How to Cope with Personal Injury Claims
Jason T. Brown, a former FBI Agent, was rated a Top 10 Lawyer in the state by NAOPIA and Top 100 Trial Lawyer in the country by National Trial Lawyers Association. He will speak with you personally regarding any catastrophic personal injury matter that may have happened to you or your family. You can call toll free 1 (877) 561-0000 24/7 for a free consultation. We serve clients nationwide in conjunction with local counsel and can travel to meet with you if the situation warrants it. Many times as a result of catastrophic injuries it is difficult to travel and we understand. We will do all in our power to work with you and comfort you on a human level, not just in a lawyerly fashion.
Personal injury claims are some of the most frequently litigated cases in the United States. If you have experienced an injury that does not involve damage to property, but results in physical, mental, or emotional injury, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim. Our firm focuses on catastrophic injuries, but no matter what your circumstances we will speak with you and offer a free consultation. You have rights and your rights may be time sensitive.
One of the most devastating consequences of an accident is the loss of a loved one. In those challenging times, it is common to go into long periods of grief and wonder what happened and why. It may be difficult to even think about speaking with anyone about the situation, let alone a lawyer, but it is wise to do so early. If you’re grieving you should speak with a medical professional. If you want justice, you should speak with a lawyer. The laws are written so the ability to bring notice of an action is extremely limited. Sometimes it’s as short as 90 days! If the time period expires, you can’t go back and commence an action and something called the Statute of Limitations extinguishes the rights of the surviving loved ones. Also, having representation early for a wrongful death allows the attorney to assist in making objective decisions about the preservation of any evidence that may be integral to establishing the case. Despite how academic and clinical this paragraph may sound, you will find that our firm has amazing sympathy and care for our clients. If something tragic has happened, please look to other loved ones for support, but know that we will speak with you 24/7 about the legal process.
Types of Serious Injury Claims that We Handle
- Truck Accidents
- Scaffolding Falls
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Nursing Home Neglect
- Nursing Home Injuries
- Construction Accidents
- Ladder Falls
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Birth Injuries
- Brain Injuries
- Products Liability and Pharmaceutical Liability
- Wrongful Death
- Catastrophic Injuries
Events Leading to Personal Injury Claims
Personal injury is often used in reference to incidents in which injury resulted from negligence. Negligence is when an entity owed you a duty of care, and failed to exercise that care and as a result you were injured. For example, other drivers owe you a duty to drive safely on the road, so you can be safe. If a truck driver has a truck in disrepair, is working too many hours, is speeding in the rain and then collides with you, they may be considered negligent. Sometimes, you don’t need to prove negligence, you just need to show that an injury occurred in certain circumstances. For example, in some states if a dog bites you, the owner automatically owes you compensation for your injuries which is known as strict liability. In some states if your employer fails to give you the proper equipment to secure a ladder or scaffolding and you fall, the employer is automatically liable and must pay you for your injures.
Some of the damages incurred in personal injury claims are bodily injury, intentional cause of emotional distress, and negligent cause of emotional distress. Some examples of situations that may warrant personal injury claims are:
- Vehicle accidents
- Work-related accidents
- Tripping accidents
- Injury resulting from assault
- Accidents at home
- Manufacturer defect resulting in injury
- Accidents while on holiday
Personal injury claims may also arise from accidents that occur in a clinical setting, or chronic conditions resulting from harmful substances in the workplace. These types of health issues are often referred to as industrial diseases.
Hiring a Lawyer for a Personal Injury Claim
Our firm represents injury clients on “contingency”, which means that our firm is only paid if the case is successful. If we take your case it means we believe in you and your case. We will spend our time and our money working for you and if we lose the case you don’t owe us anything.
Some questions to ask your potential lawyer are the types of cases they handled and the amounts of settlements and verdicts they’ve obtained for comparable cases. We will be candid in our assessment of the case and the more information we know about the case the better off the representation will be in terms of having expectations that are obtainable and manageable.
Compensation Received from Personal Injury Claims
A complainant who wins a personal injury ruling may receive compensation for items including, but not limited to the following:
- Medical treatment
- Loss of income/earning ability
- Loss of property
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment
- Loss of consortium
Compensation for medical treatment may include monetary reimbursement for any treatment already received as well as for future medical costs.
Compensation for loss of income may cover salary and wages lost as a result of the injury, as well as the loss of future income due to inability to work or work impairment.
Personal injury claimants may also receive compensation for property loss. This is intended to cover the cost of repairing or replacing any items lost or damaged as a result of the accident.
Claimants may also receive compensation for pain and suffering incurred as a result of the accident.
In addition to physical pain, plaintiffs in personal injury cases may also receive compensation for emotional distress arising from the accident. This is usually the case with serious accidents that have a significant psychological impact on the claimant, such as a wrongful death, amputation or paralysis. In such cases, compensation is awarded for effects arising from the injury such as fear, anxiety, and other long term and short term psychological consequences of the accident.
If the accident results in the inability of the claimant to enjoy regular activities, he may be eligible to receive compensation for loss of enjoyment.
Compensation for loss of consortium may also be awarded in a personal injury claim in which an accident results in the inability of a married partner to maintain a relationship. Loss of consortium may also be awarded in a personal injury claim arising from the loss of a parent or child.
There are many different dynamics to litigating an injury claim. It is critical to obtain quality representation early to protect your rights and shepherd you through the legal process in your trying times. You should call 1 (877) 561-0000 right now and discuss with us your possible claim and we will let you know how we can assist.