Personal Injury Lawyers | Accident Attorneys

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We have all seen the commercials on television. The attorney appears on the screen and asks if you have been injured in a car accident, or a slip-and-fall accident, or in countless other scenarios where your injury could be worthy of financial compensation. To many, this tactic appears uncouth, and its widespread use is one of the reasons that accident lawyers often suffer from an unsavory reputation. However, if you are among the unfortunate individuals who have been injured due to the negligence of another party, accident lawyers can be your only ally when seeking compensation for your damages or injuries. car accident attorneys

Accident lawyers also known as personal injury attorneys, plaintiff lawyers, and trial lawyers, provide legal representation to parties who have been or claim to have been physically or psychologically injured due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another party. Accident lawyers specialize in tort law, which is a form of civil law that deals with relationships between individuals and/or organizations. In contrast, criminal law involves individuals and/or organizations and the State. When one party has injured another party, accident lawyers are there to help the injured party receive appropriate compensation for their ordeal.

When accident lawyers are hired to represent their clients they assume several responsibilities on their behalf. While adhering to a strict code of ethics, accident lawyers must carefully examine the potential case and weigh its merits before filing a lawsuit. If the case has merit, then the accident lawyers will file complaints, make arguments in court, draft legal paperwork, and research their client?s case so that they can best represent their interests.

Accident lawyers are compensated in several different ways, although a contingency fee is the most common. A contingency fee is an agreement where the client has no financial obligation to the attorney until the case is successfully resolved. Upon settlement, the attorney will then keep a portion of the money as compensation. Other less common forms of compensation for accident lawyers are flat fees a set amount regardless of the outcome, retainers, money paid before representation takes place, and hourly rates – where the client is billed for each hour that is dedicated to their case. car accident lawyers

In today’s society, accident lawyers are an oft maligned group. They are blamed for frivolous lawsuits and escalating health care costs, among other things. While those charges have merit in some instances, one should not conclude that accident lawyers are not an important component of our legal system. Accident lawyers are the individual’s last line of defense from further damage as a result of an accident or negligence. Sadly, we need accident lawyers after we have already been wronged, but with their competent representation we can not only receive just compensation, but the damages collected from negligent parties act as a deterrent from continuing to act in an irresponsible way in the future. In short; accident lawyers help prevent accidents as well.

Criminal Charges

Criminal ChargesWhen facing criminal charges, you need a criminal law attorney to fight for you. Dennis Kucera is a former Deputy District Attorney (prosecutor), and has been an experienced trial attorney since 1983. Dennis Kucera offers experienced and aggressive representation with personal service, and can provide a free consultation to help you evaluate your case and explore your options. You do not have to personally go to court on a misdemeanor case if you are represented by an attorney.

Dog Bite Injuries

Dog Bite InjuriesDog bite injuries are all too common occurrences, yet they present unique legal challenges. At the Law Offices of Dennis Kucera, we’re ready to put our experience to work to help you maximize your compensation. We handle these claims on a contingent fee basis, which means we will only be paid through a portion of the money we produce for you, and otherwise you don’t owe us anything. We can make home or hospital appointments to see you for this type of claim. Many dog bite victims are family or friends who may know the dog’s owner, and sometimes people are reluctant to pursue a claim against someone they may know personally. Rest assured, as long as there is insurance, the claim will be handled by the insurance and the payment will come from the insurance, rather than directly from the dog owner’s pocket. While a claim history can affect a person’s insurance rates, the effect on the dog owner’s insurance is usually small compared to the value of your claim.

Dog Bite Injuries Offer Unique Legal Challenges

Dog bite injuries are very different from other types of personal injury accidents. You need to determine ownership of the dog, call animal regulation, preserve any witness statements, and get information from people who have had contact with the dog who may know of its aggressive nature or history of aggressive behavior. The circumstances of how the dog was able to reach you are also important. Was the dog let loose without a leash, or was a fence meant to block the dog not functioning properly? It may be necessary to photograph or video the area where the dog was kept.

Medical Attention & Legal Representation

Dog bite injuries present a substantial risk of hidden and long lasting damage. This is not the kind of injury claim you should try to settle quickly or before speaking with an attorney. There can be nerve damage or a chronic infection under the skin, even though the wound appears to have healed closed. After a dog bite injury occurs, it is essential to seek medical attention immediately, as serious additional damage may be caused from a delay in treatment. You must be careful that you do not make your injury worse by foregoing the appropriate treatment. You might need additional testing to visualize the injury or to see if there is nerve damage. You may be left with scars and may need to consult with a plastic surgeon before trying to settle your claim. You can be left with a wound area that is lumpy, painful, or constantly sensitive to touch, or you may face limitations in the use of your fingers. Some dog bites can cause a blood clot due to an infection, known as a deep vein thrombosis, which is not only dangerous, but can be very difficult to bring fully under control. In addition to medical attention, you need an attorney to represent you, so your attorney can develop the evidence, work with the proper doctors, and begin the insurance claim process for the best possible outcome.

Dog Bite Injuries

If you’re looking for a physician to treat your dog bite, don’t worry. We can refer you to doctors who can treat you on a lien basis, so you can receive treatment without paying out of pocket as you receive treatment, and you will also obtain the documentation required to support your injury claim. Dog bites are a more specialized type of personal injury, but the other considerations for personal injury claims also apply. As with the suggestions we have made for other injury claims, it is not a good idea to talk directly to the other insurance company. There is downside but no upside, so why do it. Click on the link below to see more information about personal injury claims in general.