Were you injured due to someone else’s negligence? Were you involved in an auto accident, or on somebody else’s property? If you can answer “Yes” to either of those questions, Peyton personal injury attorneys can help you to get the financial benefits that you deserve.
How? By helping you to file a personal injury claim. A personal injury claim is something that allows you to collect money for physical or emotional injuries caused by someone else’s wrongdoing. Unfortunately, receiving financial benefits like these is usually easier said than done. In order to collect what you deserve, you need an attorney to help you through the process of filing your claim. Here is some need to know information if you are a victim of a personal injury:
What Can Peyton Personal Injury Attorneys Help With?
When people think of personal injuries, they often think of vehicle collisions. And while car accidents are the number one cause of personal injury, they are far from the only cause. Personal injuries can take many different forms. For example, they can come in the form of motorcycle accidents and trucking accidents. Pedestrian and bicycle accidents are also forms of personal injuries that can qualify for monetary damages. Other kinds include slip and fall cases on someone else’s property, as well as medical malpractice, dog bites, assaults and batteries and even nursing home abuse. As you can see, there are plenty of reasons why you might be able to claim compensation, and Doug Allen can help you with all of them.
All of the above claims focus on physical injuries. But did you know that you can also file a personal injury claim in the case of emotional damages? Defamation is a form of slander that refers to the injury of a persons reputation as a result of statements that are untrue. Unfortunately, you can’t file for defamation of character for every bad thing that someone says about about you. But if you can prove that the information is a) false and b) resulted in financial loss, than you may just have yourself a case!
Why Contact Peyton Personal Injury Attorneys?
After a personal injury, the key to winning a claim is proving fault. Unfortunately, this isn’t as simple as it sounds. There are so many things involved in the process of filing a claim, and many of these things are unbeknownst to those who do not have a background in law. These can include things like thorough investigations and reviewing police and medical reports. In order to win a claim you may also need to interview eyewitnesses, examine the scene of the accident, etc. And even if you can do a good job of proving that the other party was accountable for your injury, they will still be unlikely to offer up a fair sum. With an experienced personal injury attorney on your side, you can better fight to get the compensation that you deserve.
What Can I Claim?
In law, “damages” are a financial compensation that get paid out for loss or injury. You can claim them for both physical and emotional injuries. In terms of personal injury you can claim damages for past and future medical bills, as well as rehabilitation expenses. You can also claim damages for disability expenses or long term care expenses that you incur. One can also file damages for lost earnings (present and future) and disfigurement. You can also file damages for any pain and suffering you have endured, as well as for any loss of companionship caused by the event.
How Much Can I Claim?
There are many factors that go into determining how much you can claim. These factors can include the nature and severity of your injury and the cause of your injury. It also takes into account the impact that the injury has had on your daily life. For example, does it affect your ability to do household chores? Can you still work? Do you need extra assistance in doing everyday tasks that you were able to do before?
Accident reports, police reports, medical reports, and medical expenses are all things that the court will take into account when determining an appropriate claim amount. Your Peyton personal injury attorneys will help you to collect and go over all reports so that you can calculate a fair settlement amount.
I’m Not Sure Who Was At Fault. Can I Still Claim Damages?
“Fault” is not always easy to define. Take the following scenario for example. You are walking through an icy parking lot, slip and fall. The catch? You were wearing high heels. Is the fall your fault for wearing high heels? Or the fault of the business or municipal council for failing to maintain their parking lot? If you have experienced a scenario such as this, you might not be sure who is at fault. In some cases, you could be partially responsible, yet still receive a fair amount of compensation and damages. In cases of uncertainty, a personal injury attorney can help you determine your degree of fault, as well as how much you may still have entitlement to.
Get In Touch Today!
If you or someone you know has experienced a personal injury, contact us today! Doug Allen’s Peyton personal injury attorneys are here to help you with all of your personal injury claim needs. We can help you gather information to support your claim, put your claim together, and provide you with all of the resources that you need to build a successful case. We can review your case during a free initial consultation. Don’t wait until it’s too late – call us today!