Personal Injury

Every day people are seriously injured or killed due to serious accidents and negligence. The resulting injuries are termed “personal injuries.” A personal injury is typically an injury to your physical or emotional being, resulting from the negligence of another. A personal injury may be caused by negligence, accidental wrongdoing, or strict liability.

What are some of the common causes of injuries? These include automobile accidents, animal bites, nursing home abuse, boat accidents, head trauma, trucking accidents, aviation accidents, slip and fall, wrongful death, bus accidents, defective products, and medical malpractice.

Suffering a personal injury can be a very stressful experience. When you have a personal injury, you don’t have time or the energy to worry about getting what’s rightfully yours. There is no need to fight alone when you can have a personal injury lawyer at your service. If you have suffered as the result of another you should contact our firm for a case evaluation or so that we may answer any questions that you may have.

Magna Law offers a free initial consultation to all potential personal injury clients. All personal injury cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, meaning we do not receive attorney’s fees unless we recover compensation for you.

The following are some of the kinds of Personal Injury cases that we handle:

Car Accidents, Wrongful Death, Slip and Fall Accidents, Premise Liability, Semi Truck Accidents, Drunk Driving Accidents, Rollover Accidents, Bicycle Accidents, Boating Accidents, Bus Accidents, Dog Bites, Animal Attacks, Motorcycle Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, Plane Crashes, Construction Accidents, Product Liability, Train Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Toxic Exposure, Birth Injury.

Some Examples of Serious Injuries include the following:  Amputation Injuries, Brain Injuries, Broken Bones, Burn Injuries, Neck Injuries, Back and Spine Injuries.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE IN AN ACCIDENT

You can strengthen your case by following these steps (if applicable):

Make sure you are safe.  Before doing anything, please be out of harm’s way.

Contact the police immediately. Take down the name and badge number of any officer arriving at the scene.

Acquire as much information at the scene as possible. The information should include:

  • The name, address, telephone number, driver’s license number and insurance company of every driver involved in the accident;
  • The make, model, year and license plate number of any vehicle involved in the accident;
  • The names, addresses, telephone numbers and insurance companies of any vehicle owner, whether present or not present, at the time of the accident.
  • The names, addresses and telephone numbers of any witnesses to the accident specifically including any passengers of the vehicles involved in the accident.

Draw a diagram of the accident. Take pictures. Take a photograph from several different positions around the crash site and include in the photo any damage to the vehicles involved.

Make a contemporaneous record of the events that occurred. What did the persons involved say? Did anyone report that they were uninjured? Did anyone admit to fault? Did anyone state that they were speeding? Did anyone appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol?

Never admit liability. Do not volunteer any information to the police officer at the scene or to any driver or witness regarding guilt. Even being nice and simply saying “I’m sorry” can later be misinterpreted and used against you.

Seek immediate medical assistance and follow what the doctors tell you. Your well being is most important.  Anyone hurt in an accident should get the necessary medical treatment as soon as possible.  Remember, health is wealth. Also, an immediate check-up helps to relate the injury back to its cause— the accident.

Document your injuries.

CONTACT YOUR LAWYER. Do not take on the insurance companies by yourself.  It is important to remember that the insurance company is not your friend as long as you are looking to it to compensate you for your injuries. Your best interests are in conflict with the insurance company’s, and this applies whether it is your own insurance company or the other party’s.

If you would like one of our attorneys to contact you for a free consultation and discuss your case, please call us at 612-767-1871 or (763) 438-3032.