When a person is injured or harmed due to the fault of another individual or entity, they are entitled to compensation for damages under tort law. As long as negligence of the other party is established and there are damages, you can file a viable lawsuit. Common personal injury cases include auto accidents, on-premise slip and falls, product liability, dog bites, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse. Our attorneys are experienced in personal injury cases and have won many significant awards for their clients.
Working with the Insurance Company
While injured parties can work directly with insurance companies, it’s often an uphill battle. Most claim adjusters will try to get away with offering a low settlement to save the insurance company money. The claim may even be denied, or the adjuster will argue that you were partly responsible for the incident, especially in auto accident cases. That’s why you need our experienced attorneys. Not only do we have experience in working with insurance representatives, we have the negotiation skills to get you the best settlement. We will also ensure that all the responsible parties are named in the lawsuit. It’s not uncommon for multiple defendants to be responsible.
Compensation for Personal Injury Cases
Injured parties are entitled to compensatory damages in personal injury cases. This compensation includes the costs for medical expenses related to the accident, lost wages, psychological distress, pain and suffering and extent of any disability. At times, there may be punitive damages awarded. This is intended to punish the responsible parties. If punitive damages are awarded, it is given to the plaintiff.
The core of establishing fault rests on proven negligence of the defendant. Our attorneys do a thorough investigation during the discovery phase to prove negligence. This includes gathering documents like contracts, attaining witness statements and getting medical reports. Often, many personal injury cases are settled pre-trial. Insurance companies are not that willing to risk a high jury verdict and award. But if the insurance company tries to get by with an unfair offer, the attorneys at Ainley & Hoover, PLLC are prepared to fight for your benefit in court. They are powerful litigators in the courtroom.
If you’ve been injured due to the negligence of another, turn to Ainley & Hoover, PLLC for the best legal representation. They are there to fight for your rights.