Caring Legal Advocacy for Accident Victims
Personal injury cases involve disputes between an injured and an at-fault party. Fault is generally based on the theory of negligence, where a person or entity acted below a reasonable standard of care, causing an accident leading to injury or death. In these matters, the victim can seek compensation for damages they sustained. That could be financial expenses and losses, such as medical bills or lost wages. It could also be more subjective, like pain and suffering or loss of consortium. Recovering just compensation from the responsible party is essential for helping the victim cover damages arising from the accident and obtaining justice. However, knowing whether a settlement is fair can be challenging when so many factors must be considered.
At Morris, Andrews, Talmadge & Driggers, LLC (MATD), our personal injury lawyers in Luverne provide our clients with compassionate yet aggressive legal representation. We stand by their sides, learning about the incident from their perspective and responding honestly to their questions and concerns. At the same time, we fiercely go up against insurance companies and articulately make arguments before judges and juries. Our team recognizes that pursuing financial recovery can be about more than paying bills and supplementing wages. It is also a chance for the victim to right the wrongs they have suffered and prevent similar accidents from occurring in the future. That is why we pursue fair compensation. We have obtained favorable results for past clients and achieved a $21 million jury verdict in a prior case.
Experience Handling an Array of Personal Injury Cases
When an individual is harmed because of another person’s or a company’s negligence or intentional acts, the injured party may hold that entity financially responsible. Personal injury cases can be challenging because the burden rests on the individual bringing the claim to prove that the other party was responsible.
Generally, that means showing that the at-fault party:
- Owed a duty of care
- Breached the duty of care
- Caused an accident because of their breach, leading to damages
Developing and supporting arguments for a personal injury case can be difficult. But the challenges can be more effectively navigated with the help of an attorney.
Our personal injury lawyers in Luverne have represented clients in various cases, including the following:
- Car accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Construction accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Dog bites
- Motorcycle accidents
- Nursing home accidents
- Wrongful death
How Much Can You Recover for an Accident Case?
Personal injury cases can result in physical and emotional harm. These injuries can lead to various expenses and losses, which are not always financial. Some can be subjective and specific to the injured party.
If you were involved in an accident, you might be able to recover compensation for economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are those with a specific dollar amount attached to them.
They can include expenses and losses like:
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future lost wages
- Property damage
- Lost earning capacity
In contrast, non-economic damages do not have an exact figure. They are more subjective and based on their effect on the injured party’s life.
Examples of non-economic damages include, but are not limited to:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional anguish
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Unfortunately, it’s not easy to say how much you could expect to receive in compensation for your personal injury case. Various factors will affect the value. An attorney can help get a more accurate figure by examining medical bills, paystubs, tax information, and repair bills, among other expenses. They can also consult with experts who can speak more about the severity of your injuries and their physical and psychological effects on your life.
At MATD, our Luverne personal injury attorneys carefully review our clients’ cases. When we have a comprehensive picture of the accident’s impacts – both physical and emotional – we are positioned to begin negotiations with the at-fault party’s insurance company and will be prepared to reject an unfair offer. We will take our client’s cases to court to seek justice if necessary.
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Backed by over 130 years of combined experience, our team has the knowledge and skills to fight for our clients’ rights. We can represent your interests inside and outside of the courtroom.