Metier Law Firm is dedicated to helping those who have been injured or lost a loved one in an accident in Wyoming that was caused by the negligence of another. With over thirty years of experience and offices in three cities across the state, we have the experience and know-how to make sure our clients get the compensation they deserve. Our personal injury lawyers will stand up to the responsible party and their insurance company to keep them honest, or we will represent you in court if they are not. If you have been hurt because of someone else, call our personal injury law firm and get a free consultation about your case.
The statute of limitations in Wyoming for personal injury claims is 4 years after the incident. This means that four years to the day after your accident, you lose the legal right to file a claim for the injuries you suffered. There can be exceptions, however, for situations in which an injury was not discovered until later or if the victim was a minor at the time. Generally speaking, it is good to call a personal injury attorney as soon as you can, so they have adequate time to negotiate your claim.
Following an accident, it's important you prioritize your health and recovery first. Being in good health should be your biggest priority, during your recovery, the injury attorneys at Metier Law Firm will help assist in handling your accident claim. In the events after your accident, the following includes a breakdown of the best steps to take:
Regardless of the injury, you should try to distance yourself from further harm if possible. Whether your injury was caused by a car accident, truck accident, or an industrial accident; staying out of harm’s way will lessen your chances of a second injury.
The more documentation provided of both the scene of your accident and your injuries sustained, the better chances your claim will have. Once you are out of danger, take pictures or video of the scene that will later become crucial evidence in your case.
Even if you think the injuries you sustained are minor, it is crucial you seek medical attention. Some internal injuries may not be apparent at first, but can later turn out to be serious or even fatal. Getting checked out by a doctor ensures your health, and will give you peace of mind, not to mention an official medical report.
Evidence includes any pictures or video taken of the scene, clothing, jewelry or shoes worn when injured, witness statements, etc. It may be some time before any of it is presented in court or at a negotiation, so store everything somewhere secure until you can consult with your lawyer about how best to deal with it.
Once your injuries have been evaluated, your injury report has been filed, and all your documentation has been compiled, it is time to partner with one of the experienced injury attorneys at Metier Law Firm. Our team is well-versed in Wyoming law, and will help you every step of the way toward successfully filing a claim. The process is a daunting one, especially if you try to do it alone, so call us and let us do what we do best, while you get your life back.
Personal injuries can happen in countless ways; however,if they are due to the negligence of another, you are entitled to compensation to pay for your expenses. Proving negligence is a complicated process, which makes having a personal injury lawyer on your side all the more important. Our dedicated attorneys know the ins and outs of Wyoming law with over 30 years of helping victims and their families across the state.
Oilfield & Industrial Accidents
Construction Zone Accidents
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Spinal Cord Injuries
Insurance Bad Faith
Injury victims can receive compensation for many different incurred costs. These incurred costs fall into two categories: Special Damages or General Damages. Special Damages include damages that are easily measured or calculated. General Damages are more open to interpretation, as they include costs to the victim that are less tangible, like a drop in their quality of life.
Pain and Suffering
Reduced Quality of Life
Loss of Consortium with a Spouse
Accidents of all kinds can be terrifying, but the ones that end up causing injury do so much more than frighten the people involved. On top of the physical pain and emotional distress, the financial costs associated with serious or fatal injuries can take a heavy toll on a victim and their loved ones. This is why Metier Law Firm focuses solely on personal injury cases, and on making sure our clients are able to focus solely on getting well again. Call the personal injury lawyers at our offices in Casper, Gillette, or Cheyenne to receive a complimentary evaluation and consultation about your accident.
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It depends, largely on the severity of your injuries and the willingness of the insurance company to settle with you. Some cases can be finished in a matter of weeks, while others drag on for years, but a strong case and a good personal injury attorney tend to speed the process up.
Yes, as soon as possible. Insurance companies will often use any delay in seeking medical attention as an excuse to discredit a personal injury claim. Furthermore, some life-threatening injuries like hairline fractures, can go undetected by a victim, so its a good idea to see your doctor just to be safe.
It can vary widely. Because every accident is different, every personal injury case is different, so the amounts awarded to victims will be different, too. Case results can range from thousands to many millions of dollars, depending on the specifics of the accident and the aptitude of the personal injury lawyer involved.
Do I have a case?
How much should I be offered?
Do I need an attorney?
If these questions have crossed your mind, let us help. You may need a little direction or may not need an attorney at all, but you deserve to be confident knowing your options. Your confidential consultation with us is totally free.