People are injured almost every day in Door County. Maybe they were driving down the road when someone slammed into them at an intersection, or they might have tripped and fallen when they entered a grocery store or coffee shop. These accidents leave victims in considerable pain and with mounting medical bills. At the same time, many victims cannot return to work as they nurse their injuries.
Have you been injured in an accident? If so, you might be entitled to compensation if someone else is responsible. Please contact a personal injury lawyer in Door County, WI at Hammett, Bellin & Oswald, LLC, for more information.
Personal injury law covers bodily injuries that people suffer because of the reckless or negligent conduct of another person. It is a big field of law, which includes:
At our firm, we have experience in all the above areas of law. The purpose of a personal injury claim or lawsuit is to receive compensation for your economic and non-economic losses, things like:
You should meet with an attorney to discuss how much your injuries might be worth.
Most personal injury cases are brought because the defendant was insufficient careful, and their lack of care injured you. For example:
These are all examples of negligent conduct. In legal terms, you’ll need to prove four elements:
As an injured victim, you need to prove all four elements. If you are missing one, you don’t have a case. For this reason, “near-miss” accidents don’t usually qualify for compensation since you haven’t suffered any damages.
Bringing a solid personal injury case is a lot of work. You will need evidence that shows who is at fault for your injuries and that they were negligent. It is not surprising that many defendants deny that they had anything to do with the accident or even blame our clients for their own injuries.
A personal injury attorney can develop a case properly so that the client can focus on what really matters—getting well. For example, at our firm, we can collect evidence by:
We can also handle all communications with an insurance adjuster. It should be no surprise that many insurance companies are not eager to pay out a fair settlement, instead of trying to push responsibility for the accident onto our clients’ shoulders. However, we can effectively negotiate with even the most hard-nosed insurance adjuster for a fair settlement.
There are steps you can take to strengthen your claim to compensation after an accident. We recommend the following:
Above all else, get the medical care you need for your injuries. It is possible to bounce back, but you need prompt medical treatment. If you aren’t improving, meet with another doctor for a second opinion.
This is a vital step. The fact is that no one has your back like your own lawyer. Insurance adjusters represent the insurance company, not you. Witnesses also have no skin in the game. The only person who will put your interests first is your attorney.
At Hammett, Bellin & Oswald, we go the extra mile for our clients. If you would like to speak to a Door County, WI personal injury lawyer on our team, please reach out to us today. We offer a free, no-obligation initial consultation.