Personal Injury Lawyer

June 6, 2024 | Attorney, Matthew Dolman

If you or a loved one has been in a personal injury accident, you may be unsure of your rights and what to do next. Not only do you need to recover from your physical injuries, but you may be facing other hardships. Medical treatment for injuries can be costly, and bills can quickly pile up. Your injuries might keep you from working and cause significant pain and suffering, as well as many changes in your life.

You deserve justice when someone else causes such costly and disruptive injuries, but where do you begin?

That's where Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers comes in. With a team of experienced personal injury lawyers, Dolman Law Group has successfully handled over 400 settlements over pre-trial offers, totaling more than $400 million in compensation. With a track record of success and a commitment to their clients, Dolman Law Group is the go-to choice for personal injury victims.

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Why Choose Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers

When choosing a personal injury lawyer, finding a firm with a proven track record of success is crucial. Dolman Law Group sets itself apart with its impressive achievements and accolades. Here are just a few reasons why they are the top choice for personal injury victims:

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400+ Settlements Over Pre-Trial Offer

Dolman Law Group has consistently secured settlements over pre-trial offers, demonstrating our negotiation skills and commitment to maximizing our clients' compensation. With our skills and experience, we have helped countless individuals and families receive the compensation they deserve.

$400+ Million in Settlements

Dolman Law Group's impressive number of settlements speaks volumes about our commitment to fighting for our client's rights. We have the resources and knowledge to take on even the most challenging personal injury cases and secure substantial compensation.

40k Clients Helped

With a client base of over 40,000 individuals, Dolman Law Group has represented a diverse range of personal injury victims. Our vast experience and knowledge allow us to handle cases of all sizes and complexities, ensuring each client receives the personalized attention they deserve.

120+ Combined Years of Experience

Concerning personal injury cases, experience matters, Dolman Law Group boasts a team of attorneys with a combined experience of over 120 years. This wealth of knowledge allows us to provide top-notch legal representation and achieve favorable outcomes for our clients.

"Best Lawyers" Best Lawyers

Dolman Law Group's legal skills have been recognized by the prestigious "Best Lawyers" organization. This accolade highlights our commitment to excellence and their standing as industry leaders.

Avvo Clients Choice for Personal Injury

The Avvo Clients Choice award is based on client reviews and ratings, indicating a high level of satisfaction and trust in Dolman Law Group's services. This recognition reflects the firm's dedication to providing exceptional legal counsel and support to our clients.

National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers

Being named one of the National Trial Lawyers' Top 100 Lawyers is a testament to Dolman Law Group's trial skills, legal understanding, and commitment to justice. This recognition solidifies our reputation as one of the premier personal injury firms.

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What Is a Personal Injury?

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Personal injury refers to any physical or mental harm caused by another party's negligence or intentional actions. Common examples include car accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, and product defects.

Types of Personal Injuries

Personal injuries can vary widely, depending on the circumstances of the accident.

Some common personal injuries include:

Each injury can have different long-term effects on a person's life, requiring specific legal experience to ensure proper compensation.

Personal Injury Compensation

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You may be entitled to compensation if you've been injured due to someone else's negligence. The amount of compensation you can receive depends on several factors, including the severity of your injuries, the impact on your daily life, and any ongoing medical treatment or rehabilitation needed.

Here are some damages that help determine the value of your personal injury claim:

  • Medical expenses: This includes past and future medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and any necessary ongoing treatment.
  • Lost wages: If your injury has resulted in time away from work, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages. This can also include a loss of future earning potential if your injury has long-term effects.
  • Pain and suffering: Damages can be available for the physical and emotional pain, suffering, and distress caused by the accident and subsequent injuries.
  • Property damage: If your personal property was damaged in the accident, such as your vehicle in a car accident, you may be able to recover the costs of repair or replacement.
  • Punitive damages: In some cases, if the responsible party's actions were particularly egregious or intentional, punitive damages may be available to punish the wrongdoer and deter future similar behavior. However, punitive damages are only available if your case goes to court. This is because only a jury or judge may award them. If your case settles, you are still eligible for any applicable compensatory damages listed above, but your settlement won’t include any punitive damages.

When you consult a skilled personal injury lawyer, they can assess the specific details of your case and determine an appropriate amount.

Common Causes of Personal Injuries

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Personal injuries can occur in a variety of circumstances.

Here are some of the most common causes of personal injuries:

  • Car accidents: Negligent or reckless driving can lead to severe injuries, ranging from minor cuts and bruises to life-altering ones.
  • Slip and falls: Hazardous conditions, such as wet floors or poorly maintained premises, can cause slip and fall accidents, resulting in injuries like broken bones or head trauma.
  • Medical malpractice: Errors or negligence by healthcare professionals can lead to serious harm, including misdiagnosis, surgical errors, or medication mistakes.
  • Workplace accidents: Inadequate safety measures, equipment malfunctions, or employer negligence can result in workplace accidents, causing injuries like burns, fractures, or occupational illnesses.
  • Product defects: Defective products can pose serious risks to consumers, resulting in injuries ranging from minor cuts to severe injuries.

Determining the cause of your personal injury will play a significant role in building a solid legal case on your behalf. When you hire an attorney from our firm, they will know how to thoroughly investigate the circumstances that led to your injury to determine how it happened and who is liable.

Where Do Personal Injury Accidents Happen?

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Personal injury accidents can occur pretty much anywhere. Some common locations for personal injury accidents include:

  • Vehicle accidents: Busy intersections, highways, and residential areas are hotspots for car accidents.
  • Slip and falls: Grocery stores, shopping malls, restaurants, and other public places can have hazardous conditions that contribute to slip and fall accidents.
  • Workplaces: Construction sites, factories, offices, and other work environments can pose various risks leading to workplace accidents.
  • Healthcare facilities: Medical malpractice incidents often occur in hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare settings.
  • Recreational areas: Parks, playgrounds, sports facilities, and swimming pools can be sites of personal injury accidents, especially involving children.

Regardless of where your personal injury accident occurred, Dolman Law Group's personal injury lawyers have the skills and resources to handle your case and fight for your rights.

Understanding the Personal Injury Claims Process

Here is an overview of the personal injury claims process:

  • Consultation with a personal injury lawyer: The first step is to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled personal injury lawyers. During this meeting, the lawyer will assess the merits of your case and explain the legal options available to you.
  • Investigation and evidence gathering: Your lawyer will conduct a thorough investigation, gathering evidence to support your claim. This may involve obtaining medical records, accident reports, witness statements, and any other relevant evidence.
  • Negotiation with insurance companies: Your lawyer will engage in negotiations with the insurance company representing the at-fault party. They will work to secure a fair settlement that compensates you for your injuries and losses.
  • Litigation, if necessary: If a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiation, your lawyer may recommend filing a lawsuit on your behalf. This involves presenting your case in court, where a judge or jury will determine the outcome.
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Fighting the Insurance Company After Suffering a Personal Injury

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After sustaining a personal injury, dealing with insurance companies can be frustrating and overwhelming. Insurance companies often try to minimize payouts or deny claims altogether, making it imperative to have a skilled personal injury lawyer on your side. Here's why it's best to have a personal injury attorney from Dolman Law Group representing you:

  • Legal experience: Dolman Law Group's attorneys focus on personal injury law and have in-depth knowledge of local regulations and legal processes. They can navigate the ins and outs of insurance claims and maximize your chances of receiving fair compensation.
  • Negotiation skills: Insurance companies are known for using tactics to undervalue claims. Dolman Law Group's attorneys are skilled negotiators who can effectively advocate for your rights and pursue a fair settlement.
  • Gathering evidence: Building a strong personal injury case requires gathering substantial evidence, including medical records, accident reports, and witness testimonies. Dolman Law Group has the necessary resources to obtain and analyze evidence intrinsic to your case.
  • Trial experience: While many personal injury cases are settled out of court, having a lawyer with trial experience is essential if your case goes to trial. Dolman Law Group's trial-tested attorneys are prepared to litigate your case and present a compelling argument in court.
  • Peace of mind: Dealing with personal injury recovery is already stressful. By hiring a personal injury lawyer, you can focus on your physical and emotional healing while knowing that your legal matters are in capable hands.

What to Do After Sustaining a Personal Injury

If you've been injured in a personal injury accident, taking the following steps can help protect your rights and strengthen your case:

Continue with Medical Care

If your medical team has recommended further appointments or treatments, be sure to follow their advice. Doing so shows your commitment to recovery from your injuries and will help strengthen your claim.

Document the Accident

Take photographs of your injuries and any property damage. Write down a detailed account of what happened as soon as possible while the events are fresh in your mind. Keep a journal of your pain and suffering, as well as any activities or events you have to miss due to your pain or injuries.

Report the Incident

If the accident occurred at a workplace or business, report the incident to the appropriate authority or supervisor. This creates an official record of the incident. If it was a motor vehicle accident, call the police so they can file a report and obtain a copy.

Avoid Discussing the Case

Refrain from discussing the accident or your injuries with anyone other than your healthcare provider or lawyer. Statements you make may be used against you later on, or they can be twisted and construed for use against you.

Consult a Personal Injury Lawyer

Contact Dolman Law Group's personal injury lawyers as soon as possible. They can assess the details of your case, explain your legal rights, and guide you through the following steps.

Remember, time is of the essence when it comes to personal injury cases. Consult a personal injury lawyer from our firm promptly to ensure your rights are protected.

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Did You Suffer a Personal Injury? Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers is Here for You

Suffering a personal injury can significantly impact your life, causing physical, emotional, and financial burdens. Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers understands your challenges and is dedicated to helping personal injury victims receive the justice and compensation they deserve.

With their impressive track record, experience, and commitment to our clients, Dolman Law Group is the trusted choice for personal injury representation.

After a personal injury accident, don't hesitate to contact us at 833-552-7274 or online and schedule a consultation with our personal injury lawyers. Don't wait—time is of the essence in personal injury cases, so reach out to Dolman Law Group today.


Matthew Dolman

Personal Injury Lawyer

This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has successfully fought for more than 11,000 injured clients and acted as lead counsel in more than 1,000 lawsuits. Always on the cutting edge of personal injury law, Matt is actively engaged in complex legal matters, including Suboxone, AFFF, and Ozempic lawsuits.  Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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