According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately six million car accidents occur every year in the United States. That averages out to one car accident every ten seconds. Additionally, the CDC estimates 17,000 slip and fall accidents per year and about five million dog bites.
If you are a victim of a personal injury accident, you may decide to file a claim. To determine if you can file a lawsuit, you should first evaluate the following questions:
Working with an experienced personal injury attorney will present the best opportunity for winning your case and maximizing your compensation to cover your medical bills, lost wages, and recover damaged property.
Many personal injury claims never make it to court. According to US Government statistics, only about 5% of personal injury cases go to trial, while 95% are settled out of court.
An experienced attorney can help you maximize your out-of-court settlement. Insurance companies will often try to offer a low-ball settlement quickly, and while this may at first seem like a great deal, you can rest assured that you are likely being short-changed. Most insurance companies are for-profit, so their initial settlement offer will likely only cover a small portion of your injuries and damages.
A personal injury attorney will understand the complexities of accident cases, anticipated long-term suffering, nuances of the laws of your state, and be able to offer the best outcome in negotiations. In the unlikely case that negotiations for an out-of-court settlement fail, your attorney will be equipped with the resources, documentation, and research to increase your chance of winning at trial.
Often, accident victims find themselves buried under a mountain of debt. Property damage, medical bills, missed work, and pain may make it difficult to get ahead or even get out of bed. It’s essential in these cases to work with a lawyer who can advise you appropriately. Negotiations can take months or even years before a settlement is reached. An attorney can often help you get the maximum compensation in the shortest amount of time.
At Saladino & Schaaf, we have over 85 years of combined experience working with victims’ personal injury claims. After an initial free consultation, our attorneys will review your situation and help you decide if you have a case. Our team will listen to you and guide you throughout the process, and since we work on contingency, we aren’t paid unless you win. If you’ve been injured in an accident that was no fault of your own, contact us online or call us at 270-444-0406 (Paducah) or 270-753-1529 (Murray) today to schedule a free consultation.
Saladino & Schaaf, PLLC is dedicated to providing high quality, aggressive legal representation to victims of personal injury and wrongful death. Since 1984, this firm and its predecessors have had one goal in mind – to help the victims of personal injury put the pieces of their lives back together.
Saladino & Schaaf, PLLC is a Personal Injury Law Firm with offices in Paducah, KY and Murray, KY. We serve clients throughout Kentucky and Illinois.
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