What is Personal Injury?
Personal Injury is trauma to the body which is caused by someone’s negligent or willful act that results in injury, pain, disfigurement, or disability. Car accidents, injuries at work, accidents as a result of falling, a defective product, or wrongful death are the most common types of personal injury cases. A personal injury plaintiff’s injuries can range in severity, from temporary trauma to permanent, debilitating catastrophic injuries.
What Should I Do If I’ve been Injured?
If you believe that you’re injured, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. If you delay treatment, the insurance company may try to say that your injuries are unrelated to your case. If you seek no medical treatment, you may not have a case at all.
It is also important to keep a record of all damages in your personal injury case. Make sure to keep track of your medical expenses, time lost from work and the effects the injury has had on your daily life. Your attorney may be able to use this information to work for more money to compensate you for your injuries.
Finally, you should contact the personal injury lawyers of O’Connor, Acciani & Levy for a free consultation. Cases must be filed within a certain time period after your injury, so it is a good idea to seek the advice of an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
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How much is My Personal Injury Case Worth?
There is no absolutely definitive way to calculate the value of a personal injury case. Each case is different, and there is no standard compensation amount for a personal injury claim. Therefore, it is nearly impossible to determine the worth of your personal injury case without having it evaluated by an experienced personal injury attorney.
Personal injury cases often include costs which are easy to calculate, such as medical expenses and lost wages. However, there are also costs which are harder to pin down, such as the potential for future expenses as a result of your injury, pain, disfigurement and disability.
Once you settle with the insurance company, your case is closed and you cannot collect any more money from your claim. If you need more medical treatment for your injury in the future, there is usually no way for you to receive any more compensation. Therefore, it is a good idea to consult with the personal injury lawyers of O’Connor, Acciani & Levy before you settle with the insurance company. Our personal injury attorneys can evaluate your case and determine whether you should be considering these extra costs within your settlement.
How Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Help My Case?
Personal Injury lawyers are valuable allies to have on your side after an injury. Your attorney can help your case by fighting to increase the amount of money you receive for your injury claim. Specifically, an attorney can help to identify additional damages and to negotiate with your insurance adjuster to make sure that you are fairly compensated for all of your damages.
Insurance companies are businesses just like any other. One of the ways an insurance company protects its profits is by offering as little money as possible for your personal injury case. The personal injury attorneys of O’Connor, Acciani & Levy have over 30 years of experience negotiating for fair compensation for our clients. Our lawyers work hard to make sure that you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
How Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Get Paid?
Many potential clients are curious to know how a personal injury attorney is paid. The answer is simple: we are not, unless we achieve a successful conclusion for your case. This is strong motivation for your attorney to do everything possible to ensure that you receive as much money as possible to compensate you for injuries and expenses.
If our attorneys reach a successful conclusion of your case, then we usually collect a fee as a percentage of your settlement. You and your attorney will agree upon this amount before any work is done on your case.
An attorney cannot accept a settlement without your consent. If the proposed settlement amount is unsatisfactory to the client, the attorney can file the case in the court and ask for a trial.
Why Should I Schedule a Free Consultation with a Personal Injury Lawyer?
The answer is simple; because it’s free! O’Connor, Acciani & Levy offers free consultations for your personal injury case. These consultations are an opportunity for you to discuss your personal injury case and ask any questions you may have. Our attorneys will review your case, and help you determine if you’re being offered fair compensation for your injuries.
If you are involved in a personal injury case, contact the personal injury lawyers of O’Connor, Acciani & Levy Co., LPA for a free consultation. Once retained, the attorneys of O’Connor, Acciani & Levy draw on their knowledge and experience to ensure that you receive the maximum award for your personal injury case. You can reach our personal injury lawyers by calling 513-842-9029.