Why Morgan & Morgan?
Insurance companies are primarily concerned with their bottom line. As a result, they’ll do all they can to avoid paying the full value of your claim.
Morgan & Morgan’s attorneys understand how to identify and counter deceitful practices these companies may employ. We can assess the entirety of your short- and long-term losses, and effectively negotiate a settlement on your behalf. If the other side isn’t willing to negotiate, we’ll take your case before a judge.
How Can Our Attorneys Help?
Our goal is to get you the full compensation you deserve. Once we begin, our team will:
- Investigate your injury to determine who is liable
- Gather and analyze evidence (e.g., witness statements, accident reports)
- Examine the full extent of your short- and long term losses
- Negotiate a settlement with the insurance company
- Bring your case to trial if a settlement cannot be reached
While a settlement may conclude the process more quickly than going to trial, it’s important that you don’t settle for anything less than full and fair compensation. We’re not afraid to go to trial if that’s what it takes to get the best outcome for you. In fact, our law firm tries more cases than any other.
Can I Afford a Lawyer?
We operate on a contingency, meaning we get paid only if we win your case. It costs nothing to hire us, and there are no out-of-pocket fees. Our payment comes out of the settlement or jury verdict we secure for you. With Morgan & Morgan, there’s no risk and no worrying about how to afford legal representation.
What Kinds of Cases Do Personal Injury Lawyers Handle?
It is common knowledge that a victim of an accident who is not at fault may be entitled to compensation. But what types of cases do personal injury attorneys actually handle? The short answer is, if your injury is the result of someone else’s negligence or an intentional act to harm you, then a personal injury lawyer may be able to help you seek the compensation you deserve.
So how does the law define “negligence,” anyway? In a legal sense, negligence simply means that one person fails to use reasonable care in order to avoid causing harm to someone else. Negligence is usually careless and not intentional. In other cases, an intentional tort might occur—when one person intentionally causes an injury to another. Whether you are a victim of harm that was caused by negligence, or by the intentional act of someone else, you may be entitled to compensation under the law.
Hiring a knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorney is an essential part of fighting for that compensation and seeking the maximum amount of recovery you might be entitled to. Common cases handled by personal injury attorneys include:
- Car Accidents: Most of us use a car or ride with someone else in a car every day. As a result, car accidents can frequently occur—and far too often because of someone else’s negligence. Although car accidents can happen in an instant, their effect can change the rest of your life.
- Truck Accidents: Similar to car accidents, truck accidents also occur far too often—and sometimes with even greater severity. Big trucks are an unavoidable part of commerce today, but the damage they can cause when a driver is negligent can be tragic.
- Medical Malpractice: When we seek medical care, most of us expect to be helped, not harmed. Unfortunately, many medical providers can be negligent, and that negligence can cause harm and even death. When that happens, victims deserve help, justice, and compensation.
- Slip and Fall: A property owner who invites others onto that property generally has a duty to keep the premises safe and free from hazards which could cause injury. When they fail to do so, you may be involved in an accident, and you may be entitled to compensation.
- Wrongful Death: There is no pain greater than losing a loved one—even more so when that pain was the result of someone else’s negligence. If you have suffered such a loss, you need and deserve experienced legal aid as you attempt to recover and move forward.
- Product liability: A product liability case typically arises when a manufacturer puts a defective product on the market that harms unsuspecting consumers.
If you believe that you have been harmed as a result of someone else’s negligent or intentional actions, consulting with a personal injury attorney about your potential options is always a wise decision. At Morgan and Morgan, our knowledgeable and experienced team can listen to your story and let you know how we can help. We’re for the people—not the powerful—and we’re here for you.
When Should You Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer?
An injury can happen suddenly but change your life forever. If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by the negligence and carelessness of someone else, you may have a legal right to compensation. If you, unfortunately, find yourself in this situation, you should first seek any necessary medical care. Nothing is more important than your safety, health, and well-being. After doing so, contacting a personal injury attorney is the best, next step.
Many accident victims are reluctant to seek help. The most common reasons include:
- The accident only resulted in minor injuries: In some cases, the accident may not seem very severe, and certainly, in some circumstances, that might be true. There are often minor fender-benders that result in minimal damage to the vehicles and no noticeable injuries at all. In those cases, you might be able to independently settle the repairs with the other driver and his or her insurance company. In other cases, what may seem to be only a minor injury at first may actually be far more severe. Simple back pain may continue to last and subsequently inhibit your ability to perform your job, for instance. In those cases, calling a personal injury attorney is a wise decision, in order to ensure that you take the proper steps to assert your rights and seek any compensation you may deserve.
- The victim believes that they can deal with the insurance company effectively on their own: This is a common reason for not seeking legal assistance after an accident or injury. Sometimes, victims assume that insurance companies will deal fairly with them and that recovering any compensation to which they may be entitled will be a simple transaction. On the contrary, insurance companies will always try to pay less money than they should, and in those cases, having a knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorney on your side can make all the difference.
Sometimes, for these reasons and many others, victims can initially be reluctant to seek legal help after an accident. Generally, however, seeking counsel as soon as possible is always the best decision, and failing to do so could mean that you miss the chance to fully assert your rights and pursue the maximum amount of compensation you deserve. At Morgan & Morgan, we understand the hardships involved with any injury—and we’re here to help.
Can You Sue for Personal Injury?
The good news is—yes. You absolutely can. In fact, personal injury lawsuits are one of the most common types of civil actions litigated today. If you are able to successfully bring a personal injury claim, you may be entitled to a variety of damages including those for past, present, and future medical expenses, for lost wages and lost anticipated future earnings, for pain and suffering, compensation for loss of companionship or emotional distress, and more.
Of course, not every injury or accident will be the subject of a personal injury claim. Generally, in order to be able to sue for personal injury, a claim should meet the following elements:
- An injury or harm must have occurred: sometimes, accidents happen—a minor fender bender, a brief slip and fall, or a product that didn’t work as intended but fortunately didn’t cause any harm. But in order to bring a personal injury suit, a plaintiff must be able to prove actual damages.
- Proving that someone else’s negligence or intentional actions caused the harm: Sometimes, an accident isn’t anyone’s fault. It just happens. We live in an unpredictable world, and this is simply the case in certain instances. In many other instances, however, an accident occurs because one person was behaving negligently. In the legal sense of the word, negligence simply means that one person failed to exercise proper care with regard to another person. If someone else was behaving negligently, and it caused your injury, you may have a valid basis for a personal injury claim.
There can be many different types of personal injury claims—car accident claims, truck accident claims, claims for defective products that caused injury, slip and fall cases where an owner failed to properly maintain his or her property, wrongful death claims, medical malpractice claims, and more. In all of these claims, though the facts and circumstances will be different, two elements will remain the same—proving negligence, and proving that the negligence caused the injury.
If you believe that you may be entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit, the first and most important steps you can take after seeking the necessary medical treatment you need is to contact the team at Morgan and Morgan. Our team has years of experience successfully litigating claims for clients just like you across the country. We would be honored to help you too. Remember, we only get paid if you do. At Morgan and Morgan, we are for the people, not the powerful - and we’re here for you. Let’s get started pursuing the compensation you deserve today.
What Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Do for You?
If you’ve been injured and find yourself feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and wondering what to do next, you may consider hiring a personal injury lawyer. With any case, the legal process can be complex. You wouldn’t want to embark on a lengthy trip to an unknown place without a map, and you similarly would never want to begin a complicated legal proceeding without the right combination of legal knowledge, experience, and talent that you need on your side. That’s where Morgan and Morgan can help.
Our talented team of personal injury attorneys can help you pursue the best results for your claim—and we’ll work tirelessly on your behalf. A few of the many benefits of hiring a personal injury attorney include:
- Understanding and pursuing each and every type of damage you may be entitled to: Depending upon the state that you live in and the type of personal injury claim you have, you may be entitled to a wide variety of benefits, including payment for past, present, and future medical benefits, damages for pain and suffering, reimbursement for lost wages or anticipated future earnings, benefits for property damages, damages for loss of consortium, damages for emotional distress, and more. An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to discuss your particular circumstances with you, and let you know what types of benefits you may be entitled to.
- Ensuring that the most effective legal strategies are pursued on your behalf: Personal injury law can be complex. Each and every case is different. In the majority of circumstances, insurance companies and other potentially liable parties aren’t going to voluntarily pay the maximum amount that they might owe you. Having an attorney on your side who understands the law and can pursue the best legal strategies to help ensure that you receive the maximum amount of compensation possible is essential.
- A knowledgeable and experienced attorney can relieve stress that you would otherwise feel: This is a very practical and simple reason—but it’s an important one. After you’ve been injured, you deserve to focus on rest and recovery. Your energy should be directed toward healing and moving forward with your family—not on battling an insurance company in court. Leave that part to us. At Morgan and Morgan, we’ll do the fighting for you.
Peace of mind. Pursuing maximum recovery. Playing it smart. At Morgan and Morgan, our team does exactly that—we’re here for you, so that you can be there for the people you love. We’ll focus on your case, while you focus on what’s most important.
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