Personal Injury Claims — Making Things Right
Accidents happen. Some accidents are your own fault. Some are nobody’s fault. But when someone else carelessly or recklessly causes you physical injury or emotional harm, you may be able to take them to court to satisfy any expenses not covered by insurance.
For example, let’s say you were involved in a car accident because the other driver was texting instead of looking at the road. Let’s also assume the other driver was uninsured and your insurance doesn’t cover them. Your leg was broken in the accident. It required surgery and many months of painful physical rehabilitation to fix. Now, you walk with a pronounced limp which the doctors say you’ll have to live with for the rest of your life. You can sue the other driver for the medical bills, lost time from work, and even for “fair and reasonable” compensation for the pain, suffering, and permanent physical limitation you suffered as a result of the other driver’s negligence. Your lawyer will negotiate with the other driver’s attorney, the insurance companies, and—if necessary—argue your case in front of a jury in order to convince them to award you whatever amount of money you are owed.
The other driver will likely claim the accident was partly or entirely your fault. If his story is believed, you will walk away with nothing, or far less than what you’re owed. So it’s important to first submit your bills throughout your own health insurance and consult with a lawyer on whether the other driver truly was at fault and how you can prove it.
A Good Personal Injury Lawyer Makes All the Difference
We know that your specific injury, the severity of your injury, the cause of the accident, and a range of additional factors make your case unique. We also know that after suffering a serious accident, trying to find an attorney is probably one of the last things you want to deal with. But it shouldn’t be. We can guide you through this difficult process and make it less stressful, so you can focus on recovering as best as possible.
There’s a lot that goes into choosing the right lawyer. You need someone who has experience with personal injury cases, but you also need someone who you can trust. Our team at Gillespie Shields understands how complex these cases can be, and we are ready to fight for you to ensure you get the recovery you deserve. We won’t back down if an insurance company tries to pressure you to settle for less, and we are not afraid to take your case to trial if necessary. And because our personal injury cases are on a contingency fee basis, you don’t pay us unless you win at trial or obtain a favorable settlement.
For more information about how we can help you, please schedule a consultation with us today.