Personal Injury Lawyer
According to the National Safety Council, in 2020 there were 55.4 million injuries and 200,955 preventable deaths. After being involved in an accident and sustaining personal injuries, the furthest thing from your mind may be filing a claim. You just hope that your injuries are not too severe, and your pain will go away soon. But what happens when the pain doesn’t go away. You may have trouble sleeping, eating, going to work, walking, or even performing normal daily functions. After time, this not only takes a toll on you financially, but also mentally and emotionally.
The skilled personal injury lawyers at The G Law Group, P.A., have experience dealing with many different types of injury cases. No matter the circumstances surrounding your injury we will provide you with the compassion, care, and representation that you deserve. Click here to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers, and get answers to all your questions. The initial consultation is 100% free and there is zero obligation. You can also call us at (305)486-7468, we are here to answer all your questions.
What is a Personal Injury Case?
Personal injury cases are typically legal disputes that arise when one person suffers harm from an accident, and someone else might be legally responsible for that harm. These types of personal injury cases fall under the broader umbrella of tort law. Tort law protects injured people or property damaged due to someone else’s negligence.
There are two components of every tort claim—liability and damages. This is true whether someone’s carelessness or intentional action was the cause of the injury. A personal injury case usually has one claimant or injured party but several potential defendants. Defendants are the individual(s) or company that caused the claimant’s injury or damage.
To obtain compensation in a personal injury case, a claimant must demonstrate that they have suffered damages that were proximately caused by the defendant. The defendant would then be liable for compensating the claimant for the injuries they suffered.
What Should I Do If I’m Injured in an Accident?
If you are injured in an accident, you should:
Seek medical attention right away. Receiving prompt medical care is the most important thing you can do after an accident.
Take photos of the scene and your injuries.
Exchange contact information with any witnesses.
Call 911 and ask to file an incident report.
Why Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
You’re More Likely to Win Your Case: Research shows that you’re more likely to win your case and recover more money when you hire a personal injury lawyer. According to the Insurance Research Council, individuals who hire a personal injury lawyer recover up to 3.5 times as much as accident victims who handle legal claims on their own.
You’ll Level the Playing Field: A personal injury case often pits you against an insurance company for a negligent defendant. Insurance companies maximize their profits by denying and undervaluing claims. An experienced personal injury lawyer can level the playing field and hold insurers accountable for all your losses, not just some of them.
Benefit From Law Firm Resources and Experts: Some cases require the help of experts, such as accident reconstructionist, economic experts, and/or medical experts. Some experts testify about the causes of your injuries. Other experts help calculate your damages. A skilled personal injury lawyer knows and can consult leading experts to help support your claims.
Insurance Companies Tend to Blame the Victim: Insurance Companies will often blame an injury victim for their accident. Under comparative fault rules, they can pay less for your claim if they deflect blame to you or even flat out deny your claim. A lawyer will challenge their attempts to blame you for your injuries to protect your right to full compensation.
You Deserve the Opportunity to Focus on Getting Better: A personal injury case is filled with filing tasks, investigative work, and negotiation conversations. However, you need time to rest after your accident. A lawyer can handle all the legwork required for your claim, while allowing you to focus on getting better.
What are Common Types of Personal Injury Cases?
There are many different types of personal injury cases. You deserve a team of advocates that cover the broad spectrum of injury law.
Whether you’re submitting a claim with your insurance company or filing a lawsuit against a third party, getting compensation for car accident injuries can be an uphill battle. Our top-rated car accident lawyers understand the challenges you’re most likely to face as you pursue compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain/suffering. We have have experience dealing with all types of car accident cases, and will guide you through every step of the claim process.
Large trucks can do a lot of damage when they’re involved in collisions. Often, truck drivers and trucking companies are responsible for these devastating tractor-trailer wrecks. A prompt investigation, thorough analysis of relevant evidence, and consultation with leading experts can make a world of difference in a truck accident victim’s pursuit of compensation.
Motorcyclists have the same rights as other motor vehicle drivers. Car and truck drivers, however, often ignore or fail to share the road with motorcyclists. A driver may, for example, make an unsafe lane change in an attempt to pass a motorcyclist. By showing that the driver was negligent, you can hold him or her liable for your injuries.
If you were in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Our motorcycle accident lawyers can help you hold the at-fault driver responsible for your medical bills and other damages.
Pedestrian accidents often cause significant life altering injuries. That is because victims have absolutely no protection from the vehicles that strike them. If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident, you may be facing thousands of dollars in medical bills. Worse yet, you may be unable to work.
An experienced pedestrian accident lawyer can help alleviate some of the stress you are facing. We can gather evidence, identify witnesses, and hire experts that can help demonstrate your damage claim.
Some accidents have dire consequences for the victims involved. If your loved one died in an accident, our personal injury lawyers can help you pursue justice and financial compensation for your loss. Money won’t bring your loved one back, but it can help you and your family obtain financial security after your loss.
What Compensation Can I Recover If I’ve Been Hurt in an Accident?
Accident victims are entitled to compensation from the negligent party for their economic damages and non-economic damages.
Economic damages compensate you for financial expenses related to your accident:
Funeral costs, if an accident is fatal.
Non-economic damages cover your non-financial losses, including:
Pain and suffering
Loss of consortium, and
Reduced quality of life.
Rare cases qualify for punitive damages, which punish a party for egregious misconduct or negligence.
How Do I Prove Fault in a Personal Injury Case?
Most personal injury cases are based on negligence. This means the defendant’s careless or unreasonable behavior caused your injuries.
To prove negligence, you must establish all four elements by a preponderance of the evidence:
Duty – The defendant owed you a duty of care
Breach – They breached the duty (i.e., failed to act like a reasonable person under the circumstances)
Causation – The breach caused your injuries
Damages – You suffered damages as a direct result of the breach of duty
Causation is the hardest element of negligence to establish. You will need to show that you would not have suffered injury “but for” the defendant’s breach of duty.
You may also prove your case based on the “negligence per se” doctrine. Under this rule, a defendant is deemed negligent for violating a safety law or regulation intended to protect people in the plaintiff’s position. There is no need to prove a reasonable person would have acted differently.
How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?
The statute of limitations, or the period within which you must file any lawsuit related to a claim for personal injuries, can vary depending on where your injury occurred. Some states have a four-year statute of limitations from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit to recover damages caused by your injuries. Whereas others only have a two-year statute of limitations. If you have any questions about the statute of limitations in your case, you should immediately consult a qualified personal injury lawyer. As you may know, evidence can disappear over time, making it harder to prove your case. Do not wait, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after you have been injured by someone else’s negligence.
How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Do not let the worry of out-of-pocket costs or retainers keep you from seeking our experienced legal counsel to help with your personal injury case. At The G Law Group, our personal injury lawyers never charge a penny in fees, unless they obtain compensation for your injuries.
How Can our Personal Injury Lawyers Help You?
At The G Law Group, we are committed to holding those responsible for your personal injuries accountable. Our top-rated personal injury lawyers have the expertise and financial backing needed to take on the insurance company. We will not stop fighting until you obtain every penny that you are owed in compensation for your injuries. Call (305) 486-7468 now to speak with one of our skilled personal injury lawyers or click the link below to schedule a free consultation.