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Peoria Personal Injury Lawyer

Why Hire a Peoria Personal Injury Lawyer

It is a frequent misconception that Peoria personal injury lawyers only handle motor vehicle accident cases, when victims suffer physical or mental trauma. But lawyers like these in Peoria handle a wide variety of cases that are not related to auto accidents, at all. Some types of personal injury cases include these, when injuries and property damage result:

When one of the above causes or any other results in injuries to yourself or someone you care about, you can rely upon a Peoria personal injury attorney to help you build a case. Such injuries are often caused by another party’s intent or negligence. When either of these causes are part of your accident, having a personal injury lawyer will help you gain the compensation you need for your injuries and other expenses.

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What is the significance of negligence in Peoria personal injury law?

Negligence is a term describing when someone fails to act reasonably and carefully. You will also become familiar with the term “duty of care,” as part of your legal case. Duty of care describes the responsibility of one individual or entity to act according to a minimum standard. Negligence and failure in the duty of care are the foundation of personal injury law in Peoria and beyond.

Personal injury lawyers work with clients when negligence occurs to determine whether financial damages are recoverable. For a settlement or court decision to award monies, there must be sufficient evidence of negligence having caused injuries or other damages. The plaintiff is responsible for proving negligence through the “burden of proof” for these types of cases.

Personal Injury Lawyers Are the Right Choice for Peoria Clients

Although there are a multitude of lawyers who can represent an injured plaintiff, it is important to work with an experienced personal injury lawyer who deeply understands Arizona law in regard to negligence. Only a personal injury lawyer has the true skill, knowledge and experience to help you gain the compensation you deserve. Another type of lawyer may know how to lead a case to court, but he or she will not be aware of the nuances of these claims that give personal injury lawyers an edge for the victim’s benefit.

Let’s say a general attorney is able to win you $50,000 for your case. If you have a personal injury attorney for the same case, you could gain $100,000 or more. This is because dealing with insurance companies can be complex and an established personal injury lawyer has the reputation needed to intimidate insurance companies from the outset of your claim.

To win your business, a general attorney may offer to reduce his or her fees. While this sounds great at face value, bear in mind that a reduction in fees will still absorb most of your compensation gained through settlement or a jury trial. A personal injury lawyer has better resources for your case, knows the right experts and is overall able to provide better results at lower impact to your final compensation. You deserve your damages when they are won, so do not give them up to attorney’s fees for a inexperienced lawyer.

The Purpose Personal Injury Cases Serve

Personal injury cases serve to help victims become “whole” again, to the extent that financial compensation can provide that help. For Peoria clients, the Law Offices of Hirsch & Lyon Accident Law Accident Law handle cases of injury due to accidents or other incidents leading to lasting damages. Categories of cases represented by Hirsch & Lyon Accident Law Accident Law include:

  • Birth injury
  • Pharmaceutical liability
  • Brain damage
  • Business and contract disputes
  • Dental malpractice
  • Government liability cases
  • Product liability
  • Medical malpractice
  • Wrongful death
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Nursing home injury or elder abuse
  • Personal injury

Even the least complex of personal injury cases may revolve around a party or parties who have suffered permanent injury or disability from the negligence of others. Settlement amounts are commonly between $25,000 and over a million dollars. Some of the most important considerations toward such settlements include:

♦ Medical Bills

Medical expenses can be almost tragic, in how quickly they cripple an individual’s finances or the financial stability of a family. Medical costs can be over $100,000 from the very first days after an accident or injury. This is particularly true when lengthy hospital stays are required or the patient needs rehabilitation for injuries.

It is also critical that medical expenses are paid quickly because they can add up, go into collections and even damage your credit. Insurance companies know that injured victims are vulnerable to these costs. They often try to settle quickly before the injured party has time to become fully aware of their long-term medical needs, the extent of their injuries, or how a lawyer can help them gain greater than what the insurance company first offers. This is why it is very important that you do not accept an insurance offer until you have spoken with a personal injury lawyer.

Resist the temptation to sign a settlement until you have spoken with a personal injury attorney, even if the settlement is as much as five times the amount you presently owe. You need the help of a personal injury lawyer who can identify all of the expenses you will face in the future, due to your injuries. That lawyer will also work to help you gain a greater amount, the amount you actually deserve.

♦ Life Care

Future medical bills and rehabilitation costs are a significant issue for personal injury victims. These, along with in-home care costs, can be extensive. Life care compensation helps to cover these costs, whether you are cared for by outside providers or a family member.

Many people think that because a family member is caring for them that they do not need compensation for home care. But the loved one will pay a personal price for their efforts, particularly through less free time for personal interests, less time available to work outside of the home and other costs that should be compensated for, just as you would compensate an outsider. There may be a time that this great person in your life can no longer help you. At that time, you will need financial support to have options for home care.

Your personal injury attorney will enlist the help of expert witnesses who can calculate your life care costs, according to the injuries you suffered.

♦ Pain and Suffering

Pain and suffering is usually the largest portion of a personal injury case. This is because such injuries as a victim of an accident or other negligence suffers can lead to lifelong problems like constant pain, reduced cognition, mobility issues, or other problems that deeply affect quality of life. Quality of life is considered to ensure that pain and suffering damages can help counterbalance the effects of negligence on the victim’s future.

♦ Employment Damages

Employment damages often require the help of a specialist, when employment is greatly affected by suffered injuries. Your personal injury lawyer also has experience in calculating these damages, but will use the help of an expert when needed. Employment is affected when the injured victim can no longer work in the same job as before, must change jobs or fields after injury, experiences wage reductions, must work fewer hours or must retire early due to complications of an injury. Many people must stop working altogether and become unemployable after a serious injury. Whether the victim has enjoyed a lifelong career or is just getting started in their field, employment damages will be calculated based upon expected future earnings, market value in the field of work, inflation, career trajectory and other factors.

A skilled and experienced personal injury attorney can identify the ways personal injury has affected employment and earning capability for these victims. These details are factored into employment losses.

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The Right Lawyer for Your Peoria Personal Injury Case

When you need a personal injury attorney after suffering injury, the aggressive Peoria personal injury lawyers of Hirsch & Lyon Accident Law Accident Law will provide the help and guidance you need to gain maximum compensation for your unique case. This experience and skill are major factors when you are trying to gain the highest possible settlement or award.

Contact the Law Offices of Hirsch & Lyon Accident Law Accident Law now at any time, day or night. Call (602) 691-7278 to speak with a Hirsch & Lyon Accident Law Accident Law Peoria personal injury lawyer who will provide a free, no-obligation consultation. Or simply complete the online form to gain a call back for your consultation appointment.


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