Personal Injury Law – Accident Attorneys

PERSONAL INJURY

Our personal injury practice includes, among other areas of personal injury law, vehicle accidents, pedestrian-vehicle accidents, construction site accidents, workplace and slip and fall accidents.
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This firm generally handles personal injury matters on a contingency basis. This means that there is no lawyer’s fee if there is no monetary recovery in the case. This firm does not get paid unless client gets paid. All expenses other than attorney’s fees associated with the case are considered costs. Such costs may be advanced and due at the conclusion of case but payment of such costs are ultimately the responsibility of client.

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Female Driver Making Phone Call After Traffic Accident

In valid personal injury claims, the law provides just compensation (may comprise numerous components) to make injured persons whole again. Knowing and understanding the rights of injured persons may put him or her in a better position to protect his or her rights. Injured persons’ rights and obligations will vary depending on many different factors. The law also sets certain time limits for pursuing legal claims and the time periods vary depending on the type of claim – failure to take necessary steps within such time period may bar the injured person’s claim. Consulting a lawyer before making a decision may be more cost-effective than making a wrong decision and having to correct the mistake later.

There are several things an injured person can do to help himself or herself. He or she should ask someone at the scene of the accident to contact the police and emergency response team, if necessary, gather information of persons at the scene and of the accident scene, and exchange insurance information with the other parties involved in the accident. Also, an injured person should take certain steps promptly to preserve any evidence and to know who to cooperate and discuss the matter with and who not to.

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Injured woman in car crash getting a whiplash neck brace

For individualized advice geared to your specific situation, you may contact our office for a free consultation.