Richardson Personal Injury Lawyer
Personal Injury Attorney Michael Grossman Explains the Types of Injury Cases We Handle in Richardson
When someone is injured in an accident that was caused by someone else’s carelessness, often they will wish to seek compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. Very few people actually know what a personal injury lawsuit involves.
There are those that think they can represent themselves in court just by the gaining some knowledge about the laws that are involved in a personal injury lawsuit. The actual truth is that it can be an extremely complex process to file a personal injury lawsuit and those that represent themselves in court, are very rarely successful. Richardson personal injury lawyer, Michael Grossman is providing the following article to explain some general information about personal injury lawsuits.
The information provided here is very general in nature and should not be used as a substitute for legal assistance. The Richardson personal injury lawyers at Grossman Law Offices are available at any time, every day of the week, to help you with your personal injury case. Call us toll free at 1-855-326-0000 today for a free and confidential consultation about your case.
WHAT EXACTLY IS A PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUIT?
A personal injury lawsuit can be the result of many different types of accidents such as; car accidents, workplace injuries, accidents on private or public property, defective product accidents, and many other types of accidents. In most instances, when a person is injured due to another person’s negligence the injured person can file a personal injury lawsuit against the person that was negligent. There are conditions that will have to be met in order for a personal injury lawsuit to be successful. The defendant, as the person that you believe caused your injury is known in the lawsuit, must be what is known as the proximate cause of your injuries. This means that if the defendant had not taken a certain action, or without the defendant’s inaction, an accident would not have occurred. As an example, if a drunk driver causes a collision and the driver of the car in that collision is injured, then it is very likely that the drunk driver is a proximate cause of the victim’s injuries. As you can see without the drunk driver’s actions, there would have been no injury to the victim.
There are times, in many personal injury cases, that there is more than one proximate cause. Going back to the drunk driving accident example we just mentioned, a bar or restaurant could also be liable for the defendant’s actions if the bar or other establishment served the defendant alcohol to the point of intoxication and allowed the defendant to operate a motor vehicle. In this type of situation, the injured driver could file a lawsuit against both the drunk driver and the establishment that served the drunk driver the alcohol. Very often, personal injury cases will involve this type of multiple potential defendants and each of these will require a unique legal strategy.
When there are multiple parties that bear some responsibility for an accident, it is important that each party is identified so you have the best possible chance at getting the full and fair compensation you deserve for the injuries you suffered in the accident.
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN A PERSONAL INJURY CASE?
Just because an individual is injured does not mean every accident victim will have a strong case. A personal injury lawsuit that is legitimate will have three general elements:
- Defendant or defendants that are solvent - The negligent party or parties have to have money or some other assets, like an insurance policy or expensive property that will make the defendant have the ability to pay for a victim’s expenses for their injuries.
- Damages suffered by the victim - Damages can be a misleading term because they can involve more than just tangible financial compensation, such as medical bills, property damage, or lost wages. Damages can also include intangible financial damages, such as pain and suffering, disfigurement, or diminished future earning capacity.
- A duty of care that has been violated - This is a complex legal idea but basically it means that the defendant had an obligation to take care of the victim’s safety and violated that duty. The duty of care that is owed to the victim can be explicit or implied. This can take many forms such as a surgeon making a mistake during surgery and causing injury to a patient which is an explicit duty of care, or it can be a motorist that drives in a reckless or careless manner and causes an accident which would be an implied duty of care. Proving that the defendant had a duty of care toward an accident victim and that the duty was violated will establish a defendant’s negligence in a personal injury case.
CAN GROSSMAN LAW OFFICES HELP ME WITH MY CASE?
The Richardson personal injury lawyers at Grossman Law Offices can make certain that the three elements necessary in a personal injury case are well established and presented. When our firm takes on a case we will make certain to check the assets of the responsible parties thoroughly. There are times that deceitful insurance companies, or other parties will try to hide their assets in an attempt to avoid making any type of payment for a victim’s damages. But, we know the tricks that can be used in these attempts, and we have been very successful in uncovering hidden assets so that you will be certain to receive the full compensation for your injuries that you deserve. We have faced almost every major insurance company in the nation and they know they will not be unable to hide their assets from us.
We will also establish and present the total of your damages. In order to have a case, a victim has to have suffered damages in an accident. But, if a victim cannot prove their damages, he or she will not be compensated in full for them. We will submit a comprehensive demand package, which will include affidavits from witnesses, testimony of expert witnesses, and medical records that were involved. This information will help establish your physical, emotional, and financial damages that were suffered in the accident. We also will reference the various legal statutes, case precedence, and prior examples of cases that we have investigated and litigated. This will establish a precedent showing that victims in the past have received compensation for the types of injuries that you have suffered. Defense attorneys and insurance adjusters that know of our strong history of success in resolving personal injury cases are very often much more willing to cooperate with us. We can often get a fair settlement offer for our clients because these insurance companies would rather make a fair settlement offer to our clients than take the chance of losing a great deal more money by facing us in court.
And finally, we will conduct a complete investigation of your accident so that each and every responsible party can be identified. We will build a strong, comprehensive case that will bring legitimate well-founded charges against every defendant that is possible. We will do all that can be done to make certain that you get the largest settlement that is possible and that every party that holds responsibility for your injuries can be brought to justice.
WHY IS REPRESENTING MYSELF A BAD IDEA?
The legal fees charged by our firm may have you considering representing yourself in order to not have to pay any legal fees. It is true that there are legal fees but we only charge these fees if we secure a settlement on your behalf. In our more than 20 years of experience of investigating, resolving, and litigating personal injury cases we know of no non-attorney that has successfully litigated a personal injury case. People very often assume that learning about the law involved in their case is enough to argue a case successfully. It is unfortunate that this is a misconception. In order to be successful, an attorney must know the law, but more importantly, an attorney must know proper technique in applying the law in a personal injury case. There are many things that will pop up in a personal injury case that needs the skill of an experienced Richardson personal injury attorney. How do you document properly the aspects of your case and respond to a list of admissions from a defense attorney? What are demand packets and what will be involved in them? What is the proper way to prove up damages? If you do not know the answers to these questions right off the top of your head, it is very likely that you will have to have legal help in order to secure the full compensation that you deserve for your injuries.
Courts don’t care if you are representing yourself or not. Non-attorneys must adhere to the exact same standards as any attorney, and in almost every case, they fail in performing necessary tasks and their cases are dismissed. We have seen this happen over and over again. You will need the help of the Richardson personal injury lawyers at Grossman Law Offices to make certain that this will not happen in your case. We have helped people that have been injured by another person’s negligence for more than 20 years. We have been successful in resolving hundreds of lawsuits in every area of personal injury law. Insurance companies recognize our name and know how successful we have been. While a non-attorneys causes an insurance company no fear. We can frighten insurance claims adjusters so that they will give you the fair settlement that you deserve for your injuries. We will do all that is possible to make certain you get the compensation that you need so that you can return to a normal life. Do not let someone else’s negligence go unpunished. Contact Richardson personal injury lawyer, Michael Grossman today at 1-855-326-0000 toll free. Grossman Law Offices can help you get the full and fair compensation you deserve for your injuries.