Coming away from a severe accident can leave you with questions as well as losses. It can be difficult to think about getting your life back on track when it feels as though so much has gone wrong for you. Fortunately, you’re under no obligation to try and sort out your next steps alone.
Personal injury lawyers with Morelli Law Firm can step in and guide you through your recovery. In doing so, we can define the boundaries of your case, estimate your possible compensation, and even plan out the means we can use to represent your losses. Moreover, we can help you better understand what to expect from the personal injury lawyers addressing your case.
Let’s Define Your Case
The term “personal injury” is broad. The personal injury cases recognized throughout the United States can include:
- Car accidents
- Dog bites
- Slip and fall accidents
- Premises liability cases
- Medical malpractice
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Catastrophic injuries
- Truck accidents
- Rideshare accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
With that in mind, it’s more likely than not that the case you’re interested in could be classified as a personal injury case. The more specific you get with your classification, though, the easier it may be for you to refer to any precedent that might benefit your civil suit.
You, however, don’t have to trawl Westlaw’s archives. Instead, you can expect a personal injury lawyer to do that hard work for you. When you first present your case to our team, we can dive into the details and see what precedent may encourage a civil court to rule in your favor.
Personal Injury Lawyers Investigate Your Accident
When you come to our team after an accident, you want to know who to hold accountable for your losses and what your case may be worth. Even so, you may not know what to expect from a personal injury attorney. To answer these questions for you, our team has to first understand your case. This means investigating the scene of your accident.
You do not have to revisit the scene of your accident throughout this process. Instead, our team can work with private investigators, law enforcement, and expert witnesses to bring together information about the incident. We can even connect with accident recreationists to establish negligence.
All you need to do is provide us with information about your losses. From there, we can take the wheel and begin building a portfolio of evidence related to your case.
Evidence Analysis and Assigning Liability
Our job doesn’t stop once we have evidence of negligence on hand. It’s also our job to interpret that evidence. When we can look at testimony alongside physical evidence, we can use it to assert liability and make a stronger argument for your compensation.
More specifically, evidence can help mitigate any questions about responsibility in your accident. Testimony can help establish who engaged in negligent behavior at the scene of your accident. It can also establish the conditions surrounding your losses. Video and/or photo evidence paired with precedent can also overcome the defense’s attempts to deflect responsibility.
Calculating Personal Injury Compensation
Personal injury claims can help you financially recover from an accident. With that in mind, we need to calculate the compensation to which you may be entitled based on the severity of your accident. In most cases, personal injury claims can request that a liable party cover your:
- Medical expenses related to an accident
- Replacement or repair of damaged property
- At-home care while recovering
- Lost wages
- Lost opportunities to work
- Loss of companionship or consortium
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
We calculate your economic damages based on the bills you bring home for post-accident care. Afterward, we apply multipliers to your sum to stand in for your non-economic damages. We can then refer back to this estimate as we negotiate or argue for your right to financial support. This comprehensive support is part and parcel of what to expect from our personal injury lawyers.
Submitting Your Claim
Civil courts throughout the nation have deadlines by which certain documents must make it to county clerks. If your claim doesn’t appear on a county clerk’s desk within the appropriate statute of limitations, you risk losing your chance to fight for personal injury compensation.
It’s easy to lose track of time as you’re recovering from an injury, though. That’s why our team takes it upon ourselves to manage your datebook for you. We can ensure that your complaint is complete and in the right hands long before the deadline for your case passes.
Representing Your Interests in Conversations About Support
Personal injury complaints are designed to give you the means to attend to your post-accident financial losses. That said, there are different ways you can go about requesting that compensation once your claim has been approved. Our attorneys can represent you on whichever path you opt to take.
For example, if you’d prefer to keep your quest for compensation out of court, you can pursue settlement negotiations. Our attorneys can arrange a meeting with the defendant and help you fight for a settlement that’s close to the compensation we estimate you’d receive in court. We can also stand in the way of intimidation attempts if necessary.
Alternatively, you have the right to place your right to compensation in the hands of a judge and jury. In these circumstances, our attorneys can prepare your opening statement and examine witnesses who can back your request for support.
It’s Time for You to Call a Personal Injury Lawyer
The category of personal injuries encompasses a vast swath of accidents. If you’re not sure how to classify your most recent accident, you can bring your concerns to our team. We can go over your circumstances during an initial case evaluation to determine if you might have the means to take your case to court.
Personal injury lawyers work on a contingeny fee basis, meaning you pay nothing upfront for representation and nothing if you lose your case. Their fees only come out of a percentage of a settlement or court award, and you should expect that to be in writing when hiring a lawyer.
For more information about what to expect from personal injury attorneys, you can contact Morelli Law Firm. Request a free case evaluation and learn more about the compensation that your losses may entitle you to.