Personal injury accidents can truly do a number on your health, well being, and financial stability. These are incidents that can occur in the most unexpected moments and thus create consequences of mental anguish and a lot of physical pain. Injury accidents are known to have a “factor of surprise” and because of that, the economic repercussions of it can leave people in a really bad spot. Why? Due to the financial aspect of your injuries.
When you suffer a personal injury accident, you will inevitably have to take care of your injuries and that means plenty of medical bills. Most of the time, the cost is worse than injury and you may see yourself extremely compromised with these out of pocket costs.
So, what does else mean for your well being? The suffered financial, emotional, and physical damages amount to something called “due compensation. In other words, your injuries cannot simply go in vain.
As a victim, you are entitled to receive economic and legal reparations for the pain and suffering you’ve received according to both federal and state law. You see, receiving compensation is a vital component of our justice system and as a matter of fact, it will effectively cover the financial consequences of your injuries.
Furthermore, we would like to take a moment to say that if you have already suffered a personal injury accident we accompany you and your loved ones in these difficult times. These are moments that only the people who have endured them know the pain and suffering that this entails.
Now, the next step to follow is to effectively go ahead and seek the compensation that you’re entitled to. However, we truly want you to understand that you will not be able to do this on your own. The only way to file a successful claim is by hiring the assistance of an accident law firm in the United States.
Accident lawyers are competent and expert professionals that have the necessary skills to deliver you the results you need. They will know how to analyze and represent your case so that your injuries are vehemently accounted for. You will be comfortable knowing that you can focus on recuperating from your damages while an attorney does the tedious work for you.
So, please join us throughout this article because we shall shed light on the topics of the types of personal injury accidents, how to file an injury claim, and how one of our injury attorneys at an accident law firm can help you during that process.
The Most Common Personal Injury Accidents In The United States
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Automobile accidents in our nation are perhaps one of the most common incidents that can occur. The reason for this is because of the necessity for our population to get from point A to B and maybe even C. Even though our big metropolitan cities enjoy the benefits of public transportation, when you add those motor vehicles alongside personal cars and SUV’s the probability of an accident does indeed increase.
Unfortunately, a combination with the number of cars that are on the road, alongside a combination of irresponsible driving, inflict a mass amount of grief on the affected accident victims. More specifically, car accidents are the leading cause of fatality rates in regards to personal injury accidents. It was reported in 2019 there were a total of 3,273 deaths because of car-related accidents. These are moments of pain and suffering that deserve to be accurately compensated for their worth.
After your accident and after you’ve received the necessary medical attention at the accident scene, you will need to gather a couple of things. It is crucial to get the contact information of the person at fault that caused your accident. This would include name, date of birth, insurance provider, and license plate number.
Once the police arrive on the scene, it is important to take photographs of the damages created to both your car and any physical injuries as well. Once local authorities are present make sure that they provide you with a detailed accident report that can give faith on what exactly happened. This accident report is very important because it will be added to the compelling evidence of your future injury claim
Defective product liability is a very area of tort law that focuses on injury accidents that have caused harm to a consumer who purchases a product. The issue arises when the consumer proceeds to utilize the object in the way that is prescribed in the instructions but in that process, it manages to harm the individual who is manipulating and any other person in the vicinity
Many states have strict liability laws that exemplify the incidence of damages to the plaintiff. In this particular type of case, it needs to be proven that the manufacturer failed to ensure the safety of the individual. By doing so, the manufacturer affirmed that there would not be a possible cause of something wrong with the object resulting in a possible injury.
Substantial, compelling, and factual evidence that the manufacturer breached their responsibility or code of duty to the consumer can be found culpable along with evidence of physical damages caused by that same malfunction, will automatically make the manufacturer liable for the damages.
Were you aware that a healthcare professional can be held liable for a personal injury accident in the event of a poor diagnosis, medical inaction, or illness that becomes worse at the expense of a decision? These actions have to factually point towards or contribute directly to the victim’s cause of death that leads to a patient’s death.
However, it must be proven that throughout that diagnosis or medical performance any malignant action could have been prevented in a normal setting. In other words, medical malpractice can be proven if and only if there is factual evidence that another health care professional has done the same practice with no deathly results in the past on record.
Slip & Falls
A slip and fall accident is labeled by medical and legal experts as an instance where a person, unfortunately, suffers a trip or slip in a public or private area. Due to the fall, the individual proceeds to sustain mild to severe trauma on areas of their body.
Just like any other personal injury accident, slips and falls are also triggered by a failure of maintaining a standard of responsibility. There are principles that need to be upheld at all times by the owners of said establishments. The reason for this is because it is their duty to ensure the safety of anybody that is through their doors.
Public places like supermarkets, retail spaces, offices and restaurants, retail stores, and office spaces are common places where people suffer the most amount of slip and falls on an average basis. However, it’s not just public places where these events can occur. Private residences are also known for negligent slip and fall accidents if and only if the person who fell was legally invited into the home.
If the person was unlawfully within the building and became injured trying to trespass then the property owner will not be found liable. This does not mean though that property owners can leave booby traps for the protection of their homes. If you fear for the security of your home, you have every right to install security cameras and other programs.
Let’s go back to the topic at hand. If you are indeed a victim of a slip and fall, you will have to make a note of your surroundings. The most important thing to do right after the fall is to request medical attention for your injuries. Even if you feel like you are not in danger, it is important to get checked out as soon as possible because the pain tends to creep in afterward on some occasions.
Be advised that if you do not go to the doctor’s office in a maximum of 14 days from the first day of your accident you will not be able to pursue an injury claim any longer. Having said that, please make sure that this does not happen to you.
Nonetheless, at the scene of the accident, it will be important to make sure that you take pictures of what caused your accident and then request that the owner fill out an accident report. From that point forward, your legal battle will soon begin.
Enjoy A Free Legal Consultation at One of Our Offices
Now that you are more aware of the complex legal issues that arrive with these three specific cases, it is now time to talk about the benefits of seeking a free consultation to address these issues.
The most important aspect of these consultations is that our attorneys work on contingency fees. In other words, you will not have to worry about even paying a dime for their time. You will only have to actually pay if you win your eventual case. This also means that you will have a peace of mind while you recuperate from your injuries.
The Initial Consultation
When you seek to consult with your injury attorney in the first meeting you shall need to bring any related paperwork about the details of your accident. Within these documents, you should make sure to have the following pieces of evidence that are sure to bolster your chances of possessing a factual and credible injury claim:
- Copies of court orders,
- Medical records and bills,
- Contact information of those at fault( name, date of birth, license plate number, and insurance carrier information.)
- Evidence of your injuries (both physical and property damages)
When your consultation comes to an end, your attorney will evaluate the cost of your own potential case. Be aware that this fee will arise if and only if you actually win your legal battle at the end of a settlement.
Moving forward, your personal injury lawyer will then seek to negotiate your own fee and develop a structure of the payment schedule. In this meeting, the attorney will then present you with a client retainer agreement and a statement of client rights and further responsibilities. If you agree to the provided terms, your attorney will then swiftly initiate everything necessary for your case. By hiring a personal injury lawyer, your chances of attaining compensation will undoubtedly increase by a landslide!
Get Represented As Soon As Possible!
We truly hope that you now feel more informed about the benefits of seeking a free legal consultation when delving into the issues of your own personal injury accidents. The main takeaway from this article is that you understand that the best solution moving forward is to seek the help of a legal expert.
We want you to understand that the solution to receive compensation is actually in your hands. You can take the first step towards a rightful set of reparations that will deliver you from financial ruin and emotional heartbreak. Perhaps one of the most important takeaways from this article is to make sure that you understand that you cannot do it alone. A competent personal injury lawyer does indeed have the necessary skills that will help you attain that desired success.
Having said that, we are proud to inform you that the law offices of Pro Accident Lawyers will allow you to obtain the compensation that you are entitled to. Scott and his team are a set of trained legal experts that are ready to take your case and make sure that your rights are protected throughout your legal battle. They will add value to your injuries, and present the necessary evidence to ensure that your damages are accounted for. Get in contact with us, so we can get started on your case at our accident law firm right away!