Personal Injury CasesDennis Kucera | December 28, 2017 | 0 | Personal Injury
When you’ve suffered an injury through the fault of someone else, it’s essential to seek legal representation right away. The settlement value of your case will depend on the strength of your case. There is work to be done right away to protect the value of your claim. Dennis Kucera can get to work immediately to investigate the accident, preserve evidence, and help direct your medical treatment to maximize the value of your claim. We handle vehicle vs. vehicle accidents, including truck and semi trailer accidents, motorcycle accidents, vehicle vs. bicycle accidents, and vehicle vs. pedestrian accidents.
If you have been injured through the fault of someone else, you are entitled to be compensated for all of the damage you have suffered. Your damage claim can include medical bills, pain and suffering, future pain and suffering, and bills for future medical treatment which is likely to be needed. You can be paid for lost income even if you received payment through sick time or vacation time, because you lost the benefit of having that time available. In a wrongful death claim, you are entitled to recover for the loss of society and companionship of the decedent, medical and funeral expenses, and for the expected income stream the decedent could have produced. But stating that you can make a claim is not the same as actually receiving money. The challenge is to establish a strong and credible claim so that you actually do collect the all the money you are entitled to claim. That is why injured persons seek the help of an attorney.
Proving Your Claim
As the injured person, it’s your burden to prove that the other party is responsible for the accident, and you must also prove that your damages are reasonable and a result of the accident.
Prompt investigation is crucial for proving your personal injury claim. Most cases don’t need to go to trial, but it is the solid, credible cases that can be settled successfully without a trial. If necessary, we can work with an accident reconstruction expert who can help explain why the other driver is at fault. You will want your medical records to be complete and detailed so the insurance company will understand the full scope of your injury. (See the discussion below about the choice of doctors.)
Helpful evidence may be lost forever if it’s not obtained soon after the accident occurs. We can begin working immediately to preserve the needed evidence to help you, such as:
- Witness Statements
- Photographs of Vehicles
- Photographs of Injuries
- Photographs of Accident
- Scene & Skid Marks
- Surveillance videos