A serious injury has a forceful and devastating impact on a victim and his or her family that can be both stressful and frustrating. Because we recognize how devastating the aftermath of an accident can have on those involved, we fight for their rights. Victims have a right to compensation for the pain and suffering endured. At TorHoerman Law, we will deal with the legal process while you concentrate on healing from your injuries.
You or a loved one has been in an accident and suffered serious injuries, but now, you are not sure what next steps you should take. First things first, seek medical attention to diagnose and treat your injuries. Then, call a St. Louis injury lawyer.
In a personal injury case, getting a lawyer’s help is always a good idea. But, how do you find a qualified, experienced lawyer to represent you?
Referrals are a good starting point - friends and family who have been in similar situations can refer you to the lawyer who helped them. Advertisements can be helpful, too, but it is important to research the firm prior to hiring. Anyone can advertise their services, but that does not mean they are a reputable firm with experience in personal injury law. You could do a Google search, which will produce endless options, and the option to conduct further research. Even calling your local bar association can help.
Regardless of how you find a law firm, do your research. Check out their website. Does the firm have experience handling cases like yours? Are there documented credentials? Are they highly rated on review sites such as Google or Facebook?
Once you have done your research, contact the firm to discuss your case. Most personal injury law firms, like TorHoerman Law, offer no-obligation, free consultations which essentially means we are able to get to know one another and discuss the case. If in the end, if you do not feel comfortable with the firm, you are not obligated to move forward.
Hiring a lawyer to help with your case comes at a cost. Attorneys are generally either paid hourly, on retainer, with a flat fee or paid under a contingency fee arrangement. It is important you understand the difference.
TorHoerman Law offers a contingency fee arrangement only when we believe we can win. There are many reasons for operating on a contingency fee basis, but the most important are:
Personal injury is a broad legal field covering numerous types of personal injuries and personal injury cases. Car accidents, workers compensation, defective medical devices, premises liability claims involving slip and falls, medical malpractice, Uber or Lyft accidents, nursing home neglect and motorcycle accidents are all types of personal injury cases, but the types of personal injury incidents do not stop there as there are many. The injuries caused by those incidents can range from neck injuries to burns to spinal cord injuries, among many others.
At TorHoerman Law, our trial lawyers are experienced in all sectors of personal injury law. If you have been injured, our dedicated team of lawyers and legal staff will fight for you.
The legal industry can be confusing, we get it. By contacting a lawyer to discuss your rights, we can talk openly about the needed steps and work together to pursue your case. First, we will discuss your case to obtain further details about the incident.
Then, we will work on investigating the case. In the legal world, this is called the discovery phase. During this phase of the legal process, your legal team will obtain all of your medical records and billing statements, talk with witnesses of the incident, contact the insurance companies involved, and calculate damages.
You may be wondering, what are damages exactly? Well, damages are the pain and suffering you endured which can include everything from the costs to recover from your injury, wages lost during the recovery time, or even the emotional distress you endured. There is a long list of qualifying damages and your lawyer will work with you to determine each and every one to ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation.
Once the case has been worked up, your lawyer will meet with the other parties involved in the lawsuit to discuss further steps. At this point, both parties will enter settlement negotiations. It is important to note that most personal injury lawsuits result in a settlement prior to trial, but if negotiations fail, a trial will be scheduled.
Your lawyer will then prepare for trial on your behalf. At this stage, a jury or judge will decide the outcome of the lawsuit.
Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, our law office is dedicated to helping those injured through no fault of their own. If you or a family member suffered serious injuries due to the negligence or carelessness of another, you should not be held responsible for the cost of recovery.
While every case involves different, you can expect the lawyers and staff to help you at every step of the way. Our goal is to alleviate the stress of a personal injury lawsuit to allow you the time and energy needed to recover.
After hiring our firm, your legal team will provide legal advice on the next steps to take. Serving the states of Missouri and Illinois, the law office of TorHoerman Law is skilled in helping those injured through no fault of their own.
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