Personal Injury Specialists
Whether turning on the television, computer, radio or reading a newspaper or magazine there are advertisements of solicitors offering to take on personal injury claims. In America there are so many that it is estimated that a new lawsuit is started every 2 seconds!
Being a very litigious society this is not as surprising to lawyers as it is to those the general public. Unlike property claims, it’s not always a straightforward process to calculate out how much a claim is worth. A legal professional has to look into how a personal injury has affected the claimant at the time, how it as affected them since and how if at all it is likely to affect them in the future.
Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries
One of the most common claims is for road traffic accidents, which can include not only vehicle drivers but also cyclists and pedestrians. As we spend a lot more time in vehicles and walking near roads its unsurprising that it is one of the most common reasons for making a claim. Each year the average amount of accidents within the United States is 6,000,000. Of these the majority result in a personal injury claim. More info.
After claims for road traffic accidents the second most common reason for making a personal injury claim in the United States is work related injury. Although people have been hesitant in the past to claim against a company they still work for it is still an extremely common claim. The Bureau of Labour showed that there were reports of more than 3,000,000 injuries that were not fatal. In addition this 5000 unfortunately resulted in fatalities.
Medical Malpractice occurs when a physician, nurse, surgeon, or any medical professional either makes an error through negligence or misdiagnoses or fails to diagnose a condition. Several requirements are required to qualify as malpractice and filing a lawsuit has special requirements as well. There are many common cases of medical malpractice such as failure to diagnose and wrongful diagnosis, childbirth injuries, inadequate treatment, hospital or emergency room errors, anesthesia errors and even negligence on the doctor’s or healthcare provider’s part. More info.
Slip and Fall Accidents
People suffering from injuries through a slip or fall can do so anywhere. The claims made can vary from being out outside in a public area, at a swimming baths, work and even in the home. To make a claim negligence by another person or company has to be proven. Results show that 20,000 people in the United States suffered fatal injuries this way and 7,000,000 non-fatal during 2007. More info.
Faulty and Defective Products
With the population constantly increasing, more products are being sold every single year. This has meant a dramatic rise in the amount of people claiming for injuries received through faulty or substandard products. Every year there are around 20,000 people making claims for their sustained injuries. This makes up around 7 percent of all claims made.
The injuries can be sustained from a range of products, big, small, electrical, mechanical and even toys made for youngsters. Products should face vigorous safety testing and any that are deemed dangerous if not used correctly should be labeled clearly so that users are unlikely to come to harm.
Our Position on Non-Recourse Legal Funding
A practice that is becoming more and more commonplace in recent years is something called a non-recourse lawsuit cash advance or simply a lawsuit loan. In a nutshell, it enables plaintiffs to take loans on a lawsuit that are ultimately repaid out of of the anticipated future settlement proceeds of their pending legal claim. While we do not proactively encourage this practice, we do understand that many clients are in dire financial circumstances after an accident and may have no other alternative means of raising money.
The Sanders Firm has worked successfully with numerous lawsuit funding companies in the past, and while there are a number of reputable nationwide pre settlement funding companies to choose from, our policy is that we will work with whichever legal funding company you choose.
The bottom line is that The Sanders Law Firm will not agree to any sort of loan guarantee or become a co-signor for the loan, nor will we guarantee any particular outcome on your case.