The recovery process for a personal injury can be long, stressful, and expensive, adding complications to an already difficult time. Hiring a personal injury lawyer like Werner, Hoffman, & Greig can help.
A serious injury can impact your life in so many more ways than you might think. Accidents caused by car accidents or slip and falls can create serious physical pain, emotional trauma, financial stress, endless appointments, and a ton of other small worries that you wouldn’t even think about.
Why You Should Hire WHG to Handle Your Personal Injury Case
When you are injured due to negligence, you need the best personal injury lawyers possible to make sure that you’ll be able to pay your bills, take care of your family, and rebuild your life.
You only have one chance at it.
At Werner, Hoffman & Grieg, we have a complete understanding of the legal process and we’ll do whatever it takes to get our clients the compensation they deserve. Our team of attorneys has worked for some of the biggest law firms in the country and handled tens of thousands of cases.
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Type of Personal Injury Cases WHG Handles
At WHG, we are experts in personal injury law. Our experienced personal injury team is ready to fight hard for your compensation. We know what you’ve been through, and we’re here to help as best we can.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents often involve a severe impact, causing major damage to the driver, pedestrians, and other parties involved. When we take on your motor vehicle accident case, our goal is to get you the most compensation available for your damages so that you can rebuild your life and recover from your injuries.
With the help of evidence, expert witnesses, accident reconstruction, medical documentation, and anything else that will support your case, we’ll fight to get you the compensation you need for your injuries and suffering.
Car accidents are unfortunately quite common across the United States. Negligent behaviors like texting, drinking, and speeding are all common contributors.
In 2021, there were a total of 39,508 fatal motor vehicle crashes in the country, resulting in a total of 42,939 deaths. This makes traffic accidents the leading cause of death in the United States for people ages 1–54.
These types of accidents can cause all kinds of injuries, such as brain injuries (TBI), spinal cord injuries, soft tissue damage, and broken bones. Not to mention stress, unpaid bills, and lots of pain.
Just a few of the types of car accident cases WHG handles include:
- Distracted driving car accidents
- Speeding car accidents
- Sideswipe car accidents
- T-bone car accidents
- Drunk driving car accidents
- Rear-end car accidents
- And so much more
While less common overall than car accidents, with approximately 5,700 large trucks involved in fatal accidents in 2021, large truck accidents often cause much more serious injuries and are more likely to end in death for the driver.
Truck accidents can have thez same causes as car accidents, such as drunk driving or speeding, but they are also frequently caused by driver fatigue, improper loading, or failure to follow regulations.
While they’re similar to car accidents, they often cause more severe injuries and result in more complex lawsuits. Injuries like head trauma and spinal cord injuries are common because of the sheer size and force involved in these types of accidents.
Just a few of the types of truck accident cases WHG handles include:
- Defective part truck accidents
- Drunk driving truck accidents
- Distracted driving truck accidents
- Rollover truck accidents
- And so much more
Motorcycle accidents are particularly deadly when compared with car accidents. In fact, motorcycles account for less than 1% of travel in America but 14% of traffic fatalities. Helmet use is often a major factor in the outcomes of these accidents.
Besides the broken bones and head injuries common in other traffic accidents, motorcycle accidents also carry a particular risk of being ejected, crush injuries, road rash, paralysis, and disfigurement.
Pedestrian accidents occur when there’s a collision between a vehicle and a person. Depending on the circumstances, either the driver or the pedestrian may be at fault.
Each year, there are nearly 9,000 pedestrian deaths in the US.
The most common injuries caused by pedestrian accidents vary between children and adults. Head and neck injuries are more common in children, and adults tend to incur injuries to the rest of the body.
Accidents involving children are particularly devastating, as these types of injuries can cause long-term issues through adolescence and adulthood, and are more likely to be fatal due to a child’s size.
Bicycle accidents can have many causes, such as unsafe drivers, a lack of bike lanes, and busy traffic.
Sometimes the cause is inattentive driving like failing to yield to a bicyclist or making a sudden lane change. While drivers are most often at fault for these types of accidents, if the bicyclist fails to follow rules like riding with the flow of traffic, they may be at fault for the accident.
The most common bike-related injuries include concussions and other traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, facial injuries, and broken bones.
Helmets can reduce bicycle injuries by up to 60% and help prevent a ton of unnecessary pain and suffering.
While the use of rideshare apps are associated with an increase in car accidents, it’s difficult to say what the exact cause may be. It’s unclear if ridesharing offers unique dangers, or if the increase in car accidents is just a result of more driving overall.
However, the most common rideshare injuries are the same as motor vehicle accidents in general: head and brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, neck and back problems, broken bones, and soft tissue damage.
These types of lawsuits can be more complex, as they often involve working with Uber or Lyft to reach a settlement agreement. However, they also have much larger insurance policies to pay for damages too.
If you were a passenger in an Uber or Lyft, a driver, or a pedestrian that was hit by an Uber or Lyft, you should contact WHG right away.
Boating is a popular recreational activity throughout the United States, and many operators don’t have much education on boating operations and safety. Many people take part in activities they shouldn’t while boating, such as distractions and drinking.
75% of all fatalities in boating accidents are a result of drowning, and alcohol use is the most frequently cited factor.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and falls are the most common reason for emergency room visits, accounting for over 1 million annual visits. Many of these accidents take place at work, and they’re a leading cause of worker’s compensation claims in several industries. However, plenty of falls do occur in stores, at businesses, and other public places.
Slip and falls can result in devastating injuries such as brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, back and neck injuries, and more. Herniated discs and head trauma, however, are among the most common.
Some of the types of slip and fall accidents we handle include:
- Wet floor slip and falls
- Stairway slip and falls
- Parking lot slip and falls
- Store slip and falls
- Ladder falls
- Scaffolding falls
- And much more
Medical malpractice claims are most commonly made against surgeons, and they tend to settle before reaching trial. They’re more complex than other types of personal injuries on this list, as it can be difficult to prove that a medical professional made a mistake.
However, with our network of connections and available capital, we can handle even the most complex medical malpractice cases.
The most common types of medical practice errors include misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, and mistakes during childbirth.
Types of medical malpractice cases we handle:
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
- Anesthesia error
- Defective medical devices
- Birth injuries
- Medication error
- Surgical error
An injury is considered catastrophic if it results in permanent disability, long-term temporary disability, and fatalities. Catastrophic injuries can be a result of workplace accidents, motor vehicle accidents, defective products, and a variety of other causes.
Examples of catastrophic injuries include spinal cord injuries, brain bleeds, skull fractures, cardiac arrest, and internal organ damage.
Catastrophic injuries are just as they sound—catastrophic. They often result in higher damages because of higher losses. Catastrophic injuries also tend to have a higher impact on quality of life, as they can completely flip one’s life on its head. Oftentimes, pain and suffering, missed work, unpaid bills, being unable to care your family, and so much more is involved.
Some types of catastrophic injury cases we handle:
The Importance of Hiring an Experienced, Compassionate Personal Injury Lawyer
In the aftermath of an injury, you want a personal injury lawyer who will fight effectively for your legal rights, while acting as a supportive ally in a difficult time.
At Werner, Hoffman & Greig, we bring a wealth of knowledge and skill to handle your case efficiently. We understand the nuances of personal injury law, and will have your back from the initial consultation through a possible trial. Our commitment to your well-being will show in both the process and the results.
Understanding Negligence and Liability
Most personal injury cases are based on negligence: a failure to act with reasonable care when it was their responsibility.
There are four elements of negligence, all of which must be established for a valid personal injury case.
- Duty of Care: This means that one party has a responsibility to act with a reasonable level of care to another person. For instance, every driver has an obligation to protect others on the road by driving safely and following traffic laws.
- Breach of Duty: This means that one party failed in their duty. By choosing to text and drive, for example, a driver is breaching their duty to keep others safe.
- Causation: Causation establishes that you were injured because of the breach of duty, aka the actions of the other party. AND, that your injuries were the result of the breach of duty. This is meant to rule out injuries that a person may have already had before the incident.
- Damages: The other party’s negligence must have caused losses. Losses include medical bills, pain, missed time from work, or anything else that caused you damage or loss.
Steps to Take After a Personal Injury Accident
After you’re involved in a personal injury accident, it’s important to take certain steps in order to help keep you safe and help your potential case.
Get out of harm’s way and call 911 if necessary.
Get information from any involved parties, such as contact and insurance information.
If possible, take pictures and videos at the scene of the accident.
Gather names and contact information from potential witnesses. Someone witnessing your accident can be very helpful later.
Contact an attorney and determine what your next actions should be in the case.
Don't speak with the insurance companies until you have spoken to your lawyer.
Types of Compensation that You Can Recover
Injuries are highly disruptive to your life, not to mention expensive. You can receive compensation based on how severely you were affected by the accident and the resulting injuries.
Economic damages are actual monetary losses.
This includes medical bills like surgical costs, ambulance rides, medication, or hospital stays.
Additionally, lost wages caused by missing work are considered economic damages.
The amount of compensation that you can receive for these damages depends on your specific medical bills, lost wages, and ability to return to work in the future.
Non-economic damages include things like pain and suffering. These are more difficult to quantify and aren’t usually awarded in minor cases like car accidents. However, they are still damages that you deserve to be compensated for in certain situations. Emotional distress, along with the injury itself, can have a major impact on your quality of life.
Other non-economic damages include loss of consortium, loss of companionship, and permanent disfigurement and scarring, again these are all rare in most cases, but when they do apply, we will fight to get you compensation.
Timeline of a Personal Injury Case
Many people haven’t had to file a lawsuit before, so let’s briefly walk through the steps of a typical personal injury case.
- Injury: The first step is the incident itself. Immediate medical attention, with thorough documentation, is essential here.
- Consulting with an attorney: In the aftermath of your injury, speak to a qualified personal injury lawyer like our team at Werner, Hoffman & Greig. We will evaluate the case and help you navigate this difficult process.
- Filing a claim: Your attorney will officially start the case by filing a claim against the responsible party (or their insurance company).
- Negotiation and settlement: The attorney works to negotiate a fair settlement for the injured party, possibly avoiding a trial altogether.
- Litigation and trial: If necessary, the case will proceed to trial. Evidence will be presented and a judge or jury will decide the outcome.
- Verdict: The verdict is delivered by the court or jury. If the case is successful, the injured party is awarded compensation.
- Disbursement: After the conclusion of the trial, any settlement money is distributed to the injured party.
EXPERIENCE WITH PERSONAL INJURY CASES
We've helped many people with personal injury cases just like yours. We use our vast experience to come up with the best plans for your case. Our team knows the ins and outs of personal injury laws and will be there to support you every step of the way.
UNDERSTANDING THE LEGAL PROCESS FOR PERSONAL INJURY CASES
Our lawyers have in-depth knowledge of the legal process concerning personal injury cases. We're proficient in dealing with insurance companies, expert witnesses, mediators, and all the players in the personal injury legal world. Our legal team is always updated on the newest regulations in the personal injury arena, ensuring your case is managed effectively and your rights are fiercely defended.
DEDICATED TO HELPING INJURED CLIENTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY
Our dedication to representing clients dealing with personal injury cases is nationwide. Regardless of your location, we're committed to your case. We firmly believe everyone deserves top-tier legal representation. At Werner, Hoffman & Greig, we aim to provide just that, aiding you in seeking justice for the harm caused by negligence.
PROVEN TRACK RECORD FOR HELPING THE INJURED
Choosing Werner, Hoffman & Greig isn't just about hiring a legal team – it's about becoming part of a community that recognizes your challenges, appreciates your resilience, and is passionate about helping you obtain justice for your personal injury.
Contact Werner, Hoffman & Greig to Schedule a Free Evaluation of Your Case
Our team at Werner, Hoffman & Greig is ready to support you. Don’t navigate your case alone— let our experienced personal injury lawyers support and fight for you. Reach out for an assessment of your unique situation and find out how we can get you the compensation you deserve.
How much is my personal injury claim worth?
The exact worth of a personal injury claim can vary based on a number of factors. Some key factors include the extent of the injuries, the costs involved, and the liability of the involved parties. Ultimately, the potential compensation is unique to your situation. Speak with our team to understand the particulars.
How much does it cost to hire an attorney?
Costs vary from attorney to attorney. With WHG, you won’t pay anything upfront. Instead, we charge a percentage-based contingency fee: we don’t get paid unless you do.
Do I really need to hire a personal injury lawyer?
If your injuries are particularly serious, and you want to be properly compensated for them, we recommend working with an attorney. It may sound expensive, but even considering the costs of an attorney, your compensation will likely be much higher than it would be without professional help.
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