Our personal injury lawyers know your well-being has a significant impact on your loved ones who depend on you. A serious injury or unintended death can be devastating physically, emotionally and often monetarily. Unfortunately, no matter how hard you try to protect yourself and the people you love, these injuries still occur due to the recklessness and negligence of others.
From simple slips and falls to car accidents, medical malpractice and elder abuse/neglect, KEOSIAN LAW LLP can offer your family support, guidance and results.
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Personal Injury FAQ
Injury law provides means for injured victims to recover compensation for their injuries resulting from the intentional, reckless or negligent acts of others. To receive the best possible outcome, it is important to be represented by an experienced and skilled injury attorney. The attorneys at Keosian Law LLP have extensive experience, skillset, and the resources to handle complex injury claims and lawsuits.
In order to succeed on an injury claim, one must prove both liability and damages. Often times, when accidents occur, one or more parties will be found negligent, meaning they failed to exercise the care that a reasonable person would have in a similar circumstance. The injured victim must prove (1) that the person(s) who committed the unlawful act(s) owed the victim a duty to exercise reasonable care while performing actions that could harm others, (2) that the duty was violated or breached, (3) that the violation or breach caused the victim’s injury and (4) damages – the actual injury caused by the violation or breach. Medical treatment for your injuries should not be ignored. You may have injuries, which require surgeries, medication, therapy or other pain management solutions. Contact Keosian Law LLP at (877) 554-2226 to discuss the details of your injury claim.
Injury law cases may involve:
- Car Crashes
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Truck or Bus Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Catastrophic Injuries such as Brain Injuries and Spinal Cord Injuries
- Slip/Trip and Fall
- Dog Bite Injuries
- Sexual Assault
- Food Poisoning
- Burn Injury
- Crane Accidents
- Gas Explosions
- Heavy Machinery Accidents
- Defective Products
- Safety: Move your car to a safe location, if you’re able.
- 911: Call 911 to seek medical attention and to obtain a police report.
- Photographs: Take pictures of the accident scene and the damage caused to all vehicles and property involved.
- Documents and Information: Exchange contact information (name, address, telephone number and email address) with all parties involved. Take pictures of driver’s license, registration, and insurance of all parties involved.
- Medical Assistance: The outcome of injury cases are generally based on medical records. It’s important to seek medical attention as soon as possible.
- Contact our office immediately before speaking to any insurance company. Many times, insurance representatives try to obtain recorded statements from you immediately after an accident. They will try to use what you say during these statements against you in the future. Take advantage of our free case evaluation.
- Our representatives are ready to assist 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Call us at (877) 554-2226 immediately after an incident to discuss the facts of your potential case with one of our highly experienced attorneys. The validity of your personal injury claim, the steps that need to be taken to protect your rights, and the likelihood of a successful/favorable outcome will depend on the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident.
Remember, visible injuries are not necessary to file a personal injury claim; for example, headaches resulting from traumatic or mild traumatic brain injuries are often times unnoticed immediately after a car crash. Emotional distress, lack of sleep, dizziness and anxiety are also common symptoms that may arise several days or weeks after an incident. The mere expectation of harm would also be grounds for filing a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent person.
More often than not, victims of car accidents do not have adequate insurance to cover them for their injuries resulting from car accidents. If you are in an accident with an uninsured motorist and do not have Uninsured Motorist (UM) coverage on your own policy, you may not receive any compensation for your injuries, even if the other person is placed 100% at fault. An uninsured motorist is an at-fault driver who either has no auto insurance, does not have insurance that meets state-required minimum liability amounts, or a hit-and-run driver would also be considered an uninsured motorist.
Solution: Insurance companies provide UM coverage for their insureds, which is specifically designed to protect them against financial losses stemming from an accident in which the other driver lacks sufficient coverage.
In some instances, an at-fault driver may have some insurance but not enough to cover the full cost of a claim. Many drivers purchase the lowest coverage amounts required by the state to save money on their car insurance.
Solution: Insurance companies also provide Underinsured Coverage (UIM), which covers situations in which the at-fault driver does not have enough insurance to fully cover the injured party’s damages. UM and UIM coverage are usually bundled together and available to protect you in these situations. Though these coverages are typically optional, they are highly recommended.
Yes! An experienced and skilled personal injury attorney can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. Injured plaintiffs who hire an experienced and skilled accident lawyer generally receive a more favorable outcome than people who represent themselves. Contact Keosian Law LLP at (877) 554-2226 to discuss the details of your injury claim, free of charge.
Keosian Law LLP handles all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. We never charge any fees unless we succeed in recovering compensation for our Clients. There are no out of pocket fees when we take your case. Our law firm will advance all costs associated with your case, including the cost of obtaining police reports and medical records, litigation costs, jury fees, court fees, depositions, expert witnesses, and other fees associated with litigation. Once we are successful, we will charge a percentage of the recovery and we will deduct the advanced costs from the settlement proceeds. If, in the rare event, we are not successful, you still will not be liable to reimburse us for our costs.
The value of a personal injury case varies based on the amount of damages sustained and expenses you have incurred and are expected to incur in the future. Medical bills (present and future), pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of consortium, loss of earnings, and loss of earning capacity are all factors to consider when evaluating the value of a personal injury claim. When the at-fault party’s wrongful behavior was grossly negligent, extremely reckless or malicious, courts may award punitive damages which is an added amount of compensation.
The injury law firm you choose can have a huge impact on the amount you recover.
A traumatic brain injury (“TBI”) is a catastrophic injury that can result from a rapid head movement, a mild bump to the head, or in severe cases, a violent blow or jolt to the head. A TBI, even if mild (“mTBI”), is a severe injury that can cause a life time of permanent limitations. Despite popular belief, one does not need to lose consciousness or sustain a direct impact to the head to suffer from a TBI or mTBI. A victim of TBI or mTBI may not realize that they have a problem until they try to resume their usual activities.
Common causes of a traumatic brain injury include car crashes, rollovers, motorcycle accidents, sport related activities, and fall incidents. A victim of a TBI or mTBI may require a life-care plan, therapy sessions, surgeries, and 24 hour care. Not only does a TBI/mTBI effect the victim physically, it also causes psychological and financial hardships which should be considered when evaluating the value of a case. In order to properly evaluate all aspects of a victim’s brain injury and build a strong case against the at-fault party or parties, it is crucial to be represented by an experienced brain injury attorney who will connect you with top brain injury experts and provide resources to maximize your recovery.
Common TBI and mTBI symptoms include:
- Lack of concentration as a result of the accident
- Increased sensitivity to light
- Mood swings causing anger
- Multi-tasking issues
- Vision problems
- Loss of ability to smell or taste
- Sensitivity to light or sounds
- Ringing in the ears
- Loss of motor functions
- Loss of balance
- Anger outbursts
- Lack of memory or diminished short-term memory
- Lack of energy
- Decreased sexual desire
- Lack of sleep
- Sleeping more than usual
- Decreased desire to complete day to day tasks
- Attention disorder
- Bad judgment
- Difficulty planning or making decisions
- Beginning or completing tasks
- Highly emotional
- Mood and behavioral changes
- Lack of motivation or ambition
- Inability to understand complex issues
- Loss of analytical processing
- Loss of acquired knowledge
- Personality changes
Some cases can settle very quickly while others may take years to complete. This often depends on a few factors such as (1) the type of injuries involved and the treatments required, (2) amount of damages being claimed, (3) the medical history of the plaintiff, (4) the number and type of defendant you are dealing with, and (5) the facts and circumstances surrounding your case. Insurance companies often try to pay as little as possible to settle your claim. It is important to retain the services of a personal injury law firm that will not settle your case for less than it’s worth. If a company is not dealing fairly with you, taking them to trial may be the only way to secure just compensation for the harm you have suffered. The lawyers at Keosian Law LLP have significant litigation experience against large companies. Contact Keosian Law LLP at (877) 554-2226 to discuss the details of your injury claim.