An unexpected injury can be very stressful, and often affects more than just your physical health. Serious injuries typically impact your finances, your family, and your emotional wellbeing, to the point where it becomes overwhelming. The added stress and frustration of fighting for your lost income and out-of-pocket medical expenses can make life even more complicated. Let us take your fight to the insurance companies.
The personal injury team at Hew & Bordenave is dedicated to helping victims get the care and compensation they deserve. With years of experience, the personal injury team is skilled in helping clients recover lost wages, compensation for medical bills, and a fair measure of all damages that accumulate because of a personal injury.
So, if you have been injured, where do you start? In short, you are at the right place and we can help.
What is Personal Injury?
Let’s start with defining a personal injury to determine whether it pertains to your situation. A personal injury is an injury to the mind, body or emotions. It is essentially, an injury to your person, and although your accident may also include damage to your property, like a car or motorcycle, those claims fall under property damages.
There are many accidents that can result in a personal injury lawsuit, click here for a list of the most common personal injury cases.
What should I do if I’ve been injured?
If you ever find yourself injured due to someone else’s negligence, the first thing you should do is seek medical help. Some injuries can be delayed in their physical symptoms due to adrenalin or other factors at the time of impact, and some injuries are internal with symptoms that emerge sporadically, and over time, which may require a medical professional to detect.
You should also collect and preserve any evidence that may help your case if you decide to consult a personal injury lawyer. If you are able, take photos of your injuries and of the accident scene. Collect the names and contact information of any witness, copies of police reports, or anything documenting the accident. This may include copies of any medical reports, treatment plans, and medical bills.
Finally, determine if you need a personal injury attorney.
How do I know if I need a personal injury attorney?
There are some injuries that fall into categories that require expert evaluation in order to maximize your compensation. If any of the following pertains to your personal injury, we recommend you consult an attorney immediately.
- You have serious or life threating injuries.
- Your injury has caused long-term suffering or disability.
- It is not clear who is liable for the injury or there are many people involved in your injury.
- The insurance company is unresponsive, engages in bad faith, or continually denies legitimate medical treatment.
- Your case is complex and time consuming, which forces you to miss too much work and family time when dealing with the insurance company.
What can I expect from my personal injury attorney?
At Hew & Bordenave, we help personal injury victims through the entire legal process. But we don’t stop there. We help our clients navigate the insurance process and deal with other parties involved on our client’s behalf. We gather facts. We work closely with our clients to develop a strategy that will get them the compensation they deserve. We represent our clients from intake, through pre-litigation, in alternative dispute resolution forums, in court, and work tirelessly to recover judgments and handle liens if necessary.
No one plans to get hurt. If you or a loved one has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, we are here to help you. Your wellbeing is our priority. We care about our clients and aim to build meaningful relationships with each and every one. We go above and beyond to make sure our client’s wellbeing, recovery and compensation are at the forefront of each case.
Allow us to give you peace of mind in your recovery, and get you the compensation you deserve.