When faced with a pile of bills related to an injury, you may be tempted to accept the at-fault party’s initial settlement offer to help cover your expenses. However, the type of medical care you require may quickly add up well beyond what you have been offered. At Jarvis, McArthur &Williams, we can help you secure a full financial recovery for the medical bills, pain and suffering and other out of pocket expenses related to the personal injury caused by someone else’s negligence.
If you are injured due to someone else’s negligence, contact an attorney today at Jarvis, McArthur & Williams. We can be reached at (802) 658-9411.
The experienced Vermont personal injury attorneys at Jarvis, McArthur & Williams will not simply accept the at-fault party’s initial settlement offer if it underestimates the expenses you will likely incur. Our lawyers have access to medical experts, vocational specialists and other professionals available to help us identify the short- and long-term expenses related to your injuries such as surgery, physical therapy and hospital bills.
We can also consult life-care planning experts to evaluate the costs of necessary accommodations. For example, your injuries may require you to have an in-home nurse and a wheelchair or possibly make your home handicap-accessible. These are expenses that a life-care planning expert can help us anticipate when negotiating for the compensation you need. We also work with vocational experts to help us understand if your injures will prevent you from working. We will evaluate every angle possible when negotiating for the compensation you need today and long term.
The experienced Vermont personal injury attorneys at Jarvis, McArthur & Williams have been answering questions for the injured, including those involving medical malpractice and motor vehicle accidents, throughout Vermont for more than 85 years combined years. We know what steps to take to get results, and we strive to see that justice is achieved.
Contact Jarvis, McArthur & Williams to schedule a free initial consultation with a Vermont personal injury attorney. We can help if you or a close family member has suffered an injury such as:
- Spinal cord damage and paralysis
- An amputation of a digit or limb
- A serious burn and scarring
- Eye injuries and blindness
- Damage to internal organs
- Brain injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Fractures and injuries to joints
- Crush injury
- Compensation for your injuries and losses is the responsibility of anyone whose negligence caused them, including:
- Motorists who disobeyed traffic laws
- Property owners who did not maintain sidewalks, stairways or doorways
- Nursing home management that understaffed their facilities or failed to monitor the residents it was obligated to care for
- Manufacturers and merchants who knowingly or recklessly put consumers in harm’s way by making and selling dangerous and defective products
- Health care providers who committed grievous acts of negligence such as operating on the wrong body part, leaving patients bleeding or leaving foreign objects in surgical patients’ bodies
At the Vermont personal injury law firm of Jarvis, McArthur & Williams, we offer a refreshing approach to the practice of personal injury law. Our Vermont personal injury lawyers consider our clients to be equal partners in the pursuit of justice along with us. If we decide to take your case and you decide to retain our services, you can expect the following:
- We will listen to you and put your interests first.
- Our attorneys and staff will keep you informed of the progress of your case.
- You will make the decision to accept a settlement offer or take your case to trial.
Frequently Asked Questions People Have About Personal Injury
- What are the best steps to take immediately after an accident? Immediately following an accident, it is important to contact the police and receive any necessary medical attention. It is also helpful to take pictures of the accident scene and obtain the contact information of all parties involved and possible witnesses. Contacting a lawyer as soon as possible will help preserve evidence and strengthen your claims as well.
- What are my rights after being injured? If you have been injured due to another’s intentional acts or negligent behavior, you are entitled to pursue a personal injury claim against that party. This means that if you prove your case, you can receive financial compensation from all parties who were at fault in your injury.
- What is my case worth? Every case is unique, and it is impossible to determine an exact amount without investigating your claims. At Jarvis, McArthur & Williams you can use our free initial consultation to learn more about what your case might be valued at.
- How much is an injury case going to cost me? If the Vermont personal injury attorneys at Jarvis, McArthur & Williams take your case, the case will not cost you anything out of your pocket. We conduct business on a contingency fee basis, meaning our lawyers make money only if we win the case for you.
- What types of compensation are available after I am hurt? If you are hurt through someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to compensation to pay for medical bills, lost wages, pain & suffering and recovery for all damages you have incurred.
- How can I help in my personal injury lawsuit? The most helpful things you can do are to take pictures immediately after the accident, file a police report and obtain the names and contact information of all witnesses at the scene. Your lawyer can explain what other steps must be taken depending on your situation.
- How long do I have to file my claims? In Vermont, you normally have three years after your accident to file. There are statutes of limitations for different claims, however, making it imperative to consult a lawyer quickly to make sure your time does not run out.
- What must be proven in a personal injury claim? You must prove that the other party acted negligently and that caused you an injury. You must show that the opposing side had a duty to not injure you, that that duty was breached and it caused your injury, and that you incurred damages.
- Should I provide a statement to the insurance company? Not without speaking to a lawyer at Jarvis, McArthur & Williams first. Insurance companies will often attempt to offer you lowball settlement agreements and get you to admit things that will hurt you down the road. Speaking to a lawyer first will help maximize the compensation you are entitled to.
- How can a lawyer help? An experienced attorney at Jarvis, McArthur & Williams can guide you through the legal maze of filing a lawsuit and dealing with the court system. At our law firm, we also assist you with negotiations and handle all communications with the insurance companies so you don’t have to. From beginning to end, we stand by your side and take the legal burden off your shoulders.