Personal Injury Lawyers
For more than 40 years, the personal injury lawyers at Jinks Crow have been helping people who have been injured by the negligence of another person or company. Our personal injury attorneys have represented clients in successfully seeking compensation for their physical injuries, mental anguish, and emotional distress.
If you or a loved one has been injured and you believe it was the fault of another person, contact us today to schedule a free and confidential consultation.
What is personal injury?
Personal injury is generally the area of the law dealing with someone sustaining damages to their person (physically, psychologically, and emotionally) as opposed to their property (real estate, cars, boats, etc.). Personal injury also includes other damages associated with the injury such as lost wages, pain and suffering, lost earning capacity, medical expenses, short- and long-term assistance, etc.
A personal injury can be caused by a variety of incidents, such as auto accidents, truck accidents, toxic exposure, malpractice, pharmaceuticals, defective products, defective highways, defective equipment, assault and other criminal conduct, defective property or conditions (leading to a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall, for example), texting and driving, drinking and driving (or drunk driving), explosions, fires, and workplace injuries.
How do personal injury claims work?
Accident victims, or “plaintiffs,” who bring a personal injury lawsuit under law may be able to recover compensatory damages, which are intended to compensate a person for physical, financial, and emotional losses.
Generally, if there is enough time before a lawsuit must be filed, once all of the facts are gathered regarding the cause of the injury, the responsible parties, and the resulting damages, a settlement demand is made on the responsible parties. If the case cannot be settled, a lawsuit is filed. Settlement negotiations may continue while the lawsuit is pending. If the case cannot be settled, a court (and usually a jury) will determine who is responsible and the amount of damages. Then there may be an appeal. Once the judgment is final, it must be collected.
Are personal injury lawyers worth it?
Good personal injury lawyers are worth the fee that they earn. We aren’t paid unless you recover an award or settlement.
The personal injury lawyers at Jinks Crow create value that exceeds what an unrepresented person can collect because of the threat of court. If the case doesn’t settle, we can take it to court. Insurance companies and other defendants do not pay top dollar to an unrepresented person (though they may tell you that they do). A personal injury lawyer can help you maximize your recovery.
When to contact a personal injury lawyer?
It is important to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after an injury occurs. A personal injury lawyer at Jinks Crow can help ensure that all relevant evidence is gathered appropriately before it is lost or destroyed. We can also help guide you through the complicated process which generally follows a personal injury, from medical treatment and insurance claims to giving statements to investigators and law enforcement.
If you have questions about whether or not you should bring a personal injury lawsuit, you should speak with one of our personal injury attorneys as soon as possible. Contact us today for a free consultation.