Personal Injury is an injury to a person’s body which has been caused by another’s negligence. Personal injury can result in pain, disfigurement, permanent disability or even death. There are several common types
of personal injury case, including -but not limited to- accidents as a result of falling, car accidents, accidents at work, and wrongful death.
There is a wide variation in the type and severity of injuries in each personal injury case. Personal injury cases can involve anything from a temporary injury to a permanent disability. The amount of the settlement in a personal injury case is highly dependent on the severity of the injuries.
The settlement amount is also determined by factors such as a plaintiff’s inability to work, medical expenses, and recovery time. However, there are also less obvious aspects of a personal injury case which influence the settlement amount, such as pain and suffering, loss of companionship or feelings of despair. Each of these factors must be assessed when the value of a personal injury claim is determined.
If you have a personal injury claim due to someone else’s negligence, then it is important that you keep a complete list of all damages. A complete list of damages will ensure that the settlement is accurately determined for your case. It is also important to seek representation for you case as soon as possible, since most cases may only be filed within 2 years of an injury.
Why Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?
The Columbus personal injury attorneys at O’Connor, Acciani & Levy Co., LPA offer free consultations for your personal injury case. This free consultation is a good opportunity to discuss your case with an experienced attorney who can advise you of your legal options. There are several reasons to consult with a personal injury lawyer after you’ve been injured.
One reason is that a personal injury attorney is more likely to give you an honest opinion about the value of your case than an insurance adjuster. The insurance adjuster’s job is to keep settlement payments as low as possible to protect the insurance company’s profits. An experienced attorney can give you a more accurate opinion about the value of your case, and then fight to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.
A second reason for seeking the advice of an attorney is that the attorney is trained and has the experience to deal with the insurance adjusters. A personal injury attorney can successfully negotiate with adjusters to reach a more favorable settlement amount and, if negotiation fails, to seek fair compensation for your case in the courtroom.
Personal Injury Attorney Fees
The Columbus personal injury attorneys at O’Connor, Acciani & Levy work on a contingency fee basis. That means that the attorney will collect a percentage of a client’s settlement after the case is over. This amount is agreed upon before the client and attorney start working together.
The contingency fee method is valuable to the client because it gives the attorney a strong incentive to achieve a successful result for your case. This arrangement ensures that an attorney only collects a fee if he is able to achieve a favorable settlement or judgment for your case.
If you have been injured due to the negligence of another, then call the Columbus personal injury attorneys at O’Connor, Acciani & Levy Co., LPA. Our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys will ensure that your rights are protected and will work hard to achieve the maximum compensation possible for your claim. Call us at 614-545-7075 to schedule your free consultation.