Nationwide Personal Injury LawyersLast updated on: December 5, 2018
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A personal injury can leave victims and their loved ones with significant financial burdens, emotional trauma, and uncertainty about what to do next. No matter what type of personal injury you’ve suffered, our personal injury lawyers are ready to help you if someone else’s carelessness or negligence contributed to your injuries.
At Zinda Law Group, we have experience representing accident victims and helping them seek the compensation they may deserve. Call us today at (800) 863-5312 for a free attorney consultation with personal injury attorneys in the US.
What is Personal Injury Law?
Personal injury law focuses on the disputes that arise when one person is harmed because of another individual’s negligent or intentional conduct. While there are a number of circumstances that may lead to an injury, most cases occur because of accidents, intentional acts, or defective products. Unlike other types of cases, personal injury law allows victims to recover because of injuries to their bodies and emotional or psychological trauma.
Personal injury attorneys at Zinda Law Group have the experience and knowledge necessary to represent victims who wish to bring claims for personal injury cases for incidents like these:
- Automobile/Car accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Boat Accidents
- Brain injuries
- Burn injuries
- Defective product injuries
- Dog bite injuries
- Drowning accidents
- Drunk Driving accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Slip and Fall accidents
- Spinal cord injuries
- Truck accidents
- Workplace injuries
- Wrongful death
- And many more
Where our personal injury lawyers handle cases
Our firm has experience handling injury cases throughout the United States, with attorneys licensed in Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and other states.
We have offices in Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, El Paso, Fort Worth, Waco, Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Phoenix, Las Cruces, and Tucson, as well as many other locations across Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Florida, and Arizona. Call us today to find a personal injury attorney near you.
what to do after a personal injury
Although each personal injury is unique, there are steps that you should take to ensure you receive the care you need—especially if you’ve been injured in an accident. In addition to getting the medical care you need, be sure to follow all of these steps; this will help when it comes time to present evidence that strengthens your claim. These steps include:
Seek Medical Attention
In some personal injury cases with serious injuries, you may receive medical treatment at the scene of a car accident, your workplace, or the location where you were injured. In other cases, you may not receive treatment at the scene of the accident; however, you should still visit your doctor as soon as possible to determine whether you need medical treatment.
After you leave the hospital or doctor’s office, be sure to watch for any additional signs or symptoms that occur in the days following the accident. You shouldn’t ignore any signs or symptoms because you can experience the effects of an accident several days after it happens.
Report the Accident
After an accident, you should report it to the appropriate authority. For example, in a car accident, you should call the police and file a report. If you suffer from a workplace injury, you should notify your supervisor. A documented report of the accident may help strengthen your claim as it will contain important information about what occurred.
Document Your Damage
You may have been too injured or shaken to take photos of the damage at the scene of an accident. As soon as possible, be sure to take photos of the damage. This could include injuries you sustained in the accident, damage to a vehicle, or a defective product, among other damage that a personal injury can cause.
Keep Track of Your Expenses
It’s important that you keep track of all receipts and paperwork related to your accident. In order to seek the compensation you may deserve, it will be important to demonstrate how the personal injury financially impacted you. This could include:
- Hospital and doctor bills
- Physical therapy
- Chiropractor bills
- Documented time taken off from work due to any injuries
- Receipts for the repair or replacement of damaged property
Call Your Nearby Personal Injury Lawyers
If you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence and would like to seek compensation, you may need to file a lawsuit against the person whom you believe caused your injuries. An experienced personal injury attorney can help walk you through every step of the process. This may include:
- Ensuring you receive proper medical treatment
- Investigating the accident
- Interviewing witnesses
- Collecting crash reports
- Negotiating with insurance companies
- Reaching a settlement
- Filing a lawsuit
- Going to trial
Our attorneys understand that an injury can leave victims with many questions about their case and the next steps to take. We want to be here to answer your questions, provide updates on your case, and ensure that you receive the compensation you may deserve.
Compensation You May Be Able to Seek in a Personal Injury Case
The compensation you may be able to seek in a personal injury case will depend on the extent of your injuries and damages. However, in general, you may be able to recover both economic and non-economic damages in a personal injury case.
Economic damages include the tangible financial damages that can be assigned a monetary value or number. Typical economic damages may include:
- Medical bills
- Pharmacy bills
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost income (present and future)
- Loss of earning capacity
Although non-economic damages may be harder to calculate, they can oftentimes have more value than economic damages. These damages could include compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium of a spouse
- Loss of companionship
- Emotional distress
In cases where a defendant is seriously reckless or malicious and those actions resulted in the wrongful death of one or more people, punitive damages may be awarded in some circumstances. Punitive damages are meant to punish the defendant and discourage similar behavior in the future.
How Does a Personal Injury Case Typically Work?
Any number of situations can lead to a personal injury case. They usually follow a similar pattern.
First, the opposing party, or defendant, does something that injures the victim, or plaintiff. For example, if a drunk driver crashes their car into another person and breaks the victim’s arm, this would be a personal injury. Many injuries can be considered personal injuries.
The plaintiff must demonstrate that the defendant breached a duty they owed to the plaintiff. For example, all drivers on the road have to operate their vehicles with a level of care that a reasonable person on the road would, so driving drunk violates this duty.
If all parties agree that the defendant is liable for the accident, then settlement talks will usually occur. A settlement involves the defendant offering the victim an amount of money to compensate them for their injuries in exchange for the victim’s agreement that they will be unable to pursue their case in civil court. If both parties are partially at fault in an accident, then settlement talks may also involve determining a percentage of fault each party had that contributed to the accident.
If both parties can come to an agreement, then the case is settled and over. However, if the parties can’t come to an agreement, then the plaintiff may file a personal injury lawsuit and take the case to court. Even after a personal injury lawsuit is filed, the parties may still talk and try to reach a settlement amount before trial.
How Much Does It Cost to Hire an Attorney?
At Zinda Law Group, we believe that the last thing you should have to worry about after a personal injury accident is paying for an attorney. That’s why we offer 100% free consultations and only get paid if we win your case. Our fee is a percentage of the amount of money that we recover for you.
Read More: How Much Will My Personal Injury Case Cost?
How Much Time Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?
If you were injured in a personal injury case and want to file a lawsuit against the other party, you need to be aware of the time limits, or statutes of limitations, that are in place. Each state sets its own time limits on how much time you have to file a lawsuit after a personal injury accident.
The statutes of limitations will vary among states, but typically range from one to six years. The time you have to file your claim may also depend on the type of personal injury claim. It is best to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to help preserve evidence, track down witnesses, and help ensure that your claim is filed in a timely manner to help ensure you receive the compensation you may deserve.
Contact a personal Injury attorney
At Zinda Law Group, our personal injury attorneys have helped thousands of injury victims get their lives back on track. Our accident attorneys have the experience and resources to help victims build the strongest cases possible and seek the compensation they deserve.
We believe that an injury victim should never have to worry about their ability to afford legal representation. That is why we offer 100% free consultations, and why you will pay nothing unless we win your case. That’s our No Win, No Fee Guarantee.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, call Zinda Law Group today at (800) 863-5312 for a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers near you.
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