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You need a dedicated personal injury attorney when you or a loved one suffers injuries in an accident. Tragic accidents and events can alter the course of your life—and your family’s life—in an instant. You could face enormous medical bills and other expenses. You deserve compensation for all your losses.

The insurance company may offer you money to settle your claim. As tempting as it may seem in this great time of need, never accept a settlement from the insurance company without first talking with our experienced personal injury lawyers at TopDog Law.

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Why Choose Us as Your Personal Injury Lawyers

With offices across the country, TopDog Law will fight on your behalf until we get the maximum compensation you deserve. Contact TopDog Law today and learn how we can help you when you need help the most.

Attorney James Helm founded TopDog Law to show the world what a fighter looks like. Whether playing football on the field or battling his own challenges, James’s competitive spirit has proven he’s a fighter who likes to win. He applies that same competitive spirit to the cases he handles.

When you retain the legal services of TopDog Law, you get a lawyer you can trust—an honest and hardworking attorney who will fight for justice on your behalf against negligent parties and their insurance companies.

With offices across the country, TopDog Law will fight on your behalf until we get the maximum compensation you deserve. Contact TopDog Law today and learn how we can help you when you need help the most.

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What Is a Personal Injury Lawyer?

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A personal injury lawyer represents people injured or harmed due to another person or party’s intentional, accidental, or negligent actions. Personal injuries refer to harm to a person’s body, emotions, or reputation.

Personal injury law allows the injured victim to file a lawsuit in civil court against the negligent or at-fault party and receive compensation for their losses, including medical expenses, lost income and earnings, and pain and suffering.

Personal Injury Cases We Handle

TopDog Law handles many personal injury cases, including: 

If you suffered injuries in an accident—including an accident not listed above—contact TopDog Law today for your free consultation. We want to hear your story and discuss your legal options.

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Top Dog Gets You Top Dollar

Insurance companies are cheap, and you could leave substantial compensation on the table—money you and your family need and deserve. If you accept that offer, you cannot ask for more money if your injuries require additional medical treatment or keep you out of work longer than expected.

Studies show that accident victims who hire a lawyer recover far more compensation than those who don’t retain legal representation. Don’t leave money on the table. Talk with a personal injury lawyer at TopDog Law today and learn just how much your personal injury case is worth.

What Is My Personal Injury Claim Worth?

The insurance adjuster will plug your injuries into a computer program and allow the software to provide an estimated value, then offer you a quick settlement to resolve your case quickly.

Unlike the insurance company, your personal injury lawyer with TopDog Law will take the time to investigate your accident and its impact on your life and your family’s life, not just now but in the future. 

Our lawyers go beyond the medical expenses you have already incurred and look at possible future medical expenses, whether your injuries limit your ability to perform daily tasks, if you need modifications to your home or vehicle, whether you can return to work in the same capacity, and what emotional impact your injuries have on your life. They’ll also consider how your accident has affected your family.

Once our lawyers understand the extent of your injuries, they know the damages you can claim.

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What Damages Can Personal Injury Victims Recover?

Victims of personal injuries can recover two categories of damages:

Economic Damages

Economic damages are expenses with a dollar value that result from accident-related injuries.

These include:

  • Medical expenses for medication, treatments, surgeries, physical therapy, rehabilitation, etc.
  • Special mobility equipment
  • Modifications to your home or vehicle
  • Lost income and earnings 
  • Loss of future earnings or earning capacity
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Property damage

Non-Economic Damages

Sometimes called general damages, non-economic damages represent losses without a dollar value.

These include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Scars or disfigurement
  • Loss of companionship

Proving Negligence in a Personal Injury Case

To qualify for damages in a personal injury case, injured victims must establish that the other party’s negligence contributed to the accident that injured them.

Your TopDog Law attorney will need to establish the four elements of negligence:

  1. Duty of care: The other party owed a duty of care to the plaintiff. For example, all drivers must follow the rules of the road and drive safely to protect others from harm.
  2. Breach of duty: The other party breached their duty of care. In other words, drivers who speed or run a red light breach their duty to protect other motorists from harm.
  3. Causation: The other party’s breach of duty caused the accident or incident that harmed you. For example, by speeding, the other driver injured you by losing control of his vehicle and crashing into you.
  4. Damages: The injuries suffered due to the accident resulted in damages, like medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.

What if I’m Partially to Blame for the Accident?

When the injured victim and the other party share blame for the accident, the state’s fault rules determine how much compensation the injured party can recover.

States use three basic approaches to assign fault in an accident:

  • Pure comparative negligence: States that follow pure comparative negligence will award compensation to victims even if the victim is almost entirely to blame for the accident. However, any compensation the victim receives decreases by their percentage of fault.
  • Modified comparative negligence: States with a modified comparative negligence rule will reduce an accident victim’s compensation based on their percentage of fault. However, anyone with 50 or 51 percent of the blame (depending on the state’s rules) cannot recover compensation for their injuries. 
  • Contributory negligence: States that follow a contributory negligence rule do not allow accident victims to recover compensation for their damages if they bear any blame for their injuries.
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How Can a Lawyer Help Me With a Personal Injury Claim?

Insurance companies prefer working directly with injured victims because they often don’t realize how much their claim is worth. Working with an experienced personal injury lawyer from TopDog Law greatly improves your chances of maximum compensation.

Here’s what our lawyers can do for you:

Investigate Your Accident

A thorough investigation lays a strong foundation for a personal injury claim. Our lawyers will review all evidence in your case, including the police report and eyewitness testimony. If needed, we’ll also bring in an accident scene reconstructionist to determine the cause of your accident or medical professionals to discuss the extent of your injuries.

Identify All Liable Parties

Accidents can involve more than one person or party. For example, if a truck accident injured you, our lawyers can hold the trucking company liable if they didn’t properly maintain their vehicles or vet their drivers.

If a drunk driver injured you, we may hold an establishment liable if they overserved them, knowing they would get behind the wheel. Our lawyers will seek compensation from all liable parties on your behalf.

Value Your Personal Injury Claim

We can’t stress enough how important it is to talk to a personal injury lawyer before accepting an offer from the insurance company. Insurance companies are more interested in their profits than in fairly compensating injury victims. They won’t take the time to understand how much your injuries have affected your life and the lives of your family.

A personal injury lawyer from TopDog Law will determine the full extent of your damages and will fight to ensure you recover compensation for all your losses.

Deal With the Insurance Company on Your Behalf

The less you deal with the insurance company, the better. Insurers try to get injury victims to make a statement and admit fault. While you must report your accident to your insurance company—including the date and time of the accident, vehicles involved, and insurance information from the other driver—never give too many details. In fact, let your TopDog Law attorney deal with the insurance company.

The lawyers at TopDog Law are also skilled negotiators. We won’t accept a lowball offer from the insurance company. Instead, we will negotiate with them and fight for your full and fair compensation.

Represent You in Court

If, despite our best efforts, the insurance company refuses to offer the compensation you deserve, we can take them to court. Lawsuits take time and money, and insurance companies are cheapskates. The threat of a lawsuit is often enough to get the insurance company to offer fair compensation. We can continue negotiations while preparing your personal injury case for trial.

If your case goes to court, your TopDog Law attorney can proudly and aggressively represent your interests to ensure you and your family get the compensation you deserve.

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How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer at TopDog Law?

Contact Our TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers Today

When someone’s negligent actions harm you or a loved one, you deserve compensation for all your losses. Don’t enter into this fight alone. TopDog Law has offices and lawyers nationwide ready to stand by your side and fight for you.

Contact us today for a free consultation and case evaluation. If you hire us, you pay no money unless we recover compensation on your behalf. Visit us online or call (888) 778-1197 and share your story with us today.

Contact TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers today and see how our firm can help you.

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