Personal Injury Overview
"This "Guide" gives you an overview of our approach to a personal injury case". Mike Burman
Every injury case has four key elements: (1) an injury that results in harms and losses, (2) caused by the carelessness of another person, (3) insurance or assets available to pay for the harms and losses, and (4) a good relationship between you, our staff and your lawyer.
At Burman Law, each personal injury case begins with a good relationship built on trust. We listen. We discover what has “changed” due to the injury. Some changes are obvious. A broken bone is easily seen on x-ray, while a head injury may not be diagnosed for months. How does the injury affect the ability to work over several years? How does the law address these injuries? What foundation is necessary to build a strong, winning case? Who is responsible? How much insurance does the responsible party carry?
Answers and advice that work for your situation. Burman Law has 25+ years of experience in personal injury law and trial practice. Burman Law will develop a written Plan of Action customized to your case. The Burman Law Client Portal allows you 24/7 access to us and key documents in your case. Our clients love the portal!
Burman Law builds a strong case foundation upon a thorough, cost-effective case investigation to gather evidence. This investigation focuses on: (1) what happened, (2) why it happened, (3) who caused it, and (4) the preservation of evidence.
Case value is something Burman Law does differently. Our valuation method uses computer software designed for insurance company computer system valuation methods. Our unique approach means your case will be settled without expensive litigation 95% of the time. The settlement is always based on your satisfaction with the compensation offered by the insurance company. Over the years, we have studied and learned to apply insurance company operating practices to build the value of your case by bringing out details that make your case more valuable.
Personal injury claims expire over time. Many personal injury cases have a 1 year time limitation in which to file a case, so do not delay finding out how much time to pursue a case. If you fail to file within the time limitation, then the right to make a case is gone forever. That is a tragic situation no lawyer can fix.
Burman Law handles cases throughout Kentucky and Tennessee. Actual places where Burman Law has practiced injury or wrongful death cases include:
- Tennessee Cities: Ashland City, Clarksville, Dover, Fort Campbell, Gallatin, Jackson, Springfield and Nashville.
- Kentucky Cities: Cadiz, Fort Campbell, Elkton, Greenville, Guthrie, Hopkinsville, Madisonville, Murray, Oak Grove, Paducah, Pikeville, Lexington and Richmond.
- Interstate I-24 from Paducah to Chattanooga
- Interstate I-40 from Jackson to Nashville to Knoxville
- Interstate I-65 from Louisville to Nashville
- Interstate I-69 through Kentucky
- Western Kentucky Parkway from Eddyville to Elizabethtown
- Purchase Parkway from Fulton to Eddyville
- Interstate I-75 through Kentucky and Tennessee
No up front money is ever needed to hire Burman Law. Fees are only paid if the case results in a recovery of money. In most cases, fees are based on a percentage of 1/3 if the case is settled without a lawsuit, 35% if the case is settled during a lawsuit, and 40% if a trial starts. We can make immediate arrangements to visit at your kitchen table, in the hospital, or at the office within 24 hours of your contact.