Personal Injury Attorneys in Austin Helping You Turn Your Finances Around and Eliminate Medical Debt for Good
There is no better feeling than paying off debt and getting creditors off your back. No one can relate to this idea more than a personal injury victim, as there’s no debt quite like medical debt, especially at the speed it moves after an accident.
Debilitating medical bills and expenses that keep piling up is no way to live, especially as you’re managing your injuries and healing from a traumatic situation. However, it’s an unfortunate reality for many who suffer from injuries due to another person’s mistake or careless behavior.
Beliefs and assumptions lead too many people to choose medical debt over hiring an attorney as they don’t think their claim has any value; people believe attorneys are too expensive or decide to settle for a lesser amount through their insurance company.
There is another way to turn your finances around, eliminate medical debt for good, and make up for lost wages. It starts with hiring a personal injury law firm like Mike Massey Law. We create a comfortable atmosphere and experience for our clients and remove the burden and hassle of a personal injury lawsuit so you can focus on recovery and healing.
Don’t let medical debt weigh you down forever and further the trauma of your life-changing injury, as we can resolve your financial issues with a personal injury lawsuit. Seek compensation and recover the damages you’re entitled to, whether a person, medical professional, or business caused you pain and suffering.
We will review your case free of charge when you call our law firm and speak with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys. Contact us today to get started: at 512-400-4430.
What Are Examples of Personal Injury Cases?
When a person, professional, or company acts negligently and causes physical or mental harm, injury, or illness to another person, this is how personal injury happens. Malicious intent isn’t the only driver of personal injury, as a person or business can make a careless decision or an error that leads to an accident. Regardless of how they happen, victims of an accident are likely entitled to compensation.
Car accidents are the leading cause of personal injury cases worldwide. On average, there are nearly six million car accidents annually in the United States, and they are the leading cause of death. Thirty-eight thousand people lose their lives due to impaired driving, distracted driving, speeding, and reckless behavior on the road every year.
Other examples of personal injury cases include:
- Truck and motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Faulty products
- Workplace slip and fall incidents
- Medical malpractice
- Dog bites or animal attacks
- Wrongful death
Every accident is different, as are the injuries they cause, including soft tissue injuries, broken bones and lacerations, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and psychological injuries, to name a few examples.
The more serious the accident, the more impactful the injuries on a person’s quality of life. When the quality of life is lost or altered in a dramatic way, it’s time to free yourself and get legal help. Mike Massey Law and our personal injury attorneys will review your case, assess the value, and provide our professional recommendation.
Schedule a free consultation to learn more about our law firm and how we can help you succeed in your personal injury case. Call: 512-400-4430.
Can Insurance Cover My Injuries?
Numbers can be deceiving, which is true of insurance company settlements and worker’s compensation. It’s likely you are waiting for approval on your claim as medical expenses and other bills are piling up, which puts many people in a financially challenging position when you need the funds. Add to this no income stream, and it’s a recipe for a stressful situation.
When working with your insurance provider after an accident, the settlement they offer might look appealing. Still, looking “under the hood” first is important, as it will not consider your entire situation, including the future. In fact, this is where insurance settlements go wrong after an accident, as it’s not about the person but about closing the claim with as little money as possible.
Before you close the case with your insurance company is the right time to get a personal injury attorney involved like Mike Massey Law. Settling too quickly for a lowball offer can ruin your chances of a bigger award down the road if you file a lawsuit. You might be able to manage some of your current expenses, but if your injury prevents you from working, a lack of future income will become problematic.
Mike Massey Law will prove the opposing party’s actions resulted in your injuries and damages—a necessary stepping stone to recover compensation for your pain and suffering and medical bills—and recover monetary damages that accurately reflect your circumstances, unlike insurance companies.
We will negotiate with your insurance company and push for a fair settlement, or we will advocate for you in court. Start with a hassle-free conversation with any one of our experienced personal injury attorneys to manage your case and handle negotiations with your insurance company.
Book a free consultation today: 512-400-4430.
How is a Settlement Decided?
There is no concrete formula to determine a personal injury settlement. Still, there are certain factors when considering monetary damages related to a person’s injuries, pain and suffering, medical expenses, and more. These loose guidelines are why having a personal injury attorney is indispensable to your case when pursuing compensation.
There are two types of possible compensation: compensatory damages and punitive damages. Compensatory damages are the most common form of compensation in a personal injury case:
- Lost wages, which include money incurred because of a person’s injuries and if an injury prevents a person from going back to work, compensation for future lost income
- Medical expenses and bills related to treatment and rehabilitation, from physical and occupational therapy to hospital stays, surgery, procedures, diagnostic exams, medical accessories, and accommodations, as well as prescriptions
- Replacement fees or compensation for repairs if property damage was involved
- Compensation for emotional harm like pain and suffering, stress, and trauma
- In a wrongful death scenario, compensation for funeral expenses and other unexpected financial needs is possible with an attorney’s help
Punitive damages are less common than compensatory damages as this type of legal recourse is saved for situations that involve malicious intent and excessive negligent or reckless behavior. This might include driving while under the influence (DUI) with a minor in the vehicle or driving at excessive speeds that resulted in another person’s disfigurement or death in more serious cases.
The first step to determining the value of your settlement is contacting Mike Massey Law. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will review your case and calculate a potential settlement range. Schedule your free consultation today to get started: at 512-400-4430.
What Can I Expect from a Personal Injury Lawyer?
The sole purpose of our personal injury attorneys is to prevent you from getting taken advantage of and help you attain a settlement so you can support yourself and your family after a life-altering injury. The relief you seek is also what we want for you—and this is our motivation to fight for the best outcome for you.
Mike Massey Law and our team give our clients hope for the future and financial freedom from devastating medical debt and related expenses. When you hire us, here’s what to expect in managing your personal injury lawsuit. We:
- Investigate your case, gather evidence, and interview any witnesses
- Calculate a possible settlement offer and pursue compensation that aligns with your medical bills, expenses, pain and suffering, and more
- Negotiate with your insurance company to prevent a lowball settlement that isn’t in your favor
- Help you manage your medical bills and expenses during your lawsuit
- Speak with outside industry experts to build a case in your defense
- Aim for a settlement outside of court and provide aggressive representation when that’s not an option
When seeking compensation, we consider factors such as your mental suffering, disfigurement or dismemberment, current, and future lost wages, expenses, physical pain and suffering, loss of companionship and quality of life, and other hardships.
We understand the financial stress and frustration when another person’s negligence and careless act impacts your life. When you need change for the better and results, consider Mike Massey Law and our team of personal injury attorneys.
Our free consultation program is a step in the right direction to sharing more details about your personal injury case and how we can help you fight and win. Contact our office today and speak with an experienced attorney: at 512-400-4430.