Personal Injury Attorney in Western Michigan
Are You or Someone You Know Suffering from Personal Injury?
Personal injury is a term used to describe any case in which individuals have suffered physical injuries due to the negligence or wrongful act of another. Personal injury cases arise from such mishaps such as car accidents, bus accidents, semi truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, construction accidents, medical malpractice, and product liability. Fault may consist of intentional wrongdoing, neglect or negligence.
The injured party or victim, known as the plaintiff, must prove that the defendant was a proximate cause of the injury. In other words it is up to the plaintiff to prove that the defendant did something negligent such as running a red light or speeding. Furthermore, that this wrongful act caused the collision.
Things to Remember After Suffering a Personal Injury
You Will Have to Fight with the Insurance Companies
In most cases the insurance company will defend a claim and allege that the defendant was not at fault, but rather that the plaintiff was at fault. Insurance companies will also contest the severity of the plaintiff injuries, even when they are obvious. Insurance companies also will argue that injuries existed before the accident. Gerald R Stahl is an experienced personal injury lawyer that routinely deals with the insurance company arguments and maximizes recovery for his clients.
Prepare to be Married to Medical Records after a Personal Injury Accident
When a personal injury accident occurs it is important to immediately seek medical help. It is the medical records that document and verify the extent of your injuries. It is not uncommon for individuals to avoid the doctor and then have worsening symptoms a day or even a week later. In all cases be sure to fully explain your injuries to your doctor. Your doctor may refer you to specialist if they are not comfortable treating your condition.
Your Attorney May Have to Hire Skilled Investigator(s)
Although you may think the cause of your accident is clear, you attorney may have to hire accident reconstruction experts or private investigators. This will help you prepare your case and preserve your evidence. Insurance companies in some instances will hire private detectives to watch an injured plaintiff to combat the claim of a serious injury. They will also hire accident reconstruction experts for their defendant.
What Damages are Recoverable in Personal Injury Cases
Some of the damages in personal injury case are compensation for out of pocket medical expenses, past and future wage loss, disability, permanent scarring, humiliation, and pain and suffering. Where personal injury results in death family members can bring their own claim for wrongful death under the statute. Their damages include loss of financial support, and companionship compensation for the loss of love and affection.
Don’t let the insurance companies get an upper hand on your injury case.Gerald R Stahl routinely handles personal injury cases in Allegan, Kent, Ottawa, Barry, Kalamazoo and Newaygo counties.
“Better Call Stahl” Grand Rapids Personal Injury Lawyer
If you are seriously injured because of another persons wrongful conduct, call attorney Gerald R. Stahl at 616-456-7373.Gerald R. Stahl is one of the most experience, qualified and successful Personal Injury Attorney in Western Michigan. Let Gerald R Stahl’s 30 years of experience get you the money and the justice that you deserve. Gerald R Stahl’s office is conveniently located in Grand Rapids on East Beltline near Knapps Corner and the 63rd District Court.
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