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Butler Township Personal Injury Lawyer

Splashy TV commercials imply that insurance adjusters are helpful professionals who are “on your side.” Reality is much different. Almost immediately, insurance adjusters look for negative facts that could reduce or deny compensation to victims. Shortly thereafter, the lawyers get involved. These lawyers look for legal loopholes that also reduce or deny compensation. The reason for this attitude is simple. Insurance companies lose money when they pay claims, and no one likes losing money.

You have probably seen splashy TV commercials for Butler Township personal injury lawyers as well. These commercials imply that obtaining compensation is quick and easy. But at The Needle Law Firm, we know differently. It takes time to build a strong negligence case that enables our team to go toe-to-toe with insurance company lawyers. However, we’re willing to invest as much time as necessary to do things the right way and maximize your compensation after an accident. This compensation usually includes money for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering. Additional punitive damages may be available as well, in some extreme cases.

Kinds of Personal Injuries

Generally, personal injuries are not “accidents.” People accidentally misplace their car keys. They don’t accidentally do things like run red lights and cause crashes. This principle is generally true in other injuries as well, such as:

  • Swimming Pool Injuries: A few moments below the waves could cause a permanent or fatal brain injury. Inadequate supervision isn’t the only cause. Malfunctioning equipment could cause such injuries as well. For example, an overly-strong drain could cause a dangerous riptide that literally sucks swimmers under the water.
  • Nursing Home Falls: Most nursing home residents sustain at least one serious fall. Most of these victims are never able to live independently again, because of their physical and emotional injuries. Once again, lack of supervision isn’t the only cause. Construction hazards and everyday hazards, like uneven walkways, could cause these injuries as well.
  • Negligent Security: Property owners not only have a duty to make their pools and buildings safe. They also have a duty to provide reasonable security. Lapses of security, like broken cameras or burned-out lights, often give evildoers a chance to commit assaults and other violent crimes. If that happens, the property owner could be legally responsible for damages.

Our Butler Township personal injury lawyers always put first things first in personal injury matters. Before we start building cases, we connect victims with doctors, so they get the medical attention they need when they need it.

Common Defenses

An evidence-based case based on a sound legal doctrine is a good start. However, it’s not enough to obtain maximum compensation in a personal injury matter. Attorneys must also anticipate common insurance company defenses.

Comparative fault, in one form or another, might be the most common defense. For example, in fall and negligent security claims, insurance company lawyers often argue that victims ignored their surroundings and left themselves vulnerable to injury.

Many people have pre-existing conditions, such as poor eyesight, that increase their vulnerability. These conditions aren’t their fault. Therefore, insurance company lawyers can’t use them as an excuse to reduce or deny compensation.

Swimming pool drowning claims often involve the assumption of the risk defense. This defense usually hinges on a “No Lifeguard on Duty” or other warning sign. These signs make it easier to establish this defense, but a sign is not a get-out-of-jail-free card by any means.

Reach Out to a Dedicated Butler County Personal Injury Lawyer

Injury victims are entitled to substantial compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney in Butler Township, contact The Needle Law Firm. Virtual, home, and hospital visits are available.

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