Effective and Compassionate Representation of Injury and Wrongful Death Victims --- Wyoming Personal Injury Lawyer
While people do not anticipate suffering a debilitating injury or losing a loved one, many people suffer catastrophic injuries and fatalities because of the negligent, reckless or intentional conduct of individuals, businesses and government entities. If you suffer injury because of an intoxicated driver, fatigued trucker or careless property owner, the physical and emotional hardship of dealing with intense pain, medical procedures and an inability to engage in normal life activities is often compounded by financial hardships. A prolonged hospital stay or extended need for rehabilitative or supportive care can come with a ruinous cost. If you are unable to continue employment in your chosen occupation and/or disabled from working at all, your family’s financial future can be seriously threatened. While injury victims and families’ of wrongful death victims often have a right to financial compensation for their injuries or loss, the insurance company for the at-fault party will not simply pay the full value of your claim regardless of the merits. Insurance companies have teams of adjusters, experts, insurance defense lawyers and a war chest of litigation resources that they use to minimize or avoid payouts on legitimate claims. Insurance companies know which attorneys are prepared to tenaciously battle at trial if their client does not receive a favorable settlement offer, which is why you need the experience of the Wyoming Personal Injury Law Firm of Arnold Law Offices, PLLC, on your side.
The Wyoming Personal Injury Law Firm of Arnold Law Offices brings the experience and expertise that you would expect from 25 years of representing individuals in Wyoming. Arnold Law Offices is dedicated to holding the feet of insurance company representatives to the fire, while fighting for the best possible recovery. The recovery you receive from a judgment or settlement will be your means for obtaining the best possible medical care and the highest post-injury quality of life. Since injury victims have many questions and concerns, Arnold Law Offices responds to calls and emails the same day or the next business day. You will also receive reasonable updates regarding the progress of your case, so you are never in the dark about the status of your personal injury claim.
Wyoming Personal Injury Claims
Personal injury law (also referred to as “tort law”) provides the legal standards and rules governing legal claims for imposing financial liability on individuals, businesses and public entities for physical injuries or loss of life caused by wrongful conduct. The most common basis for a personal injury claim is negligence. Basically, “negligence” refers to the failure to exercise reasonable care to prevent reasonably foreseeable harm to another, which does in fact cause such harm. In the context of a motor vehicle accident, negligence might include inattentive or careless driving. A presumption of negligence might arise when the other party causes injury based on a violation of a law, regulation or ordinance designed to protect public safety.
There are situations where the conduct of the party who causes injury is more egregious, such as a reckless or intentional conduct. While injury victims generally can seek compensatory damages like lost income, lost wages, diminished earning capacity, pain and suffering, impaired enjoyment of life and more for ordinary negligent conduct, punitive damages might be imposed to punish and discourage especially egregious conduct.
The standard of care that must be practiced will also depend on the circumstances. A dog owner who violates a leash law or product manufacturer that designs a defective product might be liable without fault. This legal concept, referred to as “strict liability” can ease the task of proving fault because proof of a lack of care may not be required. Another example of an elevated standard of care might involve a doctor in a medical malpractice lawsuit who is held to the standard of similarly experienced and trained professionals.
Arnold Law Offices represents injury victims within a spectrum of personal injury cases, which include but is not limited to the following:
- Car Accidents
- Semi-Truck Accidents
- On-The-Job Injuries
- Construction Accidents
- Oilfield and Mining Accidents
- Motorcycle Collisions
- Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents
- Snowmobile Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Defective Products
- Negligent Security
- Wrongful Death
- Recreational Accidents
- Physical and Sexual Assaults
- Boating Accidents
If you suffered broken bones, fractures, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, burns or other harm, the Wyoming Personal Injury Law Firm of Arnold Law Offices will evaluate for use in your case accident reconstruction experts, medical experts, vocational counselors, mechanics, engineers, roadway safety consultants and others with specialized experts with the knowledge to fully develop your claims for fault, causation and damages. While the specific damages in a personal injury case will depend on the unique facts and circumstances of your case, we may be able to pursue some or all of the following types of damages:
- Lost Income
- Medical and Hospital Expenses
- Pain and Suffering
- Property Damage
- Diminished Earning Potential
- Funeral/Burial Expenses
- Punitive Damages
If you or someone you love has been injured by an individual, company or government entity, you might have a right to financial compensation. If you have questions about your rights or options, you should call us at (307) 708-7887 to schedule a free consultation.