If you have recently found yourself the victim of a Stockton, California personal injury accident you are likely experiencing a wide range of emotions from depression to frustration. Obviously, treatment for any medical or emotional injuries you suffered as a result of the accident should be the first order of business. Practical concerns also arise immediately following a personal injury accident such as how to repair property damages or what to do about lost time from your job. At some point, most victims start thinking about whether or not they need to contact a Stockton personal injury accident attorney. The personal injury law offices of The Ledger Law Firm has been representing victims for over a decade and would like to help you make that decision by explaining what a personal injury attorney can do for you.The decision to retain an attorney for any legal matter is a personal decision and should be based on a careful consideration of all the factors involved. Contrary to popular belief, you are not required to obtain an attorney to represent you in a personal injury accident lawsuit. In fact, for relatively minor accidents where negligence is clear and injuries are nor serious, a victim may be able to represent herself successfully. There are, however, many reasons why a victim may make the decision to hire a personal injury attorney.
In situations when negligence is not clear, the assistance of a trained and knowledgeable attorney may be necessary. Negligence is a legal term that basically equates to blame or fault. In many personal injury accidents the defendant does not readily accept the blame for the accident. Or, he may accept partial blame but not all of the blame. In order for a victim to receive compensation for her injuries, the defendant must have been negligent. If you feel that the defendant may attempt to argue that you were partially or totally at fault then an experienced Stockton personal injury attorney like those at The Ledger Law Firm is your best bet to prove who was at fault in the accident.
If your injuries were serious and/or the accident caused emotional injuries as well as physical injuries then you should consider hiring an experienced personal injury attorney. Victims of a Stockton personal injury accident are entitled to recover monetary damages for not only physical injuries but non-economic damages as well. Non-economic damages include things like pain, suffering, emotional distress and loss of consortium. These injuries are more difficult to prove and potentially more complicated to value. The team at The Ledger Law Firm-Stockton has over a decade of experience behind them investigating, negotiating and litigating personal injury cases and can help you to gain the compensation to which you are legally entitled.
When you retain an experienced attorney like nationally recognized Stockton personal injury attorney Emery Ledger and his team, you also gain peace of mind. An accident victim has been through enough without having to add additional stress by trying to navigate the complexities of the legal system.
If you would like to schedule a free and detailed evaluation of you potential Stockton personal injury accident case, please contact the team at The Ledger Law Firm at (209) 390-9857.
The Personal Injury Team at The Ledger Law Firm in Stockton
If you have recently been the victim of a Stockton personal injury accident and are considering retaining an attorney to represent you for the injuries that you suffered, consider the team at The Ledger Law Firm-Stockton. Deciding on an attorney can be a frustrating and complicated process. It is a highly personal decision that only you can make. You can base your decision on any factor you choose, of course, but there are a few things that you may wish to consider during your decision making process.
Consider how much experience the attorney has-and specifically in the area of personal injury law. It is true that there is simply no substitute for experience. Founding partner Emery Ledger of The Ledger Law Firm began his practice over a decade ago. Attorney Ledger made the decision at that time to focus his practice on helping victims of personal injury accidents. While an attorney can legally represent clients in almost all areas of the law once he is licensed, attorney Ledger felt that he would be more effective and gain more experience by concentrating on one area of the law.
The Ledger Law Firm has grown since its inception over a decade ago to a team of hand picked and highly qualified individuals dedicated to helping Stockton personal injury accident victims. The team consists of attorneys, paralegals and support staff that have all been hand picked by attorney Ledger himself. Each member of the team was chosen for her experience, dedication and commitment to helping personal injury accident victims.
The support staff at a law firm can be very important to you as a victim. While you should have regular communication from your attorney, you will spend a great deal of time communicating with the support staff as well. A well-trained, professional and considered staff can make all the difference to the victim of a Stockton personal injury accident.
Ask the attorney is he has trial experience as well. While the vast majority of cases at The Ledger Law Firm-Stockton are resolved by reaching a settlement agreement, there are cases that simple cannot be settled outside of a courtroom and require a jury trial in order for the victim to receive the compensation to which she is entitled. Nationally recognized attorney Emery Ledger is an experienced trial attorney that will bring your story to a jury if necessary and fight for the compensation you deserve for the injuries you have suffered. Knowing that your attorney has the experience and knowledge to see your case through to a trial if necessary gives clients the peace of mind to focus on healing and getting their life back.
The team at The Ledger Law Firm-Stockton understand what you are going through and have the experience and compassion to help you through this difficult time. If you would like to schedule a free and detailed evaluation of you potential Stockton personal injury accident case, please contact the team at The Ledger Law Firm at (209) 390-9857.
The Ledger Law Firm
2525 Pacific Ave, Suite 2
Stockton, CA 95204