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Joe Denton and Justin Zachary are experienced attorneys who are passionate about helping the injured seek justice and secure compensation. They take great pride in representing “the little guy” in the fight against large insurance companies and corporations. With their help, clients can recover the compensation they deserve for their medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.Contact Us
Lawyers for Personal Injury Cases in Conway
While people have their own freedom and legal rights, one thing that they are not allowed to do is something careless that can injure others. Personal injury law is about holding people legally responsible when their wrongful acts have caused injuries. However, there is an entrenched system in place that still protects defendants.
When you have been injured by someone else’s actions, you must work to get the money that you legally deserve. Denton & Zachary fights for personal injury victims to get all the financial compensation to which they are entitled.
Examples of Personal Injuries
Personal injuries can happen in a number of different ways, and it is actually a broad body of law. Here are some examples of the different types of personal injury cases:
- Car accidents
- Rideshare accidents
- Slip and falls
- Dog bites
- Premises liability injuries (such as defective banisters or escalator accidents)
- Truck accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
No matter what type of personal injury case you are dealing with, you must always prove that someone else was responsible for your injuries for them to have the legal obligation to pay you. The basis for your right to financial compensation is that the other person was negligent.
Not everyone is negligent in an accident. Some injuries truly result from accidents that could not have been avoided. However, many injuries are from someone else’s carelessness or recklessness. When you have the evidence to prove it, they would need to pay for your injuries.
How to Win a Personal Injury Case
To be in a position to obtain financial compensation, you must prove the following:
- Someone else owed you a duty to exercise reasonable care.
- They breached the duty by acting unreasonably under the circumstances and in a manner that the ordinary person would not.
- You suffered an injury.
- You would not have suffered an injury had it not been for the conduct of the other person.
In any personal injury case, you need proof to show what happened. The way that you prove negligence is by comparing the actions of the defendant to what a reasonable person would have done. For example, a reasonable person who owns a store would clear a spill not long after it happens, so customers will not slip on it and be injured.
Proof is more than just your word. Proof is actual evidence that shows what someone else did or did not do. You need to gather evidence that demonstrates what happened. Personal injury evidence includes:
- Eyewitness testimony
- Pictures of the scene of the accident
- Internal documentation from the defendant that shows what they did (such as maintenance or inspection records)
- Expert witness testimony who can recreate what happened
- The police or accident report
- Video camera footage
How a Personal Injury Lawyer Helps You
Your personal injury lawyer’s role is to investigate your accident. They will determine who may have been to blame and who you can sue to get financial compensation. Your lawyer will gather the evidence necessary to prove your claims because the defendant will not make it easy for you to sue them. You do not have the time, and often the health, to investigate your own accident.
In every personal injury case, you need an advocate and a protector. It is not an exaggeration to say that you are one person up against one or more large companies. One of these businesses is an insurance company with a mammoth balance sheet and healthy profits that it wants to preserve. Depending on your case, another of these companies could be the defendant when one of their employees has injured you in the course of doing their job duties.
Companies have built an infrastructure to deal with claims like yours. The insurance company has:
- Experienced adjusters
- Access to claims data from across the country to know the value of your claim
- Actuaries and experts that can provide economic insights
- Insurance defense law firms that do nothing but fight against claimants
- A wide body of corporate knowledge that goes back for decades
However, some personal accident victims think that they can run this gauntlet and still get the money that they are due after their accident. Take our word for it – this does not happen. The insurance company looks at unrepresented claimants and sees their fat profit margins only get bigger.
Your Lawyer Helps Even the Playing Field Between You and the Insurance Company
When you are up against an entire system (no exaggeration in a personal injury case), you must come with some firepower of your own. Otherwise, the insurance company can and will have a field day with you. The key to your own personal injury case is hiring an experienced attorney to handle your matter.
The insurance company’s approach to you will change when they see that you have brought an aggressive lawyer to the table with you. What insurance companies do not like is litigation. While they may not necessarily avoid it at all costs, they do not want to incur the tens of thousands of dollars that a defense case may require.
When you call an experienced personal injury attorney, they will discuss your legal options. One choice is to go through the insurance claims process that we have described above. You can also take your case directly to court. In that event, you would go through the entire pre-trial process and potentially a trial in front of the jury. You would still be dealing with an insurance company because they would defend their policyholder.
Many personal injury claims settle, whether it is before they reach a trial or through the claims process. However, you should never take that for granted. You may not be in a position where you can settle the case unless you have the necessary proof. Then, a settlement is not automatically a victory, and it would be a loss for you when you settle for less than your claim is worth.
Call a Conway Personal Injury Lawyer Today
You do not just have to live with the consequences of someone else’s carelessness. You can take legal action and get the financial compensation that you need to pay for the expenses that resulted from your injury.
First, you need to call an experienced personal injury attorney, and the lawyers at Denton & Zachary can help you. Message us online or call us today at 501-273-1695 to schedule your free initial consultation.
Personal Injury Case FAQs
Will my personal injury case settle out of court?
Most personal injury cases will settle at some point, whether it is a lawsuit settlement or a claim with the insurance company.
How much is my personal injury case worth?
It depends on the damages that you have suffered – all personal injury claims pay you for your own unique damages. We would need to learn more about your situation before we could give you an idea of what your case is worth.
How much will I owe my personal injury lawyer?
You only need to pay your attorney money if you win your case. Then, they are paid from the proceeds of your settlement or award. If you do not win, you do not need to pay.