Hurt in a car, truck or motorcycle accident? Is the Insurance company giving you the run-around? Don’t have money to get your car repaired? Too many Hospital bills? Haven’t worked since the accident? Is your injury caused by the negligence of another?
You need a personal injury lawyer!
Personal Injury occurs when a person has suffered some form of injury, either physical (body) or psychological (mind or emotions) as the result of an accident or medical malpractice. It does not encompass injury to property.
The most common types of personal injury claims are road traffic accidents, accidents at work, tripping accidents, assault claims, accidents in the home, defective product accidents and holiday accidents. The term personal injury also incorporates medical and dental accidents (which lead to numerous negligence claims every year) and conditions that are often classified as industrial disease cases.
If the negligence, reckless behavior, or maliciousness of another party can be proved, the injured party may be entitled to monetary compensation from that party. Because this system is so complex and controversial, the calls for various forms of tort reform are ever present.
Attorneys often represent clients on a “contingency basis,” in which the attorney’s fee is a percentage of the plaintiff’s eventual compensation, payable when the case is resolved.
The 3 key problems that can appear following an incident are:
- Actual bodily harm
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
The thought that all injury claims lead to lawsuits and trials is false. In fact, around 95 percent of all injury claims are settled without going to court.
The settlement process typically involves filing appropriate paperwork which puts the incident on record. Choosing an attorney with excellent negotiating skills can pay off to your advantage. The Rainford Law Firm will confer with the insurance agency to arrive at an amicably agreed upon compensation. If negotiations fail, the matter advances to trial and the court will decree a proper judgment. In most cases, compensation for attorney’s fees and punitive damages are also part of the judgment.
Call us for a free consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers today!