Armed with bold commitment to our clients, passion for justice, faithful service and accountability, using our expertise in trial law, OURS IS A SINGLE-MINDED PURPOSE: TO MAXIMIZE OUR CLIENTS' RECOVERY PHYSICALLY, EMOTIONALLY & FINANCIALLY.
Medical and Hospital Malpractice & Personal Injury At the law office Glenn Finley & Associates, we take responsibility for effective, aggressive investigation and representation, allowing the injured person to attend to health, family and economic issues, while pursuing a variety of legal means to obtain the highest possible financial recovery.
Here are some generally helpful tips that anyone can use. Remember that not all advice fits every situation, and we therefore strongly encourage you to seek the advice of an experienced attorney for information on all your legal questions.
Consulting a PI Attorney
When You Need a Lawyer to Handle Your Personal Injury Claim A few types of injuries and accidents almost always require that you consult a lawyer.
Sometimes, the skills of an experienced personal injury lawyer -- or at least the threat to an insurance company that such a lawyer may present -- are worth the money you must pay that lawyer to represent you. You may need a lawyer because of complex legal rules involved in your claim, or because the severity of your injuries might cause your compensation to vary greatly from the norm -- or simply because an insurance company refuses to settle a matter in good faith. The following types of injuries and accidents almost certainly require a lawyer's help.
Long-Term or Permanently Disabling Injuries
Some accidents result in injuries that significantly affect your physical capabilities or appearance for a long time -- over a year -- or even permanently. Figuring out how much such a serious injury is worth can be a difficult business. You'll probably require some assistance from an experienced lawyer to get the most out of your claim.
The amount of your accident compensation is mostly determined by how severe your injuries were. And the severity of your injuries is measured by the amount of your medical bills, the type of your injury and the length of time it takes for you to recover. As the amount of your potential compensation increases, it may be worth the expense to have a lawyer handle your claim and make sure you receive compensation at the highest end of the range.
If you have suffered an injury or illness due to careless, unprofessional or incompetent treatment at the hands of a doctor, nurse, hospital, clinic, laboratory or other medical provider, both the medical questions and the legal rules involved are complex. They almost certainly require that you hire a lawyer experienced in medical malpractice cases.
In the increasingly chemical world, we sometimes become ill because of exposure to contaminants in the air, soil or water, in products or in food. Claims based on such exposure are difficult to prove, however, and often require complex scientific data. And because the chemical and other industries have erected a huge wall to protect themselves from legal exposure while they continue to expose us to potentially harmful chemicals, the required evidence is very hard to come by. Get expert help.
When an Insurance Company Refuses to Pay
In some instances, regardless of the nature of your injury or the amount of your medical bills and lost income, you will want to hire a lawyer because an insurance company or government agency simply refuses to make any fair settlement offer at all. In these cases, something -- what the lawyer can get minus the fee charged to get it -- is better than nothing.
Our Practice Areas
We present cases to juries on behalf of other attorneys as their trial counsel as well as directly on behalf of individuals who suffer severe personal injuries in all types of cases, including: