Martin S. Hume Co., L.P.A. is a full service law firm with years of experience representing people who have been injured due to the negligence of others. The most common type of case is an auto accident where another driver causes injury due to a driving error. If you or a family member is injured in this type of accident, the negligent driver and his or her insurance company are legally required to pay compensation to the injured party. The amount of compensation is determined by a number of factors including the nature and extent of the injury, medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress caused by the negligent party. In order to be sure you are being adequately compensated it is best to consult with a personal injury attorney before making a claim for damages. In most personal injury cases, attorney fees are contingent upon a successful recovery of damages, either through settlement or a court judgment. This means you can retain a highly qualified attorney without any up front payment. Even if the other driver does not have insurance or does not have enough coverage to cover all damages incurred, you may still have a claim. This type of claim, under uninsured or underinsured motorists coverage, is one where you particularly need the expert assistance of skilled counsel.
Other personal injury cases include slip and fall accidents, defective products that cause injury, and medical malpractice cases. In the most serious cases, a party may negligently cause the death of another. These cases are referred to as Wrongful Death cases. Our firm has experience in handling all of these types of cases.