At McCarty Gonzalez Pavlidis & Whidden, LLC, one of our practice areas is personal injury. We have years of courtroom experience and are dedicated to ensuring that you receive quality representation and obtain fair compensation for injuries caused by the negligence or recklessness of others.
Personal Injury Law
The attorneys at McCarty Gonzalez Pavlidis & Whidden, LLC, will take the time to review an accident or injury you have received and determine whether or not there is a valid personal injury claim. Unlike criminal cases, the tort action in personal injury doesn’t involve the government prosecuting the wrongdoer. Instead, private plaintiffs seek compensation for harm and damages caused by the actions of the defendant. Most personal injury cases are based on the doctrine of negligence, and the plaintiff must show that a prudent person in the defendant’s place would’ve acted differently.
Common examples of negligence include medical complications due to a doctor’s carelessness, car accidents caused by drunk drivers and dog bites by roaming animals. In these cases, the responsible party ignored the risk posed to others, and an injury was the result. At McCarty Gonzalez Pavlidis & Whidden, LLC, we handle all types of personal injury cases.
Advice from Personal Injury Attorneys
When a personal injury is incurred, we always advise seeking medical attention. Some symptoms from injuries like soft tissue and brain injury don’t show up right away. A physician will do a thorough examination to both diagnose the injury and provide the proper medical treatment. Keep in mind that some jurisdictions require that medical attention is received within a specific period of time after the injury in order to bring a claim.
We have teams of accident reconstruction specialists, physicians and other professionals to help determine who was at fault and the extent of the injuries. Keep in mind that it must be proven that the injuries were a direct result of someone else’s negligence. We work closely with our clients and have them participate in the investigation process. We also keep clients up-to-date on the case’s progress.
Depending on the nature of the injuries, there are several items that may be compensated. Common compensation includes:
- Physician visits
- Medical equipment
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
- Loss of companionship
- Funeral expenses
- At-home care
At McCarty Gonzalez Pavlidis & Whidden, LLC, we review accidents and injuries with clients to determine the best course of action and whether there is a valid personal injury claim.