In many cases, bad things happen to good people — it doesn’t have to end there however. When misfortune strikes, taking action is often the only way to set things right: your personal legal team can help. One of the following situations apply to you, weigh your options and consider contacting a specialized legal team to help you receive justice.
Auto Accident Claims
In irresponsible hands, a vehicle is deadly machine. There are 660,000 drivers across the country using their cell phone while driving at any given moment; distracted drivers were responsible for 3,154 deaths and 424,000 injuries in 2013 alone. Those who drive while under the influence of drugs and alcohol are responsible for nearly a third of all car crash fatalities, costing the United States around $199 billion per year in damages. Irresponsible driving isn’t just a crime, it’s a tragedy waiting to happen: contact an auto accident attorney if you were involved in an accident.
Many Americans believe bankruptcy is typically limited to businesses, but in reality nearly 97% of 2014’s bankruptcies were personal; that’s around 1.5 million people per year. A recent study from Harvard found that medical expenses account for over half of all personal bankruptcies with California, Florida, Illinois, Georgia, and Ohio having the most bankruptcies of any state. Depending on your situation, a bankruptcy lawyer typically has a 95% success rate for Chapter 7 bankruptcy claims and a 55% success rate for Chapter 13 claims.
Personal Injury Litigators
Getting injured on the job is an employee’s worst nightmare, especially for employees of those businesses that do not offer worker’s compensation. Up to 85% of worker’s compensation claims come from employees who have slipped, tripped, or fell on the job — around 22% of all falls on the job resulted in over 31 days away from work. Employees dedicate their life to their job, it only makes sense that employers look out for the livelihood of their employees. If you were injured at work, contact a personal injury lawyer to see if you are entitled to financial compensation.