Bad things happen to good people. In almost 20 years, Attorney Chip Parker has handled thousands of personal injury cases and has taken many personal injury cases to trial. I have been in several car wrecks myself. Sometimes I wonder if there is a bull’s eye on my car. I may not know exactly how you feel, but I do know what it is like to be hit by a negligent driver, spend the evening in a hospital to be poked and undergo x-rays, and CT scans. I know what it is like to suffer a long term back injury. It’s frustrating and aggravating. I get it. Call me today and I can let you know of you have a case and how I can help you.
What is personal injury?
A personal injury claim is any kind of injury that is caused by the wrongful conduct of someone else. Many times this is caused by a negligent or distracted driver. It can be caused by an employee spilling a liquid and not cleaning it up or posting warning signs. Most any wrong conduct that results in an injury is a personal injury case.
Types of cases. Injury cases can come from all kinds of events, including:
• car wrecks
• 18 wheeler or truck wrecks
• slip and falls
• product liability
• assaults from another person
Types of injuries
Most often we think of physical injuries. This can include concussions and brain trauma, broken bones, scarring, disfigurement, burns and even death. Injuries can also be things we can’t easily see, like a strained ligament or muscle sprains. All of these can cause pain and even serious pain. They can also have long lasting effects over your lifetime.
What can you recover?
The law allows an injured person ro recover:
• the cost of past and future medical bills
• past and future lost earnings because of the injury
• past and future physical pain
• past and future disfigurement (such as scars)
• past and future impairment (you lose some or all the use of parts of your body or mental disability)
• past and future mental harm (sometimes called mental anguish)
When someone else’s bad conduct kills someone there is a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death claim can be brought by a spouse, child or parent. All of these people have their own wrongful death claim for the loss of financial support and the loss of love and affection. If someone suffered pain before dying, the estate has what is called a survivorship claim. A survivorship claim is brought be the estate to recover for the cost of medical bills and physical and mental anguish that the person suffered before dying.
What has to be paid out of a successful injury claim?
There will be some costs associated with bringing an injury claim. These include the costs of gathering medical bills, and possibly hiring experts. You also have to pay certain medical bills and possibly reimburse health insurance. There will also be an attorney fee. Typically an attorney fee is one-third of the total settlement. The attorney takes on the work with no guarantee of recovery and is kind of in the same boat with you.
An experienced lawyer knows what to look for and knows how to handle your personal injury case. I’ve worked for the big law firms and I’ve worked for myself. Instead of working in a car wreck factory, I prefer the one on one approach. Give me a call and you will get to actually meet with me, the attorney. Your case will be handled by me. I will negotiate with the insurance company and there is no settlement unless you agree to it.