Our team at Marcus & Zelman is experienced in handling complex personal injury cases of all types, helping us to analyze your case, determine who is responsible, and hold them accountable. In legal terms, a personal injury is the physical or emotional harm caused by an individual or an organization, which results in pain and suffering. In other words, a victim suffers harm because of someone else. When the negligence of another person causes you harm, you are entitled to receive the proper damages for that harm. For instance, if you are injured in a car accident and suffer a traumatic brain injury, you are entitled to compensation for all costs associated with the treatment and recovery of your physical injuries as well as a monetary award for the pain and suffering you endured because of the injury
A personal injury can harm you, your property, your rights or even your reputation. Harm is not limited to physical injuries alone. Marcus & Zelman works hard to make sure that our clients are fully compensated for their personal injuries, including their pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost earnings and emotional distress.
First, seek immediate medical care. Afterwards, you will want to speak to an attorney as soon as possible. Remember that you may have a limited amount of time to file a claim after your incident, so reach out to an experienced attorney promptly.
The value of your case can be affected by a number of factors based on the nature and type of injury that occurred, who was responsible, and whether there are any limitations based on insurance. Some other factors affecting the value of the case are your medical expenses and lost wages, negative impacts on your lifestyle and earning potential, and the pain and suffering you have experienced. Each case’s damages are unique, and we can help you assess your potential recovery.
There are countless different types of personal injury claims. Generally, a personal injury lawsuit is a civil claim that lets an injured person recover for someone else’s wrongful conduct, whether intentional or negligent.
Some examples of personal injury cases would be car accidents, slip and falls, construction site accidents, dog bites, medical malpractice, product liability, and workplace accidents.
Filing a personal injury lawsuit can be complicated, but Marcus & Zelman can help you through each step. All personal injury lawsuits will begin with an attorney consultation. Our attorney consultations are free of charge, where you can share details about how your injury occurred and we can assess your situation and discuss any possible claims. If you choose to have us represent you, we can then reach out to the responsible party and attempt to negotiate compensation in the form of a settlement before filing suit.
The next step is starting your lawsuit with the filing of a “complaint”. This triggers the sequence of litigation, where you and the defendant will exchange discovery on the facts of the case to investigate the legal claims, motions for the court to address, followed usually by additional settlement discussions and if necessary, a trial. We will keep you informed at each stage of the litigation process to guide you towards the best possible result for you.