Personal Injury Litigation
The goal of personal injury litigation is to make people whole after suffering injuries due to someone else’s intentional or negligent behavior. However, sometimes those alleging injury either sue the wrong party or do not have enough evidence to support their claim. Personal injury lawyers specialize in defending people and businesses who have been accused of causing personal injuries.
Our personal injury litigation attorneys at Collinsworth, Specht, Calkins & Giampaoli have years of experience evaluating whether plaintiffs have valid legal claims against our clients. Our defense attorneys will file the necessary court documents to properly defend against injury claims and will provide advice on whether it is better to reach a settlement or go to trial. Contact us today to discuss your case and get the support you need.
Why Choose Collinsworth, Specht, Calkins & Giampaoli?
Collinsworth, Specht, Calkins & Giampaoli defends individuals and entities in personal injury matters involving the following:
- Automobile Collisions
- Catastrophic Personal Injury
- Products Liability Claims
- Work-Site Accidents
- Wrongful Death
Members of the firm work quickly to investigate each accident, starting with an on-site inspection and the focused use of experts. Guidance on improved risk management procedures is offered based on the circumstances of each alleged injury.
During litigation, the firm delivers an aggressive defense which seeks to posture each case towards efficient resolution through negotiation, mediation, or trial.
Why Do You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
An experienced personal injury litigation attorney can help their clients by utilizing the best defense strategy for their case. There are various defense strategies that can be employed. However, there are typically five that are most commonly utilized in a civil court, those are:
- Contributory Negligence—places some or all of the blame on the plaintiff
- Assumption of Risk—the plaintiff assumes the risk for an inherently dangerous activity
- Pre-Existing Injuries—the plaintiff already had injuries from another accident
- Release of Liability Waiver—plaintiff may have forfeited their right to compensation
- Statute of Limitations—the legal timeframe a person has to file a claim
The most common of these is contributory negligence.
What Is Personal Injury Litigation?
Personal injury cases are legal disputes that arise when one person suffers harm or injury from an accident, and they sue someone else that they believe is legally responsible for their injuries.
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, there are over 400,000 personal injury claims each year and of these, only 4% go to trial, with most cases settled out of court. This may seem like a high number but is not surprising given that there are over 39.5 million injuries that require medical attention each year.
Contact Collinsworth, Specht, Calkins & Giampaoli Today
Our personal injury lawyers will not only provide the best defense possible for each client but we will do it in a vigorous and cost effective manner. We value the time and resources of our clients and we are there for them every step of the way.
If you need a personal injury litigation attorney, contact Collinsworth, Specht, Calkins & Giampaoli today.