Accident Injury Overview
Having an experienced Accident Injury Lawyer by your side is extremely beneficial when pursuing an Accident Injury case. Accident Injury attorneys help to recover damages resulting from the negligence of others with intent to make the injured party “whole again”. If the incident involved malicious intent or gross negligence, then the injured party may also pursue punitive damages. Our trial professionals are a team of aggressive accident injury attorneys with over 80 years of experience in defending Accident Injury cases. Our goal with each case is to ensure our client receives every penny they are entitled to, as well as holding the at-fault party fully accountable for their actions. Ways that Our trial professionals help our accident injury clients include:
Evaluate your case – An Accident Injury Lawyer will listen to the specific details if your case to determine if it will hold up in court. If your trial professional determines that your case has grounds to stand on, they will represent the case on your behalf.
Assess damages – Your trial professional will assess the severity of your damages, and determine the best course of action in pursuing compensation. To do so, they must determine who is liable for your injuries. This can be an individual, a business, property owner, insurance company, or even government entity.
Advise you on alternatives – Once your Accident Injury Lawyer determines that your case may be successful, they will advise you on how to proceed. Depending on the details of your specific case, this may mean going to court, or settling outside of court.
Gather Evidence – We will gather all pertinent evidence related to your case, giving you the best chance of success possible. This includes interviewing witnesses, visiting the scene of the incident, viewing police reports, or viewing surveillance footage. Our Accident Injury Lawyers even use private detectives to gather any evidence that may help your case.
Provide full representation – Once the Accident Injury Lawyers take you on as a client, we handle every aspect of your case, such as filling out paperwork or filing documents. The trial professional remove stress during this difficult time by acting as a buffer between you and third parties, such as insurance companies or the police, so that you can focus on feeling better. We will argue your case on your behalf, presenting all evidence possible to prove negligence and to help you receive compensation.
Please contact our office as soon as possible after your accident injury, even if you cannot afford an attorney. We take each case on a contingent basis, meaning that we do not receive any payment unless your case is successful; meaning we don’t get paid unless you do. Even if you think that your accident was your fault, contact our office immediately, because there may be laws that you are not aware of that may contribute another party’s negligence to your injuries. Our friendly, sympathetic Accident Injury Lawyers will walk you through every step of the process, so that you are informed and feel confident in your case.
How are Accident Injury Lawyers Paid?
If we don’t make a recovery for you, you don’t owe us a cent. We only get paid if we get money for you. Unlike defense attorneys who are either hired or employed by insurance companies to defend Accident Injury lawsuits on an hourly basis, the plaintiff’s attorneys such as our trial professionals are paid on a contingency basis. Accordingly, almost every plaintiff’s Accident Injury attorney represents clients according to the same fee structure as outlined below.
In short, our clients never have to pay a cent out of their own pocket. If we are able to obtain a recovery for our client without having to file a lawsuit, our fee is 33 1/3% of the recovery. If, on the other hand, we are required to file a lawsuit and perform all the extra work that goes along with litigation, then the attorney’s fee increases to 40% of any recovery. Our firm advances all costs associated with our client’s cases, and our clients never have to pay a cent out of their own pocket. These costs are reimbursed to the firm out of any ultimate recovery. Most importantly, however, if we do not make a recovery for our clients, then they do not owe us a cent either for attorney fees or costs. We only get paid if we make a recovery for our clients. I personally enjoy working for our clients on a contingency fee basis because it puts us in the same boat. Our clients know that the more money we get for them, the more money we earn for ourselves. We are not about to leave even a cent on the table, and we will scratch and claw at the defense until we and our clients are 100% convinced that we are getting every possible cent that we can.
Our worker’s compensation attorneys also use a contingency fee agreement approved by Supreme Court. Worker compensation attorneys are paid a little differently than Accident Injury attorneys. Basically worker’s compensation attorneys are paid 10% of any recovery, but there are also many instances in which the worker compensation insurance companies have to pay separate attorney’s fee directly to our worker compensation attorneys for obtaining certain benefits for our clients. Again, however, even our worker compensation clients never have to pay a cent out of their own pocket, and we are not paid unless we make a recovery for them.
When you need the services of an Accident Injury Lawyer, call our office for a free consultation.
Possible Differences Between Trial Attorneys and Regular Accident Injury Attorneys
One thing I’ll say about the attorneys of our firm is that they are hungry. Every case represents its own battle with an insurance company, and we’re competitive people who do not want to lose.
We are not passive Accident Injury attorneys who are happy to simply get a promising case. We speak with our clients regularly and help direct our client’s medical treatment. We do not just wait around twiddling our thumbs until our clients tell us they are finished treating. We don’t just want to hurry up and settle cases and move on to the next easy and quick settlement. We are concerned with doing whatever it takes to get the best possible recovery on every single case. We have successfully helped thousands of our accident injury clients recover tens of millions of dollars over the years.
The lawyers of our firm are by our very nature aggressive, not passive. We don’t sit around waiting and hoping for a case to settle. Our office is in regular contact with our clients, and our clients treating physicians. We stay very involved in the medical treatment process to make sure that our clients are treated by any necessary specialists. Finally, we work closely with these doctors to make sure that our client’s medical complaints, the doctors treatment recommendations, and the doctor’s opinions regarding the permanency of our client’s injuries are properly explained in narrative form for us to use to our client’s advantage in connection with the client’s case. We still give insurance companies a fair opportunity to settle cases, but we are hypersensitive that these settlements be in our client’s best interest. We never pressure a client to take any settlement and we understand that the client is the boss. Our clients make the decisions, but we always give very clear, easily understood legal advice. We do not use any tricky, confusing, or misleading “legal speak.”
Our firm is certainly not shy about filing lawsuits and seeing them all the way through trial when appropriate. We understand that better results may begin with better preparation. We prepare every case with the expectation that it will go to trial in order to put pressure on the insurance companies to offer top dollar to settle the case. Insurance companies know very well which attorneys are willing to go to distance and which attorneys are simply pushovers looking for a quick and easy settlement. We know all of the games that insurance companies play to try to frustrate regular Accident Injury attorneys, but we don’t let them jerk us around. We’ve worked with almost every insurance company out there at one time or another over the years, and we’re proud of the reputation that we’ve cultivated.
We Make it Easy for You While You Recover
The experienced broken bone lawyers at our firm will happily and patiently spend as much time with you as you would like to explain the process and answer all of your questions. We want you to simply focus on getting better while we handle everything else. Our Accident Injury Lawyers will patiently guide you through the legal, financial, and personal challenges that you and your loved ones may encounter while we aggressively pursue your Accident Injury case. We do not receive a fee unless we make a recovery for you. At no time, will you have to pay a cent out of your own pocket. As soon as you hire our firm to represent you for your Accident Injury case, we will help you with all issues. We want to make the process as easy for you as possible so that you can focus on your recovery.
Examples of How We Can Help:
Evaluating your injuries based on review of your medical records;
Retaining appropriate medical experts to testify as to the severity of your injuries;
Referring you to orthopedic, neurologic, or other specialists who will treat your injuries even if you do not have insurance;
Retaining economic experts to accurately calculate your financial losses as a result of a neck or back injury;
Consulting with a vocational rehabilitation expert to assess reduced earning capacity, shortened work life expectancy, and your future earning potential, and
Developing a life care plan to address future and other medical needs.
10 Steps to Take After an Accident
Report the accident to the appropriate authorities
It is important to report your accident to the appropriate authorities as soon as possible. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident contact the police and request assistance. If your accident occurred on someone else’s property alert the property owner or someone employed on the premises. If your accident occurred while at work, inform your supervisor of your injury as soon as possible. To preserve your claim, and ensure you receive proper care, it is imperative you notify someone of your accident at your earliest opportunity
If possible, use you cell phone to take photos of the scene of your accident. Take as many photos as possible from a variety of angles. This evidence could be vital to your future claim. Photographs preserve the scene should it later be changed or cleaned up. These photographs help illustrate to a jury why another party is at fault for your accident. Also, take photographs of your injuries. These photographs can help show a jury how traumatic your accident was, and are indisputable evidence as to the severity of your injury.
Gather information from any witnesses.
Try to obtain the personal information from any witnesses to your accident. Gather witnesses’ names, addresses, and phone numbers. Ask the witnesses what they saw and document their answers. The aftermath of the accident maybe traumatic and chaotic, but this information will help improve a claim you bring in the future.
If possible, preserve any evidence that contributed to your accident. If it is not possible to physically preserve the evidence, be sure to take several pictures. Defendants to an accident claim may attempt to remove or repair the cause of your accident. By retaining physical or photographic evidence you can help protect your claim.
Do not admit fault or partial responsibility
It is often difficult to think clearly or accurately recall all the facts surrounding an accident immediately after it occurs. Don’t ever admit fault or even partial blame for the accident.
Obtain an Official Report
After your accident ask for a copy of an official report. This could be in the form of a driver exchange of information, police report, accident report by a store manager, or other documentation. Some parties are more willing to provide this documentation than others. For instance, a police officer should always provide you with a police report number, while a store manager may not be willing to provide you with a copy of his report. Always ask for a copy of any official documentation, but if you are denied a copy simply take note of that fact and inform your attorney.
Seek Medical Attention
If emergency services respond to the scene of the accident be sure to have medical personnel examine you at the scene. Often, you will be asked if you require a trip to the emergency room. It is a good idea to be further evaluated at a hospital. A visit to the emergency room will provide you with the diagnostic testing necessary to ensure you have not suffered internal injuries or a traumatic head injury that requires immediate attention.
Contact and experienced accident attorney
An experienced accident attorney can help you navigate this difficult process. The experienced attorneys at our firm are available 24/7 to assist you. An attorney can help protect your rights and ensure you receive the full value of your claim during this stressful time.
Report your accident to the appropriate parties
Depending on how your accident occurred, it may be necessary to inform an appropriate party. For example, if you are involved in a motor vehicle accident it is important you notify your automobile insurance company. You should never give a statement to a party other than your own automobile or health insurance carrier. The insurance adjustors for the party responsible for your accident are not on your side. They will often seek to conclude your claim as quickly and inexpensively as possible. Your attorney will be able to inform you as to who needs to be contacted following your accident.
Do not discuss your case with any parties before consulting your attorney. Speaking to the other party’s insurance carrier or third parties could diminish the value of your claim. Comments made on social media also have the potential to damage your claim. Never discuss your claim with another party before consulting your attorney.
When you need the services of an accident injury lawyer, call our accident injury lawyers for a confidential consultation.
Ankle and Foot Injury Cases
The ankle and foot injury lawyers at our firm possess a wealth of experience representing accident injury victims with ankle and foot injuries. The ankle and foot are very susceptible to damage and are often injured in car accidents from pressing the brakes extremely hard while bracing for a collision, trip and falls, slip and falls, construction accidents, and a variety of other ways. Ankle and foot injuries are extremely painful and have a tendency to worsen over time if not treated properly. Additionally, given that we all use our feet and ankle to not only walk, but to support our entire bodies, these injuries affect almost every aspect of our lives. Please know that at our firm, we will spare no expense in gathering the essential evidence for your case, and we will retain all the necessary experts and specialists to maximize the value of your claim.
We strongly believe that the more information the defendants, insurance adjusters, court and the jury are provided, the better they will understand and be able to evaluate your injuries and their impact on your life, both financial and otherwise. With extensive information, they are more likely to render a fair and just award that will fully compensate you for all of your losses and ensure that you are not left without the means to properly attend to your medical and financial needs. After all, the motto of our firm is “Better Results Begin with Better Preparation!”
Common ankle and foot injuries include:
Lateral Malleolus Fracture
Medial Malleolus Fracture
Posterior Malleolus Fracture
Bimalleolar Fractures or Bimalleolar Equivalent Fractures
Fracture of the Talus
Fractures of the Heel (Calcaneous)
Lisfranc (Midfoot) Fracture
Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle
Toe and Forefoot Fractures
Arthritis (Caused by the Accident and Injury)
Broken Bone Cases
The broken bone lawyers at our firm possess a wealth of experience representing accident victims with all types of broken bones and fractures. Broken and fractured bones are very vulnerable to further damage and are often the result of accident Injuries, trip and falls, slip and falls, construction accidents, and a variety of other ways.
Additionally, broken and fractured bones are painful and have a tendency to worsen over time. Their full extent is often not apparent until well after the accident and they can often interfere with your ability to work. Additionally, given that our bones provide the support for our bodies, these injuries affect almost every aspect of our lives. Additionally, treatment is expensive. Our dedicated fractured bone lawyers will spare no expense in gathering the essential evidence for your case, and we will retain all the necessary experts and specialists to make sure that we get you every cent to which you are entitled under the law.
We strongly believe that the more information the defendants, insurance adjusters, court and the jury are provided, the better they will understand and be able to evaluate your injuries and their impact on your life, both financial and otherwise. With extensive information, they are more likely to render a fair and just award that will fully compensate you for all of your losses and ensure that you are not left without the means to properly attend to your medical and financial needs.
Common broken bones and fractures which are caused by accidents include:
Open Reduction, Internal Fixation/Placement of Hardware Surgeries
Arm Fractures: humerus fracture, ulna fracture, radius fracture
Clavicle Fractures: common in babies who are pulled too hard through the birth canal
Spinal Fractures: broken vertebrae in the spine
Hand and Wrist Fractures
Pelvic Fractures: broken hips, broken pelvis
Leg Fractures: femur fracture, tibia fracture, broken knee-cap
Foot Fractures: broken toe, broken ankle
Face and Head Fractures
Arthritis (Caused by the Accident and Injury)
Neck sprain/strain, is more commonly known as whiplash. This is characterized by symptoms that occur following damages to the neck. In whiplash, the intervertebral joints, discs, ligaments, cervical muscles and nerve roots may become damaged. Symptoms include neck pain, headaches, shoulder pain, low back pain, dizziness and fatigue. Soft tissue injuries such as whiplash are difficult to diagnose and an MRI may be beneficial. Most treatment options include medication, exercise, physical therapy, traction, massage, heat, ice, injections and ultrasound therapy.
Please contact our firm as soon as possible after your injury. The days immediately following your accident are crucial and we will take the necessary steps to protect your rights. We take each case on a contingent basis, meaning that we do not receive any payment unless your case is successful. Our friendly, sympathetic whiplash attorneys will walk you through every step of the process, so that you are informed and feel confident in your case. Our whiplash attorneys are experienced in your specific injury and are familiar with the costs of future medical treatment as well as the value of each individual case and injury.
Our goal with each case is to ensure our client receives every penny they are entitled to, as well as holding the at-fault party fully accountable for their actions. Call right now to speak with a whiplash injury attorney at our firm.
When you need the services of an accident injury lawyer, call our office for a free consultation.
Spinal Cord Injury
Damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal often cause permanent injuries. Your ability to control your limbs after spinal cord injury depends on the place of the injury and the severity of the injury. Paralysis from a spinal cord injury can be referred to as tetraplegia, also known as quadriplegia, which means your arms, hands, trunk, legs and pelvic organs are all affected by the injury. Signs of a spinal cord injury can include extreme back pain, pressure in the neck, head or back, weakness, numbness, tingling and loss of sensation in your hands, fingers, feet or toe, loss of bladder or bowel control, difficulty walking and impaired breathing. A serious spinal injury is not always obvious. If you suspect spinal cord injury, do not move the injured person and call 911. It is best to assume there is a spinal cord injury after a trauma until proven otherwise.
Please contact our firm as soon as possible after your injury. The days immediately following your accident are crucial and we will take the necessary steps to protect your rights. We take each case on a contingent basis, meaning that we do not receive any payment unless your case is successful. Our friendly, sympathetic spinal cord injury attorneys will walk you through every step of the process, so that you are informed and feel confident in your case. Our back injury attorneys are experienced in your specific injury and are familiar with the costs of future medical treatment as well as the value of each individual case and injury.
Our goal with each case is to ensure our client receives every penny they are entitled to, as well as holding the at-fault party fully accountable for their actions. Call right now to speak with a spinal cord injury attorney at our firm.
Paraplegia is an impairment in motor or sensory function of the lower extremities and is usually caused by a spinal cord injury or congenital condition such as spina bifida. The area of the spinal canal that is affected in paraplegia is either the thoracic, lumbar or sacral regions. A paraplegic still has the use of their arms and upper body. Spastic paraplegia is a form of paraplegia defined by spasticity of the affected muscles, rather than flaccid paralysis. Individuals with paraplegia can range in levels of difficulty requiring treatments to vary. Physiotherapy is the most common treatment for paraplegia to help regain some motor function. Wheelchair mobility is also an important skill to learn as this will be a paraplegic’s most common form of transportation. There is no treatment to reverse the paralysis.
Please contact our firm as soon as possible after your injury. The days immediately following your accident are crucial and we will take the necessary steps to protect your rights. We take each case on a contingent basis, meaning that we do not receive any payment unless your case is successful. Our friendly, sympathetic paralysis attorneys will walk you through every step of the process, so that you are informed and feel confident in your case.
Our paralysis attorneys are experienced in your specific injury and are familiar with the costs of future medical treatment as well as the value of each individual case and injury. Our goal with each case is to ensure our client receives every penny they are entitled to, as well as holding the at-fault party fully accountable for their actions. Call now to speak with a paralysis attorney at our firm.
Accident Injury Lawyers
We recover millions of dollars every year for our Accident Injury clients.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed by the negligent actions of another, you may very well be entitled to monetary damages, including possible punitive damages. There are many circumstances where the carelessness, recklessness, ignorance, or gross incompetence of another person or business leads to serious injury or even death. Under law, you are entitled to recover the following types of damages in an Accident Injury claim or lawsuit:
• Past medical bills
• Future medical expenses
• Past pain and suffering
• Future pain and suffering
• Scarring and/or disfigurement
• Loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life
• Loss of wages; past, future, and present
• Loss of consortium by a spouse
We know that after an accident you have a lot of questions. “What doctor should I go to? Who pays my medical bills? How do I provide for my family if I can’t work? Should I speak to the insurance companies or not?” Relax and don’t worry, we have the answers!
Even an accident that seems minor can have long lasting effects. Injuries that are not apparent at first may manifest days, months, or even years later. The mental and economic effects of an accident can take a toll on yourself and your family’s quality of life. The Accident Injury Lawyers at our firm treat every client with 100% dedication and focus, and we won’t stop until you receive every cent to which you are entitled and all negligent parties are held accountable. Contact our firm today for a free case evaluation.
We’re Proud to be Professionals
The aggressive attorneys at our firm do not merely accept “the last best offer.” We do not shy away from hard work, as we care greatly about getting top dollar for each individual client. We give each client our undivided dedication, best efforts, and full commitment. As a result, we generate repeat business, numerous satisfied client referrals, and have many clients switch to us away from other firms with which they are dissatisfied. We are never scared to go to trial, and believe that our aggressive nature, experience, and willingness to go to trial often leads to very favorable settlements without the need or expense of trial. We never prematurely settle a case to make a quick buck.
You worry about getting better, and we’ll worry about everything else.
Our firm attorneys have a genuine passion for law and helping others. We never go for the quick easy settlements, and we look for every opportunity to increase the value of our clients’ cases. Our clients are never “just another client”, another face, a file number, or not important enough for our absolute focus and attention. To the contrary, our firm’s attorneys depend on our relationships with every individual. Each one of our clients represents an opportunity for us to make a good impression so that he or she will speak well of us in the community. Each client also represents an opportunity to further strengthen our reputation in the community and to teach the insurance companies a lesson. Every case, no matter how big or how small, represents its own battle for us to win.
The highly competitive nature of our attorneys means we never have a nonchalant attitude about your case. Our success is directly connected to your satisfaction. We want every client to sing our praises in the community. We get the majority of our new clients as referrals from others, not from false advertising and broken promises.