Why Hire a Buckeye Personal Injury Lawyer
Buckeye personal injury attorneys are often misunderstood, with many people believing that they only handle motor vehicle accident cases when those accidents have caused mental or physical harm. To the contrary, these lawyers represent a wide variety of injury cases that are not related to auto accidents, at all. Some of the types of claims that a Buckeye personal injury lawyer can help you with include:
- Assault, as 14 people in Buckeye experienced in 2005
- Dog bites, as may be experienced in Buckeye dog parks like Sundance Park or any community neighborhood
- Premises liability, affected 11,908 U.S. residents in a year
- Slip and fall injuries, resulting in one third of hospital ER visits
- Defective products, as caused injury to 26,948 people in 2005
- Medical malpractice, as 2,777 patients were compensated for in the state over ten years
- Dental malpractice, with 304 Arizona patients being compensated during a ten year period
- Nursing home liability and elder abuse, with as many as one in ten aging Buckeye patients being injured
- Bicycle accidents, as injured more than 1200 Arizona residents in 2015
- Construction defects, with growing frequency in communities like Buckeye as reported by the International Risk Management Institute
- Birth injury due to medical risk or complications, as could harm more than half of Buckeye babies born each year
- Pharmaceutical liability cases from medication and device injuries, as a rapidly increasing number of patients are experiencing in Buckeye and throughout the United States
- Many other types of accidents
This short list of injury cases does not include all of those that personal injury lawyers handle. Injury can be caused through a wide variety of circumstances and in almost any place. Personal injury law firms in Buckeye and throughout Arizona focus representation on cases formed around injuries suffered due to the intent or negligence of another party.
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For Buckeye Personal Injury Victims, the Role of Negligence
Negligence means that someone failed to act with reason or care, also not meeting the “duty of care” of behaving responsibly in accordance to minimum standards of care. Such negligence often results in injury of another party. When this happens, an Arizona personal injury lawyer provides the expert guidance and representation a Buckeye personal injury victim needs.
A personal injury lawyer for such a case will first evaluate whether financial damages can be gained by settlement or court decision. Because burden of proof falls on the plaintiff in these cases, a personal injury attorney needs to ensure evidence will support the claims of negligence and lead to compensation.
A Buckeye Personal Injury Lawyer Can Succeed for Your Case
Although there are a variety of legal specializations that can represent you in a Buckeye personal injury case, you need the experienced help of a personal injury lawyer. Only a personal injury lawyer has the skill, knowledge of Arizona law relative to your case and resources necessary to ensure the highest possible compensation is gained.
For example, if you hire a general attorney to represent you in your claim, you may be able to expect a $50,000 settlement based on your circumstances. But if you have a personal injury attorney under the same circumstances and for the same case, you could expect $100,000 or more. This is because the personal injury lawyer is more qualified and has the reputation needed to ensure insurance companies know they must be more fair and forthcoming.
Even when a general practice lawyer offers to reduce your fees, you will still not benefit enough from their representation. Your compensation will be largely consumed by their attorney’s fees, and you will be working with less compensation due to their lower level of experience in the personal injury field. You need your compensation and that is why you pursue this type of case. So do not waste monies you can receive for your future and expenses, by working with anyone but a personal injury lawyer.
The Justification of Personal Injury Cases
Personal injury cases are justified in that they help people who are injured gain compensation needed to as closely as possible maintain the quality of life they would have had if the injury had not occurred. The lawyers of Hirsch & Lyon Accident Law handle these types of cases for clients who have been injured and suffered lasting damages. Personal injury cases represented by Hirsch & Lyon Accident Law include:
- Birth injury
- Brain damage
- Business and contract disputes
- Dental malpractice
- Government liability cases
- Medical malpractice
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Nursing home injury or elder care abuse
- Personal injury
- Product liability
- Wrongful death
- Other personal injury cases
Settlement amounts for cases of personal injury often range from the tens of thousands into the millions. There are considerations toward what you may potentially gain as part of your case. Those considerations include:
Medical expenses add up very quickly. Many injured victims reach in excess of $100,000 for their injury related medical expenses. This is particularly true when their injuries necessitate rehabilitation or extended hospitalization.
Because it is critical that medical expenses are paid to avoid credit damage or collections, insurance adjusters will often try to quickly undercompensate injured parties before they have time to meet with a personal injury lawyer. The insurance companies know that it is cheaper for them to get a victim’s signature on a settlement before the victim is fully aware of the full extent of their injuries, how much it will cost over their lifetime and what they are truly owed for their situation. This is why it is so critical that you meet with a personal injury attorney about your Buckeye case.
Although it can be tempting to sign settlement papers specifying what appears to be a good “deal” from the outset, you need the expert review and guidance of a personal injury lawyer.
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering damages can be the largest amount awarded to an injured victim in a personal injury case. This is because injuries take an immense personal toll on the victim’s life and the quality of life for their entire family. Many injured victims must endure constant pain, experience cognitive challenges, or even lose mobility. All of these conditions result in lower quality of life. That lower quality of life is considered toward compensation for pain and suffering.
Future medical bills, in home care and rehabilitation are other major costs included in a personal injury claim. Whether your in-home care is provided by a loved one or someone hired to fulfill these duties, it is important that you are financially able to compensate that individual for their care.
You need to protect your future. So your personal injury case necessitates having the best personal injury attorney on your side.
There are many ways that an injury can affect your employment, now and in the future. Many victims lose their employment after an injury. Others must work fewer hours, change roles, change career fields or stop working altogether. Still more must reduce the number of hours they work and many experience a shorter duration of their career due to the impact of injuries throughout the aging process.
Many personal injury victims go back to work after their injury but then find themselves unable to retain a position for as long as they could before the injury occurred. Others fail to gain promotions they would have achieved before the accident. Personal injury attorneys know how these matters can affect lifelong employment and earnings, and how those issues can in turn affect quality of life after an injury.
Juries are often highly receptive to employment issues and lost income. They understand, whether through the testimony of an expert witness or through the attorney’s guidance, that these changes are significant, impactful and must be compensated for through a court decision. A skilled personal injury attorney also knows how to help jurors understand these issues better and has the vocational resources to prove how an individual’s career is damaged by injury.
Buckeye personal injury attorneys of Hirsch & Lyon Accident Law are adept at handling personal injury cases and know how to make Arizona law work for the injured victim. Our attorneys have the skill, knowledge, resources and experience to ensure your case provides the highest possible compensation for your injuries.
Call the Buckeye personal injury lawyers of Hirsch & Lyon Accident Law anytime and on any day at 602.254.2701. Or complete our online form for a free consultation. However you choose to contact us, you will gain the opportunity to come in for a free, no obligation, 30-minute case evaluation with one of our expert personal injury attorneys.