It’s one of the hardest times in life – after a debilitating accident. No one wants to be in this situation, but what if you are? You don’t have to go it alone. Because negotiating with the insurance company to try to get your bills covered just as your policy should be designed to do, can feel like David phoning up Goliath to try to make a deal. There are personal injury attorneys who spend years specializing in these kinds of situations. Sometimes all it takes is having one represent you to start a process in motion that would lead to a very different outcome than if you were to try to work with insurers yourself. For a list of questions to help you decide if an attorney can help you, click here.
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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.
Your claim has been filed with the insurance company for a while now, and you have been made an initial settlement offer. Should you accept that settlement offer or not? Do not fret, you are not the only truck accident victim who has struggled with this question, and you will not be the last.
If you are a victim of assault and/or battery in Florida, you can file a personal injury claim against your attacker and receive a compensation for the damage caused. You can also press charges, so that the person will face criminal consequences.
Some large injury law firms might slam you through their process as fast as possible, sometimes settling for far less than your case is worth. They often do it to maximize their own profit margins.
So how do you know if you should accept the dollar amount your personal injury lawyer recommends?
But, bringing as much evidence as possible to your free consultation with your personal injury attorney means they can give you a more accurate opinion of what they can do for you, given the unique facts of your case.
Although it can be frightening to hear another driver or the police claim that you were negligent, in Florida “negligence” is a legal term and requires proof of certain elements in order to be established.
Far from protecting access to health care, H.R. 1215 denies patients wronged by medical malpractice the compensation that is rightly due to them.The health and safety of you and your loved ones, could hang in the balance. Contact your representatives in Congress today and tell them that these bills are unfair and wrong!
There are exceptions in “no fault” states, where drivers collect from their own insurance companies, except in situations where there are serious injuries.
As a Cincinnati personal injury lawyer I have settled or litigated many claims where more than two motor vehicles were involved. If you do not get the negligent parties in the case the other defendants may point the finger at the so called "empty chair."
Rightly or wrongly, failing to seek immediate care following an accident sends a message to the insurance company that you were not all that seriously injured in the accident.
There are a lot of people who are under the misguided impression that you only hire an attorney when you’re planning to go to court or that an attorney will take the majority of any settlement they recover.
Suffering from a personal injury is traumatic in and of itself, and adding the stress of finding a personal injury attorney just intensifies that stress to unimaginable levels. If you need a personal injury attorney to represent you, you don’t want to waste time searching everywhere but the right place; you want to find one as quickly as possible. But you also want to make sure that you find the right one for your situation.
But you want to be careful when hiring a car accident lawyer as well. Most of them accept cases on a contingency basis, meaning they don’t get paid unless you win. If a lawyer is charging you upfront, it’s probably a good sign you may want to find someone else.
But what are the most common personal injury claims that we at the David Aylor Law Offices see in South Carolina? We’re glad you asked. The injuries that we deal with most often include the following...
However, many people later realize that they may have made a mistake by calling an accident hotline instead of a respected personal injury law firm.
The following are some key differences between the help that our law firm provides and the services you will receive from calling 411-PAIN.
Personal injury claims stem from either negligence or intentional acts. A qualified, experienced attorney can help guide you through the legal process and help assure you the best outcome for your case.
Many people mistakenly believe their medical bills will be paid by health insurance, and then they will get a large settlement for injuries on top of the amount the health insurance paid. But this is not exactly how insurance works.
What many people don’t realize is that you need to contact a South Carolina criminal defense lawyer as soon humanly possible after yourself or someone you care about has been charged with a crime.
A lot of people fear they cannot afford a lawyer or they worry that the lawyer will take so much of their money that they won’t have any money left over. But these fears can easily be eased when one understands just how personal injury lawyers get paid.
A common misconception about hiring a personal injury attorney in Ohio is that doing so automatically means that you’re going to court – or that you only need an attorney if you already know that you’re claim will go to court.
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.
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.
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