Personal injury claims include car collisions, motorcycle collisions, semi-truck collisions, premises liability, prescription errors, defective products, assaults, dog bites, and other incidents of wrongdoing. When you have been a victim because of one of these incidents, the legal system may entitle you to monetary compensation for your past and future medical bills, lost earnings, disability, disfigurement, emotional distress, and pain. In some cases, victims are also entitled to punitive damages, which is a monetary amount that is intended to reform or deter the wrongdoer and others from engaging in similar conduct.
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—Deborah, Oklahoma»Read more testimonials
One of the most important things for any injured person to do is to speak to an attorney as soon as possible following an injury or incident. An attorney will make sure your legal rights are protected. Also, an attorney can investigate to determine what happened immediately. The sooner an attorney can start working on a case the less chance there is of witnesses and evidence disappearing.
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Should I Sue?
Every case is different, but if you have been injured or harmed by another, you shouldn’t have to pay for the cost of injury by yourself, lose your wages, or endure pain and anguish. Filing a lawsuit isn’t just about what happened to you. If you have been injured because of what someone else did, the legal system can help prevent others from experiencing the same things that you have endured.
What About Insurance?
If you have been injured, insurance is likely involved. An attorney can assist you in determining whether the wrongdoer’s insurance policy or even your own insurance policy is available to help pay damages. You should seriously consider speaking with an attorney before accepting money from an insurance company after you have been injured. Insurance companies are businesses that make more money if they pay less money on claims. Attorneys deal with insurance companies on a regular basis and can help make sure you receive the money you are owed. As attorneys, we deal with insurance companies on a regular basis to make sure our clients get the money they deserve.