No one wakes up and thinks they will be in an accident on their way home from work. In just the blink of an eye, you can end up in a situation just like that, leaving you with some serious injuries and medical expenses. Stern Law Group is here for all of your personal injury legal needs. A fair and just settlement after an accident ensures you can plan for your financial future and get back on your feet. After all, you may be out of work for quite some time.
Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney on your side protects you and your family in the event of an accident. Below, we give a more detailed insight into the personal injury law world so you know to expect.
The Basics of Personal Injury
At its most basic, personal injury law focuses on obtaining compensation for people who have been injured due to a person or party’s negligence. It does not matter if this was an intentional act. You can be hurt either physically or emotionally; it can also involve the damage of property. Personal injury attorneys like ours want to help clients heal and become themselves again after an accident. Financial compensation cannot heal a bone, but it makes missing work and paying necessary medical bills easier to deal with.
What Does Negligence Really Mean?
Negligence means that you did not cause this accident or injury yourself. Instead, it means that a person or group is in breach of duty of care. In other words, they did not do everything they could to avoid the accident in the first place. If a business has a faulty railing on its stairs, it means they could have prevented an accident if they had regular inspections and performed maintenance on their facilities. You as the injured party then become the plaintiff who can sue the defendant. The lawsuit is then focused on proving negligence.
A personal injury attorney is familiar with car, motorcycle, bus and boating accidents. Additionally, accidents often happen when a property has not been properly maintained, leading to elements like broken staircases or slippery falls. Additionally, you may have sustained an injury because of faulty products, dog bites, assaults, and issues with mold and pollutants. We can help decide if someone is liable or at fault for the accident. Stern Law Group has years of experience collecting proof and evidence to help obtain the highest settlement possible.
Can I Really Earn a Settlement?
You can earn many types of financial settlement, commonly called damages in court cases. For example, you can earn compensatory damages, which cover actual losses like missed work and money to help pay for future rehabilitation. General damages can be any amount that includes things like pain and suffering, future medical complications, and other harm from the accident.
Punitive damages are rarer since they intend to punish a person or group to help them learn their lesson. These type of damages are awarded in extreme examples of negligence, such as a drunk driving accident. Your settlement is based on everything from the injury and amount of missed time to ambulance charges, property repairs or replacement, mental anguish and more.
Time is Essential
If you are injured, you should not wait to contact a personal injury attorney. The longer you wait, the harder it is to get the compensation you deserve. Stern Law Group has years of experience fighting for the rights of our clients. In most cases, you only have two years to file a personal injury claim from the date that the accident occurred that caused the accident.
We want any and all evidence to help you with your case. This means copies of medical bills, emails, photos of injuries and more. If you had to go to a therapist or pay for medication, this is important too. We also want to know the amount of time you are out of work. The more documentation you have, the better. As soon as we get involved, we will start doing our research: going through your documents, talking to first responders or doctors, and calculating your total losses.
One of the biggest mistakes after an injury is to go right back to work and power through the accident. You may not feel hurt right away, but you could have some real damage. For example, maybe you have some soreness in your shoulders but you can still walk and talk so you shrug it off with painkillers. Little do you know that there is a bigger issue and that you soon have back pain. Delaying a doctor visit means you can make an injury worse. Additionally, it is important that you document all conversations with the defendant, the person or group that caused the accident.
Why Hire Stern Law Group?
As soon as you have us on your side, we will work tirelessly for you. This means we will help calculate any and all expenses to know the full amount of compensation you deserve. We will answer your questions and give you advice. In addition, we know how to effectively estimate future losses after an accident so you are financially secured down the road. Hiring a personal injury lawyer means you are no longer alone when someone has caused your accident.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of an accident, contact Stern Law Group today. Our team is ready to answer all of your questions. Law can be confusing and overwhelming. We are here for all of our clients to protect them from stress and financial ruin. You cannot plan for an accident or injury, but you can make smart choices after the fact. We can help you secure the maximum compensation so you can recover without worry.
Contact Stern Law Group at (877) 661-9900 to schedule your free consultation.