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Falls Through Skylights: The Most Common Injuries and Causes of Accidents

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In the last two years alone, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) examined 40 skylight accidents across the United States. Of those, 34 caused fatal injuries. When it comes to commercial buildings, the aesthetically pleasing features aren’t automatically reliable. Take skylights, for example. People appreciate them because they let lots of natural light into an area and look beautiful.

However, skylights can break, leak, and are not precisely energy-efficient, and they are sometimes dangerous. If a family member was injured in a skylight accident, it’s essential to know ahead of time that they shouldn’t take the blame for the accident. A commercial building accident attorney can help determine the options for legal recourse.

You may be wondering what types of injuries stem from the increased use of skylights in construction? You should know that fall hazards can cause catastrophic injuries or even be fatal. After falling 21 feet or more through a skylight, usually to a concrete surface, someone can suffer severe trauma, such as traumatic head and chest injuries. Sometimes, the fall impact is so extreme that death occurs immediately or shortly after.

To prevent injury from crashing through skylights, building owners must adhere to building safety rules and regulations that require them to ensure they are not exposing workers or visitors to hazardous situations. They also need to abide by current OSHA standards that require building owners and employees to guard skylights.

Falling through a skylight is more dangerous and occurs more frequently than you might realize. Injuries can happen to anyone when skylights break and collapse.

Skylights cause catastrophic injuries when someone – usually a worker – collapses with them. However, when the glass and plastic break and fall, these components can injure victims below inside the construction.

Constructors make most skylights from glass, acrylic, or other plastic materials. When they are new, these materials are robust and can face significant impact and pressure. However, over the years, the sunlight’s ultraviolet radiation, strong winds, and pressure deteriorate the components. Thus, the skylight can become friable and lose its impact strength. In general, it’s the building owner’s responsibility to ensure the skylights are up to the safety code.

In these conditions, accidents occur when someone walks across the skylight, stumbles and falls, rests, or leans on it. Construction workers doing repairs, installations, or inspections are the notorious victims of collapse accidents. However, casualties of skylight falls could likewise be the owners or visitors that casually use the roof.

Also, skylights that look like a window can integrate too seamlessly with the stable roof. Although discreet and appealing, they can become dangerous when they can’t be detected, for example, when the roof is covered in snow. 

Furthermore, many people don’t know that manufacturers do not produce most skylights to sustain the weight of a human being, and especially not when they’re leaning or falling, and, therefore, may not take safety precautions.

Thank you to our friends and contributors at The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary for their insight into skylight accidents and injuries.

Why Is Having a Personal Injury Lawyer Important?

Here’s something to think about. What would you do if you got seriously hurt in a car accident or slip and fall accident tomorrow? What would you do if your surgeon botched an operation, leaving you with permanent disfigurement or loss of function? What would you do if a dog bit you? Would you consult a personal injury lawyer or not?

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Your answer probably depends on a couple of things. One is how you feel about lawyers in general. The other is whether or not you think you could afford one.  But in all seriousness, hiring a personal injury attorney usually pays off. Keep reading to find out why having one is important.

Experience matters

In California, for example, there is nothing precluding you from representing yourself in a personal injury case. In fact, that may be an option if you aren’t badly hurt and you don’t mind doing your own legal research. It may also be an option if you are concerned about legal fees. 

Keep in mind, however, that you won’t be suing the defendant directly. Instead, you will be suing his or her insurance company. And insurance companies have experienced attorneys dedicated to personal injury litigation. 

Hiring your own lawyer levels the playing field.  Clearly, he or she will be familiar with relevant laws. Just as importantly, he or she will know all of the tricks insurance companies use to minimize their losses.  He or she will also be dedicated to securing the best possible outcome for you, while the insurance company is focused on the bottom line. 

Hiring a personal injury attorney allows you to concentrate on your recovery

If you have been seriously injured in an accident caused by someone else, a personal injury attorney and his or her team will do the “heavy lifting” associated with your case. Depending on the circumstances, they will do additional investigation necessary to build a successful case. This may include gathering additional documents, interviewing witnesses and consulting experts, who may also testify at trial.

Your personal injury lawyer will also draft and file all necessary legal documents. As necessary, he or she will respond to filings and requests for information from the defendant’s attorney and/or insurance company.  

Finally, he or she will try to negotiate the best possible settlement to avoid going to trial. If the matter does go to trial, your lawyer will present evidence and call witnesses to prove your claim.

Hopefully, this will give you much-needed peace of mind during your recovery. With that, you can concentrate on getting better, getting back to work, and being with your family.

A good personal injury lawyer is your best advocate

In addition to doing everything we have detailed, the best personal injury lawyers understand that each client and each case is different. More importantly, they act accordingly.  Specifically, they pay close attention to each client’s unique concerns and needs. 

By listening carefully, and understanding your perspective, a good personal injury attorney can: 

  • Help you understand difficult legal concepts
  • Help you understand your legal options
  • Help ease your fear or anxiety
  • Help you explore different options for resolution of your case, such as mediation or arbitration

As  the lawyers at the Law Office of Parag L. Amin, P.C. can explain, experienced attorneys should understand that recovering from a personal injury accident is a long, difficult process. The lawyers who represent you should also believe that they play an important part in each client’s financial, emotional and physical recovery by providing the best possible legal representation and advocacy.  

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QUIZLET

1. A personal injury lawyer will typically:

A) Conduct additional investigation as needed

B) Refuse to file necessary legal documents

C) Refuse to respond to requests from the defendant’s lawyer or insurance company

2. In most cases personal injury lawyer will

A) Try to negotiate a fair settlement to avoid litigation

B) Represent you at trial

C) A and B

3. A personal injury lawyer can: 

A) Help you understand your legal options

B) Help you explore options for resolution of your case

C) A and B

How Much Can I Get In a Wrongful Death Case?

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A wrongful death case is a personal injury incident that resulted in death. There has to be some level of liability on the part of a person or organization, which makes wrongful death an aspect of personal injury cases. 

Every wrongful death case is unique, so the compensation that survivors get will vary based on financial and intangible factors. Two cases that look similar on the surface may result in vastly different awards for that simple reason. Still, it is useful to know how much wrongful death cases are worth and how a court determines what to award in each case. 

The Average Award Amount

There is no “average” award amount in a wrongful death case. A little internet research for “wrongful death award amounts” will yield a wide range of figures, from less than $500,000 to tens of millions of dollars. The amount you can expect to get has nothing to do with an average calculated by adding some award amounts and dividing by the number of cases. A number of factors can make the difference between getting $400,000 or $4,000,000. 

Factors in Calculating an Award

When evaluating a wrongful death case, a number of economic, medical, and personal factors weigh into calculations. Courts use several factors to evaluate how much to award the family based on the deceased individual’s future contributions to the household. Typically, these economic elements will influence the settlement amount:

  • Burial and funeral expenses
  • Lost wages, based on the deceased person’s earning power
  • Unpaid medical expenses at the time of death
  • The deceased person’s age and health
  • Services provided to the family, such as housekeeping and shopping
  • Other costs or damages

Who is at fault in the case may be relevant to some settlements. The fault in wrongful death can be hard to determine and sometimes it can’t be proven that the medical provider was 100% responsible for the death in question. 

The law also allows survivors to be compensated for intangible losses. These “intangibles” include things like emotional support, companionship, and affection. These losses are hard to convert into numbers, but this can be done. Intangible losses could be valued even higher than the financial losses

Discuss Your Case with a Lawyer

If you think you may have a case for wrongful death after a family member passes away speaking with a wrongful death lawyer in Newport News, VA that is with an experienced firm like Waterman Law Centers, PLLC can provide you with counsel on whether your case has merit. A lawyer will guide you through the legal process, conduct research into your case, and advocate for you in court so you get the justice you deserve. 

PTSD Damages

After a traumatizing incident, someone with a personal injury claim may be able to recover compensation for PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder).  In most personal injury lawsuits claiming damages for PTSD, an attorney will employ the testimony from expert witnesses to help substantiate the claim. Testimony from expert witnesses for psychological damages can help demonstrate just how much the psychological effects are impacting the victim. In this blog, we will take a look at Nevada’s law regarding recovering damages for PTSD where no physical injuries were inflicted. 

PTSD Damages: Nevada’s Law

Nevada provides three potential avenues for relief for individuals suffering from emotional injuries: 

  1. bystanders that witnessed a family member suffer injury or death can allege a claim for negligent infliction of emotional distress (NIED; negligent infliction of emotional distress);
  2. individuals that do not satisfy the familial relationship requirement for a bystander NIED may be able to bring a direct NIED claim if they suffered emotional distress damages that caused physical injury or illness; or
  3. individuals can allege a negligence claim in which they allege the breach of duty was the proximate cause of their emotional distress damages.

In 1985, the Nevada Supreme Court adopted The Dillon Rule as a means of determining whether a bystander is entitled to damages arising from emotional distress resulting from witnessing the injury or death of another individual.  State v. Eaton, 101 Nev. 705, 712-718 (1985) (discussing and adopting the reasoning and holdings of Dillon v. Legg, 441 P.2d 912 (Cal. 1968).  The Dillon Court rejected the “zone of danger” rule applied by various jurisdictions in determining whether a plaintiff could recover on a claim for NIED.  Dillon, 441 P.2d 912, 915-916.  Instead, the Court in Dillon, and adopted by the Eaton Court, determined that “liability could be circumscribed in these cases, as in all other tort cases, by the application of the general principles of negligence.”  Eaton, 101 Nev. 705, 713 (citing Dillon, 441 P.2d at 924).  Specifically, the analysis should be whether the harm to the bystander was reasonably foreseeable. Id.  Thus, in order to recover on a claim for NIED, the plaintiff must demonstrate that the “defendant’s negligent conduct was the proximate cause of the harm” to the plaintiff.  Id. At 714.  

The Dillon Court set forth the following factors to determine whether the injury to the plaintiff was foreseeable in an NIED claim: 

  1. Whether plaintiff was located near the scene of the accident as contrasted with one who was a distance away from it. (2) Whether the shock resulted from a direct emotional impact upon plaintiff from the sensory and contemporaneous observance of the accident, as contrasted with learning of the accident from others after its occurrence. (3) Whether plaintiff and the victim were closely related, as contrasted with an absence of any relationship or the presence of only a distant relationship.

The second possibility for recovery for emotional distress damages are those damages suffered by the direct victim of negligence. Shoen v. Amerco, Inc. is regularly cited to support a direct claim for emotional damages.  Shoen v. Amerco, Inc., 111 Nev. 735 (1995).  At the time that Shoen was decided, Nevada had not expressly permitted damages for emotional distress in a negligence cause of action.  Id. At 748. The Court determined that “the direct victim should be able to assert a negligence claim that includes emotional distress as part of the damage suffered” and that “negligent infliction of emotional distress can be an element of the damage sustained by the negligent acts committed directly against the victim-plaintiff.”  Id. In a 1993 case discussing infliction of emotional distress damages, the Court discussed the possibility that a direct victim of negligence would seek damages related to emotional distress, but did not specify whether such damages would be an element of a negligence claim or a separate NIED claim. Chowdry v. NLVH, Inc., 109 Nev. 478, 483 (1993). In 2000, the Court, relying upon Chowdry, appears to recognize a direct claim for NIED in Olivero v. Lowe, 116 Nev. 395, 399-400 (2000).  The United States District Court for the District of Nevada recently found that a direct victim cannot assert a claim for NIED, stating that the plaintiff had misinterpreted Shoen as that case would permit a direct victim to seek emotional distress damages under a common negligence claim, which is different from asserting a separate NIED claim for direct victims.  Wheeler v. City of Henderson, 2017 U.S. Dist. Lexis 96688, *14 (2017).  In fact, the Court stated that the Nevada Supreme Court has not approved a separate NIED claim for direct victims.  Id. 

In Barmettler v. Reno Air, Inc., 114 Nev. 441, 448 (1998), the Court held that physical injuries are not necessary to claim emotional distress damages: “where emotional distress damages are not secondary to physical injuries, but rather precipitate physical symptoms, either a physical impact must have occurred or, in the absence of physical impact, proof of serious emotional distress causing physical injury or illness must be presented.” Id. (emphasis added)(internal quotation omitted).  

Regardless of whether the claims are brought by a bystander or a direct victim, the Court does require sufficient evidence of the emotional distress and resulting physical harm. Insomnia and general physical or emotional discomfort were insufficient to satisfy the physical harm requirement in Chowdry v. NLVH, Inc., 109 Nev. 478, 483 (1993). The plaintiff’s additional minimal therapy was not sufficient to satisfy the physical injury requirement in Barmettler, 114 Nev. at 448. The Nevada Supreme Court upheld the award of compensatory damages for the victim of an assault because it is “a tort that does not require a physical impact, [and] is in and of itself a predicate for an award of nominal or compensatory damages.”  Olivero v. Lowe, 116 Nev. 395, 400 (2000). In Olivero, the victim testified that he continued to experience terror “through extreme nervousness” following his assault at gunpoint and was forced to discontinue his business due to fear of the unsecure environment. Id. at 401. Plaintiffs alleging emotional distress must provide evidence that they sought therapy or other medical attention to address those concerns; mere statements that he or she is extremely depressed is insufficient.  See, Miller v. Jones, 114 Nev. 1291 (1998). With regard to intentional infliction of emotional distress claims, the Court has held that “the less extreme the outrage, the more appropriate it is to require evidence of physical injury or illness from the emotional distress.” Nelson v. City of Las Vegas, 99 Nev. 548, 555 (1983). In Chowdry, the Court applied this analysis to the NIED analysis when it found that the plaintiff failed to provide evidence of extreme or outrageous conduct. Id.

If you are in need of a wrongful death lawyer at The Law Office of Eglet Adams call for answers to your questions and help with your case. 

Why Do You Need a Car Accident Lawyer?

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When you know that another driver caused your accident and subsequent injuries, it is easy to believe that you don’t need a lawyer. Unfortunately, it may not always be clear to others that you weren’t at fault. If you want to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve, you may need the help of an experienced car accident lawyer. Here are three reasons you should hire a lawyer to help you with your car accident claim.

Insurance Providers May Try to Offer a Low Settlement

Insurance providers are for-profit companies. Even if their client is at fault, they may want to pay the least amount possible. When you first receive a phone call from the other driver’s insurance company, try to stay as brief as possible, like a lawyer such as a car accident lawyer from a law firm like Greenspan & Greenspan P.C would advise. You may be polite, but do not divulge too much information. Too much information could result in the company attempting to offer a low settlement. For example, don’t try to explain the accident and never apologize for what happened. An apology can be taken as an admission of guilt, even if you only meant it to be polite. If possible, talk with a lawyer before you have a conversation with the insurance adjuster. Your lawyer can help ensure that you do not say too much and only accept fair offers.

The Other Driver May Claim No-Fault

The other driver may try to fight your claim. Even if you don’t believe the driver has a chance, you need to be prepared to fight it. A lawyer will guide you through the process and ensure that you have all of the appropriate evidence and documents to prove that the other driver was at fault. Most people do not have the experience of dealing with car accident claims regularly. Lawyers, on the other hand, deal with these cases every day.

If you can negotiate a settlement or if the other driver tries to fight you on the issue of fault, you may have to go to trial. Your lawyer will know what you need to bring to trial and have experience in front of a judge and jury. You are more likely to receive a settlement when you have a lawyer’s assistance.

Before you file a claim, set up a consultation with a car accident lawyer. Most lawyers offer a free consultation and do not accept payment until after you receive your settlement. Discussing your options with a car accident lawyer is more likely to result in a fair settlement.

I Was Injured In a Motorcycle Accident, Now What?

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Motorcycles are less visible to others on the road, less stable than four-wheel vehicles, and involve a different set of skills from what drivers use to operate a car,  as a lawyer such as a motorcycle accident lawyer from a law firm like Yearin Law Office, can explain. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcycle fatalities occurred nearly 29 times more often than car occupant fatalities per mile traveled in 2019. Given that motorcycle accident injuries may be serious, it is very important to follow some key steps carefully and to seek extra help if necessary.

Report the Accident, Injuries, and Damages

In any crash that involves injuries, those who are involved should report the accident to the police with an emergency call. Police will assist with getting the necessary emergency services like ambulances and EMTs to the scene of the accident. It is vital that you report all personal injuries and all symptoms to the police and all emergency personnel, no matter how minor these might seem to you. The documentation of your injuries will be an important aspect of any insurance claim. Continue to report and document any long-term symptoms that may be related to the accident.

The police will take a report at the scene of the accident, and that report should document names and contact information of other drivers and witnesses, as well as the insurance information for other parties involved in the accident. You are entitled to a copy of this police report, and your insurance company will use it as the claims process begins. If possible, you should also take pictures of the accident and damages at the scene.

File a Claim

The process of filing a motorcycle accident claim will proceed much like a passenger injury claim in an automobile accident. Your first step is to contact your insurer and report the details of the accident, including the police report, as soon as possible. It is possible that a second driver might be involved in a motorcycle accident even if there is no direct collision between the vehicles—for instance, if a car cuts off the motorcycle in traffic. If there is any possibility that the accident occurred due to a defect or problem with the motorcycle, it is crucial that you speak with an experienced liability attorney before any repairs to the motorcycle, as these repairs will likely destroy evidence of any defects. 

If the accident occurred in one of the no-fault auto insurance states, you will also need to file a Personal Injury Protection or No-Fault claim that will assist with medical bills and any lost earnings. You should seek the help of an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer for any questions or obstacles you encounter in the claims process.

Are You Dealing with Workplace Harassment?

The term “harassment” refers to a list of mistreatment that can happen in the workplace. When it does occur, it’s important that people understand their rights in taking action so they are protected from further misconduct. If you believe you have been a victim of workplace harassment, then it’s never too soon to call a lawyer who is seasoned in this area of law for immediate assistance.

Harassment in the workplace is a very serious issue that should be dealt with promptly and with legal support. Being adversely treated in the space you work can bring added stress, anxiety, and trauma for the victim. It’s ideal to act swiftly and with intervention from a reputable lawyer. By law, an employer is not permitted to harass an employee for these traits:

  • Ancestry
  • Gender/sex
  • Pregnancy 
  • Sxual orientation
  • Gender expression/identity
  • National origin
  • Religious beliefs (or lack of)
  • Age (40+ years)
  • Mental or physical disability
  • Marital status
  • Genetic information
  • Medical condition

Mistreatment based on any of the characteristics listed above is against the law, regardless of the circumstances. It also doesn’t matter if the inflicter and victim are of the same gender, race, etc., as any form of harassment that includes the above criteria is unlawful.

Harassment may be physical, verbal, or visual. Verbal harassment are things like slurs or comments of a derogatory nature. Unwelcome touching, assault, and hindering of movement are categorized as physical harassment. Lastly, visual harassment can be posting or sharing of offensive draws, photographs, etc.

For advice about a recent workplace harassment incident, call a lawyer right away, such as an employment litigation lawyer from Eric Siegel Law.

Sexual Abuse Lawsuits

Sexual Abuse Lawsuits

Sexual abuse lawsuits have been widely discussed in the news for the past 20 or 30 years. These lawsuits present a number of challenges for attorneys such as Mishkind Kulwicki Law Co., L.P.A. who represent the victims of sexual abuse. This blog will discuss some of those challenges.

Sexual abuse litigation came to the forefront of the public eye with revelations that many Catholic Church priests were molesting young boys and the abuse allegations were covered up by the church hierarchy. The Catholic Church has spent millions and millions of dollars to compensate victims and prevent future cases from arising. These cases were challenging in that many of the abuse victims were young at the time of their abuse. Some of the sexual abuse victims did not recall being abused until hypnosis and psychotherapy restored their memory of the abuse. In these cases, the statute of limitations posed a problem, since much of the abuse occurred many years prior to the litigation. Further, controversy surrounded the concept of repressed memory.

More recently, sexual abuse lawsuits have captured the media attention in multiple settings where coaches or team physicians engaged in abuse of athletes. A number of these cases involved adult athletes, both male and female. These cases posed a challenge in that, being adult, the defense argued that the relationships were consensual.

Other sexual abuse lawsuits arose out of abuse by wealthy athletes and celebrities who took advantage of their position of popularity to sexually harass, grope, molest, or rape their abuse victims. These cases are challenging in that the defense team for the celebrity always takes the position that the abuse allegations are manufactured solely because the celebrity at the heart of the allegations has money. The defense argues that the allegations are phony, and constitute a ploy to shake down the wealthy victimizer. On an individual basis, these claims are very difficult to pursue. However, when multiple victims of abuse come forward, there is strength in numbers and more credence is given to the complaints of sexual abuse.

Other sexual abuse lawsuits arise out of abuse of professional relationships. For example, patients of a psychologist or psychiatrist may become co-dependent upon the treater. The so-called “transference phenomenon” refers to the psychotherapist’s feelings and emotions towards their patient.  A co-dependent relationship can develop, which compromises the purpose of the professional relationship and, often, complicates the patient’s underlying psychological problems. Lawsuits for sexual abuse can also arise in other professional relationships, such as sexual relationships that result from counseling activities by members of the clergy.

Record payouts have occurred as a result of serial sexual abuse at a variety of different universities, including the University of Southern California, Ohio State University, Michigan State University, and Penn State University. Hopefully, awareness about serial sexual abuse and financial penalties on institutions that turn a blind eye to the abuse will reduce the amount of sexual abuse in the future.

How Can a Car Accident Attorney Help You?

How Can a Car Accident Attorney Help You? 

How Can a Car Accident Attorney Help You?

Car accidents are one of the most common types of personal injury accidents that people need to get compensated for. They are incredibly common and happen every day. If you or someone you care about has been involved in a car accident and needs representation, contact a car accident attorney such as Ward & Ward Law Firm right away. He or she can set up a consultation so that you can see whether or not your case is worth pursuing. If you can prove that the other party was negligent and at fault, you may be able to file for compensation from them.

How an Attorney Will Help

An experienced attorney is crucial when it comes to handling car accident cases because they know exactly what to look for to find fault, which is the most important thing to prove in a car accident case. Your attorney will guide you every step of the way, from ensuring you meet each filing deadline to dealing with insurance agents on your behalf, you will not be alone during this process. It is important to hire someone with knowledge of these types of lawsuits so that he or she can best advise you on how to move forward. Sometimes it is better to settle outside of court, but often insurance wants to lowball any chance you might have of getting a fair settlement. They are just doing their job trying to save the insurance company money. This is why you need to have your car accident attorney in Indiana deal with the agent. You don’t want to say anything that could jeopardize getting the compensation you deserve, whether that is through settling or going to court. 

Your attorney will file paperwork, speak to everyone involved in the case, and even hire expert witnesses or an investigator to check out the scene of the accident to gather information that could be beneficial to your car accident case. He or she will already know what kind of tactics are useful in court and who would be the best people to hire to assist in your case. 

What Kind of Compensation You Can Get from a Car Accident Case

There are often many different damages you can file for in a car accident case. Because car accidents are serious accidents, there are often a few things you should file for when going to court for one. Here are some of the most common damages people seek: 

  • Compensation for medical bills such as hospital stays, prescription medication, doctor appointments, and physical therapy that is needed following the accident. 
  • Compensation for the damages done to your car and personal property.
  • Damages for pain and suffering endured in particularly traumatic accidents. This is meant to cover both the emotional trauma you went through as well as possible costs for therapy if needed later in life. 

There are many other things you may be entitled to after being involved in a car accident, which is why it is so important to go over all of this with an experienced car accident attorney immediately. 

Is Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer Worth It? 

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Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have been hurt after being involved in an accident that was no fault of your own, a personal injury lawyer can provide you much needed relief so you don’t feel like you have to go through your ordeal alone. Recovering after an accident can take weeks, months or years depending on the severity of your injury. On top of their injuries, many accident victims often struggle to pay their medical bills and other related expenses as a result of an accident. To obtain relief, one thing you may consider after an accident is talking to a personal injury lawyer like one from Burton Law Firm, PLLC. about filing a claim. If you have the following questions on your mind, seeking legal assistance from a reputable and highly rated lawyer could be beneficial. 

How can I pay my medical bills? 

Like many people who have suffered serious accident injuries, you may find yourself struggling to pay sudden medical bills after you receive treatment for your injury. If you have had a particularly severe injury, you could be left with a permanent disability which may require ongoing care. The financial strain puts many victims under stress. If you need immediate financial help, a lawyer can help you file a claim and recover compensation you may be entitled to.  

A lawyer will review other sources of compensation that may be available in your case. Other sources include the negligent person’s wages and other liable parties. To learn more about your legal options, talk to a personal injury lawyer. 

I am partially at fault. Can I still receive compensation?

If you have been involved in an accident where you have partial fault or may be possibly at fault, you may feel reluctant to seek legal action. A personal injury lawyer understands how to assist those who have contributed to the accident that resulted in their injury. Luckily, you may still be entitled to compensation even if you may have contributed to the accident. 

When is the right time to hire a lawyer?

The best time to hire a lawyer is immediately following an accident if you need urgent legal assistance. If you wait too long to discuss your legal options, it could be more difficult to prepare your case. There is also the statute of limitations you have to consider, so you need to act quickly. 

If you need detailed legal assistance, contact a top personal injury lawyer that residents trust today.