malpractice claim, a plaintiff has to show that there was an attorney-client relationship between the client and the lawyer and a breach of duty to provide skillful and competent representation, also known as negligence, causation and damages.