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Benefits of Hiring an Edwardsville Personal Injury Lawyer

Victims of an accident are often encumbered by injuries, property damage, emotional distress, and financial loss. The long-term effects of even minor accidents can be detrimental.

But an injury lawyer can help alleviate these burdens.

An Edwardsville injury lawyer can use the legal system to help you regain financial stability to cover the costs of your injuries, financial losses, emotional damages, and other costs.

Oftentimes, the victim of an injury is hesitant to seek legal aid and works directly with the other insurance providers to gain compensation in the form of insurance coverage. However, the coverage provided by insurers almost always greatly undervalues the costs associated with the accident or injury.

An experienced Edwardsville personal injury lawyer will be able to properly assess the total costs associated with the incident and work on your behalf to get full financial compensation for those losses.

 

How Much Does an Edwardsville Injury Lawyer Cost?

At TorHoerman Law, all services are on a contingency fee basis. This means that our clients do not pay legal service fees to us until after they have been fully compensated for their losses.

If you do not receive compensation, then we will foot the bill for all legal costs. This is our way of guaranteeing full commitment to each one of our clients.

When we do work to gain you compensation, we will factor in our own legal fees to ensure that you get as much compensation as possible to fully recover from your accident or injury.

 

What is a Personal Injury Attorney's Job?

When you are involved in an accident, your insurance provider or the other party’s insurance provider may offer some coverage to compensate for your losses. If insurance does not cover, you may not have any non-legal avenues to pursue compensation. An Edwardsville personal injury lawyer will act on your behalf to either negotiate higher levels of compensation from the insurers or in the case that insurance does not cover the injuries, they will navigate the civil litigation process to gain your financial compensation through legal action.

If your Edwardsville injury lawyer believes that they will be able to gain adequate compensation from insurance providers, then they will negotiate a settlement through arbitration, keeping your case out of court.

 

If legal action is necessary, your attorney will build your case by:

  • Gathering evidence
  • Assessing damages
  • Establishing liability

 

These three important steps can ensure that you, the plaintiff have a strong compensation claim.

 

Gathering Evidence

 Your attorney will first gather evidence to prove two key components

  • How and why the accident or injury occurred
  • What adverse results occurred due to the accident or injury

 

You can assist your attorney in gathering & preserving personal injury evidence. Some evidence you can begin to gather after the accident includes:

  • Photos and videos of the scene
  • Contact information for all witnesses, parties involved, and responding authorities
  • A written personal account of the incident, in as much detail as possible
  • Photos and videos of any damages or injuries and follow-up photos and videos of injuries as they progress
  • Any bills associated with the accident, including medical bills, property damage bills, etc.

 

Do not worry if you are unable to collect these materials. Your Edwardsville personal injury lawyer will be able to assist you using legal methods.

 

Assessing Damages

Damages are the total losses, both economic and non-economic, that you incur as a result of an accident or injury. It is difficult to assess damages, especially the full scope of potential future damages unless you have an understanding of the law.

Oftentimes, a victim is led to believe that their damages are valued considerably lower than they actually are.

An experienced attorney will always factor in all potential damages so that their client does not suffer any current or future monetary losses because of an accident or injury that they did not cause.

Some damages to consider include:

  • Damages to property
  • Costs of injury and medical treatment
  • Future medical costs
  • Costs of emotional distress
  • Lost wages
  • Lost potential earnings
  • Non-economic costs – such as loss of abilities, loss of enjoyment of life, etc

 

These are just a few of the many potential damages that can result from a personal injury or accident. Your attorney may also discuss making a demand for punitive damages along with these compensatory damages.

 

Determining Liability

 Determining who is actually at fault for an accident or injury can be more difficult than one might think. Oftentimes, multiple parties share liability for an accident or injury. Even the victim themselves can hold some liability.

Your attorney will use the evidence they gather to paint a picture of the events and properly determine liability for your accident or injuries.

 

Filing an Edwardsville Personal Injury Lawsuit

If you believe that you may qualify to file a personal injury lawsuit, you should contact an experienced Edwardsville personal injury lawyer from TorHoerman Law to discuss your legal options right away. TorHoerman Law offers free, no-obligation case consultations to all potential clients.

Before moving forward with any legal action, there are a few steps you should take to help build a strong case in your favor.

  • Mitigate damages
  • Find an Edwardsville personal injury lawyer

 

Mitigation

Mitigation is one of the most crucial steps in this process and possibly the most important thing you can do before even taking legal action. Mitigating damages is the process of minimizing the financial and physical impacts caused by your accident. Essentially, this means that you do everything in your power to keep the costs associated with your accident or injury low.

Mitigate your physical and emotional damages by seeking medical treatment as soon as possible after your accident or injury. Make sure to follow your doctor’s orders and be careful not to further your injuries.

You can mitigate your financial losses by getting assessments of all damages and losses, fixing any properties that have essential use to you before putting them back into operation, and being sure not to further any damage to non-essential properties.

Failure to properly mitigate injuries and damages can result in a dismissal of any legal action.

 

Find an Edwardsville Injury Lawyer

The choice of an attorney is an important decision and should be taken with a lot of consideration. You should feel comfortable with your decision and should not have any hesitations. You are welcomed to ask any potential attorney as many questions as you deem necessary before making your decision.

Some things you should consider include:

  • The attorney’s experience in litigating the specific personal injury
  • The law firm’s resources
  • The attorney or law firm’s familiarity with the local court system
  • The attorney or law firm’s history and record
  • The attorney’s commitment to your case

 

Feel free to contact an Edwardsville personal injury attorney from TorHoerman Law and we would be glad to discuss all of these topics and address any other inquiries that you might have.

 

TorHoerman Law, Edwardsville’s Top Personal injury Law Firm

TorHoerman Law is a local law firm located in the heart of Edwardsville and made up of staff and attorneys that live in the community. We pride ourselves on serving the Edwardsville community to the best of our abilities and love any opportunity to give back to Edwardsville residents.

We have some of the best attorneys in the state staffed on our team – and we aren’t just saying that. A number of our attorneys have been named Top Lawyers in Illinois including Top 100 Lawyers in the state of Illinois; a prestigious award that they were nominated for by their peers.

So, contact TorHoerman Law today.

TorHoerman Law – Your friends. Your neighbors. Your Edwardsville Personal Injury Law Firm.

 

U.S. Census Bureau. (2019, December 30). U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Edwardsville City, Illinois. Retrieved March 12, 2020, from https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/edwardsvillecityillinois.

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