If you or a loved one has sustained an injury due to the carelessness of another person, you may be able to recover compensation for the damages you have incurred. Personal injury law, also known as “tort” law, allows a person to file a civil lawsuit in court when a dispute arises due to someone being harmed in an accident or in a specific event that another person may be legally responsible for causing. The term personal injury relates to an injury to the body, mind, or emotions, as opposed to damage to property.
The purpose of the personal injury system is to assist an injured person in being compensated financially to become whole and fully recovered after suffering harm from someone else’s negligent or intentional conduct. Akin & Tate will represent you in a civil court proceeding that seeks to find the parties involved legally at fault through a court judgment, or more often, the dispute will be settled before any lawsuit action is required.
Before you are entitled to damages, you have the burden of proving that the defendant is legally liable for the damages you describe. This question can be challenging to answer without the help of experienced personal injury lawyers. Our team of lawyers has extensive experience determining whether you should pursue a case.
We will review the details of your case with you, consider the evidence, and help determine whether liability can be established on the defendant’s part.
There are many factors to consider when calculating damages to determine what may be possible to recover through compensation claims. Some key factors include:
The insurance companies have teams of professional adjusters working against you immediately after your accident. They are assigned to your case to ensure the payouts are as low as possible and just enough to avoid a lawsuit. They have the incentive to convince you to accept the lowest settlement possible. Settlements are often accepted by victims, unaware that additional options are available.
That’s why you must contact us as soon as possible. We know how insurance companies work and how to negotiate the best possible settlement for your case. This is accomplished by working with the legal team at Akin & Tate. We will work with you to ensure you have the strongest case based on the evidence and facts. It is critical to know what to do immediately after your accident, and it is equally important to know what not to do so that your case is not ruined before it starts.
Remember to retain all your records regarding property damage estimates or repair costs, medical bills, and records, employment documents that show average earnings, and the time lost due to the accident. Any evidence from doctors and medical personnel involved in the incident should be retained and provided to us for review. Akin & Tate’s team of professionals knows personal injury law and how to pursue the maximum compensation you deserve aggressively – let us help you.