WYOMING PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER
Most personal injury cases are the result of another person’s negligence. For example, in a motor vehicle accident case, the other driver isn’t paying attention and causes the wreck. Their negligence causes the accident. What’s important to understand is that personal injury encompasses physical, emotional, and mental harm. An individual can suffer one or multiple types of personal injury, any of which may be grounds for a claim and compensation.
There are different types of personal injury cases
Each injury is different. The strength of each case is dependent on the incident itself, its circumstances, and how well liability can be established. Personal injury cases range from vehicle accidents and assaults to wrongful death, as well as other types. The best way to secure justice is through a professional approach that applies the law to your unique situation. If after an incident you are experiencing any kind of injury or trauma, you should be aware of your rights and how to effectively pursue compensation. As early as possible, you’ll want to connect with a personal injury lawyer to assess your options.find out if you have case
Personal Injury Case Process
Over the years, we’ve developed a system for addressing these cases and guiding claimants through the entire process. Each case typically follows this sequence:
- Initial Consultation
- Demand letter
- Filing the Complaint
- File Motions
- Pretrial Conference
Of course, cases can and do settle at any point in this sequence. Some cases will settle after a demand letter. Some cases will settle after the discovery process. And some cases never settle. Cases may even be in two stages simultaneously. Case timelines can also vary depending on such factors as investigation and settlements. At Freeburg Law, we always begin service with a complimentary consultation in order to understand the client’s case and provide initial advice on whether or not to pursue a legal claim. Don’t worry – our team never takes a case unless we believe the other side is responsible and at fault. If they are responsible for your injury, then they should pay for it. We will work with you to secure what’s rightfully owed to you for your well-being and recovery.
We Help You Navigate The Local Wyoming Court System
Personal injury cases may be brought in State or Federal Court. The court you file in depends on the facts and legal issues of the case, whether the claims are under State or Federal law, and where the parties are from. Wyoming has nine judicial districts. Generally, if you file a case in a county, the judge for that county will hear the case. However, there are exceptions to that rule, especially when the judge knows a party or there is a logistical reason for another judge to hear the case. Once a judge makes a ruling in your case, usually, that’s the judge who will see the case through. However, this judge may be absent due to some extraordinary circumstance; if this happens, another judge will oversee your case. Rest assured that we will represent your interests and advise you throughout the entire ordeal.
We Don’t Take “No” for an Answer
Most of our personal injury cases settle. But we never recommend that a client accept a settlement offer unless it is fair. Full and fair compensation is necessary so that our clients are made whole again following an accident.
Our Wyoming personal injury lawyers seek compensation for:
- Medical expenses.These include transportation to the hospital, surgery, hospital stays, doctor or specialist visits, diagnostic tests, and prescription drugs.
- Rehabilitation costs. Many clients need physical therapy or other rehabilitation following an accident so they can require critical functioning.
- Future medical expenses. A long-lasting or permanent injury will continue to cost money for decades. We seek money today to pay for tomorrow’s medical care.
- Lost income. Someone else’s negligent conduct can keep you from returning to work. Consequently, our clients lose income and benefits and struggle to support their families. We will seek compensation to make up for these losses.
- Diminished earning capacity. Your injuries could permanently prevent you from returning to your old job. If you take a lower-paying job, we will seek compensation to make up for this loss in earning power.
- Property damage. Car and other accidents often result in property damage, which can cost tens of thousands of dollars.
- Pain and suffering. Your bodily injuries do more than cost you money. They also cause pain, inconvenience, emotional distress, and other losses.
How an Experienced Attorney Will Benefit You
We regularly hear people say they will negotiate their own settlement. This process is much harder than people realize. A settlement requires learning Wyoming personal injury law and being confident enough to go into court to vindicate your rights. Remember, not all cases settle. If yours doesn’t, you need to learn Wyoming’s rules of civil procedure and evidence so you can effectively litigate a claim.
Our lawyers provide immediate benefits to our clients. We can step in and:
- Fully investigate the accident.Whether you were hurt in a car accident or by a defective product, you need to show what happened. It might not be obvious. As you struggle to recover from injuries, you probably don’t feel like performing an investigation.
- Document your injuries and losses.We will tell you what paperwork to hold onto and how to fully document your pain and emotional distress.
- Analyze liability. Someone must be “at fault” for your accident to require that they pay you compensation. Of course, fault can be shared. And you might be partially to blame. We gather all facts to take a “big picture” look at how fault is divided.
- Handle all communications. Also, handle all paperwork for insurance claims.
By stepping in like this, we provide our clients with peace of mind. You can now continue with rehab and recovery without worrying that your case is slowly slipping away.
Questions to Ask a Wyoming Personal Injury Lawyer
Your choice of attorney makes a big difference in the outcome of your case. Some lawyers are deeply experienced in personal injury law, while others only practice it on the side. We strongly recommend that all accident victims spend some time thinking about what they want in a lawyer.
We have represented the Wyoming community for years. We understand our communities and, just as importantly, stay atop of Wyoming personal injury law. To help you choose an attorney, we offer a free consultation at a convenient time. This consultation will give you a better idea of whether we are a good fit for you.
Some questions you might ask at your consultation include:
- How many cases like mine have you handled?
- Do you think my case will settle?
- How much is my case worth?
- How do you communicate with clients? Email? Phone?
- What other information do you need to determine whether I have a claim?
A good attorney will never promise a result. However, based on our experience, we can discuss generally what to expect, as well as your odds of receiving a settlement. We will also be upfront about whether we need additional information to properly evaluate your claim.
Mistakes to Avoid with Your Personal Injury Case
This is a stressful time. Your car might be totaled, you have no way of earning income, and you probably feel a lot of pain. It is very easy to mess up and compromise your ability to receive fair compensation for your injuries.
At Freeburg Law, we always recommend that clients take a few moments to gather themselves following a wreck. The choices you make can really improve your odds of coming out of this with a decent settlement.
For example, you should call the cops to come to a car accident. The officer will usually create a report which comes in handy when making an insurance claim.
Next, we recommend not giving a recorded statement to an insurer without an attorney present. There are just too many things that can go wrong. You might get facts messed up or say something offhand which later is used against you. Remember, Wyoming recognizes comparative negligence. If you somehow contributed to your crash, you’ll get less compensation. And if you are mostly responsible for the accident, you could walk away with $0.
Also avoid trying to self-diagnose your injuries. Go to a hospital isntead. Tell a doctor what happened and describe any symptoms. If your doctor wants to order tests, then go have blood drawn or imaging tests performed.
Keep up with all rehabilitation to give yourself the best chance of recovery. If your doctor demands that you rest, don’t head out to work or start playing with your kids.
We understand money might be tight. You might not even have health insurance. Still, you need prompt treatment. Refusing to get immediate medical care opens the door to the defendant blaming you for your pain.
If you need help, contact an attorney. We know how to get you medical care even if you lack insurance. We have been doing this work a long time and know doctors who can help accident victims.
Your Life, Time, And Well-Being Matter
Some clients might feel uncomfortable about “profiting from an accident,” but this isn’t the case. When you suffer any kind of injury, you didn’t ask for it to happen to you. You are not to blame. Personal injury is not about making a profit, it’s about making the responsible party be accountable for what happened to you and pay for damages done to your person. You do not have to pursue your due rights alone, nor should you. We will advise you on the best courses of action and manage all legal procedures to secure the best outcome for your case. Please contact us at (307) 200-9720 with any questions or to get started. Freeburg Law is ready to help.
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