By definition, it is “an injury affecting one’s physical and mental person.”
It’s a simple enough concept. You’re hurt. What do you do now? How do you get compensated for your losses? Which personal injury attorney is the best choice for me?
The lawyers at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess offer a free consultation. Even if you don’t choose us, you’ll still have a better idea of what’s best for you.
The world has a vastly evolving sense of safety. Here in Lafayette, the roads are improving. DUI enforcement is on the rise. But, no matter where we are and how careful we are, bad things still happen to good people. You’ve been in a car accident. Or worse, a trucking accident. Maybe you just slipped at the store. You have a right to justice.
After an accident, it can be tough to keep the bills paid. It’s common to be out of work for months. It’s also not unheard of to be unable to ever work again after being injured. Long-term disability can make your current job impossible to do. It may even prevent you from getting another job.
On top of the stress of not working, there’s the matter of medical expenses. Personal injury creates a ton of medical bills. Insurance will only cover so much of these costs, and there are so many of them. As we all know, surgeries and medications aren’t cheap.
A good personal injury attorney will know how to get the job done. The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess use our investigative experience in your favor. We can represent how serious your situation is. Many settlement mills focus on taking a massive amount of cases. They settle those cases as quickly as possible and don’t take their time. By taking the time to do the job right, we gain the best possible outcome in the shortest time.
Call our office today for a FREE review of your personal injury case. We typically work on a contingent agreement basis, which means our fees are contingent upon the outcome of your case.
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Unless you’re a legal expert, knowing the ins and outs of your unique legal case is a daunting situation.
When you have a very strong case, choosing to go to court can be a good option. Strong cases with a lot of evidence are more likely to convince a jury or judge. If you are very worried about getting compensation, you may want to consider going to trial. Verdicts awarded by judges or juries are usually higher than settlement offers.
Of course, not everyone wants the added stress and time of going to trial, and are happy to settle outside of court. Even if you are satisfied with a settlement offer, you should still discuss the settlement in detail with your lawyer. It is a serious decision. You should make sure it is adequate for your needs and circumstances before agreeing to it at face value.
Next, you will want to speak to your doctor. Gather as much information about your injuries as possible. Along the same lines, give the doctor as much information as possible. This is so that you have as much documented information as possible. For any damages, you will want to review your insurance policy. Your insurance agency will be working hand-in-hand with your doctor as well as your lawyer.
All this information is used to prove negligence and liability. Negligence is a lack of reasonable care taken to prevent an incident or accident. It’s used in a court of law to determine who is the liable party. If found liable for your injuries, the other party covers your compensation.
– Insurance Research Council Study 2004