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Collisions: What you need to know



The attorneys here at Sgro & Roger are equipped to deal with all types of personal injury cases and more. We make sure to call upon expert witnesses in the area of law that you need to better assist you. As a firm with over 40 years of combined experience, the connections we have built with some of the best doctors, surgeons, and other various medical providers are second to none.


Personal injury law requires specific knowledge to calculate personal and property damages to ensure you obtain full reimbursement for any financial damages you may have incurred. This includes calculating medical expenses, property damage to your vehicle, and miscellaneous expenses like a rental vehicle. In more serious cases, you may also be entitled to compensation for future lost wages and pain and suffering as a result of your personal injury.

This is important to know because personal injury is one of the only areas of law in which the client generally does not pay out of pocket for legal expenses until after his or her case settles. Even then the attorney fees are taken out of the total settlement. Personal Injury can be complex and confusing, so here are a few common terms along with their definitions:


Contingency fees - These are fees paid to the attorney(s) if and only if the case is won.


Damages – Either compensatory or punitive, damages involve payments received in a civil or sometimes criminal court case for any type of loss or injury caused by another person's negligence.


Hospital Bills – This is a common category of damages within any personal injury case; usually, at the very minimum, the at-fault insurance provider pays the medical-bills resulting from the accident.


Lost Wages – Income that would have been received had a particular event, collision or trauma not happened; these wages could also be a part of your personal injury settlement.


Negligence – This is a term reflecting a party’s failure to take proper caution and care in doing something. This can range from DUI to complete medical malpractice. Negligence is the primary cause for compensation in a personal injury case from the at-fault party.

Experience the prestige and efficiency of Sgro & Roger, Attorneys at Law — our team will handle your Personal Injury case with the same dedication to excellence that we offer all of our clients. Call us today.