When you or someone you love incurs an injury resulting from an accident, life can change dramatically for the worse. High medical bills, property damage and the inability to work can make life seem overwhelming. Additionally, your injuries may adversely affect your family life and intimate relationships. Depending on the circumstances, someone else may be responsible for your injuries, so you could be entitled to money that will help ease your financial burden.

However, personal injuries, emotional attachment to the situation, and the lack of expertise navigating the legal system can make it difficult to obtain injury compensation when you represent yourself in a personal injury lawsuit. Additionally, insurance companies want to pay as little as possible on claims. An attorney is adept at negotiating with them, so you do not waive your rights to compensation. Each state has its own set statute of limitations for filing a suit, which your attorney will be aware of as well. Contacting the Arkansas or Tennessee Law Offices of Gary Green will help protect your legal rights.

Your personal injury lawyer needs information to evaluate your case to decide if you should sue. Many people who need injury help are uncertain what documents an attorney reviews to assess their situation. A document checklist can provide injury lawsuit help that makes a consultation with a personal injury attorney efficient.

Prepare for your consultation by compiling a list of contact information to give your attorney. Create a list of people who are knowledgeable about the accident or observed it. Your attorney will also require written documents, photographs and a list of expenses relating to the accident.

Contact Information

Contact information should include the name, address and phone number of each witness. Your contact information list should also identify the examining hospital, the names of your physicians and address of the hospital. In addition, supply contact information for insurance adjusters and ambulance drivers.

Written Documents

If security or police appeared at the site, an accident report was probably completed. If you are not furnished with a copy, your attorney may have to request the report on your behalf. You should also provide photographs of your injuries, any property damage and the accident site. Furthermore, your attorney will need copies of insurance documents that explain coverage limits, and provide him with correspondence received from any insurance companies.

Medical Bills and Verification of Other Expenses

Costs can range depending on the circumstances of your injuries and property damage. Include repair or replacement costs for vehicles and other damaged property. Provide documentation of any work days missed because of the accident. Supply any medical bills or medical equipment costs related to the accident.

Attorneys at Law Offices of Gary Green are knowledgeable about the intricacies of personal injury law and focus on results. Clients do not pay legal fees unless they receive an award or settlement. Contact Law Offices of Gary Green at 1-888-442-7947, or email our offices at ggreen@gGreen.com to schedule a free consultation with our medical malpractice and personal injury lawyers.

Friday, 6 July 2012 08:24

Lap Seat Belts

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

We all know that seatbelts were designed to save lives. Unfortunately, using a seatbelt incorrectly can lead to life threatening injuries or death. The issue we would like to highlight today is the use of lap belts only.

While lap belts are instrumental in preventing an individual from being ejected from a vehicle, when used alone, they can often cause more harm than good. When worn alone, lap belts can cause serious internal injuries during a car crash. When a collision occurs, the seatbelt stops the body from moving forward. With the three point harness system, the force is spread throughout the body. With the lap belt only, the entire force of your body moving forward is directed to one location: your abdomen.

Potential injuries include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Liver
  2. Kidney
  3. Spleen
  4. Intestines
  5. Stomach
  6. Spinal Cord

 

In September of 2007 federal law went into effect requiring a three point harness system for all backseat passengers. This still leaves millions of cars traveling the roadways with lap belts only. Several options are available for modifying the seatbelts in older vehicles. If your vehicle has lap belts only, check with your dealer or mechanic for modification options specific to your vehicle.

Friday, 21 May 2010 22:41

Toxic Torts

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Toxic tort cases are complex litigation cases that seek recourse for a person injured by hazardous materials and chemicals. In the United States, toxic materials are found in the air, water, food, work place, and even at home. Harmful substances include lead paint, pharmaceutical drugs, toxic mold, pesticides, chemicals and asbestos.

Many people come in contact with toxic materials by occupational exposure or pharmaceutical drugs. Because of the abundance of toxic materials in our country, there is a serious risk of exposure that can lead to  injury, disease, and death. Victims of a personal injury caused by exposure to a toxic substance may seek recourse for serious injuries.

Additionally, these cases often result in a class action law suit, because toxic exposure usually affects more than one person.

If you or a loved one has had an injury or illness due to a toxic substance, we may be able to help. If you have any questions or need additional information, call us toll free and without obligation at 1-888-442-7947 or send us an e-mail at ggreen@gGreen.com.