Get Personal Injury Representation from our Experienced Lawyers
Being injured through no fault of your own can be an extremely frustrating ordeal. There are many personal costs associated with accidents that happen at work, at retail establishments, and elsewhere. From medical expenses to lost wages, a personal injury can easily cause a family to go into a financial crisis.
When you’re the victim of an accident caused by the negligence or carelessness of another person who had responsibility for your safety, you may be entitled to receive damages from the party at fault for the injury. In certain cases, multiple parties may be at fault and compensation may be able to be claimed from each of them. The most important thing you can do after an injury, aside from getting medical help, is to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible after the incident.
Pursuing Damages with the Help of an Attorney
A personal injury claim is designed to compensate an injured victim for the damages that were incurred as a result of the incident. If a person was hurt and incurred expenses after an accident that wasn’t their fault, they should not have to cover those expenses out of their own pocket. A personal injury claim not only brings a claim against the at-fault party for damages that are meant to cover the expenses of the victim, but also for punitive damages that are designed to discourage the party who caused the injury from repeating the behavior.
The key to a successful injury claim is proving liability. If an individual is not liable for damages that result from an accident, it is of no consequence that they caused the accident. To first prove liability, you must prove that the individual that caused your accident was responsible for your safety or owed you a duty of care. For example, a doctor owes a duty of care to his or her patients and a driver owes a duty of care to other motorists on the road.
The second thing you must prove is that the duty of care was breached, and third, that the breach directly caused your injuries. The final thing that must be proven in order for a party to be held liable for damages that were incurred as a result of an injury is that the victim did, in fact, suffer actual damages in the accident. The only way to know if the party who caused the accident that injured you or a loved one is legally liable for their actions and for the damages that you incurred is to discuss your case in detail with an experienced personal injury lawyer.
The Johnson and Williams Difference
At Johnson and Williams, we know how devastating being injured or having a loved one who is injured in an accident can be. We are dedicated to providing each of our clients with zealous legal representation that goes above and beyond the expectations of what an attorney should provide. When you schedule an appointment with us, you’ll meet an attorney right away, not a case worker or an investigator.
Our seasoned lawyers can help you navigate the difficult process of filing insurance claims and getting adequate medical care, all while continuing to prepare the strongest personal injury lawsuit possible. If you or your loved one are at the hospital, in a recovery facility, or at home and are unable to come to our office, we can come to you.
Call us today to learn more about the legal options you have available to you at (407) 245-1268.