The railroad and a large cannery propelled Greenwood’s early growth and development. These same two industries also played a large role in the development of personal injury law. Trains moved large numbers of people over great distances, and these journeys were quite perilous. One of the world’s first negligence cases involved a beer bottle which allegedly contained a dead snail.
Today, the Greenwood personal injury attorneys at Holland & Holland build on these foundations. We uphold the legal and financial rights of car crashes and other accident victims. Additionally, we work to ensure that your family stays safe as you go about your daily lives. In all Greenwood personal injury claims, our attorneys use a simple and straightforward approach that has helped thousands of people obtain millions of dollars over the years.
Essentially, negligence is a lack of ordinary care. We all make such mistakes from time to time, and we all must accept responsibility for our mistakes. That is the essence of a negligence case. The claims are not about “blaming” anyone. Rather, these claims help victims obtain the compensation they need. Some of the cases we handle at Holland & Holland include:
Compensation in a personal injury claim usually includes money for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering. In certain cases, punitive damages may also be available.
At Holland & Holland, your welfare is our immediate priority. So, we make sure victims get the medical help they need. We also take steps to secure vehicle repair or replacement. Usually, the providers charge no money upfront for these services.
If liability is reasonably clear, the insurance company has a duty to quickly resolve personal injury claims. However, there is almost always at least some question about liability. So, many insurance companies drag their feet.
To put pressure on the insurance company, and also to protect the victim’s rights, our Greenwood personal injury attorneys usually file legal paperwork in court. This filing usually triggers a mandatory mediation requirement.
A third-party mediator, who is usually an unaffiliated Greenwood personal injury lawyer, listens to brief opening arguments and then tries to work out a financial settlement. Assuming both parties negotiate in good faith, mediation is usually successful.
Injury victims are usually entitled to substantial compensation. Contact the experienced Greenwood personal injury attorneys at Holland & Holland today to schedule your initial consultation.
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