At the Piatchek Law Firm, our attorneys help those who have been seriously injured. We understand that when you suffer a serious injury, your life will probably never be the same again. Your life and your whole world has changed forever. Unfortunately for many who have sustained significant injuries, things cannot simply go back to how they were before the injury. Many times, there is nothing that can necessarily “make you whole” again or “put things back the way they were.”
Sometimes, however, there is one thing that can help – a very crude and imperfect substitute for what you really want, which is to get your old life back – and that one thing is money. It really boggles the mind when you think about it. How do you put a price on loss of life, loss of limb, loss of dignity? What amount of money could possibly account for your loss? Many times, this strange and troubling question is exactly what will have to be decided by a judge or jury.
Before an injury, some people may consider themselves not “the suing type” and might not have a good impression of filing a suit. Of course, things are different when it is you or your loved one who sustains an injury. You know that your injuries are real, and your suffering is real. In fact, your injury is the most significant thing going on in your life. Compensation is extremely important. You will want an experienced attorney, someone who can help make your life the best it can be given the circumstances. You will need a personal injury attorney who will do their very best to help right the wrong that has occurred.
We Handle All Types of Personal Injury Cases
Our attorneys handle a wide variety of personal injury cases, whether big or small, from simple and complex. We are happy to assist you with automobile accidents, medical malpractice, slip and fall injuries, or the wrongful death of a loved one.
Car accidents happen every day. Even minor crashes can lead to severe injuries that cause chronic pain and life-long health problems. You may be surprised that you are still in pain or having trouble with movement, even after a low speed “fender bender.” When your accident is someone else’s fault, whether they were speeding, not paying attention, or just not following the rules of the road, you may have legal options.
If someone else is responsible for your accident, they should pay for your damages, including your medical bills, lost wages, and loss of enjoyment of life. Whether you were involved in a car accident or a truck crash, the person responsible for the collision should fairly compensate you for your losses. Piatchek Law Firm can help you with that process— including to determine what a fair recovery would be, then helping you recover compensation.
Our team is professional yet aggressive, and we can help you gather the evidence you need to effectively present your case. We handle a wide variety of auto accident cases, from motorcycle accidents to drunk driving collisions. We can also assist with pedestrian accidents, bike accidents, and even boating-related crashes. Learn more about our auto accident services and schedule a free consultation if you are ready to discuss your legal options.
A medical malpractice claim can arise where a medical professional makes a mistake regarding your health care. Some of the most common issues that trigger a medical malpractice claim include missed or incomplete diagnosis, errors in surgery, incorrect treatment, emergency treatment mistakes, and pharmaceutical errors. Even delays in treatment can result in damages and harm that result in a medical malpractice claim in some situations.
You put a lot of trust in your medical care team. When they make a mistake and cause damage, they violate that trust. Medical staff like doctors and nurses are held to a higher standard compared to the average person because they have unique and specialized knowledge. Medical malpractice occurs when your care team does not act in the same way that a reasonable medical professional would under the same or similar circumstances.
Because medical malpractice claims require special knowledge of illness, injury, diagnosis, and treatment, these cases can be very complicated—and not every medical mistake results in a medical malpractice claim. An experienced medical malpractice attorney will be able to review your situation, often with the help of an expert, to determine what your legal options may be. Learn more about our medical malpractice services and get help with your claim.
Slip and Fall:
Although most people think that a trip and fall or slip and fall is a relatively minor occurrence, these accidents can actually be very serious. They can lead to long-term health problems that may haunt you for the rest of your life in some circumstances—and they are much more common than one might think.
Land and property owners are required to keep their premises safe for visitors. When they do not meet those requirements or ignore their duties, and it results in your injuries, those property owners should be held liable for your damages. Whether you tripped on the stairs or slipped and fell on a snowy sidewalk, you might have a legal claim.
Slip and fall claims are sometimes difficult to prove, so you need an experienced legal team to help you with your claim. You should take a few immediate steps to help increase your chances of getting money damages after a slip and fall accident—and our team can help you with that process. Don’t wait too long after you have been injured, please see our page and seek advice on your slip and fall injury.
Wrongful death cases are very challenging for loved ones. As someone who may assert a wrongful death claim, you have not only lost a member of the family, but you must also deal with a complex legal situation as well. Regardless of whether your loved one was killed in an accident, or due to medical malpractice, or due to other reasons, the Piatchek Law Firm can help address your situation.
We may be able to help your family financially recover following the loss of your loved one. While money damages will never replace your loved one, it can help deal with the expenses of losing a provider or contributor to your household. Damages that may be available following a wrongful death case include the loss of income that your family will experience for the time that your loved one would have been alive, as well as medical expenses, funeral costs, and more.
Compassion, understanding, and knowledge of the law are all key components of representing someone who has lost a family member in an accident or because of another person’s negligence or misconduct. Our team can provide those services. Learn more about our wrongful death services.
Other Types of Cases:
Our firm can handle a wide variety of other types personal injury claims as well, including broken bones; scarring; neck, back, and spine injuries; burns and disfigurement; traumatic head injuries; amputation; paralysis; and soft tissue injury resulting from many other types of accidents:
- Car, Truck, Motorcycle, and Boating Accidents
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Pedestrian and Biking Accidents
- Semi-Tractor Trucking Accidents
- Workplace Accidents
- Workers’ Compensation
- Carpal Tunnel Injuries
- Lifting Injuries
- Exposure to Toxic Substances
- Head Injuries
- Birth Injuries
- Delay in Treatment
- Nursing Home Negligence
In a personal injury case, we understand that compensation for your injury (and payment of your expenses and medical bills) is crucial in helping you recover from your injuries and can help you get your life back on the right track. No matter how big or small your case is, we will give you the first-class, personal attention that you deserve following your traumatic incident. And while your life may never be the same, we will do our very best to see that you are compensated for your injuries, so that you can once again live a happy, healthy, and fulfilling life.
How We Handle Your Personal Injury Case
Our personal injury lawyers usually represent our serious injury clients on a contingent fee basis, which means that we don’t get paid unless you receive compensation for your injuries. We often may advance costs and expenses of litigation on your behalf, including the initial review by experts.* In addition, our attorneys will do the following:
- We analyze every case in depth and with great attention to detail.
- We prepare every case for trial, but we will also keep you advised as to your settlement options.
- We won’t simply settle your case for a quick buck, unless you direct us to.
- We will do what is best for you, and we will always keep your best interests in mind.
Our personal injury attorneys are not your average lawyers. We have the unique ability to treat our clients with the compassion, understanding, and respect that they deserve, while also aggressively and rigorously pursuing their cases, targeting the party that caused the injury or their insurance company.
For caring, experienced, and knowledgeable legal representation, contact our offices to arrange a confidential consultation. Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request, and we can arrange a home, office, or hospital visit if you are unable to travel to our offices. If you have been involved in an accident and have questions, contact us today at 417-882-5858.
*Clients may be responsible for costs or expenses. Past results afford no guarantee of future results. Every case is different and must be judged on its own merits.