Personal injury is a term that is widely used to describe physical and mental harm that is caused by someone else’s negligent actions. Auto accidents, boating accidents, slip and fall cases and medical issues are some common types of personal injuries. If you have suffered any form of injury, talk to a personal injury attorney to find out how they can help. Remember that personal injury laws vary from state to state which is why you must find a legal expert in your state.
Hames, Anderson, Whitlow & O’Leary, P.S., are experienced personal injury attorneys who you can trust to be committed to aggressive and efficient representation of clients in all legal matters.
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The Advantages of Working with a Personal Injury Attorney
When facing a personal injury, you may not get the compensation you deserve if you fail to hire a lawyer to help you with your case. The accident may seem simple, but these matters are very complex. You need help from an attorney to make sure you get what you deserve.
There are two issues that determine a personal injury case. A personal injury attorney will know how to obtain and present evidence that supports your case. If the case is taken to court, how evidence is presented is critical. You need an attorney who is skilled and experienced to help present your case.
Not that we recommend it, but you could represent yourself in your lawsuit. Here are five ways to lose your case. Avoiding these will give you a better chance of success.
Even before you contact an attorney there are four things you should do if you get in an accident.
Working with lawyers with experience and skill in personal injury means that you can expect a level of expertise in personal injury law. Unlike general lawyers, personal injury attorneys understand the nuances of this area. They will offer high quality representation by using their experience and skill. Whether at trial or in settlement, experience counts.
At Hames, Anderson, Whitlow & O’Leary, P.S., we’re here to help! We are committed to providing quality personal injury litigation. All of our clients receive personal attention from our attorneys and from our experienced and dedicated staff. We strive to represent each client in a way that will match their goals and resources.
We are personal injury attorneys that practice in all courts and before most agencies in the states of Washington and Oregon including Richland, Pasco, Kennewick, Hermiston, Benton City, Prosser, Grandview, Sunnyside, Finley, Burbank, Walla Walla, Desert Aire, Mattawa, and Othello.
Some of the injury and accident cases we handle include:
- Car accidents
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Wrongful death
- Truck accidents
- Boating accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Insurance bad faith and IFCA claims
- Pedestrian injuries
- Other serious injuries
- Personal Injury Cases: What Forms of Damages are you Entitled to?
If you are a victim of personal injury, one of your main concerns will be the compensation you are likely to receive after filing a lawsuit. In personal injury cases, you will only be paid monetary damages if a person or company is found to be at fault or negligent in their actions. These damages are meant to put you in the position that you were at before the accident or injury.
Click HERE to learn more about the types of damages to which you are entitled.
Are you concerned your case may be considered a “frivolous lawsuit”? That’s how the famous McDonald’s Coffee Burn Case was portrayed in the press which may make you hesitant to bring a suit but let this case serve as an example of how one person refused to settle out of court like 700 others before her who had been burned by their excessively hot coffee. Had her personal injury attorney not pushed for a suit McDonald’s would not have re-evaluated their practices and changed their way of serving people and she would not have gotten fair compensation for the days she spent in the hospital.
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