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Obtaining Just Compensation After A Serious Injury

No one plans to suffer a personal injury but when it happens to you, the fallout may seem to take over your life. Your immediate need for emergency medical treatment may soon give way to ongoing medical care, therapy, rehabilitation and resting. You may require expensive medical equipment and personal care. Even people with good health insurance soon realize that medical bills, lost wages and other costs are a great burden. You may need a Santa Fe personal injury attorney.

For your peace of mind and long-term security after a serious injury, consult with a plaintiff’s attorney as soon as possible. Learn how you can pursue maximum compensation possibly through a lawsuit against a negligent driver, property owner or manufacturer.

When you work with Egolf + Ferlic + Martinez + Harwood, LLC, you can expect personalized counsel and representation that will take into account all the unique factors of your case. Circumstances of the accident, the extent of the injuries and the impact on your normal lifestyle are all relevant. We will inform you of your rights and opportunities through accident insurance and other sources of relief.

Can Egolf + Ferlic + Martinez + Harwood, LLC, Help Me After An Injury?

At Egolf + Ferlic + Martinez + Harwood, LLC, we seek to provide our clients with both the experience of a big firm and the individualized attention of a smaller firm. We tailor our legal defense to the specifics of your case and advocate for you in court and negotiations. With many years of collective experience, we’re prepared to represent you during your personal injury case.

Our Personal Injury Cases And Clients

Our personal injury clients have come from all walks of life. Many have courageously faced uphill battles after serious incidents, such as the following:

  • Car, truck, motorcycle, bus, train, and aviation accidents
  • Pedestrian and bicycle accidents; accidents at amusement parks
  • Slip-and-fall accidents and other injuries on public or private property
  • Workplace accidents; injuries at construction sites and industrial facilities
  • Egregious medical errors resulting in serious harm to patients

Whatever the accident and whatever the injuries, we fight with skill and determination as we pursue maximum compensation for our clients. We do not rest until we have found every path to justice for our injured clients.

What Are the Most Common Personal Injuries?

Injuries happen in many ways after an accident. Regardless of the specifics of your case, if another party’s negligence led to your injury, you’re likely entitled to monetary compensation. Different accidents carry different risks, but some of the most common injuries we see in our office include:

  • Back injuries: Back injuries are quite common after a slip and fall, but they can also result from motor accidents, such as those involving pedestrians and motorcycles. An injury to your back will impact your ability to move and participate in normal activities. You won’t be able to lift as much, and you’ll have to deal with long-term medical bills as your back heals.
  • Neck injuries: Car accidents can easily lead to neck injuries, and these wounds carry long-term consequences. Whiplash is the most common of neck injuries, and it can be difficult to cure or diagnose. Any trauma that involves your neck carries the risk of death or paralysis, and you’ll need significant medical attention to heal. Certain neck injuries could lead to permanent disability.
  • Brain injury: Brain injuries are just as common from a car accident as from medical malpractice. Severe brain injuries will dramatically impact your quality of life and may require permanent medical care. Even something like a concussion can cause health issues down the line. While they are commonly caused by the head being struck forcefully, closed brain injuries happen when the head moves rapidly, and the brain strikes the skull.
  • Broken bones: Broken bones are not always life-threatening injuries, but they can occasionally carry the risk of death if the injury is severe enough. Recovery from a typical broken bone is not as long as that of brain injuries, but you still have a right to pursue medical expenses from the person who injured you to help alleviate the cost of any doctor’s visits.
  • Burns: Minor burns may be something you can recover from on your own, but higher-degree burns can require skin grafts to heal. You have the right to seek compensation if someone’s negligence led you to become scarred from burns.

What Should I Do After I Suffer a Personal Injury in Santa Fe?

You’ll likely not know where to turn or what to do after a personal injury, but you need to keep calm and maintain composure to get the help you need in the short and long term. There are a few steps you should follow after an injury, and you should try to deviate from the steps as little as possible.

After your accident, you need to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Some people delay going to the doctor because they believe their injuries are not severe or are too minor to require a doctor’s visit. We implore you to go to the doctor for a proper diagnosis and to see if you have any injuries that you might not be aware of. Your adrenaline may be hiding broken bones or internal injuries.

When you’re at the doctor’s office, make sure you obtain any documentation they fill out during the visit. The doctor should be happy to provide you with a copy, and you’ll want any official documentation for your records and to use as evidence.

You’ll want to gather any evidence you can before too much time passes. Take pictures of the scene of the crime and any injuries you may have sustained from the accident. No matter how minuscule it might seem, any evidence will be useful for the case ahead.

Speak with anyone who might have been a witness to the accident, and keep everything in writing so you can reference your notes later. You will need to prove that the other party’s negligence was the cause of your injury, so don’t neglect this step.

If you haven’t already, you should report your accident to the appropriate authorities. For instance, if it was a workplace accident, you should speak with HR or your direct superior and file an official report. In other instances, you’ll want to speak with the police for an official accident report.

Once you have evidence, you can take it to an attorney and ask them to represent you in court.

Should You Hire an Attorney When Filing a Personal Injury Claim?

You should hire a personal injury lawyer for the greatest chance of a successful claim. While personal injury cases may seem quite simple, these cases can often be complicated once they reach litigation in court. Trying to represent yourself could lead to you losing the case and missing out on financial help to deal with your mounting medical expenses.

Personal injury cases often involve looking at precedents to determine if someone is at fault for an accident. These cases can often be quite obscure, and finding them is something a lawyer has training for. While recovering from your injury, you likely won’t have the time or knowledge to research these old cases to use for your claim.

You’ll also likely be attempting to recover from your injury while the trial is going on. In these scenarios, you don’t want to spend the energy you need to heal on researching relevant case law and building your legal strategy. You can let a lawyer handle this part of the trial so you can spend the most time possible recovering from your injury.

You’ll likely be emotionally raw after an injury and want to file a claim against anyone possible. Your attorney can provide a more level-headed, unbiased approach and help you take a fair compensation award without being too emotionally invested in the case.

Do You Have A Case?

We are selective about which cases we take on. If we accept your case, we will properly investigate the facts and circumstances of your case. Successful injury claims and lawsuits often require significant resources as well as knowledge of how to maximize compensation for your economic and medical damages. We prepare every case as if for trial. We are ready to take your case to mediation or before a jury if the defendant’s insurance company refuses to treat you or your family fairly.

Egolf + Ferlic + Martinez + Harwood, LLC, is fiercely dedicated to maximizing our client’s compensation for injuries or the death of a loved one. We are ready to fight for your rights until you get the compensation you deserve. To schedule a consultation, call 505-986-9641 or complete our simple online form.

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Egolf + Ferlic + Martinez + Harwood, LLC, is fiercely dedicated to maximizing our client’s compensation for injuries or the death of a loved one. We are ready to fight for your rights until you get the compensation you deserve. To schedule a consultation, call 505-986-9641 or complete our simple online form.

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