Our clients contact us feeling frustrated and confused about their rights after suffering an injury from a car accident, boat accident, brain injury defective medical device, defective product, dog bite, drunk driving victim, fire and burn injury, motorcycle accident, nursing home abuse, slip and fall, truck accident, wrongful death, or some other negligent act. As if being injured isn’t enough, our clients then have to deal with insurance companies that don’t treat them fairly. When you hire Levy & Partners, we take over the job of presenting your claim to the insurance companies, we refer you to doctors to care for your injuries, and fight to get you the financial compensation you deserve. We believe that injured people and their families should have access to the same quality legal representation that large insurance companies get from their lawyers. As a result of our thousands of cases fighting against insurance companies, you can be confident that we have the experience to fight your personal injury case.
We provide aggressive legal representation on a contingency fee basis, which means no fees or costs are owed unless our law firm recovers money for you. If you or a loved one has been injured by the negligence of others, please contact our office today for a free consultation.
It depends on your jurisdiction. In a few areas, individuals cannot recover compensation if their negligence partially contributed to their injuries. However, most jurisdictions maintain that victims can still receive compensation if they were partially at fault for their injuries. In these cases, the amount of compensation awarded to the victim may be decreased in accordance with the victim’s degree of negligence.
Before signing anything, be sure to contact a personal injury lawyer to ensure your rights are protected. If you sign a release, you may be unable to recover future damages. In some instances, the insurer may offer an early settlement, which may not fully compensate the victim, as he or she may still be unaware of the extent and future costs of their injuries.
When you win a lawsuit, a judge or jury often issues a monetary award in the form of compensatory damages. These damages are intended to replace what was lost and nothing more. In order to receive compensatory damages, you must prove that you have suffered a loss that can be monetarily assessed and measured by a judge or jury.
But your loss doesn’t have to be monetary in order to receive repayment. Nearly any kind of cost can be repaid through compensatory damages. Compensatory damages are often awarded in cases of physical injury, in which medical bills and missed time at work can be repaid. But courts will often weigh many kinds of injury that aren’t as straightforward, such as emotional distress.
To have a viable personal injury claim, the victim must have been injured from the negligence of another individual or entity. Negligence occurs when an individual fails to exercise a reasonable standard of care for the safety of others. If a person fails to act as a reasonable person would, he or she may be liable for any resulting damages.