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A car crash, workplace accident or other personal injury can leave you hospitalized, off work and wondering what your future will hold. As medical bills pile up and your family is filled with anxiety, things can look pretty bleak. This feels particularly unfair if the person or company that caused the accident was being careless or negligent.
If this describes your situation, an injury lawyer may be able to help. You have a right to file a legal claim asking for compensation for the injury, medical bills and pain and suffering that you’ve endured. You do not have to pay the price for someone else’s negligence.
The Alabama personal injury lawyers at Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana can fight for the compensation you deserve. Litigation is our strong suit. We are highly skilled and aggressive, and we possess years of experience helping clients just like you throughout South Alabama.
A personal injury lawyer can help in so many ways. While you focus on getting better, your personal injury attorney can do the legal heavy lifting. At Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana, our legal advocates have established a formidable reputation as highly effective personal injury attorneys across the state. We have won substantial settlements and verdicts — some in excess of a million dollars — for clients who have suffered serious injuries or the loss of a family member in a wrongful death. You can trust our team to fight aggressively and tirelessly for you.
The legal system is complicated, and injured parties who hire lawyers tend to get more money in settlement agreements and jury awards. Attorneys know the system and know how to gather evidence, interview witnesses and build a strong legal case on your behalf. This is almost impossible to do on your own.
Innocent people can get seriously injured in a matter of moments, often through no fault of their own. If you have sustained a serious injury that was not your fault but happened because of another person’s negligence or recklessness, it is not fair for you to have to simply accept your losses. By pursuing a legal claim against the person or company responsible for causing your injury, you could be awarded the financial compensation you’re entitled to. To learn more about how the personal injury lawyers at Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana can help, call us at 251-444-7000.
A skilled and experienced personal injury lawyer knows that there are many different kinds of damages you can ask for as a result of the injuries you have sustained. Damages go far beyond just medical bills and lost wages. As the aggressive lawyers at Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana review the details of your case, we will file a legal claim requesting all damages that you are entitled to. Generally, damages fall into one of three categories:
Economic Damages: Economic damages include the cost of medical treatment and rehabilitation, lost earnings and future earning capacity, cost of outfitting a home or vehicle to accommodate your disability, cost of medications and medical devices or supplies, cost of household help or childcare necessitated by the accident, cost of transportation to medical appointments, and any out-of-pocket expenses associated with your injuries.
Non-Economic or General Damages: Non-economic damages are losses that have a serious effect on your life but are more difficult to assign a monetary value. They include physical pain and suffering, emotional and psychological damage, disfigurement, disability, loss of enjoyment of life, damage to relationships, loss of sexual function, and other losses specific to each individual victim.
Punitive Damages: These are additional damages awarded by a judge or jury that are meant to punish extremely egregious behavior or reckless disregard for the safety of others. The purpose of punitive damages is not only to punish the defendant but also to send a warning signal to other would-be wrongdoers to prevent them from doing the same thing.
Our personal injury lawyers are aggressive and are not afraid to take a case to trial. We effectively and successfully argue a wide variety of personal injury cases such as the following:
Settlement in Personal Injury resulting from Illicit Sewage Release.
Settlement in Products Liability against Smith & Nephew, Cementless Knee.
Settlement in Breach of Contract and Bad Faith against Insurance Company.
There are many different kinds of injuries that you can sustain in a crash, fall or workplace accident. The personal injury lawyers at Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana have successfully won large settlements and awards in many injury cases, including the most catastrophic. Our trial lawyers have experience and a record of success in obtaining impressive awards for:
If you or a family member has sustained any of these types of injuries due to someone else’s negligence, call a personal injury lawyer today at 251-444-7000. You don’t have to face this alone.
The amount of compensation an injured person receives depends on several factors. Generally, the more serious the injury, the greater the financial damages. Also, if multiple people are injured or someone dies, the payout will likely be higher. Other things — like whether the person was the family breadwinner, current and future medical costs, property damage, lost wages and diminished future earning ability, and the extent of rehabilitation required — can factor into the compensation a person can receive. Also, in some cases where the defendant was especially reckless or negligent, judges and juries can award “punitive damages,” which are additional compensation designed to punish the defendant for bad behavior and prevent others from doing the same in the future.
Compensation in a personal injury case could range from several thousand dollars to a million dollars or more, depending on the facts in the case. A skilled and experienced personal injury lawyer can gather evidence, interview witnesses, review police reports, examine photos of the accident scene, and even hire an expert witness to build your case, if needed. You want to hire a personal injury attorney who has the resources and staff to build the strongest case possible. All law firms are not created equal. Some attorneys are simply better than others, and ours are some of the best. A personal injury lawyer at Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana can give you an idea about what your case could be worth. We serve clients throughout South Alabama. Call us to find out more.
Personal injury and wrongful death laws are intricate and complex. In order to obtain fair compensation for your losses, it is essential that you hire an experienced personal injury lawyer to represent you. It is also important that you not speak to an insurance adjuster or sign any authorizations or documents unless your lawyer instructs you to do so. It could compromise your case and harm your opportunity to receive adequate compensation.
If an insurance representative calls or mails you a letter, do not speak to them. Ask them to call your attorney. In some cases, insurance companies will mail a check to your home in hopes that you will settle for less money than you deserve. Do not cash it! Refer all communication to your personal injury lawyer so they can fight for the total compensation you deserve.
At Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana, we are not afraid of a good fight! We will argue and negotiate aggressively on your behalf, and we will take your case to trial if we think that is the best option. Litigation is our strong suit. We will work tirelessly to secure a successful outcome in your case.
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