Giusti Nairne Personal Injury Lawyers
It is a harrowing experience to be involved in an accident, especially when you are not at fault and it results in an injury. Many people are left feeling both hurt and helpless after an accident. The situation is made worse when people are unsure what their rights are or if they are entitled to any compensation. Getting in touch with a personal injury lawyer is the first step toward seeking compensation after an accident resulting in injury. The idea can be overwhelming and intimidating.
A personal injury lawyer provides legal representation to plaintiffs. (In this case, a plaintiff is a person injured following an accident.) The plaintiff may claim physical or psychological injuries resulting from the careless acts of another person, or organization.
Examples of Personal Injury Accidents
We encourage you to contact us as soon as possible following an accident. Depending on the injury sustained, this is not always an option. When a person is unable to reach out to a lawyer, a trusted family member or friend may communicate on your behalf.
Early contact with a personal injury lawyer is important because there are limits to when a lawsuit can begin after an accident. If it is not started fast enough, the case may be prevented from going forward by the legal limitation period. In many cases, lawsuits must be started within a two-year time frame. Even if a limitation period is far away, getting us involved early ensures important information can be obtained early while memories are still fresh and before evidence is destroyed.
Giusti Nairne offers free initial consultations to explain your rights and how the process works in detail. This free service relieves the financial worry for you during a very difficult time.
We will use what you tell us to assess who is likely at fault and the nature and extent of your injuries. These are the basic building blocks that determine how much compensation you are entitled to receive. However most of the time it is impossible to know at the first visit how serious the injuries are. As a result, it is usually not possible to estimate your compensation until you have recovered.
What You Could Expect From A Personal Injury Lawyer
Once we are retained (hired), we will take over all communication with the insurance company. We will also begin to determine the amount of money that can be recovered.
Many people are unsure about whether or not they are entitled to compensation following an accident. Far too many people suffer in silence, while their work and home lives begin to fall apart because a physical or mental injury continues to affect their lives. Some injuries are harder to prove than others, but that does not mean they don’t have merit. As experienced and informed lawyers, we know how to gather evidence to prove your claims.
Obtaining fair compensation is not about getting a windfall. It is about providing the resources needed to heal from an injury or trauma. It is about recovering the income you could not earn for yourself because you were too injured to work in the same way as before your accident. Sadly, injuries sometimes have lifelong impacts. In these cases, in particular, it is important that any settlement compensate you for all your expected future expenses and losses. Finally, compensation is intended to recognize the pain, suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life you endure as a result of your injuries.
People sometimes feel embarrassed to ask about fees. You should expect that fees will be clearly explained in the first meeting. There will be no fee or other costs until the case is resolved. At that point, a percentage of the amount recovered is charged as your fee. In most cases, if there is no recovery, there is no fee.
There are many misconceptions about personal injury lawyers. But the truth is, we work hard to obtain justice and compensation for our clients so their lives can return to normal. Our only obligation is to protect you and promote your best interests in the claim.