More than 30 million people suffer personal injuries every year throughout the United States. Personal injury lawyers rate automobile accidents such as car or truck, and slip and fall accidents, and medical malpractice the leading causes of personal injuries in the United States.
Some personal injuries are minor. But some are significant and turn your life completely upside-down. This is exactly where personal injury lawyers can prove their value in your life with their professional experience.
What Exactly Do They Do?
This can literally be a million-dollar question! Before we get to the answer, it is important to know the types of personal injuries.
- Injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents
- Slip and fall Injuries received due to trip and fall cases
- Medical malpractice Injuries
- Dog bites Injuries
- Injuries received from physical assault
- Physical injuries suffered on a construction site
- Slip and Fall injuries from pedestrian knockdowns
Looking at the list provided above, it is clear that law firms deal with a variety of legal cases in relation to personal injuries.
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Getting to the point, personal injury lawyers protect your financial interests with their experience. They do a number of things you cannot do on your own. For example:
They reach the accident location and investigate the accident. They figure out all of the reasons responsible for the accident and your injuries. This is the most important part of the job they perform to protect your financial interests. Your personal injury lawyer will visit the location of accident and survey the entire area carefully.
If needed, he/she will take appropriate measures to track down all eyewitnesses and record their statements. He/she may instruct a photographer to take pictures of the spot, property damage, or other evidence. At times, they get a copy of the following:
- Police reports
- Medical reports
- Medical records
- Forensic reports
- Employment documents
- Employment records
- Property damage reports
Attorneys take appropriate steps to establish communication with relevant authorities through a proper legal procedure. They do this to make sure they have all the documents, evidence, and witness testimony to present your claim strongly in court.
They Determine the Compensation You Deserve
This is one of the important jobs they do for you. You may be entitled to compensation for the injury you have suffered. For Example:
- Physical Injury itself
- Loss of Income
- Loss of capacity to earn for you and for your family
- Medical expenses
- Loss of consortium, companionship and enjoyment in life
- Mental anguish, pain, and suffering
Note: This list is not limited to the points mentioned above.
Representing Clients for Trial in the Court
Trial is the ultimate service that the personal injury attorney provides. Most cases settle prior to trial however. Your personal injury attorney carefully and methodically files the pleadings, conducts discovery and negotiates on your behalf with the insurance adjuster.
Personal injury lawyers possess a wealth of experience to make sure all court procedures are filed correctly and carefully before they represent you in court.
The Bottom Line:
Having an experienced personal injury lawyer by your side is one hundred percent similar to possessing insurance for a difficult time.
Have you incurred a personal injury? Do you need a personal lawyer to protect your financial interests?
The answer is simple. The Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope, PLLC is a group of experienced personal injury lawyers serving Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Nassau County, Queens, Brooklyn, NY.
Call us right now! We will be more than happy to help.