Auto Accidents & Personal Injury
People often suffer injury, many times very serious injury, due to the acts of others. This unfortunate reality happens almost every day. What do you do if this happens to you?
Now, the Law Offices of Pari Sheth LLC and Craig Concannon PC (former prosecutor) and a team of 4 chiropractors and pain management physicians are teaming up to provide our client with a comprehensive legal and medical solution to auto accidents.
Personal injury cases give injured people the right to recover money damages for the many losses that may and often do result from a personal injury. Medical expenses and lost income almost always result, but damages can and often do include much more. Juries may consider and award damages for many types of losses ranging from such things as disability to pain and suffering to an injured person’s mere inability “to function as a whole person”.
Personal injury requires the injured party to prove several things in order to win a case and receive a fair award. First, the injured person must prove that another party has substantial, not total, but at least fifty percent of the fault for the incident. Fault may be due to negligence or intentional misconduct. If fault can be proven, the injured party next must prove the specific injuries that were caused or substantially worsened by the incident in question. This proof often is established by medical evidence and other evidence from a variety of witnesses. Finally, the value of damages resulting from the crash and the injuries must be proven. This proof often includes testimony from co-workers and acquaintances. Maximizing damages requires proving injuries affect the person’s life.
Figuring out how much your accident injuries are worth is a critical aspect of any accident claim. And it is the part of a claim about which it is most difficult to generalize; the amount depends on your very particular circumstances. To determine what your claim is worth, you must first know the things for which you are entitled to compensation. Usually, a person who is liable for an accident — and therefore his or her liability insurance company — must pay an injured person for:
• Medical care and related expenses
• Income lost because of the accident, because of time spent unable to work or undergoing treatment for injuries
• Permanent physical disability or disfigurement
• Loss of family, social, and educational experiences, including missed school or training, vacation or recreation, or a special event
• Emotional damages such as stress, embarrassment, depression, or strains on family relationships — for example, the inability to take care of children, anxiety over the effects of an accident on an unborn child, or interference with sexual relations, and
• Damaged property
How does an injured person determine whether they have a case? Discuss the situation with an experienced lawyer. The person may have a case. They may not. We stand ready to review the facts of a case with prospective clients. Strict time limitations apply to personal injury cases; so prompt action pays. If you or a friend or family member has been injured, and you would like to discuss your rights and whether you may have a case, we welcome your email at Pari@parisheth.com or fill in the online form.