When you suffer serious injuries due to the negligence of another party, the law provides you the right to seek compensation for your injuries. Many victims, however, have no idea where to turn. What should you do to seek compensation for your injuries? How can you get the help you need? How do you navigate insurance companies and know whether or not they are being truthful with you?
Ochs Law Firm is here to help. Our team wants to hear your story, help you understand your rights, and help restore you through the legal process, while seeking the compensation entitled to you under the law.
Severe Personal Injuries Need Serious Legal Help
Several common sets of circumstances can lead to severe injuries, which may require you to file a personal injury claim in order to seek compensation for your injuries and expenses. Contact Ochs Law Firm any time you have questions about your legal right to compensation, from Jackson, Wyoming to Idaho Falls, Idaho. Our experienced firm has a national presence that can help you address many serious personal injury claims. Our services include:
Product Liability Lawyer
When you purchase a product, you expect it to provide the basic services it claims to offer without posing a substantial danger to either you or the members of your family. Unfortunately, defective products can catch on fire, shatter into small pieces, or cause severe lacerations or broken bones, depending on the type of product and how you used it at the time of your injuries. Ochs Law Firm can help you pursue compensation rightfully entitled to you under the law when you suffer severe injuries or immense property damage due to defective products.
Dangerous Drug Attorney/Dangerous Medical Device Lawyer
Every year, the FDA recalls around 4,500 devices and medical products, including medications, from the market. These dangerous drugs and medical devices, while intended to provide vital services for the patients using them, can end up posing a greater danger to those patients than they originally solved. Dangerous drugs can cause high blood pressure, increase cancer risk, or cause immediate death in patients. If you suffered negative impacts due to your use of those drugs or medical devices, Ochs Law Firm can help you pursue compensation.
Car Accident Injury Attorney
Car accidents can leave their victims with severe injuries, often with lifelong consequences. From traumatic brain injury to spinal cord damage, car accident victims may have to live with physical pain or severe limitations that prevent them from engaging in the activities they usually enjoy. At Ochs Law Firm, we can help you understand the legal remedies available to you following severe injuries in a car accident and pursue it.
Motor Vehicle Defect and Recall Attorney
Motor vehicle defects and recalls can cause serious issues with the vehicle: brakes that seize up or do not work, engine failures that create a serious hazard on the road, or dangerous defects – such as defective tires – that prevent the vehicle from working properly. Often, these defects can lead to severe accidents. At Ochs Law Firm, we help our clients understand how motor vehicle defects may have contributed to the accident and how to pursue compensation from the vehicle manufacturer.
Sexual Abuse Lawyer
In addition to the potential physical impacts of sexual abuse, many victims suffer from trauma that lasts for the remainder of their lives. Some victims suffer from PTSD symptoms or struggle with low self-esteem. Sexual abuse victims also have a greater likelihood of eating disorders, drug addiction, or self-harming behaviors. Ochs Law Firm can help victims of sexual assault pursue compensation against both the perpetrator and anyone who failed to provide adequate protection during their attacks.
Consumer Fraud Attorney
When a business commits fraud against its customers, it can lead to substantial financial losses. Sometimes, fraud can put consumers in direct danger. Other times, it can cause them to commit too much money to a proposition that looks great on the surface, but that does not include the elements that consumers really need or deserve. Ochs Law Firm can help clients pursue compensation for instances of consumer fraud.
Aviation Accident Lawyer
Aviation accidents can cause extraordinary injuries or death. Plane crashes occur infrequently, but when they do occur, often, it can result from pilot error, to defective parts, to poor maintenance and everything in between. Ochs Law Firm can help victims and surviving family members pursue legal remedies available to them for these tragic losses.
Train Accident Injury Attorney
Trains continue to move a high volume of goods across the country every day. Unfortunately, they often travel on ill-maintained rails, which can lead to severe train derailment accidents. Other times, train accidents, including poorly-maintained trains, can lead to serious injuries to passengers on the train. Ochs Law Firm can help victims of train accidents pursue legal remedies for their losses.
Wrongful Death Attorney
The loss of a loved one not only causes immense trauma, it can also cause severe financial losses in your life. Surviving family members who lose their loved ones in severe accidents often struggle to pay their loved one’s final bills or to take care of major expenses, especially as they work to rebuild their lives. Ochs Law Firm can help you hold the party that caused your loved one’s death responsible and pursue the legal remedies available under the law.
How Ochs Law Firm Can Help
Following severe injuries in any type of personal injury accident, you need an attorney who will fight for you. Ochs Law Firm has successfully helped many past clients pursue the compensation they need for severe injuries as a result of personal injury claims. We will:
1) Thoroughly research every detail of your case.
In order to build a solid case, your attorney needs to understand every detail that led to it. A full investigation can provide a great deal of information about your accident: who may have caused or contributed to the accident, what factors led to the accident, and what foreknowledge the liable party may have had concerning those potential hazards.
At Ochs Law Firm, we will carefully investigate those key elements of your claim. We will also take a look at your medical records and statements from your doctor, which may indicate how much you have spent on medical expenses and how your injuries impact your life long-term.
2) Devise a strategy and plan of action for litigation.
You need a solid plan that will help you navigate your claim. This strategy may include how to communicate with the insurance company, how much compensation to ask for, and how long you need to plan to negotiate in order to maximize your odds of claiming the full recovery the law entitles you to. Ochs Law Firm will help develop a plan of action that will incorporate all the details of your claim and your accident, including proving who caused your accident and any additional factors that may have contributed to your injuries.
3) Provide professional advice on possible outcomes.
Many insurance companies will try to convince you to accept a low initial settlement offer: an offer that lets the insurance company off the hook and prevents the company from having to pay the full compensation you deserve for your injuries. Unfortunately, many victims will accept those offers before they have a chance to fully review their claim with a lawyer and get a better idea of how much compensation they really deserve. At Ochs Law Firm, we will make sure you understand your full right to compensation and how a low settlement could impact you in the future.
We will also help you review the possible outcomes of your claim. How long can you negotiate before you may need to take your claim to court? Will you get a better award if you take your claim to court than if you accept a settlement offer? We will go over the details of your claim and help you make an informed decision based on your needs.
4) Stand by your side until justice is served.
Following severe injuries in an accident caused by the negligence of another party, you need an attorney who will stand by your side. Your personal injury claim may involve multiple parties, all of whom want their interests taken into consideration. You need someone who will put your needs and priorities first: an experienced personal injury or product liability attorney who will make sure you understand your rights, fight for you, and help maximize your compensation at every stage of the process.
Ochs Law Firm will stand by your side at every step of the process. The sooner you get in touch with us, the sooner we can start working for you, from preventing you from mistakenly accepting a settlement that fails to reflect a full recovery to taking your claim to the courtroom to establish the compensation the law provides for you.
The Basics of Personal Injury Claims in Idaho and Wyoming
Do you have grounds for a personal injury claim? You likely have grounds for a personal injury claim if someone else’s negligence led to severe injuries, including injuries like traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage, severe burns, broken bones, or amputations. Contact Ochs Law Firm for a review of your case as soon as possible.
Who Bears Liability for Your Injuries?
In order to determine who caused your accident and who, therefore, bears liability for your injuries, we will start by evaluating three key questions.
- Who bore a duty of care to you at the time of the accident? In a product liability claim, for example, the product manufacturer bears a duty of care to all users to ensure that the product does not cause undue injury when used as intended.
- How did the liable party violate that duty of care? For example, a manufacturer that produces a defective product may bear liability for any injuries you suffer as a result of that careless action.
- How did that violation lead to your injuries? A battery compartment that catches on fire, for example, may lead to severe burns: a clear violation of the manufacturer’s duty of care to you.
How Much Compensation Can You Claim?
Each personal injury claim varies. Your right to compensation will depend on several key factors. Contact Ochs Law Firm for an assessment of your specific claim, including:
- Who caused your injuries? Does the liable party have an insurance policy that may cover the accident? If so, that policy may limit the compensation you ultimately received.
- What injuries did you suffer, and how much did your medical bills cost?
- How much time at work did you have to miss as a result of your injuries?
Do You Need a Personal Injury Attorney in Wyoming or Idaho?
Following severe injuries due to the negligence of another party, having an experienced personal injury attorney to represent you can make a critical difference that translates directly into the amount of recovery. If you or a loved one has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, our law firm wants to hear your story and join you in ensuring you are made whole. Get your most urgent questions about your personal injury case answered with a free consultation now.