The concept of negligence under the law allows those who are injured in accidents that they did not cause themselves to recover damages for their injuries. This includes compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our job as your Toledo personal injury attorney is to ensure that you are compensated fairly for your injuries. This means advocating on your behalf when filing a claim against an insurance company, trying your case before a jury, and litigating your claim when necessary.
Lafferty, Gallagher, & Scott primarily litigate claims related to premises liability and car accidents. These include:
Lafferty, Gallagher, & Scott has experience litigating several different types of injuries. These include:
In order to establish that negligence has occurred, you must first establish that your own negligence is less than that of the defendant’s. In other words, you must show that the defendant is more at fault for an accident than you are. Even if you are 49% responsible for an accident, you can still recover 51% of your total damages. If you are 50% responsible, you cannot, however, collect any damages.
Damages can be considered in two discrete categories. Those are economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages are easy to calculate. They include medical or any out-of-pocket expenses you incurred as a result of the accident. They also include missed time from work and lost wages. Noneconomic damages are things like pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and reduced quality of life. Those are more difficult to calculate. This is also where your personal injury attorney maximizes your settlement money. While insurance companies may not be able to balk at medical expenses or lost wages, they do not often like to give up much in the way of noneconomic damages. Your personal injury attorney’s job is to ensure these noneconomic factors are considered when settling your claim.
The experienced attorneys at Lafferty, Gallagher, & Scott litigate claims on behalf of injured people. We ensure that the insurance company honors their policy and does not lowball an injured victim. Talk to us today for a free consultation.
All of our partners are AV Peer Review Rated* through Martindale-Hubbell. Out-of-state referrals are welcome for all
areas of practice we handle, including personal injury, workers’ compensation and insurance claims issues.