Santa Fe Personal Injury Lawyers
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If you have been injured due to someone else’s intentional actions or negligence, you may be able to pursue compensation for your losses. You probably have a lot of questions when it comes to your case. It’s important to weigh your options and learn what personal injury law is, the wide range of personal injury cases Zinda Law Group handles, and the benefits of hiring A Santa Fe personal injury lawyer.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to the fault of another and would like to learn more about filing a claim, call Zinda Law Group at (888) 474-8098 for a 100% free case evaluation with an experienced Santa Fe personal injury lawyer.
WHAT IS PERSONAL INJURY LAW?
Personal injury law focuses on the disputes that arise when one person suffers harm as a result of another party’s negligent or intentional conduct. Under personal injury law, the party that caused the harm may be held liable for the victim’s injuries. As a result, the at-fault party or that party’s insurance company may have to pay money, also referred to as “damages,” to the injured person for costs incurred as a result of the injury.
An injury victim wishing to bring a personal injury lawsuit must be able to prove four key elements:
- The alleged at-fault party owed a duty to the victim
- The alleged at-fault party breached the duty
- This breach of duty caused the victim’s injuries, and
- The victim sustained some type of harm.
A personal injury case is usually initiated and handled by a personal injury lawyer who agrees to represent the victim in a civil court proceeding. The case may proceed to trial. At trial, the attorney needs to prove fault by a preponderance of the evidence if the victim is to be awarded compensation for the harm suffered. Alternatively, the parties may agree to a settlement. The settlement process involves back-and-forth negotiations between those personally involved in the dispute, their insurers, and attorneys representing both sides.
WHAT TO DO AFTER SUFFERING AN INJURY
Seek Medical Attention
The first and most important thing to do following an injury is to seek medical attention. Even if you think you did not suffer a serious injury, it may be helpful to get medical care, because some injuries take hours or days to manifest. Seeking prompt medical treatment may help expedite your recovery process.
Report the Accident
Next, you should report the accident. For example, if you were injured in an automobile accident, you should file an accident report with local law enforcement. Or, if you were injured while shopping at a department store, you should file an accident report with a manager or supervisor. Filing a report will create an official record of the accident, which may help strengthen your claim.
Document the Accident
Additionally, document all relevant evidence and paperwork related to the accident. This means creating and maintaining an organized file of every piece of important information regarding the accident. For instance, you should keep copies of photographs of your injuries, photographs of the area where the accident occurred, a copy of the accident report, and copies of all pertinent medical records.
Contact A Santa Fe Personal Injury Lawyer
Finally, consider discussing your case with A Santa Fe personal injury lawyer. A personal injury attorney will provide an initial consultation and offer helpful advice regarding your case. At Zinda Law Group, our Santa Fe personal injury lawyers are available 24/7 to speak with you.
OUR SANTA FE PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS SEEK MAXIMUM COMPENSATION FOR YOU
Compensation in personal injury cases comes in two forms: economic damages and non-economic damages.
Economic damages are damages that can be assigned a numerical value and are quantifiable. The primary forms of economic damages involved in most personal injury cases include:
- Medical bills
- Pharmacy bills
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost income (present and future)
- Loss of earning capacity
On the other hand, non-economic damages refer to intangible losses that cannot be calculated on paper. Rather, non-economic damages are subjectively evaluated by the jury in a lawsuit. Types of non-economic damages in a personal injury case include:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
Punitive damages are a third type of damages. They may be awarded to victims in personal injury cases where the at-fault party’s conduct was found to be especially reckless or intentional.
At Zinda Law Group, our team of personal injury lawyers takes the utmost pride in helping clients secure the compensation they deserve. Our attorneys will fight to protect your rights, making sure that you are compensated for all economic and non-economic damages.
WHAT SETS US APART
Zinda Law Group’s personal injury lawyers offer years of experience navigating personal injury cases to help protect our clients’ rights. Let us work for you while you focus on recovering from your injuries.
Top-Notch Client Service
Zinda Law Group’s personal injury lawyers ensure that every client receives personal, individualized service. From the initial consultation up to the end of the case, our attorneys are eager to help clients navigate the legal process. In fact, we have over 1,000 5-star reviews from clients.
Zinda Law Group’s attorneys are no strangers to the courtroom. We have years of experience litigating personal injury cases from beginning to end. Because we treat every case as if it is going to trial, we give your case the attention it deserves.
A critical aspect of handling a personal injury claim is being able to effectively communicate with opposing counsel, insurance companies, and third parties. Zinda Law Group’s attorneys are experienced negotiators and are comfortable dealing with insurance companies and claims adjusters on your behalf. Our team of attorneys will work to ensure that multi-million-dollar insurance providers do not take advantage of you.
No Win, No Fee Guarantee
Zinda Law Group also believes that an injury victim should never have to worry about being able to afford legal representation. That is why we offer 100% free consultations, and why you pay nothing unless we win your case. That’s our No Win, No Fee Guarantee.
LET A ZINDA LAW GROUP PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER FIGHT FOR YOU
Accidents happen, but no one should be left alone after an injury. If you would like to speak with an experienced Santa Fe personal injury lawyer, or to learn more about the claim filing process, call Zinda Law Group at (888) 474-8098 to receive your free case evaluation.