Personal injury laws cater to circumstances or situations where a person suffers injury because of the negligence or recklessness of someone else, which also includes serious body injuries or wrongful death. The term ‘tort law’ which is often used in legal parlance is applicable in such instances. Personal injury laws are generally based on this doctrine of negligence. A person in society is expected to act reasonably at all times and should not do anything to put people at risk. Negligence allows the plaintiff to sue the party at fault, in order to receive compensation. The law mainly focuses on injuries to individuals, though it also includes property damage.
Some examples of negligence are automobile accidents by drunken drivers, ignoring traffic rules, and injury from medical negligence. In such cases, the failure of the accused to act reasonably and responsibly results in harm to the plaintiff. In order to receive compensation in personal injury cases, plaintiffs need to produce evidence to prove the guilt of the defendant.
In order to get the compensation you deserve, you need to prove your case in a court of law. An experienced attorney knows how to acquire and present evidence to build a solid case in your favor. They also ensure that you don’t end up violating technical limitations such as the statute of limitations, which refers to the legal deadline to file the litigation.
Some important reasons to hire a personal injury attorney are:
A qualified personal injury attorney comes with prior experience in handling such cases. Attorneys at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess can use their expertise to help you get proper compensation. We are not a settlement mill, but strive to get the best possible outcome for our clients. Our diligence and meticulousness allows us to obtain the maximum possible compensation in the shortest time. We have a strong team of paralegals and other staff to support our attorneys.
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Unless you’re a legal expert, knowing the ins and outs of your unique legal case is a daunting situation.
This is an important question and only an experienced lawyer can give a satisfactory answer. That is why one should consult an attorney immediately for proper guidance. The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess will be happy to provide FREE consultation.
Delay in personal injury cases can prove costly. The scene of accident may be compromised or witnesses may forget the incident or vanish from the place. So the faster an attorney starts working on the case, the better it is.
Though the temptation to settle out-of-court is understandable as medical bills keep piling up and you are short of money, hiring an attorney can help you maximize the compensation amount.
Only a qualified and experienced attorney can evaluate your case. If evidences are in your favor, your attorney can present your case more convincingly in a court of law. A strong case backed by solid evidence is more likely to convince a jury or judge. So opting for settlement instead of the trial route may hamper your interests. Though the process may be stressful, it’s often worth it. A seasoned and qualified personal injury attorney sits down with you to determine a suitable settlement amount. They evaluate the entire list of damages and decide the compensation accordingly.
If the accident or injury has occurred because of the fault of others, there is no need to panic. Remain calm and gather as much information as you can. This can include names, numbers, location, and time of day, weather conditions and anything else that may seem useful. Acquire police and medical reports before consulting an attorney. All such information will be helpful in proving negligence and liability on the part of the accused. If found liable for your injuries, the other party covers your compensation.
At the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess, we handle cases with sensitivity and professionalism and we are sure of our capabilities. We have over 20 years of experience in handling personal injury cases.
Personal injury cases are not as simple as people tend to believe. Court cases may drag on for months and even years. So you should choose an attorney that has the capability and experience to resolve such cases quickly. Our attorneys possess the skills and experience to deal firmly with insurance companies, so that you can receive the maximum possible settlement amount.
– Insurance Research Council Study 2004