Father of 3 killed in auto accident.
Young woman pedestrian struck by pick up truck. Needed surgery for fractured hip.
Man suffers severe burns from falling into an industrial boiler on a construction site.
Middle aged man on a motorcycle was hit by a car turning left in front of him. Suffered injuries to his knees and needed surgery.
Woman struck head on by a distracted driver. Needed several surgeries for fractures.
Gentleman hit by falling plywood at construction site.
Young child bit by dog.
The short answer is: You don’t and can’t necessarily know on your own if you have a personal injury case.
You should contact Catalano Law and set up a free consultation. There are many factors to accidents involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, and bicycles that can mean the difference between a strong case and no case at all. Circumstances surrounding slip and falls, worksite accidents, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and prescription drug harm are also all dependent on the specific facts.
In many situations, you may have a case if someone acted carelessly or violated existing laws and regulations. However, this standard is more complex than it sounds. Catalano Law has handled hundreds of cases and knows the specific things to look for in each practice area that can build the strongest case and put you on the path to the most just compensation.
Of course, not every accident or injury requires an attorney. That said, most situations in which there is a serious or permanent injury should at least be looked at by an experienced attorney. If you’re not completely certain who is at fault or an insurance company denies or delays your claim, there may also be the need for a lawyer to look at your case.
This is doubly true if there are multiple parties involved, such as yourself and a company delivery truck, a business’ premises, or a hospital. Your insurance company, and the other party’s insurance company, will certainly have a team of lawyers working for them. These parties are not on your side and do not represent your best interests.
Catalano Law doesn’t collect any fees unless we win your case or successfully settle to get compensation for you. This is called a contingency fee agreement.
Such an arrangement means that you can retain high-powered lawyers to help you stand up to the experienced legal representation that corporate entities and insurance companies have at their disposal. By offering our services on a contingency basis, there are little to no charges a client has to pay until the case is over.
Yes. A doctor you see to treat your injury has much more credibility than a hired witness. It’s important to seek out medical help as soon as possible after any kind of accident or injury, especially for a personal injury case. If you wait too long, you may lose credibility, even when you have legitimate injuries.
After initial treatment, you should also continue with all recommended follow-up appointments, rehabilitation, and other treatments. Strictly following your medical care provider’s instructions helps you to maintain your case.
A final consideration is your doctor’s reputation. If you can, avoid doctors who advertise for their role in personal injury cases. Any suggestion of a conflict of interest can affect your case.
The biggest mistake you can make if you’re involved in any type of accident is not to seek medical help or call the police to document the evidence at the scene. Even if you don’t feel hurt, the full extent of your injuries may not become apparent for days or weeks. It’s extremely important to get medical help right away. If you wait too long, you can seriously damage your case if substantial injuries and effects do arise down the road.
Catalano Law helps people get the compensation they deserve. If you need help, we will evaluate your case, explain your legal options, and recommend next steps for no cost whatsoever.