If you are injured due to someone else’s negligent actions in a car accident, slip-and-fall incident, or other altercation, you do not deserve to feel alone and unsupported. While your circumstances may feel confusing, you likely have a few questions that we can answer for free. Do you have a good claim? What damages are you able to collect compensation for? What should you do next? How can a Peoria personal injury lawyer help you?
We at Jensen Phelan Law Firm are specialists in personal injury law, so we should be able to offer some clarity and assistance during this difficult time. Our legal team has a track record of supporting victims of negligent behaviors and getting them the compensation they deserve (our 99% recovery rate is long-established).
Following a personal injury accident, you may be able to collect compensation for several kinds of damages. You might incur many losses and costs due to another party’s negligent and harmful actions. If so, you deserve compensation for your damages. Such damages that may be eligible to claim include, but are not limited to, the following:
If you would like to maximize your compensation following a personal injury accident, you may want to speak with and retain a personal injury attorney in Peoria. Specialist personal injury lawyers may be able to help negotiate with insurance adjusters and other legal representation, helping to ensure you’re able to receive the compensation you deserve.
If you are injured, there are a few steps you may want to take following your accident. These steps may be helpful if you intend to take legal action and gain appropriate compensation.
If you are injured, we strongly recommend you seek medical attention. A medical professional may be able to fully assess the situation, diagnose your injuries, provide adequate treatment and solutions, and make recommendations to prevent your condition from worsening over time.
Checking in with a medical professional may also help to prove your case if you want to take legal action. A medical record most often has a diagnosis of your injuries. An itemized bill might help you receive adequate compensation for the treatment costs for your injuries. Additionally, your medical care provider might be able to predict what additional treatment is necessary for the future (“cost of future care”), how quickly and fully you are likely to heal (“prognosis”), and more.
We recommend you avoid discussing your case whenever possible except for the police investigating the motor vehicle collision. This includes not talking to insurance adjusters, investigators, and even close friends and family members. The important exception to this rule is speaking with your Peoria personal injury lawyer, as they are not normally allowed to discuss your case with others. Discussing your case first with your lawyer ensures that you have maximum privacy, your facts are organized, you understand the legal and proof issues, and no one is able to use erroneous statements or confusing information against you.
We have a STRONG similar recommendation for social media. If possible, we suggest staying off of social media accounts and logging out. This is because anything you post, including comments, photos, and text posts, will likely be used against you if your case is contested. Your statements and posts may be used against you even if you don’t think they are related to your case in any way because the insurance adjusters and the defense lawyers can create unexpected issues if you give them any unintended opening.
If you intend to take legal action following your personal injury accident, we strongly encourage you to find a high quality, experienced, and competent legal counsel. Your Peoria personal injury lawyer may be able to offer you support in several areas, including the following:
We encourage you to retain the best specialist injury lawyer possible, as top-quality legal representation often results in more significant awards. Additionally, please speak to a personal injury attorney without delay, as this ensures the best possible outcome for your case. We also recommend you avoid representing yourself if you have a large damages claim or intend to take legal action because that is when the insurers do all that is necessary to effectively oppose your claim.
If you are injured because of another’s negligence, our team at Jensen Phelan Law Firm should be able to help. We are dedicated to supporting our clients through every step of the legal process and winning them the compensation they deserve. Our specialist personal injury lawyers in Peoria are highly experienced and proven successful.
If you think we would be a good fit for your personal injury case, please contact us for a free assessment of your case and an explanation of your rights. The key issue is whether the lawyer you choose can get you a larger recovery after payment of legal fees than you can get without a lawyer: we can show you why this is true in most cases. Meet with us for free and find out why we can say this: we can usually recover much more than someone without a good lawyer. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us by calling (928) 778-2660 or completing our contact form at your earliest convenience. We are patiently awaiting your call.