Personal Injury

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Personal Injury

Suffering an injury is an unforeseen disruption to one’s daily life. When another person or entity is responsible for causing such harm, it is important that the injured party does not bear the consequences alone. Fortunately, personal injury victims can pursue compensation from the responsible party with the help of a Flint Cooper personal injury attorney. 

Victims of injustice often feel like they are facing an uphill battle against large corporations or insurance companies. Coupled with enormous medical expenses and lost wages, the challenges can seem overwhelming. Our lawyers bear the responsibility of the claim by immediately and aggressively taking on the responsible parties, allowing clients to concentrate on their recovery.

We encourage you to schedule a free consultation with Flint Cooper at 866-461-3220 to discuss your legal options.

Cases We Handle

Flint Cooper’s attorneys handle many different types of personal injury cases, including:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Wrongful death
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Product liability
  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Intentional damage
  • Maritime injuries
  • Dog bites
  • Railroad accidents

Flint Cooper represents personal injury victims who have experienced a catastrophic injury or those with complex cases. However, the firm will work hard to pursue justice and compensation for all clients, regardless of their type of personal injury case.

Proving a Personal Injury Case

Personal injury cases arise when an individual suffers harm or injury due to the negligence or intentional actions of another party. In a successful personal injury case, the victim must prove that the negligence of the other party was the direct cause of their injuries. Proving negligence requires demonstrating the following elements:

Duty of care

The responsible party was obligated to exercise a duty of care, acting in a reasonably safe manner to prevent harm to others.

Breach of Duty

The responsible party breached this duty through unreasonable actions, recklessness or violation of the law.


The unsafe behavior of the responsible party directly resulted in harm to the victim.


The victim suffered damages as a consequence of the incident.

After establishing a clear connection between the victim’s injuries and the actions of the responsible parties, the next step is establishing the scope of the victim’s damages that warrant compensation. These damages may include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost past and future wages
  • Property damage
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Pain and suffering

Proving damages requires the submission of documented evidence, including medical bills and other relevant information to highlight the impact the injuries have had on the victim’s life.

Is There an Average Settlement Amount?

Generally, to be successful on a personal injury claim, a person must prove the legal standard of negligence. Negligence consists of four elements:

  • Duty
  • Breach of duty
  • Causation
  • Damages

A person must prove all four elements for their case. An experienced personal injury attorney can help an injured party prove the responsible party’s negligence.


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Common Questions

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Personal injury claims generally involve bodily harm to an individual caused by someone else’s negligence, the most common of which are: auto accidents, injuries sustained on someone else’s property (premises liability/slip and falls), dog bites, medical malpractice, workman’s compensation, injuries from faulty products and assault.

To Flint Cooper, any claim in which your life has been negatively impacted by an accident and/or you have sustained catastrophic injuries.

You can recover for bodily injury, pain and suffering, wrongful death, emotional injuries, lost wages, property damage and any other economic loss.

If someone else acted irresponsibly and you were injured as a result of their conduct, you may have a case and should speak with an attorney immediately.

The time to file your personal injury claim will be determined by your state’s Statute of Limitations. This is different by case type and state. If you wait to file your claim and the statute of limitations passes, you will be forever prevented from filing your claim. For this reason, contact Flint Cooper to discuss whether you have a claim.

Every case is different, but you should expect the process to take four months or longer because to prove you are injured, Flint Cooper must request your medical records and bills—this often takes at least 30 days and sometimes longer. Then, those medical records and bills are sent to the at-fault parties’ insurance carrier, for which they have at least 30 days to evaluate your claim and respond—sometime longer dependent on the state and type of claim.

This depends on several factors, the most important of which are your damages, or harms and losses from the incident. The main areas of recoverable damages are as follows:

  • Medical expenses;
  • Lost wages; and
  • Pain and suffering.

If you provide Flint Cooper attorneys photos of your injuries or the vehicles, that may increase the value of your case. If you follow-up with a doctor, specialist, therapist, chiropractor, your case will likely be worth more because it will demonstrate you required medical treatment to heal from your injuries. If you tell your medical providers (doctors) about the problems the incident caused, it will likely result in your case being worth more.

A personal injury claim is valued based on the following factors: (a) Liability — who was at fault for the accident?; (b) Causation — did the accident cause the injuries alleged?; and (c) Injuries — what are the injuries sustained? Injuries can be physical, psychological, and/or economic. Proving your injuries will require proof of medical treatment and/or economic loss. If needed, Flint Cooper will retain experts to help prove your damages.

Not every case goes to court. In fact, the majority of cases will settle prior to a lawsuit ever being filed. According to the data, approximately 70% of cases settle before a lawsuit is filed. Of the 30-40% that get filed in court, nearly all settle before going to trial, and only less than 5% of cases actually go to trial.

A personal injury settlement is effectively a contract entered into between you and the defendant to settle the claims you have brought against them. Per this contract, the defendant will pay you money in exchange for releasing them from any further lawsuits. In other words, you release the defendant from all liability —  in exchange for money — for all injuries sustained from the accident in question.

This will depend on the state where the accident happened. In some states, you can be 49% at fault but still recover for your injuries. In other states, you will be precluded from recovery if you are 1% at fault. Flint Cooper recommends speaking to its attorneys about your claim.

If the accident happened on the job, and the at-fault party is your employer, you should file a workman’s compensation claim. If the accident happened at work, but the at-fault party is someone other than your employer, you may be able to file both a personal injury claim and seek workman’s compensation.

Flint Cooper recommends addressing your health first and hiring an attorney second. Once you receive the medical help you need, Flint Cooper suggests contacting its attorneys sooner rather than later to advise you on the specifics of your matter, but generally speaking, taking pictures, identifying witnesses and preserving any relevant evidence is recommended.

If you were not injured in the accident, you will not have a case. However, not all injuries are immediately apparent following an accident, as some injuries can take time to develop and/or cause pain. Flint Cooper’s attorneys are available to discuss whether you have a claim

Flint Cooper recommends speaking to its attorneys about options. There are a number of ways to navigate this. Most personal injury attorneys work with doctors that will treat you for free while your case progresses. The doctor will then take payment when your case gets resolved.

If you cannot work because of your accident, Flint Cooper recommends discussing options with your attorney.

It depends on the lifecycle of your case but Flint Cooper’s attorneys keep you updated on the current state of your case.

Personal injury attorneys work on contingency, which means you do not pay anything upfront. Flint Cooper personal injury attorneys only get paid if they are able to recover you money.