When you have been injured because of the negligence or misconduct of someone, you need somewhere to turn to learn about your options. At William C. Bernhardi Law Offices, PLLC, our attorneys have been helping injured people for more than 25 years. The law provides for compensation for injuries, medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering when injuries are caused by someone else’s negligence.
Often, people confuse the terms “accident” and “negligence”. In daily life, it doesn’t matter if we use these words interchangeably. In a court of law, it matters a lot. You cannot sue somebody if your injuries were simply the result of an “accident”. You must be able to prove that someone was negligent.
We will meet with you for a free consultation to determine if the facts of your accident meet the legal definition of negligence. In trying to determine what happened, it’s important that you provide accident reports, photos and names of witnesses. If you don’t have them, we can get them for you. Once a determination is made that you were injured as the result of somebody else’s negligence, we need to determine what your damages are. The physical injuries you sustained must be related somehow to the accident. For example, if you hurt your back in a car accident you can’t sue somebody for a pre-existing lung ailment.