The Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod & Baril, PLLC help people who suffered a personal injury get the compensation they deserve for their losses. In most cases, personal injuries result from someone’s negligence or carelessness causing harm to the victim.
We will protect your right to pursue compensation from the party responsible for causing your personal injury. You may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.
To learn more about how we can help you, call us today at 865-546-1111 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.
Investigating Your Personal Injury
Personal injuries can result from car wrecks, workplace accidents, slip and falls, defective products, and other types of accidents. Understanding how your personal injury occurred helps us in building your case.
We conduct a thorough investigation of your personal injury to find out how another party’s negligence caused you harm. Without proof of fault, the negligent party and the party’s insurance company may resist paying you compensation for your injury. Our legal team will gather evidence to build a well-documented case.
To discuss your personal injury and how we can investigate your personal injury case, call us at 865-546-1111 to schedule a free consultation.
Your Medical Records
We may use your medical records to show the nature and severity of your injury. We also look at the type of medical treatment you are receiving and how your injury has affected your life and impacted your family members.
If you suffered a catastrophic injury that prevents you from working or taking care of yourself, you may be able to pursue additional compensation. You may have a catastrophic injury or loss if you suffered:
- A spinal cord injury that resulted in paraplegia or quadriplegia
- Amputation of two hands or two feet or one of each
- Third-degree burns over 40 percent of the body or up to 40 percent or more of the face
- A wrongful death of a parent who had custody of a surviving minor child
If you receive treatment from a mental health professional, we can include this information to support your claim for compensation.
Securing Evidence for Your Personal Injury Case
We gather as much relevant evidence as possible to build a solid personal injury case. Other than your medical records, we may also collect documents such as:
- A police report (if applicable)
- An incident report (workplace accident or slip and fall, for instance)
- Eyewitness statements
- Photographs of damaged vehicles (from a car accident)
- Pictures of the accident scene
- Photographs of your injuries
- Lost wages (present and future)
- Video footage of your accident
- Repair or replacement costs of your vehicle
Our investigative team may also obtain reports from medical professionals, accident reconstruction specialists, and other expert witnesses who can provide opinions about your personal injury.
To talk with us about collecting evidence in a personal injury case, call us at 865-546-1111.
Proving Negligence in Your Personal Injury Case
The evidence we secure for your personal injury case will help us to prove how another party’s negligence caused you to suffer an injury and other damages.
For instance, if you suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of a head-on collision with a drunk driver, our evidence would illustrate how the driver had a duty to act responsibly and avoid getting behind the wheel after drinking alcohol.
The driver, however, breached this duty and caused an accident. And, you suffered damages as a result of the driver’s negligent and careless actions.
Proving negligence is necessary to recover compensation in a personal injury case.
Filing an Insurance Claim for Your Damages
At the Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod & Baril, PLLC, we handle all aspects of insurance claims, from filing the claim to negotiating a settlement.
Our experience in handling claims has shown us the games insurers play to reduce, delay, or deny a claim.
For instance, as a way of devaluing a claim, a claims adjuster may accuse a personal injury victim of being partially at fault for causing the injury. The adjuster might decrease the number of damages in proportion to the percentage of fault assigned to the victim.
Should this happen to our clients, we present a solid, well-supported case that counters an insurer’s accusations. And, we negotiate for full and fair compensation on our clients’ behalf.
Filing a Lawsuit
Although we usually settle claims through negotiations, sometimes an insurer will not offer a fair settlement or denies liability for a personal injury.
In these cases, we may file a personal injury lawsuit and take the matter to court. Just as we prepare a well-documented insurance claim, we present a strong case for a judge or jury.
If your loved one died from a personal injury accident or in the same incident that caused your personal injury, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Recoverable Damages in a Personal Injury Lawsuit
The amount of compensation you recover depends on the type of damages you
Generally, personal injury victims may recover compensation for their medical bills, lost income, and other costs, such as:
- Physical or occupational therapy
- Inpatient rehabilitation
- Medical mobility devices
- Property damage
You may also pursue compensation for damages, such as pain and suffering, mental anguish, and emotional distress.
Contact the Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod & Baril, PLLC Today
You have a limited amount of time to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit. So, do not miss the opportunity to pursue the compensation you may be entitled to for your personal injury.
If you want a law firm that stands by you and protects your right to recover the compensation you deserve, turn to the Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod & Baril, PLLC.
Call us at 865-546-1111 to schedule a free case review.