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Personal Injury Attorneys
Personal Injury Claims
Accidents and the injuries they cause can be life-changing. They can affect your future as well as your emotional, physical, and financial state. They’re difficult, stressful, and the source of anxiety for thousands of Americans.
Unfortunately, many personal injury victims struggle with getting the financial compensation they’re entitled to. They go through a strenuous claims process, only to find out the responsible party’s insurance company is only willing to pay a portion of the damages they deserve.
The good news is an experienced personal injury attorney may be able to help you hold the negligent party and insurance companies responsible and aid you in seeking compensation for your injuries.
What Does Personal Injury Mean?
A personal injury is defined as any injury to the body (physically, emotionally, or mentally) that is the result of another person’s negligent actions. The legal definition of negligence in this instance is when someone fails to act as any reasonable person would in any given situation.
To understand personal injury better, think of negligence as carelessness. Those who acted negligently didn’t intend to cause you personal harm. If that were the case, those people would be facing criminal charges. The fact is many accidental injuries can be attributed to negligence or carelessness, preventable or not. That’s why personal injury victims have the right to receive compensation for their pain, suffering, and expenses related to an accident.
What Kinds of Damages Could I Be Entitled to?
Insurance companies will fight to deny personal injury victims fair compensation. So much so that it’s safe to assume what they offer you is low in comparison to what you deserve. Our goal is to keep this from happening to you.
The damages you may be able to receive depends on the details of your case. In general, however, we may be able to help you receive compensation for things like:
– Loss of earning capacity
– Lost wages
– Emotional trauma
– Medical bills
– Therapy bills
– Physical pain
– Funeral expenses
– Wrongful death
How Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help Me?
Having someone to fight for your rights may help you achieve a more successful settlement than you could on your own. At Mulligan attorneys, we help those in our communities who are struggling with the aftermath of injuries by:
– Determining the true value of your claim
– Handling all the details, from talking to insurance adjusters to filling out paperwork
– Using our knowledge to fight for your rights
– Calling on expert witnesses to help strengthen your case
– Operating without bias or judgment
– Only charging for our services if we help you reach a successful outcome
While settling out of court is preferable for everyone involved, there are many situations where you won’t get the compensation you deserve unless you take the at-fault party to trial. Fortunately, with a personal injury lawyer by your side, you don’t have to be afraid of going to court.
How Do I Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer?
There are hundreds of personal injury attorneys you could choose to represent your case, which can make choosing one a daunting process. The following tips can help you make an informed decision and find the right lawyer for you:
– Ask family and friends for a referral.
– Consult with more than one attorney and research their specialties and backgrounds.
– Once you have an idea of which lawyer you’d like to work with, evaluate how comfortable you are with them. Are they empathetic and compassionate? Do they seem to be listening to you or do they seem rushed? Developing a good relationship with your lawyer can make the legal process that much easier.
Finding Out What Your Injury May Be Worth
The judicial system exists to provide justice to those who have been wronged. Whether you suffered minor injuries or ones that were life-changing, don’t give up on seeking the compensation you deserve.
The lawyers at Mulligan Attorneys are here to help in your time of need. We know these kinds of cases like the back of our hands. We know what damages injured victims should receive, and we’ll fight as hard as we can to see our clients made whole again.
If you have questions or concerns, remember: you’re never alone. We cannot guarantee the outcome of your case, but we can promise we’ll be there every step of the way and exhaust every option we have to help you. Schedule a free consultation today by clicking here or by calling 910-763-1100.
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