After sustaining injuries in an accident, you should contact a Jefferson personal injury lawyer to help you recover the compensation you deserve. While some people try to settle cases themselves, we do not recommend this. Insurance companies will do anything to deny a claim or offer you so little that it might not even cover your medical expenses. If your injuries are traumatic, they could lead to long-term disabilities, in which case, you might recover more compensation, including future medical expenses and pain and suffering.
What Accidents Can a Jefferson Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me With?
When choosing a Jefferson personal injury attorney, make sure the firm has experience in the type of case you have. For example, not all attorneys handle vehicle accidents or dog bites. Some of the cases our firm handles include:
A car accident could cause minor injuries or catastrophic injuries – and everything in between. A Jefferson personal injury lawyer can help you recover the compensation you are entitled to, including medical expenses and pain and suffering.
To have the best chance of recovering the compensation you deserve, you should document the accident, if possible, including taking photos of the accident scene and ensuring the police report is correct. You should also allow emergency medical technicians to check you over at the accident scene, even if you believe your injuries are minor. Finally, always seek medical attention immediately after the wreck and contact a car accident lawyer.
Slip and Fall Accidents
You could slip or trip and fall in many places, including a friend’s home. You should still file a claim if your injuries seem minor or if the incident was at a friend’s or relative’s home because their insurance covers your injuries – not your friend or relative.
You could slip and fall because of debris on the floor in a store, on icy walks, or even on poorly maintained walkways. Inside, you could slip or trip and fall on a carpet that is lifted, cords that cross the floor, or even broken stairs. You should recover compensation for your injuries regardless of where you slip or trip and fall.
A dog bite might be minor, or it could cause the death of a loved one. Even a friend’s or relative’s dog that you’ve known forever could turn and bite. A Jefferson personal injury law firm can help you recover compensation for injuries, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
When someone dies as a result of another person’s negligence, you likely have a wrongful death claim. Wrongful death could happen as a result of many accidents, including workplace accidents, car accidents, dog bites, and even slip and fall incidents.
Via the decedent’s estate, you could recover compensation for the wrongful death of a loved one, including any medical expenses your loved one incurred, emotional distress, and loss of consortium and/or companionship.