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How Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Troy Help

A knowledgeable personal injury attorney in Troy working on your case is essential to recovering compensation. You aren’t legally required to have an attorney represent you, but hiring a personal injury lawyer could make all the difference in your case.

We Establish Negligence & Liability

We start by figuring out who is responsible for causing your injuries. This individual or entity should cover your losses in their entirety.

You can rely on your Troy personal injury attorney to thoroughly investigate the accident. We will gather compelling evidence to prove the defendant’s liability for your damages.

We Handle Insurance Negotiations

Our team will help you negotiate with the insurance company. It is common for insurance companies to attempt to take advantage of those in need. The insurance company will lose revenue when paying for your personal injury claim.

They will look for any opportunity to reduce your benefits or deny you the compensation you deserve. Your personal injury attorney won’t pressure you to accept an unreasonable settlement. We negotiate with the insurance company so the insurer knows you mean business.

We Handle All the Legal Details

After going through a traumatic incident or catastrophic accident, an insurance claim is the last thing you want to handle.

With our firm working for you, you can focus on healing. You can spend your time with your family and start to get back to your life while we fight for justice.

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Types of Personal Injury Cases in Troy

A wide array of accidents and injuries could constitute grounds for a personal injury claim. If another party’s negligence caused your injuries, you might be entitled to compensation for your damages.

Here are some of the top types of personal injury cases our personal injury lawyers at Dungan & LeFevre are prepared to take on:

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents can be devastating. Our personal injury lawyers have extensive experience in handling many types of motor vehicle crashes, including:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • Taxi accidents

Generally, motor vehicle collisions can be caused by negligent driving, dangerous road conditions, and defective or malfunctioning parts. You can rely on our team to examine how your motor vehicle crash occurred so we can hold the liable party accountable.

Premises Liability Events

Premises liability accidents involve injuries when you are on someone else’s property. If that property owner fails to take necessary precautions, they could be held accountable for your damages.

Suppose you were having lunch in a restaurant, got up to use the bathroom, and slipped due to a spilled beverage. You may have the right to hold the restaurant, the restaurant owner, or the property owner accountable.

There can be challenges to these cases: you could be accused of trespassing. However, a skilled premises liability lawyer can help you reach a solution.

Work-Related Accidents

Although you may be entitled to worker’s compensation benefits when you’re injured on the job, worker’s comp benefits might not cover everything.

You may have the opportunity to file a construction accident, factory accident, or work-related injury claim to recover your damages without the same limitations of workers’ comp insurance benefits.

Medical Malpractice

Another common way victims suffer critical injuries is through medical malpractice. Virtually any healthcare provider or facility can be held accountable when providers make medical mistakes or errors.

Birth injuries, surgical mistakes, anesthesia errors, and medication issues are some of the most prevalent types of medical malpractice.

Compensation for Troy Personal Injury Victims

After someone injures you in an accident, you are entitled to repay your damages fully. Here are some of the damages paid out to personal injury victims in Troy:

Compensatory Damages

Losses can be categorized as economic or non-economic. Economic damages cover financial losses, while non-economic damages cover the rest.

Also commonly referred to as compensatory damages, examples of losses the at-fault party will compensate you for include:

  • Medical bills
  • Property damages
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of consortium
  • Disfigurement and skin scarring
  • Loss of household services
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of employee benefits
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Wrongful death

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages are another type of compensation a judge may order in your personal injury claim. You might not be guaranteed punitive damages. Judges and juries may award punitive damages when considering the defendant’s egregious conduct.

It is at the court’s discretion whether punitive damages are awarded. They may decide punitive damages should be paid if they consider the defendant’s conduct willful or intentional. They may find it appropriate to punish the defendant beyond the compensatory damages you’re awarded.

How Insurance Claims Work

One of the top ways to recover compensation after being involved in a personal injury accident or event is by filing a claim with the liable party’s insurance company. Defendants typically have insurance coverage to protect them. Ohio operates under a fault-based system for insurance claims.

When you have been involved in an accident, you file a claim with the liable party’s insurance company instead of your own insurance company.

Insurance Limitations

Be aware there are limits to the amount of compensation you can recover through an insurance claim. The insurance company is only obligated to pay out up to the highest limits of their policyholder’s claim.

When your damages exceed this limit, you should prepare to bring your case to trial so that you can recover your damages in their entirety.

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Troy Personal Injury FAQ

Should I give the insurance company a statement?

No, you should never give a statement to the insurance company. Insurance companies may attempt to blame you for the accident. They might use your words against you to make it seem like you admitted fault or took responsibility for causing the accident. This could reduce the amount of compensation you are awarded. Instead, direct the insurance company to your personal injury attorney at Dungan & LeFevre. Your attorney can provide the facts the insurer needs to process your claim.

What does hiring a personal injury lawyer in Troy cost?

Most personal injury attorneys are willing to work with injury victims on contingency. You will not be asked to put a retainer down to start working with a lawyer. Our team will advance filing fees and cover expert witness compensation. In most cases we will also advance any other expenses that could come up as we pursue your case. If we settle your personal injury case or a win a judgment after a trial of your personal injury case, a percentage of your settlement will be used to cover our fees. In addition, your case expenses will also be deducted from any settlement or jury award. But if we do not win, we do not get paid attorneys’ fees. However, you will still be responsible for your case expenses.

Can I file a claim if my loved one suffered fatal injuries?

Yes, you may have the opportunity to file a wrongful death action if you lose a loved one due to someone else's wrongful acts. Ohio’s wrongful death laws are complex. Only certain parties have the authority to file a claim. You can find out what legal options are available to you when you contact our attorneys to discuss your case.

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