Cheyenne Personal Injury Lawyer
Personal injury is defined in U.S. law as an injury to a person’s body, emotions, or reputation, as opposed to an injury to property. It is the most common type of lawsuit filed in the United States, with statistics from the U.S. Department of Justice estimating around 100,000 personal injury lawsuits were filed in 2020. Because the definition is so wide, there are several types of personal injury that may give rise to lawsuits. If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to another person’s negligence or lack of care, you may have a case that a Cheyenne personal injury lawyer can help you see through to the end.
Attorney Alex Freeburg and Freeburg Law, LLC have been helping people in and around Wyoming and Eastern Idaho for years now and may be in a good position to assist you with your case. Personal injury cases can be easy or complex, and while something may seem easy to you, the legal system requires countless details and formalities that can be the difference between your receiving the compensation you deserve and missing out. Freeburg Law, LLC has handled cases like yours long enough to be able to roll with the punches and give you the best possible chance to prevail in court.
There are countless types of personal injury cases, with some of the more common being:
Car Accidents: Car and truck accidents kill and injure thousands each year, but sometimes, they only happen because a driver fails to exercise reasonable care toward everyone else on the road. If you are able to show that a driver who hit you was negligent, they may be on the proverbial hook for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages like pain and suffering.
Motorcycle Accidents: Motorcyclists may be particularly vulnerable on Wyoming roads, given their relative lack of protection compared to vehicle drivers and passengers – and yet, juries are often biased against motorcyclists, considering them reckless. A good attorney may be necessary in order to recover.
Slip & Fall Accidents: The classic ‘slip in the grocery store’ that pop culture made famous is one example of this, but any slip and fall on someone else’s premises may be actionable if you can establish that the dangerous condition was known (or should have been known) by the business owner or the property owner.
Wrongful Death: If you lose a loved one due to the negligent behavior of another person, you generally have the right to file suit against them. Obviously, money damages will not bring back the person you love, but it can help to stabilize your family situation, particularly if the deceased was a breadwinner.
Assaults: Most people think of assault as a crime, rather than grounds for a civil suit, but in truth, it is both – even if the state is prosecuting a person for assaulting you, you can generally file a civil suit against that person seeking money damages.
Whether you have been through one of these events or your personal injury case is of another type, Freeburg Law, LLC can offer you an honest, forthright assessment of your options and the best potential path for you and your family to take. It is difficult for some people to even contemplate filing suit since they see it as ‘profiting’ off harm – but in reality, you are already spending money on medical bills, on accommodations, and adaptations like missing work, and other expenses. Filing suit is simply a way to recover your losses from the person or entity that was allegedly responsible for causing them in the first place.
Another reason that many injured people decline to file suit against the person who allegedly caused those injuries is that they worry they were partially responsible, and because of that, a judge or jury will not grant them any compensation anyway. This is almost never how personal injury cases pan out – Wyoming law holds that as long as the plaintiff is not held to be more than 50 percent responsible, they can still recover, even though the amount may be lowered by their percentage of fault. For example, if you were ruled to be 20 percent responsible, you could still, in theory, recover 80 percent of your damages. Each case is different.
Even if someone wants to file suit, it can be an intimidating process finding the right attorney to do so – and Freeburg Law, LLC understands that. We are well aware that most injured clients do not want to have to spend time immersing themselves in the law; they want to focus on healing and getting life back to normal, while someone they trust handles the proverbial heavy lifting. A good personal injury attorney in Cheyenne will do this while keeping their clients updated and well-informed overall. This is not an academic exercise – this is your life, and your time, and your health and well-being. It is worthy of respect.
If you decide to file suit against the person you believe to be responsible for your injuries, a good Cheyenne, WY injury lawyer will be there with you every step of the way, from the initial filing, to document discovery, to potential settlement or trial. Be advised that the majority of personal injury lawsuits in the United States do settle out of court, but not out of any admission of liability most of the time – many insurers, in particular, find it more practical to pay claims than to spend more money defending them at trial.
Contact a Cheyenne, WY Personal Injury Attorney
If you believe that you may have a personal injury case, Freeburg Law, LLC offers free initial consultations. We will do our best to offer you a frank appraisal of your case, and we only get paid if you win. Our Cheyenne personal injury attorneys can help you decide what the best option going forward may be for you and your family. Contact our offices today via our website, or by telephone at (307) 200-9720.