What is a “personal injury” case?

A “personal injury” case arises when a wrongdoer carelessly, recklessly or intentionally causes injury. Punitive or exemplary damages can be recovered when the wrongdoer acted willfully and wantonly.

The Fitzgerald Law Firm is for persons with life-changing injuries. The only cases we take are ones in which a careless or reckless wrongdoer seriously injures someone or has killed their loved ones. We represent clients in a variety of areas, including automobile accidents, truck wrecks, medical malpractice, slips and falls, defective products, workplace accidents, explosions, fires and more. You pay us nothing until you are paid.

We are experienced, determined courtroom lawyers. We will thoroughly investigate you potential case before we take it. Once we take on your representation we will prepare your case for trial. This means filings in court, finding lay and expert witnesses, locating documents and taking the deposition of the wrongdoer.

We have the resources to hire the best expert witnesses and investigators in the country and we do. We will never ask you to get a loan to pay for the costs of prosecuting your case. This is so even though preparing cases for trial costs 10’s of thousands of dollars. Expert witnesses, like doctors, accident reconstructionists, trucking experts and others often charge as much or more than $600.00 per hour to work on our clients’ cases. We pay for these costs until our clients receive money for the damages they have suffered.

We also deal with insurance companies in nearly every case and always insist they treat our clients fairly. We are often able to settle some of our clients’ cases before trial when insurance companies agree to pay for our clients’ damages. The best settlements are paid to people whose lawyer can afford to prepare their cases, and actually take them to trial when necessary.

We return our clients’ phone calls the same day. We have a proven track record, because we have the experience needed to represent you. You will never pay our attorney fees until we get money for you.

Unlike some other law firms, we will never charge you to investigate your potential case, even if we hire expert witnesses.  This is so, even if we ultimately determine we will not be able to represent you. If we can’t take on your potential case, we will tell you why.  We will not simply tell you “We are to busy,” like some other law firms often do.

If you have been seriously injured or a love one was killed call us today.  Do not delay.  Evidence and witnesses disappear.  Keep in mind there are also strict rules concerning the time in which a lawsuit can be filed.  Once this time period has elapsed you will be forever barred from filing a lawsuit. Call us today:  (307) 634-4000 or Toll Free: 8877-634-1001 or send us an email at [email protected].

How long do you have to file a personal injury case in Wyoming?

In general, a personal injury case can only be brought within four (4) years from the date of the injury. Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 1-3-105(a)(iv)(C). It is important to note, however, that many factors can change the amount of time an injured person has to bring a claim for personal injury. For example, if the potential defendant is government, then the injured person must file a notice of governmental claim within two (2) years of the date of the injury. Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 1-39-113(a). In a medical Malpractice case, the time can be as short as two years, and usually is.

If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury or lost a loved one, it is important to contact an attorney right away so that your time to bring a case does not run out.

Should I contact an attorney about my personal injury or wrongful death case?

Here’s the best advice we can give–contact an attorney. If you wait too long, you may lose the chance to bring any case at all. Time limits can be extremely short in death case.

The fact that you are reading this page means you have some questions that need to be answered. You might have a case – or you might not – but the only way to find out is to contact an attorney. Our contact form and information can be found here.

What is negligence?

We often hear people use the word “negligence,” but what does negligence mean in the legal context?

Negligence means the failure to use ordinary care. Ordinary care means the degree of care, which should reasonably expected of the ordinary careful person under the same or similar circumstances.

What are punitive damages?

You may have heard about a case where the jury awarded “punitive damages.”  But what are punitive damages?

Punitive damages, also known as exemplary damages, are allowed in certain cases to punish the defendant and to deter the defendant and others similarly situated from engaging in similar conduct in the future.

A jury may award punitive damages when it finds that the defendant’s conduct was willful and wanton.  Willful and wanton misconduct is the intentional doing of an act, or an intentional failure to do an act, in reckless disregard of the consequences, and under such circumstances and conditions that a reasonable person would know, or have reason to know, that such conduct would, with a high degree of probability, result in harm to another.

What are statutes of limitation?

Strict time limits exist on any potential clim.  If you do wish to take legal action, you must do so within a certain amount of time–known as the statute of limitation.  If you do not take legal action within that time, you will be forever barred from bringing a lawsuit.