We Help Injury Victims Reclaim Their Lives
Serious animal attacks are on the rise and frequently result in devastating trauma. Animal bites and other catastrophic personal injuries can cause loss of income, outrageous medical bills, costly rehabilitation and extreme financial hardship.
Our goal is to help personal injury victims reclaim their lives and obtain the compensation that they deserve.
Personal injury lawsuits arise when a person has been injured due to the negligence or wrongful act of a person, business, organization or government entity. The victim may be entitled to compensation for the injuries and the resulting damages, which can include:
- Medical expenses
- Property damage
- Past and future income losses
- Pain and suffering
- Long-term care and disability
How Personal Injury Cases Work
When making a personal injury claim, the plaintiff is suing the party that caused the injury. In most cases, however, the defendant’s insurance company will become involved and conduct the legal defense. When a case goes to trial and the plaintiff wins, the insurance company pays out on the verdict.
In nearly every case, however, the two sides try to negotiate a settlement. It is important to hire an attorney who prepares cases thoroughly, because the size of a settlement can be affected by the defense’s assessment of whether the plaintiff’s attorney is ready to go to trial.
Attorney Ray Ferris is a former prosecutor who has taken hundreds of cases to trial. He and Lenden Eakin have worked as a team for almost 30 years fighting for fairness for their clients. They are at home in the courtroom and construct every personal injury case as if it will go to trial.
We Have Decades of Experience
While every case is different and no lawyer can ever guarantee success, we work to build the strongest case possible, which includes working with experts in a variety of fields, including medical experts, accountants and engineers.
We have achieved successful results for clients in cases involving:
- Semi-trucks, buses, cement mixers and government-owned vehicles
- Cars and motorcycles
- Railroad-related accidents
- Alcohol-related cases
- Animal bites
- Faulty automobile repairs and defective automobile equipment
- Firearms injuries
- Federal Tort Claims Act
Personal injury and wrongful death claims are complicated and there are deadlines that must be met to preserve a claim. That is why we take the time to help our clients understand if they have a claim, how the claim is likely to proceed, and whether they might recover damages for their injuries.
How Much Does A Lawyer Cost?
Personal injury cases are taken on a contingency basis. This means that, while the client must pay related expenses, Ferris & Eakin does not get paid an attorney fee unless our client gets paid.