Aggressive, Compassionate Personal Injury Attorneys
If you have been seriously injured because of the careless act of another, you may be legally entitled to compensation for your losses. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Kirkpatrick & Goldsborough in Burlington, VT, are dedicated to helping victims and families affected by accidents and wrongdoing. Our seasoned trial attorneys understand insurance tactics, and are prepared to fight for you in and out of court.
About Personal Injury
People come to serious harm in accidents every day, but a legal personal injury means another party is primarily responsible for the incident. In Vermont, as long as you are less than 51 percent to blame for an accident, you may be legally entitled to compensation.
Personal injury accidents occur in many ways. The most common causes of serious injuries, including spinal cord, head injuries and severe burns, are the following:
- Car Accidents
- Trucking Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Slip and Fall
- Medical Malpractice
- Workplace Accidents
Whether it involves a motor vehicle collision, workers' compensation, medical malpractice, or product liability, an insurance adjuster will quickly become involved in your case. It is the task of these professionals to protect their employer, the goal being to minimize payout for your claim. If you are dealing with an uninsured (or underinsured) motorist, your adversary may be your own insurance carrier. Many victims need help to ensure fair treatment in these cases.
In particular, it can be difficult to prove the causation of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other neurological disorders, and our attorneys have vast experience in this area. For example, Mr. Goldsborough has pursued several damage claims on behalf of clients suffering from TBI, and recently represented a client injured in an auto accident who developed a lifelong neurological disorder known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy.
Do You Need an Attorney?
A qualified personal injury attorney can make a tremendous difference in the outcome of your case. At Kirkpatrick & Goldsborough, we have secured many multi-million dollar recoveries for severely injured and wrongful death clients. Firm partners Richard Goldsborough and Mary Kirkpatrick both have distinguished reputations for quality legal work, and have obtained many very favorable resolutions for clients.
Insurance representatives will try to minimize your claim, but we insist on full, fair compensation for your accident-related losses.
After years representing personal injury victims, we understand the impact a serious accident can have. There may be permanent impairment, pain, and life-altering financial consequences. The pain is often emotional as much as physical, and affects the entire family. Sexual harassment can negatively affect job performance as well as cause stress-related problems that can be severe. Even when an injury is strictly financial, such as when a victim is wronged by professional malpractice, the fallout can still be devastating.
If you are a client, our attorneys will thoroughly investigate your case, gathering evidence to prove liability on the part of your defendant. In some cases, there may be multiple liable parties involved, such as when a seat belt malfunction contributes to the degree of injury. Whether the at-fault party is a product manufacturer, property owner, employer, or careless driver, we’ll be sure the blame is placed exactly where it belongs.
Insurance representatives will try to minimize your claim, but we insist on full, fair compensation for your accident-related losses. Using forensics accounting experts, we can illustrate the impact of your injury at present and in future years to come. We establish the value of your case to negotiate a strong settlement, or take the case to trial, where the verdict may include punitive damages.
Contact Our Firm
If you have been seriously injured and believe another party is to blame, our attorneys would like to offer you a free consultation. Please contact our office today to speak to a lawyer or schedule an appointment.
“We understand the complexities of the law and the anxiety it can generate for many people. We are here to explain the legal process and provide skilled advocacy to help our clients achieve their goals.”