When you are injured in an accident you have some decisions to make. You have to decide whether you want to rely on an insurance company to provide you with the settlement or whether you want to contact and retain an attorney that specializes in personal injury claims. Hiring a lawyer does not necessarily mean you are headed to trial. In fact, MOST CASES SETTLE PRIOR TO TRIAL, but if you simply take what the insurance company offers, you are more likely settling for far less than the case is worth. Before you decide on a lawyer to handle your case, it is important to remember that insurance companies serve their own best interests and are dedicated to increasing their profit. An injury attorney, on the other hand, will serve you and Samantha F. Jacobs, P.C. is fully committed to getting you that which you are due. Samantha is a tenacious personal injury attorney.
When you sustain an injury, you will be faced with medical expenses, an inability to work, and untold amounts of personal pain and suffering. This is why our firm will fight for maximum compensation, seeking damages well beyond the insignificant offerings of insurance companies to include:
- Medical and Rehabilitation expenses
- Home care and retrofit modifications
- Adaptive technology
- Current and future lost wages
- Quality of life adjustments
- Emotional turmoil compensation
- Physical pain and suffering compensation
Without an attorney, you are at the mercy of companies that place their profits over your recovery. With our firm, you are supported by a legal team wit the resources to take your case as far as needed to secure the maximum compensation allowed by law.
AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS Although they are called "accidents," automobile crashes are most often caused by someone else's wrongful action or inaction. This occurs when there is simple negligence, where someone was supposed to do something and doesn't, or willful misconduct, where someone intends to act in a reckless manner and causes damage. Regardless of the type, if someone causes you harm and they didn't do what they were supposed to do, you may be entitled to recover for the damages incurred.
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE The only thing worse than having to go to the doctor is having a doctor that causes you harm. Our firm helps sort through the facts to determine what really happened and make sure that you get the treatment, care, and compensation you need in order to deal with these unnecessary injuries.
WRONGFUL DEATH & CATASTROPHIC INJURY Sometimes the circumstances surrounding another party's bad acts cause catastrophic injury or even death. Catastrophic injury is an injury that permanently prevents an individual from performing any gainful work. The types of injuries can vary greatly, as can the severity of it. When the injury is so great that loss of life occurs and it's as a result of another's negligent or deliberate behavior, it can be considered "wrongful death." The types of causes range from a negligent surgeon to a drunk driver. While no amount compensation can replace a loved one, wrongful death laws are crafted in order to help a victim's family gain financial stability following a catastrophe.PREMISES LIABILITY Property owners have a duty to make sure that their property is free from hazards. This applies whether it is a public area, such as a store, shopping mall, or park, or a private area, such as a personal residence or an office building. Unfortunately, not all property owners take the necessary precautions to make their property reasonably safe. If a property owner breaches this duty and you were injured as a result, you may be able to recover damages in order to be made whole again.