Explaining Personal Injury Law
At Ransin Injury Law, we have handled thousands of personal injury cases in Springfield Missouri as well as throughout the Missouri region over the last 30 years. Many times the most common personal injury case comes from an auto accident.
Defining Negligence as it pertains to Personal Injury Law
The term negligence has further meaning and can be applied in other areas of law such as slip and falls and medical malpractice. However, most personal injury claims will result from an auto accident injury. When you have been injured you are defined as the plaintiff, the person who caused your injuries will be defined as the defendant. When you file a personal injury lawsuit you will have an attorney; note we recommend for any serious injury you hire an experienced attorney, and then the defendant will usually be represented by an attorney, and in some cases the insurance company will also have their attorneys that will be investigating the facts through an exchange of documents.
The Discovery Process
This process will include written questions defined as interrogatories or depositions, which are defined as answering questions asked in person and under oath. This entire process is what we call discovery. After discover we will either be presented with a settlement offer, which must be decided to accept, decline or counter, or we choose to take the case to trial. The reason it is imperative to hire an experienced personal injury lawyer is because these are complex legal matters.
The other party is being represented by the insurance company, in many cases this is a multimillion if not a billion-dollar company which handles thousands of these cases each month. The discovery process, the investigation, gathering of facts, expert testimonies, economic specialists who showcase the full financial impact of your losses and other aspects are all handled by us as your attorney.
Ransin Injury Law’s Personal Injury Law Experience
At Ransin Injury Law, attorney David W. Ransin fights to protect his client’s legal rights and makes sure that they are utilizing these rights properly in order to receive the full compensation they deserve. When we take a case to trial we will have the case heard either by arbitration; meaning that a judge will decide the case and award damages or a jury trial; which will decide the case and determine the damages awarded to you, the plaintiff. In our 30 years of practice, we have counseled our clients to fight, as the insurance companies know that as a victim, you already are incurring losses, the longer they drag the case, the more debt you are piling up, so in certain cases. We have fought this tactic because the insurance company was simply trying to low-ball the settlement offer and not offer our clients the full compensation they deserved.
Trial Lawyer Springfield Missouri
As an experienced trial attorney, David has won several million dollars plus cases that have gone to trial. When you hire an attorney, you must have an understanding of their trial experience, as there is an easy road for an attorney to take, remember as a personal injury lawyer, we do not get paid until you get paid, so often lawyers will want to settle so they can also be paid more quickly than what a trial case would take. At Ransin Injury Law, our only focus is in getting you the compensation you deserve, not what is simple or what the insurance company believes is fair. This difference can determine an injured person’s ability to love a full life both in the short-term and long-term or not. As we ask for compensation not just for physical pain and suffering, but damages for physical disfigurement, disability, lost wages, emotional suffering and more.
Only an experienced attorney with years of handling personal injury cases will be able to successfully recover all the possible damages you deserve as they have the experience of discover and working with insurance companies.
Please Contact Ransin Injury Law Today
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a personal injury, we would like to encourage you to call David, one of the differences at Ransin Injury Law is that you will only be working with David from start to finish on your cases. We do not employ inexperienced associate attorney and our team of legal assistants, investigators, medical experts and economists will fight for one common goal; getting you the full compensation you and your family deserve so you have at least the financial resources to recover for both, the short and long term. Please call us for a free case consultation, we are located in Springfield Missouri, but will come into your home or hospital if your injuries be too severe to meet David at our offices. Personal Injury cases are serious, and we are a committed law firm dedicated to you, the victim.