Often times, financial circumstances make it difficult to pursue legal help because of the finances that are already being poured into medical expenses as a result of the accident. Injured plaintiffs are generally faced with large medical bills for treatment of their injury and must typically find a way to make ends meet during the time in which they are out of work. For that reason, we work on a contingency fee basis.
“I made my decision to become Brian’s Litigation Partner for many reasons that are in addition to Brian’s long standing reputation in the community. As a board certified civil trial expert, it was important to me to join an injury law firm that would fully develop a client’s case so that an insurance company would most likely offer significant money to settle, yet had the resources and talented team members to take a case to trial if they did not.”
Personal injury lawyers often have investigative staff at their disposal that can help with your personal injury claim. They can help recreate the accident and use the information at trial, or in negotiations with the carrier to get you the best possible settlement or verdict. Private investigators are just as important as the personal injury attorneys as they arm the personal injury lawyer with the information necessary to pursue your claim.
At Farar & Lewis LLP, we pride ourselves on our ability to be there for our clients, 24/7 when tragedy or questions arise. Every single one of our clients has access to their assigned lawyer. We encourage our clients to call us, whenever the need arises, to get help. Many consider us a part of their family – because we do everything in our power to help solve the problems your facing. In the past, our injury lawyers have helped clients get medical assistance, help with car repairs, and more. Our goal is to help handle all aspects related to your case, so that you can focus on healing and your family.
Similarly, a doctor has a duty to act as a reasonably prudent doctor with similar training and expertise would act. He or she must order the appropriate tests or refer a patient to a specialist when faced with a potential diagnosis of a certain disease. A doctor who fails to meet the professional standard of care may be subject to a medical malpractice suit.

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For example, consider a driver doing her makeup in the car. A motorcyclist decides to change lanes to avoid this distracted driver. Meanwhile, a deer crosses the road, and the motorcyclist swerves to avoid hitting the deer and crashes into a car that is illegally parked on the side of the road. In that case, the deer and the illegally parked cars are intervening causes of the motorcyclist's accident. The driver may have been negligent in putting on makeup in the car, but her conduct was not the "proximate" cause of the victim's injuries.
Suwanee follows the Georgia law policy called “modified comparative negligence.” It dictates that even if you had some fault in the injury, the other party isn’t off the hook for their own negligence.  In this case, the local courts will compare negligence from each party and decide how much responsible lies on each side.  As long as the other party was at least 50% responsible, you can still recover damages.  But the percentage of fault determines how much recovery you can win.
For example, critics of medical malpractice lawyers argue that lawsuits increase the cost of healthcare, and that lawsuits may inspire doctors to leave medical practice or create doctor shortages. These concerns have not been well substantiated. A publication by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found little evidence that traditional tort reforms affect medical liability costs or defensive medicine.[15] A study conducted on a bi-partisan basis in Texas has found that tort reform, once enacted had no impact on reducing the cost of medical care, tending to throw doubt on claims made by tort reform advocates.[16]

Never leave the scene of an accident. You will need to cooperate by providing truthful information to the police or sometimes to your employer if the accident happened while you were on the job. If you may be at fault for causing an accident and you have insurance, you should report the accident to your own agent or insurance company, and they will usually be able to take care of investigating the accident, settling any claims based on the available coverage, or hiring a lawyer to defend you, if necessary.

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Our firm handles workers' compensation and personal injury claims in Chicago, Berwyn, Joliet, Cicero, Waukegan, Chicago Heights, Elgin, Oak Park, Oak Lawn, Schaumburg, Bolingbrook, Glendale Heights, Aurora, Niles, Schaumburg, Arlington Heights, Naperville, Plainfield and all of Cook, DuPage, Lake, Will, McHenry, LaSalle, Kankakee, McLean and Peoria Counties.
A personal injury lawyer or law firm works with clients who have suffered a physical or emotional injury, usually by accident or mistake. They cover cases such as burn injuries, botched surgeries, and harassment. Personal injury attorneys know how the insurance claim process works, they know what evidence to gather, and they know how to calculate and present a claim for damages. Many personal injury attorneys take cases on a contingency basis, which means they receive an agreed-upon percentage of the payment you receive, also called the personal injury settlement. If you don't recover any money, they don't get paid their fee. Personal injury lawyers also know how to defend you if someone thinks an injury is your fault.
With standard auto liability insurance, the insurance company of the driver responsible for an accident pays the costs resulting from a covered accident (up to the policy’s limits). Personal injury protection is a “no-fault” coverage and is required in some states. "No-fault" means that regardless of which driver was at fault, some of the medical expenses for the policyholder and others in the policyholder’s car may be covered by insurance.
Attorneys in this specialty usually represent clients on a contingency basis. Their fees represent a percentage of the plaintiff's eventual compensation when the case is resolved, typically from 30 to 40 percent. This arrangement means that the plaintiff doesn't pay a fee unless and until the lawyer recovers money on her behalf. These lawyers are typically only compensated if they win.

Any type of personal injury is painful to handle alone.  At John Foy & Associates, we believe you shouldn’t have to suffer money loss from missed work or medical bills on top of everything else.  We’ll work with you to help you get the financial recovery you deserve.  It’s risk free—you don’t get charged unless we get you money! And we offer you a FREE consultation to talk about your case.  Just call us today at 404-400-4000 or complete the form to your right. 
The further along in the process you go, the more likely it is that you’ll pay your lawyer more. This is because each stage in the process requires more work on the part of your lawyer. Do your part to read related articles, talk to your attorney, and learn about the different pricing options that exist. Remember that a local personal injury attorney may have a different price than what you see online.
It’s a well known fact, insurance companies make money – by denying personal injury claims. Their goal is to hinder, limit, and deny, your claim and give you as little money as possible. When you speak to them without an attorney, you have no leverage, and are at a potential disadvantage. Without a proper understanding of the law, you may find it difficult to compel them to play fair. Most victims don’t know the law, and don’t know enough to file a personal injury claim on their own due to a lack of knowledge and/or understanding. Insurance companies know this, and can play games in order to harm your chances of getting compensation. In some cases, victims may not understand the true value of their potential claim – and may settle for less. For example, many clients we’ve spoken to don’t know they can ask for future/past medical bills to be covered — or even future lost wages to be covered as a part of the final settlement/verdict. Our attorneys can help advise you about your right, and tell you what you may be entitled to as a result of your injuries. One of things we do, as a part of your case – is do a full investigation into the case in order to secure necessary evidence that proves your point of view. 
If you have lost a loved one in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to pursue compensation in a wrongful death claim. Depending on the circumstances of the case, surviving spouses, children, parents, and representatives of the estate may have the right to file such a claim. Compensation that can be recovered in a wrongful death claim includes medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost wages and benefits, loss of companionship, and punitive damages.  
If you know that your accident wasn’t very serious and you weren’t badly injured, you may start to feel as though you could probably handle the negotiations on your own. For example, say you were involved in a low-speed fender bender and only needed a couple of massage therapy sessions and an appointment with your chiropractor to be back to normal. Davis hints that the insurance company might not fight those claims as hard as others, and therefore you might not need a lawyer.
Personal injury lawyers often have investigative staff at their disposal that can help with your personal injury claim. They can help recreate the accident and use the information at trial, or in negotiations with the carrier to get you the best possible settlement or verdict. Private investigators are just as important as the personal injury attorneys as they arm the personal injury lawyer with the information necessary to pursue your claim.
When initiating a tort action, identifying the proper defendants can be difficult. This is because the "tortfeasor" who directly harmed the plaintiff - be it a delivery driver, nurse, grocery store clerk, or other individual - may not have the financial resources to pay a large judgment. An experienced injury attorney can identify and sue additional parties who are liable based on their relationship to the tortfeasor, such as a landlord or employer.

“I made my decision to become Brian’s Litigation Partner for many reasons that are in addition to Brian’s long standing reputation in the community. As a board certified civil trial expert, it was important to me to join an injury law firm that would fully develop a client’s case so that an insurance company would most likely offer significant money to settle, yet had the resources and talented team members to take a case to trial if they did not.”


If you have lost a loved one in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to pursue compensation in a wrongful death claim. Depending on the circumstances of the case, surviving spouses, children, parents, and representatives of the estate may have the right to file such a claim. Compensation that can be recovered in a wrongful death claim includes medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost wages and benefits, loss of companionship, and punitive damages.  
Personal injury law refers to the legal remedies and defenses involved in civil lawsuits brought as a result of wrongful conduct. In fact, the word "tort" comes from a Latin term meaning twist, wrong, or harm. In contrast to criminal law, a tort action does not involve the government prosecuting the wrongdoer. Rather, these cases involve a private plaintiff seeking compensation (usually money) for the harm caused by the defendant's actions.
First, Davis says, look for a law firm that doesn’t seem intent on signing you on immediately as a client. “Some law firms will sign you up in less than 30 minutes of first talking to you, and many times you won’t even meet with an actual attorney. How can you trust that they’re accurately assessing whether you even need a lawyer if they’ve already decided that they want you as a client before an attorney has even had time to look at the case?”
Damages are categorized as either special or general. In torts, special damages are measurable costs which can be itemized such as medical expenses, lost earnings, and property damages whereas general damages include less measurable costs such as pain and suffering, loss of consortium, the effects of defamation, and emotional distress. Personal injury torts may result in claims for both special and general damages.
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