Amherst Personal Injury Lawyers

Personal Injury Lawyers In Springfield

When an unexpected event occurs such as an accident that causes injury, it can turn your entire life upside down. Suddenly, you are forced to deal with ongoing medical treatment, time away from work, and large expenses.

If you believe your injury was the fault of a third party, you should strongly consider consulting with a personal injury attorney.

Personal Injury Advocacy

Kokonowski & Kokonowski is a law firm in Amherst dedicated to helping personal injury victims and their families obtain the recovery they deserve.

You shouldn’t have to bear the financial burden of someone else’s mistake. Let us help you hold the at-fault party accountable so you can get back on your feet.

We represent victims in the following types of accidents:

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents (car, truck, motorcycle, pedestrian)
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Dog Bites
  • Civil Assault

Trustworthy Advocate in Your Time of Need

We treat our clients like family and handle cases with great compassion and empathy. We do all the necessary legwork to build an effective claim so that you can concentrate on healing. Here is an overview of our approach:

  • Conduct an independent investigation to determine who was liable
  • Gather and examine the evidence, medical records, and witness statements
  • Review all pertinent insurance policies and coverage
  • Calculate the true value of your claim including future medical expenses and lost earning potential
  • Submit a demand letter to the insurance company
  • Negotiate a fair and just settlement with the insurance company
  • File a lawsuit if the settlement is not enough to cover all the costs of your injury

What Types of Compensation Are Available?

In Amherst, you may be eligible to recover compensation for the following:

  • Past and Future Medical Costs (ambulance transportation, emergency room visit, hospital/medical facility visits, prescription medications, physical therapy, medical equipment, etc.)
  • Past and Future Lost Wages
  • Property Damage (vehicle repairs)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Loss of consortium
  • Emotional distress and/or pain and suffering

Common Injuries Sustained in an Accident

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Whiplash
  • Back and spinal cord
  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Permanent disfigurement
  • Internal organ damage
  • Amputation/s
  • Paralysis

What To Do After An Accident

What To Do After A Car Accident

The moments after an accident can be scary and nerve-wracking but it’s important to try and remain calm.

There are certain key steps you can take to protect your rights and strengthen your personal injury claim.

Call the Police

Make sure the police come to the accident scene and file an accident report.

Seek Medical Attention

Whether you decide to take an ambulance to the hospital or visit a doctor at a local clinic, it’s vital that you are evaluated and your injuries are treated. Having a doctor document your injuries is crucial to getting a fair settlement.

Document the Accident

Take pictures and/or video of the accident scene as well as your injuries.

Obtain Contact Information 

Write down the names and contact information of all of the parties involved in the accident, as well as information about their insurance providers. If there were witnesses to the accident, gather their contact information.

Keep Relevant Records

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Save medical bills and receipts, keep track of travel expenses for medical appointments, file correspondence (emails or notes) with medical professionals and insurance adjusters, obtain proof of lost wages via pay stubs, etc.

Report the Accident to Your Insurance Company: Call your insurance provider to start a claim, only provide factual details of the accident.

What NOT to do After an Accident

  • Do not admit fault
  • Do not provide a recorded statement to the at-fault party’s insurance company without speaking to a lawyer
  • Do not sign any medical release forms
  • Do not enter into settlement negotiations with the insurance company

If you have been injured, you could be eligible to receive fair financial compensation for your injuries.  The consultation with our personal injury lawyers is free.  And there are no fees till we win your case.  Call today to get help.