Representing the Rights of Injury Victims in the Huntsville Area
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that accidental injuries lead to more than 29 million emergency room visits in the United States on an annual basis. About 39.5 million people visit their physician’s office due to unexpected injuries, as well. With the costs of medical treatment ever-rising in the U.S., even a seemingly minor injury can result in extensive medical bills. More severe injuries can keep someone out of work or even leave victims with permanent impairments.
If you suffered an injury in an accident, you might have important legal rights. Filing the right insurance claims can help you obtain compensation for medical bills, lost income, and other losses. If someone else caused your injuries, they should be responsible for the effects of those injuries on your life, and you should not hesitate to take action to protect your rights.
The law office of Cloud, Ryan & Rouse, LLC, represents clients injured in a wide range of accidents and with many types of losses. No matter what type of accident occurred, it is worth it to discuss your legal options with an experienced Huntsville personal injury attorney. Contact our legal team for a free case evaluation today.
Accidents happen in many different ways, and the circumstances involved can be as unique as the injured victims themselves. Moreover, different types of accidents can cause different issues and questions to arise during the legal process. It is important to discuss your situation with an attorney who knows how to handle your particular type of claim. The following are only some of the many types of accidents that might lead to an injury claim.
There is no doubt that driving a car or otherwise being near traffic comes with the risk of a serious accident. Many injury claims stem from traffic-related accidents, which might include:
- Car crashes
- Commercial truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
Even as vehicles have more and more safety features, millions of people continue to suffer injuries in collisions each year. These accidents can be highly volatile events, and even minor crashes can still cause serious injuries and losses. Determining liability for a car crash can be relatively straightforward or highly complex, depending on what happened.
Slip and Falls
When you visit a store or a business, you should expect the premises to be safe and hazard-free. If there are hazards, there should be clear warnings provided to any customers or visitors. However, many establishments fail to take the necessary care to keep the premises safe, and many people slip and fall as a result. Slip and falls can result in surprisingly serious injuries, especially to older adults. Proving slip and fall liability can be challenging, however, as companies and their insurers will often blame the victim for losing their balance or not paying attention. It is important to have a skilled injury lawyer who knows how to prove that a hazard existed and caused your fall.
Companies make a lot of money off products sold to consumers in Huntsville and throughout the United States. While these products differ widely, they all have the potential to be defective, and a malfunction can cause serious injuries. Common products that might result in injury claims include:
- Household appliances
- Recreational equipment
- Child and baby products
- Motor vehicles
- Medical devices
When large corporations are responsible for injuries, the necessary claims can be intimidating. You can bet manufacturers have their own legal assistance and insurance companies ready to fight against liability. It is important to have a law firm on your side that has the necessary resources to stand up to large companies.
Injuries and Losses
Not only is every claim different based on the type of accident that happened, but also due to the injuries and losses that result. Accidents can cause a wide range of injuries, and the following are particularly common in the above types of accidents:
- Soft tissue strains, sprains, and tears
- Concussions and traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injury (SCI)
- Skull fractures
- Broken hips
- Internal organ damage
Some injuries might need a doctor’s visit and physical therapy, while others might require emergency transportation, surgery, hospitalization, and more. Whether you have a few hundred dollars in medical bills or ongoing costs of lifelong treatment, you deserve to recover for those losses if your injuries happened due to another party’s negligence.
Injury victims can seek compensation for many types of losses, such as:
- Medical bills for treatment you already received
- The estimated costs of the treatment you will need in the future
- Lost income if your injuries caused you to miss work
- Future lost earnings if your injuries prevent you from returning to your previous job
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental trauma
- Permanent disabilities or disfigurement
- Loss of enjoyment of life
The value of claims can vary substantially, and you want an experienced Huntsville personal injury attorney calculating what your claim should be worth.
How We Can Help
Many injury victims are devastated when they receive an offer from an insurance company that is much lower than expected, or when their claim is denied. The right lawyer can help from the very start of the claim process, including the following:
- Identifying parties who should be liable for your injuries
- Calculating your losses and the compensation you deserve
- Preparing and filing a claim with the proper insurance companies
- Presenting evidence to support your claims
- Negotiating with insurance companies for a fair settlement
- Filing a lawsuit in civil court when necessary
Learn How a Huntsville Personal Injury Attorney Can Help You
The law firm of Cloud, Ryan & Rouse, LLC, helps clients through every stage of the injury claim process. We work to obtain favorable settlements from insurance companies, and we do not hesitate to escalate the matter to court if needed to protect your rights. Call 256-801-1000 or contact us online for your free consultation and case evaluation today.