When someone is injured because of the negligence or carelessness of another person or group then a personal injury lawsuit may be filed. Criminal cases are much different from a personal injury case. In criminal cases the punishment for a conviction may be fines or even jail time. With a personal injury case, those responsible will have to pay damages (money)to the victim. There are times when someone may have both civil and criminal charges filed against them. An example might be a drunk driver that was responsible for a car accident.
To pursue legal action for a personal injury against the responsible parties you must file a claim against them and their insurance companies. This is to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries, wage loss, pain and suffering and other damages. Also it helps to protect your future interests and obtain compensation for future medical costs.
It is essential to retain the services of a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to help preserve all evidence necessary to support your case and to make sure the insurance company does not pressure you into a quick and inadequate deal.
Personal injury cases can be very complex and can take a long time to resolve. Most lawsuits do not make it to the courtroom; however that doesn’t mean your case won’t. A personal injury case could take up to 6 months to 2 years or more. You should always be leery of lawyers who look for quick settlements as those mean easy profits for them and don’t look out for your best interest.
Victims of these types of injuries often attempt to obtain their own personal injury settlements. They hope that the insurance company will settle their accident claims as promptly and fairly as they advertise, but the injured person often gets nowhere.
If you have suffered from a personal injury and need legal guidance, contact the Law Offices of David L. Downs today for a free consultation with Mr. Downs. We will diligently work to fight for your rights and get you the compensation that you deserve. Don’t settle for less.
Sometimes negligent or wrongful actions result in the tragic death of a person, not merely in an injury. The death of a loved one–your child, your parent, your husband or wife–under such circumstances is an extremely difficult situation with which to deal, emotionally, financially, and legally.
Wrongful death can take place in a variety of circumstances: at a dangerous workplace, in an automobile or airplane accident, on unsafe premises, from the use of a dangerous product, from faulty medical care, or during a supervised activity.
If you have lost a loved one, we understand what you are going through. You may also be faced with high medical expenses, funeral expenses, and the loss of future earnings and financial support. If you lose a loved one as the result of such a tragedy, you have the right to financial compensation for your loss.
We have a successful track record representing families that fall victim to the preventable death of a loved one. While we have obtained numerous recoveries on behalf of our clients, we never lose sight of the fact that what matters most is justice, not money.
If you have questions or concerns regarding wrongful death, contact David Downs by phone at 970-247-8020 or by email for your free initial consultation.