Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Cody and All of Wyoming
You need a personal injury attorney if you were injured through no fault of your own. Accidents can happen anywhere and at any time, and it is important to be aware of your rights and legal options.
The aftermath of a serious personal injury is stressful and frightening. You might be left with significant medical bills and other expenses, not to mention lost income if you are too hurt to work. Physical pain and other challenges can make it even more difficult to take your life back after an accident.
Burg Simpson can help. Our personal injury attorneys have extensive experience pursuing compensation on behalf of individuals and families in and around Cody, Wyoming.
For a FREE case evaluation, please call Burg Simpson at 307-527-7891 today. You pay nothing upfront, and you only owe a fee if our firm is successful in your case.
Personal Injury Claims Handled by Burg Simpson
The injury lawyers at Burg Simpson have experience with a wide range of personal injury claims. Our firm primarily focuses on representing the victims of catastrophic injuries. These cases are complex, requiring advanced knowledge and extensive resources to litigate effectively.
Ultimately, if the negligence of another caused you harm, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages. Personal injury cases our attorneys often handle on behalf of clients in Cody and throughout Wyoming include:
From 2016 to 2020, the Wyoming Department of Transportation recorded nearly 70,000 motor vehicle accidents. Nearly one-quarter of these crashes resulted in some degree of injury.
Drunk driving accidents resulted in 257 fatalities and more than 2,100 injuries from 2016 to 2020. Our personal injury lawyers are experienced in representing the victims of drunk driving in civil actions to hold intoxicated drivers accountable.
Trucking accidents and other collisions involving commercial vehicles make up a relatively small portion of the total crashes in Wyoming. However, commercial vehicle accidents have a disproportionately high rate of injuries and fatalities.
Motorcyclists face serious risks in the event of an accident. You may be entitled to compensation if you were hurt or a loved one was injured or killed in a motorcycle accident.
Pedestrians are another group that faces a high risk of injury or death in traffic accidents. A pedestrian accident may occur on the streets of a city or town or on rural roads.
A traumatic brain injury is a serious and life-altering event. Damage to the brain can have a host of negative effects for which you may be entitled to compensation.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries may result in complete or partial paralysis. The lifetime costs associated with a spinal injury are immense, making it very important to speak to an attorney if you suffered a back or neck injury due to someone else’s carelessness.
Burns can occur as a result of motor vehicle accidents, product failures, explosions, and more. You may be entitled to significant compensation if you suffered a burn injury due to the negligence of another party.
Property owners are responsible for ensuring that premises under their control are in reasonably safe condition for lawful visitors. If you were injured on another’s property due to a hazardous condition, you might have a premises liability claim.
Wyoming follows the “one-bite rule” when it comes to liability for dog attacks. Owners can be held liable for dog bite injuries if they are aware of a dog’s history of aggression and failed to take the necessary precautions.
Nursing Home Neglect
Abuse and neglect are, sadly, commonplace in nursing homes. Our personal injury lawyers can take legal action if you or a loved one suffered harm due to nursing home neglect or abuse.
Manufacturers and other parties can be held liable when a product failure or defect results in injury. Our injury attorneys have the knowledge, skill, and experience to handle product liability claims effectively.
Wrongful death claims are handled similarly to personal injury matters. Instead of injured victims pursuing compensation for their injuries, the family of the deceased seeks recovery of damages they have sustained due to the death of their loved one.
The death of a loved one is a terrible situation. Although no monetary compensation can make up for your loss, taking legal action may enable you to find justice for your relative and obtain the money you need to carry on.
Damages in a Wyoming Personal Injury Claim
Personal injury attorneys at Burg Simpson will evaluate all of your losses and pursue the compensation you deserve. Our team will review the evidence and consult independent experts to develop a comprehensive understanding of your injuries.
The more serious your injuries are, the more substantial your compensation may be. Damages that may be recovered in your personal injury claim include:
- All medical expenses to date
- The cost of future medical treatment
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Loss of earning capacity
- Travel for medical care, rehabilitation, etc.
- Modifications to your home and vehicle
- Assistive devices
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional anguish
- Physical disfigurement and scarring
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Our personal injury lawyers will thoroughly assess your medical bills and other paperwork to determine the overall financial cost of your injuries. We will also talk with you, your family, and any medical professionals involved in your care to understand the physical, mental, and emotional challenges you are facing now and will encounter in the future.
What Is Comparative Fault?
Comparative fault is the share of the blame for an injury or accident that may be attributed to the injured person (i.e., the claimant). In Wyoming, claimants are barred from recovering personal injury damages if they are found to be more than 50% at fault. Claimants who are found to be less than 50% at fault can still be awarded damages, but the recovery will be reduced in proportion to their level of fault. (see Wyoming Statutes § 1-1-109).
Liability for an accident is often disputed. Although the evidence may show that you were partly at fault for the incident that led to your injuries, it is crucial not to take the word of the defendant or the insurance company.
Allegations of comparative fault should be assessed by a lawyer. The personal injury attorneys at Burg Simpson will review the evidence to ensure that fault is attributed to the correct party or parties and your right to maximum compensation is preserved.
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in Wyoming?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Wyoming is 4 years (see Wyoming Statutes § 1-3-105). Generally, the statute of limitations begins on the date that the injury occurs.
Four years might seem like a long time. In reality, however, it is crucial to get started on your personal injury case as soon as possible.
Evidence needs to be gathered promptly. Insurance company negotiations take time. And, if the insurer will not agree to compensate you fairly, you need to file a lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires.
Personal injury attorneys at Burg Simpson get started on your case immediately. We know that time is of the essence, and our team will take action right away to build your case and begin pursuing the compensation you deserve.
Why You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer
It can be difficult to prevail in a personal injury claim without the assistance of an attorney. Most cases involve going up against large insurance companies whose goal is to pay you as little as possible.
Having a personal injury attorney is crucial for protecting your rights and maximizing your recovery. When you hire Burg Simpson, our lawyers can help with the following aspects of your personal injury case:
- Investigating the accident. We collect all of the relevant evidence that supports your claim for damages. This includes photographs of the scene, witness testimony, accident reports, your medical records, and more.
- Consulting expert witnesses. Serious injuries may require lifelong medical care and other major adjustments. Burg Simpson works with leading medical experts to determine the severity of your injuries and your current and future treatment needs. We also work with professionals across a multitude of fields to prove negligence, assess your lost income, and more.
- Quantifying damages. The compensation you pursue must be supported by the evidence. Our personal injury attorneys draw upon extensive experience and a wealth of resources to substantiate every dollar in damages you seek.
- Negotiating a settlement. Lawyers at Burg Simpson are consummate negotiators. We have a proven reputation for obtaining settlements that are much higher than the insurance company’s initial offer.
- Taking your case to trial. Although we are generally able to negotiate favorable settlements on behalf of our clients, complex cases may need to be resolved at trial. Our personal injury attorneys have extensive trial experience. We can file a lawsuit on your behalf, thoroughly prepare your case for trial, and fight for the maximum award in court.
Burg Simpson is a large law firm with a nationwide presence. However, we have never lost our focus on meeting the needs and goals of each individual client.
You are more than just a file to our personal injury lawyers. We recognize that you are a person who is hurting. Every member of our team is committed not only to providing you with quality legal representation but support and guidance at every stage of your claim.
What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?
Litigating a personal injury case is expensive. Fortunately, personal injury attorneys generally take on the upfront costs themselves so clients don’t have to worry about paying lawyer bills on top of the costs from the accident.
At Burg Simpson, we handle personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. Your initial consultation is free, and you pay nothing until we negotiate a settlement or obtain a trial award on your behalf. If your case is successful, your fee is calculated as a percentage of the recovery.
If you decide to hire Burg Simpson, you can count on us to be 100% transparent with our fee structure. You will know going in when and how fees are charged if we win your case.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney in Cody, Wyoming
Serious injuries are stressful and scary. Hiring a lawyer is probably one of the last things on your mind. In reality, though, consulting an injury attorney should be one of your first priorities after an accident.
You may be entitled to substantial compensation for your injuries and losses. Until you speak to an attorney, however, no one is looking out for your rights and interests.
Burg Simpson has the experience, knowledge, and resources to handle the most complicated personal injury claims. Our firm has recovered more than $2 billion on behalf of our clients. We prioritize not only achieving the best possible outcome in your case but ensuring your overall well-being.
Call Burg Simpson at 307-527-7891 today for a FREE case evaluation. Our personal injury attorneys serve clients throughout Wyoming from our office in Cody.