Tallahassee Personal Injury Attorneys
The number of injuries that occur throughout the United States is astounding. A fact sheet from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention claims more than 1.7 million people sustain a brain injury annually. The National Safety Council claims that an estimated 8.9 million people visit the emergency department for falls each year. And statistics presented by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that more than 10 million car accidents occur each year.
If you have sustained a serious personal injury in the Tallahassee area, it is important that you seek the help of a legal professional. A personal injury attorney can examine the facts of your case, help determine what the necessary course of action may be, and work vigorously to help you recover due compensation.
The Range of Personal Injuries
Although slips and falls, auto accidents and unintended traumatic brain injuries may be common factors in civil lawsuits, they only represent a small portion of personal injuries that occur throughout the country.
Personal injury lawsuits also may be brought as the result of:
- medical malpractice, which can also include birth injuries your child sustained;
- accidents involving other motor vehicles, such as motorcycles or semi-trucks;
- defective products that led to severe injuries for you or a loved one; or
- premises injuries that may have occurred on someone else’s property or due to someone else’s negligence.
Additionally, if a loved one has been killed as a result of the actions or negligence of another individual, an attorney can help you file a wrongful death lawsuit to help recover compensation for pain and suffering and lost wages, among other things.
How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help in the Process
In many personal injury cases, the victim may attempt to secure payment under the terms of an insurance policy, whether from his or her own provider or from another’s. And unfortunately in many instances, the insurance provider may attempt to stall payments in attempt to delay the process or even in hopes of avoiding relinquishing compensation altogether.
Because insurance providers often engage in such underhanded tactics, it is important to utilize the knowledge of a personal injury attorney. One who is familiar with the field can deal with representatives and recover adequate payment or file a bad faith claim.
The Laws Involved in a Lawsuit May Be Complex
Along with insurance companies that fail to comply, the legal process can become fairly complex in a personal injury lawsuit. The amount you can recover may increase or decrease based on the severity of your injuries. The timeline in which you must begin filing a claim will depend entirely on what type of injury you sustained. An attorney on your side can ensure that you strictly adhere to these guidelines when filing a claim.
Contact Barrett, Fasig & Brooks in Tallahassee
Whatever type of serious injury you may have sustained and in whatever way, take the time to contact the personal injury attorneys at Barrett, Fasig & Brooks today. We can educate you on your legal rights and help you craft a claim aimed at securing you compensation. You can reach us by calling 850-224-3310.