Table of contents:What does a personal injury lawyer do?Is it worth hiring a personal injury attorney?Do I need a personal injury lawyer?Get Help From an Experienced Personal injury attorneyProving Legal liability and NegligenceList of areas of lawCommon Types of Accident InjuriesCommon Types of Accident InjuriesEconomic and Non-economic damagesNegotiating with Insurance companiesPersonal injury LawsuitsStatute of limitationsHow Much Will a Personal injury attorney Cost?Contact Us Today!FAQ'S
What does a personal injury lawyer do?
A personal injury lawyer helps individuals injured in an accident with their legal issues. These lawyers deal with "tort law," which covers accidents caused by mistakes or on purpose. The personal injury lawyer will help victims receive compensation for their injuries.
Is it worth hiring a personal injury attorney?
Yes, hiring a personal injury attorney is often worth it for several crucial reasons. These lawyers are experts in navigating the complex legal system, which can be overwhelming for individuals who need legal training. Understanding your rights and the potential compensation you deserve can be challenging when you've been injured in an accident. Still, a personal injury attorney can provide clarity.
Personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning they only get paid if you win your case. This arrangement makes legal representation accessible to those who cannot afford upfront legal fees.
Do I need a personal injury lawyer?
Whether you need a personal injury lawyer depends on the circumstances of your case. Suppose you've been injured due to someone else's negligence or intentional actions, resulting in significant harm. In that case, consulting with a personal injury attorney is advisable. They can assess the strength of your case, negotiate with insurance companies, gather evidence, and represent your interests in court if necessary. Personal injury lawyers are well-versed in the complexities of the legal system. They can help you navigate it while pursuing fair compensation for your injuries. While not all cases require legal representation, having an attorney can significantly improve your chances of obtaining the best possible outcome and protecting your rights.
Get Help From an Experienced Personal injury attorney
A personal injury attorney at our firm can advocate on your behalf, investigate your accident, file your insurance claim, and negotiate with insurance companies to ensure you receive the fair settlement you deserve. Our accident lawyers have the experience and knowledge necessary to handle all aspects of your case, from investigating the accident and gathering evidence to negotiating with insurance companies and representing you in court if necessary.
While you’re not required to hire a personal injury attorney by law, doing so can significantly increase your chances of obtaining a fair settlement.
A personal injury attorney on our legal team will be there to help you get the fair compensation you deserve for all accident-related damages. This can include compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages related to your accident.
Proving Legal liability and Negligence
In personal injury cases, legal liability is based on the concept of negligence. Negligence occurs when someone fails to exercise reasonable care and their actions or inaction cause harm to another person. To prove negligence, a personal injury attorney on our legal team must demonstrate that the other party or parties involved, had a duty to exercise reasonable care, that they breached that duty, and that the breach resulted in physical, financial, or emotional damages.
List of areas of law
Our law firm handles a wide range of personal injury cases, including traffic collisions, medical malpractice, product liability, workers’ compensation, truck and bicycle accidents, dog bites, wrongful death, pedestrian accidents, rideshare accidents, and motorcycle accidents. We have experience representing clients who have suffered serious injuries, including traumatic brain injuries and wrongful death.
At our firm, we commonly handle the following types of accident cases:
When we take a case, our legal team will begin by conducting an accident analysis to determine what contributed to and caused an accident to determine legal liability.
Our personal injury attorneys work tirelessly to help accident victims recover compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Auto accidents are one of the most common types of personal injury cases. These cases can involve cars, trucks, motorcycles, or other vehicles and can result in serious injuries or even death. Our car crash attorneys can investigate your traffic collision and negotiate with the insurance company to help you recover a fair settlement.
Big rig accidents can be especially devastating due to the size and weight of the vehicles involved. These auto accidents can be caused by driver fatigue, improper sei-truck maintenance, or other factors, and can result in catastrophic injuries or death. A truck accident attorney can help victims of 18-wheeler accidents recover compensation for their injuries, including past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Motorcycle accidents can result in serious injuries or even death. Motorcycles offer little protection to riders, and accidents can be caused by other drivers' failure to see or yield to them. Motorcycle accident attorneys who specialize in motorcycle crashes can help victims recover compensation for their injuries, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Slip and Fall
Slip and fall accidents can occur in public places, such as stores, restaurants, or sidewalks, and can result in serious injuries, such as broken bones or head trauma. Our slip and fall attorneys can help victims determine who is responsible for their injuries and hold them accountable.
Pedestrian accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, including distracted driving or failure to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. These accidents can result in serious injuries or death, and a personal injury attorney can help victims recover compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Dog bite incidents can result in serious injuries, particularly for children. Owners have a responsibility to keep their dogs under control and prevent them from harming others. Personal injury attorneys can help victims of dog bites recover compensation for their injuries, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Rideshare accidents can be complicated because they involve both the driver and the rideshare company. Personal injury attorneys who specialize in rideshare accidents can help victims navigate the legal system and recover compensation for their injuries, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Workplace accidents can occur in any type of job, but some industries, such as construction or manufacturing, are particularly hazardous. A work accident can result in serious injuries or death, and a personal injury attorney can help victims recover compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider's negligence or wrongdoing results in injury or death to a patient. These cases can be complex and require extensive knowledge of medical procedures and legal standards. Personal injury attorneys who specialize in medical malpractice can help victims recover compensation for their injuries, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering, as well as hold healthcare providers accountable for their actions.
Wrongful death cases occur when a person dies as a result of another party's negligence or wrongdoing. These cases can be particularly difficult for families to navigate, as they involve both emotional and legal challenges. Personal injury attorneys who specialize in wrongful death cases can help families recover compensation for their loss, including funeral expenses, lost income, and emotional distress.
If you were involved in an Uber or Lyft accident, slip and fall accident, or another type of personal injury matter, contact us today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your insurance claim.
Common Types of Accident Injuries
When you choose MVP Accident Attorneys, our personal injury attorneys will help you through the entire legal process, offering personalized attention, support, and guidance, every step of the way.
Here is how a personal injury lawyer on our legal team can help:
Filing Insurance Claim Paperwork
We will assist you in filing insurance claims, ensuring that all necessary documentation is completed accurately and submitted within the required timeframes.
Investigation and Evidence Gathering
Our attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation of the accident, gathering evidence such as
- Accident reports
- Witness statements
- Medical records
- Employment records
- Video surveillance
- Photos of injuries, property damage, and the accident scene
- Phone records
And any other relevant documents that can support your claim
Analysis of Evidence
We will analyze the gathered evidence to build a strong case on your behalf. Our attorneys will leverage their expertise to identify liability, establish negligence, and prove the extent of your injuries and damages.
Understanding the Value of Your Claim
Before entering into negotiations, it's essential to accurately assess the value of your claim. Our personal injury attorneys will carefully evaluate various factors, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, future medical needs, and other damages incurred as a result of the accident. This thorough assessment allows us to establish a reasonable settlement range and effectively advocate for your best interests.
Settlement negotiations play a crucial role in personal injury cases. After filing a personal injury claim, the insurance company will typically assign a claims adjuster to evaluate your case and determine a potential settlement amount. This is where the expertise of a personal injury attorney becomes invaluable. At MVP Accident Attorneys, our skilled negotiators have extensive experience in settlement negotiations and will work tirelessly to secure fair compensation for our clients.
Throughout the negotiation process, we prioritize your needs and goals. We will keep you informed at every stage, providing updates on settlement offers, discussing the pros and cons of each proposal, and providing our expert advice. We will ensure that you have a clear understanding of the negotiation process and the potential outcomes, empowering you to make informed decisions.
Common Types of Accident Injuries
When it comes to personal injury cases, the types of injuries an accident victim can sustain varies widely depending on the circumstances of the accident. Some injuries may be relatively minor and require only short-term medical treatment, while others may be life-altering and require long-term care and rehabilitation. Medical treatment for catastrophic injuries can involve medical care for several weeks, months, years, or even for the rest of the accident victim’s life.
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Wrongful death
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal injuries
- Broken bones and bone fractures
- Burn injuries
- Road rash
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Soft tissue injuries
- Nerve damage
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Crush injuries/loss of limb
If you've been injured in an auto accident, motorcycle or bike accident, or suffered injuries in another type of personal injury incident, it's important to seek medical attention right away. If you do not want the paramedics to take you to the emergency department by ambulance, visit your local urgent care center as soon as possible.
The next step is meeting with an experienced personal injury attorney at our firm. Our attorneys can discuss your legal rights and options, accurately value your insurance claim, and fight for the fair settlement you deserve. With our right legal representation, you can get the guidance and support you need to move forward.
Economic and Non-economic damages
In personal injury cases, an accident victim may be entitled to both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include compensation for past and future medical expenses, lost wages, property damage,and other financial losses incurred as a result of the accident. Non-economic damages include compensation for pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, loss of quality of life, and more.
How an Attorney Can Assess the Severity of Your Accident Injuries
If you were severely injured in an accident, your personal injury lawyer will work with medical professionals to determine your future medical needs and expenses.
The Functional Capacity Index gauges an injured person's physical and cognitive capabilities. Your attorney will work with medical professionals, using this tool, in conjunction with the abbreviated injury scale, to determine the extent of your limitations caused by your injury.
Created by the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, the Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) is a scoring system that includes six scoring levels, ranging from level 1 for minor injuries, to level six, for injuries with fatal outcomes. This scale is used to classify an injury based on the degree of damage and anatomical location. The AIS is often used by personal injury lawyers for legal proceedings and by medical professionals for research purposes. Your attorney will work with health care professionals to determine your injury severity score.
This type of assessment can demonstrate the impact your injuries have had on your daily life, work, and overall quality of living, ensuring your attorney demands a settlement that will accurately cover your future medical expenses.
Negotiating with Insurance companies
In many cases, personal injury claims are resolved out of court through negotiations with the other party's insurance company. Insurance companies have a vested interest in minimizing the amount of money they pay out in personal injury claims, so it's important to have an experienced personal injury attorney on your side. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators. We’re familiar with the tactics claims adjusters try to use to minimize payout. Our attorneys will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive a fair settlement offer and we will not back down until you do.
Personal injury Lawsuits
If a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiations with the insurance adjuster, our attorneys may recommend filing a personal injury lawsuit and taking your case to court. During a jury trial, the plaintiff’s attorney must prove that the defendant caused physical, financial or emotional harm. Fortunately, at MVP Accident Attorneys, we have extensive experience representing clients in civil lawsuits and are prepared to take your case to trial if necessary.
Our trial attorneys will present your case in front of a judge and/or jury and argue on your behalf to ensure that you receive the damage awards you deserve.
Statute of limitations
There is a time limit for filing a personal injury lawsuit. This time limit is known as the statute of limitations. In most cases, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of the accident. If you fail to file a personal injury lawsuit within this time period, you may be barred from taking legal action in the future.
How Much Will a Personal injury attorney Cost?
Many people are concerned about the cost of hiring a personal injury attorney. At our firm, we work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we only get paid if you receive compensation for your injuries.
Our fee is a percentage of the total amount of the settlement or judgment. We believe that this fee structure is the fairest way to ensure that everyone has access to quality legal representation, regardless of their financial situation.
Contact Us Today!
If you've been injured in an accident, don't wait to get help. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced accident attorneys. We will listen to your story, answer all of your questions, and provide you with the legal guidance and support you need to recover fair compensation for your injuries.
With our help, you can focus on your recovery while we handle the legal aspects of your case.
Areas We Serve
pedestrian accident lawyer
bicycle accident lawyer
wrongful death claim lawyer
slip and fall lawyer
catastrophic injury lawyer
dog bite lawyer
birth injury lawyer
medical malpractice lawyer
injury severity score
abbreviated injury scale
functional capacity index
urgent care center
pure economic loss
joint and several liability
statute of limitations
united states tort law
Brett S. Sachs graduated from Michigan State University College of Law with Cum Laude Honors. While attending Michigan State, Brett was awarded for his service in the Michigan State University College of Law Civil Rights Clinic, where he represented prisoners of the Michigan Department of Corrections from injustices brought upon them. Learn more.
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