In law, wrongs are categorized as torts. These wrongs range from intentional conduct, such as assault, to negligence conduct, such as a car wreck. In all tort cases the wrong must result in harm to another that is recognized as a legal injury. The injury may involve a bodily injury, property damage or any invasion of a personal right, including mental suffering and false imprisonment, as well as others.
We can consult with you concerning any injuries you may have suffered. Keeping accurate records, reports, receipts for expenses and lost wages related to your accidental injury is critical. We will use this information in the preparation of your case.
By example, motor vehicle accidents can vary in severity from a simple fender bender to a fatal crash. Whether referred to as an automobile accident, auto collision, car accident, car crash, or car wreck – motor vehicle accidents are an unfortunate fact of life. These costly and traumatic experiences make up the majority of personal injury claims in the United States. They can result in an array of injuries from whiplash to hearing loss, broken bones to burns – injuries which often go undetected for substantial periods of time. It is critical that you keep accurate records and contact a licensed attorney immediately when involved in a motor vehicle accident.
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The attorneys at Westark Law take the worry out of injury. We offer a range of payment options, including contingency fees, which may result in no out-of-pocket or upfront expense to you. We also handle all the communications and document preparation. We communicate directly with your health care providers, insurance companies, law enforcement, and your employer to ensure that all aspects of the injury is documented.
As a victim, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, loss of income, disability, wrongful death, and pain and suffering, among others. Once the damages you suffered for the injury are reasonably known, our firm prepares a compilation of all your medical bills, lost wages and other damages. Ultimately, our firm forwards a demand letter to the wrongdoer or responsible insurance company on your behalf, requesting payment in an amount that makes you whole. Our attorneys are committed to helping you achieve fair compensation for your claim, whether through demand letters, pre-suit settlement negotiations, mediation, arbitration or trial.
Most victims settle injury claims without legal representation. Regardless, insurance companies are in the business to make money, and one of their chief concerns is in limiting the amount of money that they pay out. When an insurance company presents a settlement offer, it is in the victim's best interests to discuss the situation with a lawyer. Westark Law is familiar with the many tactics that insurance companies use to get you to settle quickly and for less compensation than you deserve. The attorneys in our firm have years of experience dealing with insurance companies and handling accident claims. While our attorneys usually try to negotiate a fair settlement before filing a lawsuit, we will not hesitate to go to trial if necessary to protect your rights.
All initial consultations are free. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury please speak with an experienced attorney to ensure that your legal rights are protected.