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Auto Crash, Negligence and Personal Injury: Worth Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer?

January 11, 2012

Have you been in a collision, gotten seriously injured and wondered if or how an attorney could improve your life?   That is a good question, and one that involves a detailed and lengthy response.   This web site has many pages of useful information that will elaborate on how proving that someone else was negligent and that they caused your injuries would result in compensation to you that you may not have imagined.

Have you been in a collision, gotten seriously injured and wondered if or how an attorney could improve your life?   That is a good question, and one that involves a detailed and lengthy response.   This web site has many pages of useful information that will elaborate on how proving that someone else was negligent and that they caused your injuries would result in compensation to you that you may not have imagined.

Auto accidents, boating accidents, slip and fall cases (premises liability), dog bites, motorcycle accidents and medical malpractice all are claims that require you to prove negligence by someone else as the first step in pursuing a claim for damages.   Damages equals money, as money is the only compensation a court can award for your personal injuries (bodily injury claims).   Proving negligence is not as easy at it may seem, as there are many factors to consider in each case.    Car crashes are evaluated based on many factors, including the rules of the road, the reasonableness of driver action or inaction based on the circumstances, weather, driving conditions and many other things.   The existence of statutory law, laws created by the State legislature, may also affect your ability to prove negligent conduct.   Slip and fall cases are more difficult to bring, as proving negligence requires an injured person to jump through additional hoops to prove negligence and get compensation.   It is not enough to show that a slippery condition or that defective stairs caused your injury.   Do you have the experience for this?

Damages under the law are defined by prior case law (decisions of the higher courts), as well as by statutes.    If the law does not provide for a certain type of damages, or even a certain amount of damages, then you will not be able to pursue a claim for that type of , or amount of damages in negotiations with the insurance companies or when you file suit.   Valuing the amount of your damages is considered more of an art than a science, but an experienced personal injury attorney will be able to determine a reasonably accurate range for your damages.   Damages may include past and future medical expenses, property damage, pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, loss of income, substitute services and permanent impairment or death.   These are complicated matters when it comes to identifying a value for each of them.

However, many people choose to pursue their personal injury claims on their own, without the assistance of an injury attorney or an accident lawyer who specializes in auto accidents, boating accidents, children’s injuries, slip and fall cases and other claims.   These people often mistakenly believe that if they hire a personal injury attorney, they will not get as much money in their pocket at the end of the case.   Most often, if the case has real value, the injured claimant will benefit greatly by hiring an attorney, even though most personal injury lawyers typically get paid by receiving a third of money collected.   An experienced personal injury lawyer simply knows how to prove the case, value the damages, fight the insurance companies and bring the case to court if necessary to get the compensation that you deserve.

Call an experienced Maine injury attorney to find out whether you can be compensated for the injuries you have suffered.   It is important to pursue your claim timely because there are laws that create deadlines for filing suit and for serving notice on the party responsible for your injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured and you believe someone else is responsible, contact us to email or speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer at Marchese Injury Law. We can help you get your medical bills paid, and to fight the insurance companies for all the money you deserve. Call us toll-free at (888) 775-6042 or from local phones at 775-6042. Our offices are located at 477 Congress Street, Suite 1104, Portland, Maine, although we can meet you at other locations if more convenient to you.   Remember, we don’t get paid unless we collect money!

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