Injuries are almost never equal in size and scope. There is, however, one common thread to most injuries: they can severely disrupt your life. Luckily, if someone else caused your injury, the law protects you.
Using liability laws, you can legally file a personal injury claim against the responsible party. If your claim is successful, you can recover the entirety of the damages you suffered.
If your injury occurred in Owensboro, the best thing you can do to fully recover from your injury is seek the aid of an Owensboro personal injury attorney.
While it is possible to settle your claim without the assistance of an attorney, we do not recommend this approach. Instead, we recommend that you retain the services of an Owensboro personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Owensboro Personal Injury Lawyers: How Can They Help?
The number of ways that your Owensboro injury lawyer can make your life (and personal injury claim) easier are countless. The help doesn’t stop after your initial consultation either. Your attorney will help you throughout the entire process. At the end of the day, whether or not you have a lawyer can make or break your case. We will outline just a few of the ways your Owensboro injury attorney can help you out.
Initial Consultations: Do I Have A Legitimate Claim?
Without legal education and training, it is hard to figure out whether you have a legitimate claim for damages. You can, of course, do some research and make a preliminary assessment on your own. However, doing so is a bit of a gamble.
You can trust that most injury attorneys will give you an honest answer, because most injury attorneys, including us at Gerling Law, practice on the basis of a contingency fee. With a contingency fee payment arrangement, if we don’t settle or win your case in court, we can’t collect a fee. Thus, outside of our ethical and moral reasons for honesty, there is a direct financial incentive.
If you speak with an injury attorney who wants to charge you a fee for an initial consultation or otherwise refuses to work on a contingency fee payment arrangement, it is a red flag. If this occurs, it may be time to consult with other Owensboro injury attorneys.
A question we often field from prospective clients is, How much is the average personal injury claim worth? In reality, there is no average personal injury claim. Injuries and damages come in all shapes and sizes. Thus, even if an average exists, it wouldn’t be all that useful.
When you find an attorney to represent you, one of the first things they will do is discuss damages with you. That, after all, is what you are seeking in your claim. Injury attorneys have the necessary experience and knowledge to help you calculate how much your claim is worth and explain all the different types of damages. You may have suffered damages that you are yet unaware of or that you didn’t realize you could recover for.
Connecting You with the Right Medical Professionals
As personal injury attorneys, we have established relationships with medical professionals throughout the tri-state area. Thus, regardless of what your injury is, we can connect you with the right specialist. Some injuries are particularly difficult to treat, or even diagnose. Thus, finding the right medical professionals is key to your claim’s success.
Gathering and Presenting Evidence
To recover any damages, you need to prove that someone else is at fault for your injuries. Doing so without the right evidence is, for all intents and purposes, impossible.
Your Owensboro injury attorney will help you gather all of the necessary evidence to prove your claim. Further, they will present the evidence on your behalf in an effective, legally strategic manner. Sometimes gathering evidence is as simple as obtaining an accident report. Other times, however, your lawyer may need to contact expert witnesses to provide evidentiary testimony. This happens, in particular, if you suffered from a medical malpractice injury.
Negotiating and Communicating on Your Behalf
If you don’t actively participate in negotiations on a regular basis, negotiating a personal injury claim can present a huge problem. Negotiating as an individual against a large insurance company or corporation is even more of a problem.
Luckily, your Owensboro injury lawyer can handle all the negotiations so you don’t have to. Knowing that they are negotiating with an experienced professional, large defendants like insurance companies will come to the negotiating table in good faith. If they negotiate with you directly, they are more likely to employ coercive tactics.
Throughout the injury claim process, your lawyer can handle all the administrative duties surrounding your case. Filing briefs, drafting correspondence between parties, engaging in negotiations, and even fielding phone calls so you don’t have to can take a lot of the pressure off you. That way, you can focus on what’s most important: recovering from your injury.
At the end of it all, if it needs to happen, your Owensboro injury attorney can file a lawsuit in court on your behalf. Your lawyer will always maintain awareness of important procedural issues like filing deadlines, so you won’t have to worry about throwing your case away due to a procedural mistake.
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I hired Gerling Law a few weeks after my car accident. Over the course of 2 years, I got to work with two attorneys on my case. Neal Anderson recently wrapped up my case and I couldn’t have been any more satisfied. If you need representation for an injury, I definitely recommend Gerling Law. - Perry C.
Owensboro Personal Injury Attorneys: Practice Areas
The facts and circumstances surrounding two injuries are almost never the same. As a result, our Owensboro personal injury lawyers are prepared to help you recover from practically any injury. Consult the following list to see a few examples of cases we handle:
- Car, motorcycle, truck, and other automobile accidents;
- Boating accidents;
- Medical malpractice;
- Nursing home abuse;
- Workplace injuries; and
- Wrongful death.
If you don’t see the specific type of injury you are suffering from listed here, don’t worry. In all likelihood we can still help you, so give us a call.
What Sets Gerling Law Apart?
Importantly, there are exceptions to the general two-year limitations period. To avoid missing out on a potential statute of limitations exception, give your lawyer as much information as possible. Better yet, ask about the statute of limitations exceptions specifically.
Why Choose Gerling Law’s Evansville Injury Lawyer Team?
If you want to hire one of the premier Owensboro personal injury attorneys in the tri-state area, look no further than Gerling Law Injury Attorneys. Aside from the compassion, dedication, and effectiveness that our Owensboro injury lawyers bring to the table, we bring experience. Most of our attorneys have at least a decade of experience in personal injury practice. Combined, we have more than 100 years of injury law experience to help you. Contact us today, tell us your story, and we’ll get right to work! Go with experience. Go with Gerling. ®