We all understand that accidents are a part of life—they happen a lot. We’ve all suffered an accident or two, but when someone else’s negligence causes that accident, it’s something different entirely. After all, the negligent party didn’t even bother to take the necessary precautions to help keep you safe. A serious accident is likely to leave you feeling overwhelmed and unsure of where to turn for help, but you are not alone. Accidents can happen at any hour, and if the negligence of someone else has left you injured, you need the help of an experienced law firm open 24-hours a day.
The 24-Hour Difference
Personal injuries can upset anyone. Furthermore, they typically seem to come out of nowhere. One minute, you’re fine—and the next, your life is altered in the blink of an eye. We know that accidents happen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, which is why we keep our intake department open—every hour of every day—to serve our clients when they need us most.
Coming to terms with how another party’s negligence can so unequivocally change the course of your life can prove difficult. That’s where a 24-hour personal injury law firm comes in. If you were injured, you shouldn’t have to live with the uncertainty of the situation for a minute longer than necessary. Twenty-four-hour personal injury firms understand the significance of your plight and they’re dedicated to helping you move your claim forward from the moment you first get in contact—whenever that is.
The experienced legal team at Stewart J. Guss, Attorney at Law, is standing by to help. We know just how much interruption a personal injury accident can cause, and we’re committed to helping you get a jumpstart on your claim, and obtaining just compensation for that claim. Personal injury claims are complicated, but the sooner we begin gathering evidence in support of your claim, the stronger your claim will become—there is peace of mind in knowing that the legal wheels are set in motion and in trusted hands. Our 24-hour personal injury law firm has the experience, drive, and commitment to help guide your claim toward the compensation to which you’re entitled. Call our office at any time at 800-898-4877 or send an email by , to start learning about your options, and your legal rights.
Common Personal Injuries
Broken bones – Broken bones are common in many accidents, and these painful injuries are slow to heal. In addition, broken bones don’t always heal according to plan, and inadequate healing can morph into overarching, permanent, and even debilitating health consequences. Always make sure that broken bones receive immediate medical attention.
Burns – Burns are common injuries in personal injury claims. Even relatively minor burns can result in excruciating pain, and every burn—except the most minor—requires medical treatment. Furthermore, the far-reaching trauma associated with burns can contribute to increased anxiety and depression. Burns are classified into degrees:
- First-degree burns affect the skin’s outermost layer, the epidermis, and usually involve reddened, swelling skin that can cause significant pain.
- Second-degree burns damage both the skin’s inner layer, the dermis, and the epidermis. Such burns typically elicit reddened skin, swelling, blisters, and even worse pain.
- Third-degree burns are the most injurious, and they cause damage all the way through to the tissue underneath the skin (and can also damage the nerves, muscle, and bones). These burns can result in unbearable pain.
Burn injuries are notoriously slow to heal and often lead to serious health complications. When they’re on or near the face, they can disfigure a victim, exacerbating the emotional and psychological components of these injuries.
Spinal cord injuries – Spinal cord injuries significantly decrease the victim’s bodily strength, functioning, or sensations below the site of damage. Spinal cord injuries can lead to the loss of control of bodily movement, and to partial or complete paralysis. The seriousness of the injury depends upon the severity and location of the damage. A sufferer who loses partial or complete control of part of the body can experience devastating physical, emotional, and social consequences. In fact, it’s difficult to overstate the devastation wrought by serious spinal cord injuries.
Traumatic brain injuries – Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are typically caused by blunt force to the head or by the whipping back and forth of the head—common actions in personal injury claims like vehicular accidents and slips and falls (among many other kinds of accidents). Because traumatic brain injuries affect the brain—the very headquarters of your personality and communication—their long-lasting effects are especially bedeviling and unpredictable. Many TBI victims liken the effects to an altered sense of self, a complicated and debilitating emotional consequence. TBIs are further complicated because they don’t always present symptoms at the time someone incurs them. This means that such injuries are more likely to go undetected, undiagnosed, and untreated until they become more serious and difficult to treat.
The injuries associated with personal injury claims vary, but anyone would find them upsetting and difficult to process, especially on their own.
A personal injury law firm with a 24-hour intake department can help. Such a firm is there when you need it—whether that’s during regular business hours or in the middle of the night on a Saturday. If someone else’s negligence has left you injured, you need experienced legal counsel—no matter the time or the day.
Your Personal Injury Claim
Recovering from a significant injury can take a long time—with indeterminate results. Furthermore, injuries have a way of accumulating complications and becoming more burdensome with time.
The often-extensive injuries associated with personal injuries and the outcomes of resulting claims require experienced legal representation. An experienced personal injury attorney will fully account for the totality of your damages before moving forward with your claim. A 24-hour personal injury law firm has the added advantage of providing you with help from the very start, which can make all the difference in your final settlement.
Every personal injury claim is as unique as the individual and the circumstances involved. Every personal injury claim is also difficult for the injured party—after all, someone else’s negligence has left you injured. While it’s impossible to pinpoint the entirety of the damages you’ve suffered from the outset, consider the following general areas of expenses:
Medical expenses – If someone else’s negligence has caused your injury, seek immediate medical attention. Tending to your physical well being to a later date can cause you to suffer more extensive damages—early diagnosis is closely associated with improved prognosis. Medical expenses generally follow a prescribed course:
- Emergency transportation from the scene of the accident
- Emergency care
- Surgical aftercare
- Treatment and care from doctors, specialists, and therapists
- Follow-up and aftercare
- Prescription medications
- Physical therapy
- Adaptive physical devices
- Home adaptations
- Home healthcare
While it’s impossible to calculate your medical expenses from the outset, your experienced 24-hour personal injury law firm will help account for the full extent of your injuries and your complete damages.
Lost wages – With significant injuries come lost hours at work and lost wages. Such losses can accrue quickly and cause significant financial hardships. Furthermore, if you suffered serious injuries, you could experience an altered career path and diminished earning potential far into your future. These extensive consequences are difficult to calculate. Most of us closely associate our vocations with our sense of place in the world, and when someone else’s negligence crushes that sense of place in the blink of an eye—as in an accident—inestimable emotional damage can result. Allow your 24-hour personal injury law firm to help calculate the entirety of your financial and psychological damages as they relate to your altered career.
Emotional damages – If you suffered serious injuries because of someone else’s negligence, you’re no doubt going through a difficult time. In fact, many such victims don’t immediately recognize the full, emotionally harrowing nature of these personal injuries. First, you’ve taken a physical hit that’s difficult to process. Second, coming to terms with such injuries can exact extreme emotional consequences. If your injuries affect your thought processes or the trajectory of your future, they’re likely to cause nearly incalculable emotional damage. Our emotions and psychological health are closely associated with our sense of self in the world, and when someone dashes that sense of self in an accident, anyone could find that exceedingly difficult to overcome. Your 24-hour personal injury law firm will help you assess the pain and suffering you’ve endured at the hand of someone else’s negligence and will help ensure that your claim truly represents the totality of your emotional damages.
Evidence and Your Claim
If you were injured in an accident that someone else’s negligence caused, your case is likely to hinge on the evidence collected at the accident scene. While that’s all well and good, you need to attend to the important business of getting the immediate medical care that you need, which leaves you with little time to gather evidence.
Never fear—that’s what your 24-hour personal injury law firm is all about. Your primary task is to tend to your health and well-being, and your attorney’s primary task is to get down to collecting essential evidence in support of your claim.
Evidence has a funny way of disappearing after an accident, but 24-hour personal injury law firms aren’t hampered by time. Once you—or a friend or relative—call, your lawyer will promptly begin the exacting process of collecting important evidence before it becomes tarnished or before it disappears. This evidence is critical to your claim’s most successful outcome. A 24-hour personal injury law firm has a great edge to collect evidence as and when necessary, giving your claim a distinct advantage.
If Someone Else’s Negligence Left You Injured, You Need a 24-Hour Personal Law Firm
Personal injury claims are often difficult, but your rights and your rightful compensation matter too much to leave to chance. An experienced 24-hour personal injury lawyer will represent your best interests from the outset.
The dedicated, nationally recognized legal team at Stewart J. Guss, Attorney at Law, recognizes just how difficult these claims are, and we’re here to help. Because we’re available 24 hours a day, we can attend to your claim at any time. Furthermore, having protected the rights of injured victims for more than 20 years, our experienced personal injury lawyers have the skill, knowledge, and determination to aggressively advocate for your just compensation.
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