There are pros and cons to filing a personal injury lawsuit. Phil Votaw & Associates considers different factors that inform each case before pursuing insurance companies or at-fault parties for damages.
Most people never expect to be victims of terrible auto, medical, workplace, or premises accidents since they are physically strenuous, with long-term mental scars. However, a good understanding of personal injury claims can help them know whether or not to pursue legal action to get justice or hold negligent parties accountable. According to Phil Votaw & Associates, contacting a personal injury attorney is necessary since they have the experience and insight to engage in legal battles. They also understand injury elements to assess clients’ cases to determine their eligibility, file a claim, hire/consult expert witnesses, and build a case.
For years, Attorney Phil Votaw watched insurance companies, employers, and big businesses run over people who didn’t have a voice, money, or influence. He desired to be an equalizer who gave clients access to the civil justice system using a personalized approach that focused on the extent of their injuries, the number of damages, and overall goals. His commitment to service has earned the law firm many 5-star reviews and positive testimonials.
Many of Attorney Phil Votaw’s clients who don’t go to the emergency room after an auto accident find themselves in the hospital later once the adrenaline wears off. He emphasizes the importance of documentation, from calling law enforcement to taking photos of the scene, getting immediate medical attention, and other vehicles' license plates. Once contacted, the attorney proves the responsible party for the fatal crash, wrongful death, catastrophic injury, or multi-vehicle accident. From there, they seek damages for property damage, medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional distress.
While auto accidents are widespread, medical malpractice is one of the leading causes of death, even though proving negligence may be difficult. A malpractice lawyer holds physicians, nurses, medical personnel, and facilities accountable for botched procedures, wrong medication, nursing home abuse, defective devices, and surgical injuries/mistakes. To build a strong case, Phil Votaw & Associates examines medical reports while working with clients to ensure they have the records to prove what occurred during their medical treatment or hospitalization. In an investigation, the attorney uncovers duty of care stipulations from proper medical standards to the doctor-patient relationship and their connection to a medical injury through negligence.
Employees injured while working are most likely entitled to compensation as they take time off to recover from their physical and mental injuries. Though worker’s compensation cases are tricky, Attorney Phil Votaw works with other lawyers to help clients fight directly against their employers’ insurance companies. He also intervenes for those in the Social Security system, helping them get their day in court or appeal judges’ decisions. You can learn more about Phil Votaw & Associates by visiting its website or calling 479.434.6200 to schedule a free consultation. The firm is at 9 N. 9th Street, Fort Smith, Arkansas, 72901, US.
Phil Votaw & Associates
9 N. 9th Street