Personal Injury

Representing clients in claims for injuries stemming from automobile or other similar accidents.  If you are hurt or out of work, we can help you recover your losses.

 

Each year, millions of people in the United States are injured in accidents. The law protects those harmed by negligent parties and allows the injured to seek compensation for their suffering. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, including an automobile accident, resulting from negligence or intentional harm, you may be entitled to receive just compensation for your physical and psychological injuries. The aftermath of dealing with an accident can be overwhelming between constant calls from insurance companies, changes in health or job status, and damage to your property.

To protect your rights and make certain that you are taking all of the necessary actions in the recovery process, you should contact a qualified personal injury lawyer. Attorney Samuel Reidy has been named one of the National Trial Lawyers’ Top 40 Under 40 for his work as a civil litigator and one of America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys for the past three consecutive years.

Our firm handles accidents involving both minor injuries as well as catastrophic injury or death.
Our skilled injury attorneys will take the time to learn every aspect of your case and assess whether or not you should take an initial settlement offered by the insurance company. We have the foresight and skill to look at the road ahead and consider future damages which may harm you for years to come including pain, emotional trauma and subsequent injuries. With this knowledge, our personal injury law firm can properly evaluate the full extent of the damage and help to determine if the initial settlement is fair and adequate.

Personal injury cases require proving Negligence (when the injury was a direct result of the defendant’s improper actions or inactions), Causation (when the actions of an individual or company cause the injury), and damages (which include medical bills, lost wages, property damage, emotional distress, and pain and suffering)

Following our initial meeting with you, we will reconstruct the accident and gather evidence to support your claim. We routinely work with medical professionals, forensic experts and private investigators that can conduct a detailed investigation and produce an independent analysis of your accident.

In far too many cases, one’s rights are permanently forfeited because the injured person believed what he or she was told by the insurance company. Insurance companies will employ significant resources to challenge your claim in order to maximize their profits. With powerful legal teams and years of experience, these large corporations often have the edge when dealing with the injured. In such circumstances, you take a tremendous risk if you don’t have solid legal counsel and representation on your side. Our Firm can help to level the playing field and will work diligently to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. If the initial settlement offered was unjust and inadequate, our Firm will aggressively pursue damages against the individuals or companies that caused the harm.

While our personal injury law firm cannot undo injury or suffering, we can help obtain significant damages for our injured clients. We are dedicated to obtaining the very best recovery possible for you through experienced, professional, and aggressive representation.

Case – FAQs

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Do I have a strong case?

Whether or not you have a strong case depends on a variety of factors, including the nature and extent of your injuries or property damage, who is at fault and whether the defendant has sizable assets or adequate insurance coverage, and how long ago the accident or injury occurred. An attorney can evaluate your case in light of these and other factors and give you a realistic assessment of what you can expect.

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I have fully recovered from my injuries. Do I still have a case?

Absolutely. Even if you have fully recovered from your injuries, you are still entitled to compensation for injuries caused by another’s negligence.

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How does my attorney get paid?

Most personal injury attorneys work on “contingency,” which means that if they agree to take your case, they will take a percentage of the recovery, whether by settlement or a trial verdict. In some cases, the court fees and other related expenses are advanced by the Firm, while in other cases the client is expected to cover some or all of the costs upfront. If the attorney advances costs, those are reimbursed from your eventual recovery.

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How long will my lawsuit take?

This, too, depends on many factors. Most cases settle prior to trial, but if a settlement is not reached, your case will progress through discovery and trial, which can take a year or longer in many jurisdictions. Additionally, you may not want to resolve your case too quickly if you are still seeking medical treatment and all of the related expenses have not yet been calculated.

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What is my role in the lawsuit?

Your attorney will take care of all of the legal aspects of your case. You may be asked to participate in discovery by answering written questions or giving oral testimony in a deposition. If your case goes to trial, you will likely be expected to appear in court. Throughout the duration of your case, you must obtain appropriate medical care and make your doctor, physical therapy, or other appointments.

Accidents – FAQs

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What should I do if I’m in a car accident?

If you are involved in a car accident, you should seek necessary medical treatment immediately. Even if you are not injured, it is important that you call the police and file a formal police report which can later assist with insurance claims and any lawsuits which may follow.

During this time, you will be required to show your driver’s license and documentation of your insurance coverage. It is important that you obtain this information from the other driver as well. If you have a camera, you should take a photo of the scene or soon after to show any damage to your vehicle. You should also contact your insurance carrier as soon as possible so they can instruct you on the necessary steps to file your claim.

To ensure that you receive the greatest settlement possible, contact a personal injury attorney who can initiate an investigation before witnesses forget their testimonials and evidence is lost.

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I was in a minor accident and the other driver and I just exchanged insurance information without calling the police. My insurance company is now giving me a hard time for not having a report. Is a police report necessary for all car accidents?

It is always a good idea to call the police at the time of an automobile accident. Although all insurance carriers have different policies regarding the necessity of a police report when filing a claim, many will accept an auto insurance claim without one. Nonetheless, police reports are helpful in determining the involved parties and documenting who was at fault. This information will assist your insurance company in their investigation and may expedite the resolution of the claim.

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I was in a car accident and the other motorist's insurance company just called me for a statement. Am I required to provide one?

No! More often than not, the other driver’s insurance company is calling to obtain information which may be used against you as you seek to recover losses. Respectfully decline their request and inform them that if they would like a copy of your statement, they may contact your insurance carrier directly.

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Who is responsible for my medical treatment and expenses?

In most cases, the party at-fault (or his respective insurance company) is responsible for paying for medical treatment and other related expenses such as lost work and compensation for vehicle damage. The extent of liability for an injury resulting from a car accident can vary based on jurisdiction. As a result, it is crucial that you hire a personal injury attorney who can help determine fault and recover any financial losses you’ve incurred.

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