Personal Injury Law

The Representation You Need Getting the Compensation You Deserve

Automobile Accidents

A car accident can have a devastating impact on your life. It can destroy your ability to work and provide for your family as well as leave you with lifelong medical complications. In the event of an automobile accident, you have the right to recover for your damages including, but not limited to: pain, suffering, lost wages, medical bills already incurred, and future medical bills.

It is important to understand that you must show the accident was the fault of the other party.  Pictures of the accident and injuries as well as all medical bills should be kept. You should also make sure you find a copy of your own insurance policy as it contains provisions for uninsured and under-insured motorist coverage; the other driver’s insurance is only liable for up to the amount of the policy regardless of how severely you are injured.

Don’t be so willing to agree to negotiate with the other side. When you give a statement of the events to an insurance adjuster over the phone, it is recorded and can be used against you later in terms of how badly you were hurt or how the accident occurred. Keep in mind that while some medical problems may not surface immediately, you should make sure you get treatment. No insurance company makes money paying claims, which is why you need an experienced attorney on your side.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice cases come from situations where you are harmed by the doctor you relied on to help you. Merely suffering a known risk of a procedure is not enough to mount a malpractice case. Situations that might arise to the level of medical malpractice include failing to use a safer procedure when available or diagnose a condition when all of the signs were present.

In order to bring a malpractice case, you need to be able to show that the care you received fell below the professional standard of care. You also need to be able to show that, due to the standard of care being breached, you suffered damages. Damages include future medical care, corrective procedures, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Bringing a medical malpractice case is not a light decision. You have a limited time to bring such an action, after which the bringing a case is forever barred. You may still have unpaid medical bills, and your health insurance provider will most likely have a claim on settlement proceeds.  Don’t wait too long to get the help you need.

Workers’ Compensation

If you are hurt at work, there are things you should expect from your employer. As long as your injury occurred during the performance of your job duties, you followed company procedures,  and you weren’t intoxicated or under the influence, you should be covered under the company’s workers’ compensation policy.

Workers’ compensation provides that an employer pay your medical expenses if you are hurt at work. It also provides for payment at 2/3 of your average weekly wage if your injury has rendered you temporarily disabled.  This compensation should cover you until you reach maximum medical improvement (MMI). This occurs when the doctor has released you from further treatment because there is nothing more to be done for you.

Once you reach MMI, you will be given an impairment rating. This rating, along with the part of the body that was injured, will control how much your settlement can be. Each body part is worth a certain number of weeks of pay at your worker’s compensation rate (2/3 of your average weekly wage).

After a serious personal injury, you have enough to worry about. Place your burdens on us; we will work tirelessly to help you receive the payout you deserve.