Individuals who have been involved in an auto accident are going through a very traumatic time in their life. In most cases, an auto accident leaves the victim with mental stress, loss of income, and a lot of physical pain. Anyone involved in an auto accident should seek the professional advice of an accident injury law firm as soon a possible. Your attorney will make sure that as the victim you receive the compensation from the person who was responsible for the accident.
After an accident, you will have many different questions that your attorney can answer when you first meet up with him or her. Some of the questions may pertain to:
- Will my insurance cost go up?
- Are my medical expenses covered by my health insurance provider?
- Who pays for my car repairs?
- Are my lost wages covered?
- How will I pay my bills if I can’t work?
- What about future medical bills if I need more care?
- Do I have a lawsuit
Your attorney will be able to answer these and other questions you may have about your accident. They are experienced and know how to deal with the insurance companies on both sides.
A catastrophic injury is life-changing for the rest of that person’s life. Some significant instances are brain damage, permanent disabilities, and paralysis. When a member of the family ends up with a catastrophic injury it leaves the rest of the family overwhelmed on how to help and what steps to take next. Many of those accidents could have been avoided.
Some Reasons for Catastrophic Injuries
Catastrophic injuries happen at the workplace, while driving or walking on the roadways or even when going out for a night on the town. Some reasons for the accidents are;
- auto accidents
- defective products
- medical malpractice
- power tool malfunctions
- Slips and falls
- sports injuries
- violent encounters
- and many other instances
These injuries can happen anywhere and will change the quality of life for the victim. Injuries that may occur are;
- Amputation or Loss of limb
- Disfigurement and bad scarring
- Neurological/Head trauma
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- and many more
If the victim feels that there was intent or that the accident could have been avoided then he or she would have reason to file a lawsuit. There are many reasons for filing a lawsuit which may include;
- Alcohol or drug use
- Dangerous product defects
- Failure to obey the safety laws
- Malicious intent
- Operator negligence
- and many more
Victims can receive compensation for medical bills, medical supplies, prescriptions, physical therapy, surgical procedures, loss of wages, punitive damages, pain and suffering and much more.
Product Liability Claims
Faulty products are to blame for thousands of people getting hurt every year. You buy a product and you expect that product to be safe and work safely. Those who have been hurt due to a faulty product may have a product liability case. Vehicles with faulty parts have been in the news for having bad airbags, defective tires, ignition switches that are bad and faulty steering systems.
Defected products that are sold to customers makes the seller liable if that customer gets hurt. Buyers trust the seller that the products they just bought will do what they were made to do and not blow up or throw parts at them when they use the product. That trust is broken when the product fails and the customer gets harmed.
A product liability lawsuit can be filed if the buyer can show that the product caused injury, damage or death. A lawsuit can be filed if the buyer can show that the manufacturer contributed to the poor quality or the design of the product was faulty. When a product is marked as safe and does not warn the consumer of any dangerous parts and the consumer gets hurt, then the seller is at fault. A lawsuit can be filed against the seller.
Faulty Medical Devices
Manufacturers have good intentions when they make their medical devices that the devices will help doctors in treating and diagnosing their patient’s injuries. Some of those devices end up being faulty and harming the patients. The devices made are to either diagnose a patient’s problem or they may be surgical devices. Some faulty devices end up being implanted in patients. Implanted devices can be for cosmetic reasons, for cardiac patients or orthopedic devices. When they fail, the patient may be harmed instead of being helped back to a better life.
Some reasons for faulty medical devices are that they may be causing pain, bleeding, infection, or some other complications after the patient has had surgery. Some of these devices can spread diseased cells in the body from one part of the body to another or leave toxic chemicals behind in the body.
Devices that have caused patients to have problems may involve breast implants, hip and knee replacements, pacemakers, cardiac stents, intrauterine devices, transvaginal mesh, and many other devices. Manufacturers who are at fault for the faulty devices will have top-notch attorneys on their payrolls. Without a knowledgeable attorney who knows about defective devices, your chances are slim at receiving any compensation for your injuries, pain, and suffering or lost wages.
An accident injury law firm such as Amaro Law Firm, will have a team of people working on your case so nothing is missed or misunderstood to where it would harm your claim. The team will gather all the information about your claim so they can prove negligence and liability. They will talk to your doctors and get medical records, all your bills, photos, estimates on repairs, and find reliable witnesses to testify on your behalf.
Your attorney will have the experience and skills needed to protect your rights throughout the whole process of your claim. They will negotiate with the insurance companies and come up with solid solutions for a settlement or go to trial if necessary.
Your settlement will be maximized because your attorney will make sure that all those that are liable will be held accountable and all legal remedies will be pursued. Your attorney will fight for justice and for financial recovery for you to help restore your life.