Personal Injury Settlements
The Law Office of Thomas W. Drexler handles personal injury matters, with special a special emphasis on financial consideration. These are cases where a person sustains a physical, mental, or financial injury through the negligent, reckless, or intentional act of another. Examples of these cases include injuries that arise out of automobile collisions, defective products, animal bites, construction site accidents, and workplace injuries (Workers’ Compensation).
Whether you are entitled to recover money for your injury can vary significantly from case to case, depending on the different laws that apply. For example, in a typical Workers’ Compensation case, a lawyer does not have to prove that the employer did anything wrong to cause the employee’s injury. Instead, the lawyer only has to prove that the employee was injured while performing his job. In contrast, for most personal injury cases, a lawyer must generally prove that the party you are suing (such as the other driver in an automobile collision) was at least partially at fault for the accident causing your injury in order for you to recover money.
Assuming that the other party is legally responsible for the injury, the personal injury claimant can, depending on the applicable laws, present a claim for their medical bills and treatments (including bills and treatments expected in the future due to this injury), lost income or wages due to the injury, compensation for pain and suffering, compensation for future expected pain and suffering, compensation for any disfigurement and for any disability arising from the injury (whether temporary or permanent), and any other out-of-pocket expenses.
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