Personal injury lawyers in Amsterdam, Alkmaar, and Hoorn

What is personal injury?

Making mistakes is human. But what if someone else’s mistake or negligence results in you getting injured and suffering damages? This could include damages from a traffic accident, an accident at work, a dog bite or a fall due to defective road conditions. In such personal injury cases you may be able to claim compensation for your damages from the responsible party or their liability insurer. Your personal injury compensation typically includes compensation for your non-economic (immaterial) damages , because of the pain and suffering after the accident. In many cases, you also have to deal with medical expenses, loss of income, household assistance costs, etc.

Costs of a personal injury lawyer

In most cases, hiring a personal injury lawyer is free of charge. The liable party is usually required to cover your legal costs.

When do you hire  a personal injury lawyer?

After an accident, you not only have to deal with your injuries but often face significant financial consequences as well. You will have to interact with the responsible party’s insurance company, and the tug-of-war begins. The insurance company will want to gather a lot of information from you and make arrangements for the next steps. Sometimes, the insurance company may try to quickly settle the case by offering a lump sum payment. It is crucial that you are assisted by a specialized personal injury lawyer in these early stages of contact with the insurance company. This lawyer will take over communication with the insurance company, guide you through the entire personal injury process, and assesses your damages. This way, you can avoid taking a path that you might regret later. Even if your personal injury case has been ongoing for some time, it is still beneficial to engage a personal injury lawyer.

Our personal injury lawyers can assist you when you have suffered personal injury due to (for example):

  • A traffic accident
  • A workplace accident
  • Dog bites
  • Other wrongful acts resulting in damages, such as the liability of road authorities due to an accident caused by defective road conditions or poor road design.

Our personal injury lawyers can represent you in cases of various types of injuries, from orthopedic injuries to non-objective neck pain (whiplash) or psychological issues.

How long does personal injury settlement take?

The duration of a personal injury case is not fixed and depends on various circumstances, such as the cause of the accident, the nature and severity of your injuries, the duration of your symptoms, the amount of your damages, etc. To provide an estimate of the timeline in your situation, it is essential to first have a clear understanding of your case.

During an initial consultation, the progression of your personal injury case can be outlined for you. In some cases, one or more medical examinations may be required by an independent medical expert.

Personal injury compensation: most common types of damages

Our personal injury lawyers estimate your damages, which may include the following types of compensation:

  • Damages due to limitations in household activities (household assistance)
  • Damages due to reduced income (loss of earning capacity), for both employees and self-employed individuals
  • Damages to personal and/or business property
  • Medical expenses (including health insurance deductibles, medication costs, and physiotherapy co-pays)
  • Travel expenses
  • Pension losses
  • Pain and suffering (immaterial damages)

30 years of experience in personal injury

Schenkeveld Advocaten has over 30 years of experience in handling personal injury cases. Our advice is honest and clear: is your case viable or not? Our personal injury lawyers work with you to find solutions that will help you in the short and long.  Feel free to contact our personal injury lawyers.