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Personal Injury

Each year, millions of people in the United States are injured in accidents. Many of these accidents are unfortunately caused by the preventable carelessness or even malicious intent of others. The law protects those harmed by negligent parties and allows the injured to seek compensation for their suffering. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident resulting from negligence or intentional harm, you may be entitled to receive just compensation for your physical and psychological injuries.

To protect your rights and make certain that you are taking all of the necessary actions in the recovery process, you should contact a qualified personal injury lawyer.

Handelman Law Office will take the time to learn every aspect of your case and assess whether or not you should take an initial settlement offered by the insurance company. We have the foresight and skill to look at the road ahead and consider future damages which may harm you for years to come including pain, emotional trauma and subsequent injuries. With this knowledge, we can properly evaluate the full extent of the damage and help to determine if the initial settlement is fair and adequate.

Personal Injury Interview Sheet

Steps in the process:
You will meet with the attorney to review the circumstances of the case including the cause of injuries, parties responsible, and sources of recovery.

Cost:
A written retainer agreement outlining the attorney fees and costs will be provided to you at the appointment. Personal Injury cases are handled on a contingent fee percentage plus any out-of-pocket costs. This fee is only payable out of money recovered. No attorney fees are due until the case is completed.

Time frame:
Completion of personal injury claims depend largely upon the course of your medical treatment and the time required to fully document your claim. It also depends on the issues of liability and if the case must be filed in court.

What you should bring/know/have before coming in:
For your first appointment, print and complete the Personal Injury Interview Sheet and bring in a copy of the police report, any medical bills, your auto-insurance policy, and any information you have about the other drivers insurance. Please also bring with you any photographs of the accident scene, auto damage, and your injuries.

Other:
You will be asked to complete a journal of your medical treatment and the affects of your injuries. We will be available to answer all of your questions as the case proceeds and will keep you informed of significant developments in your case.

While we cannot undo injury or suffering, but we can help to obtain appropriate damages for our injured clients. We are dedicated to obtaining the very best recovery possible for you through experienced and professional representation.