Personal Injury Claims
Don't Trust the Insurance Company
Personal Injury Claims arise out of many different situations; automobile collisions, slip and fall injuries, medical malpractice, defective products, etc. One thing all such claims have in common is that one must prove some form of fault by a third party or company. It is not enough to simply suffer damages.
Another thing that all such claims have in common is that the liable third party is usually covered by insurance. Thus, while you might be making a claim against an individual, the actual entity "on the hook" is an insurance company. In this circumstance, INSURANCE COMPANIES ARE NOT YOUR FRIEND! Insurance companies that insure a party who has injured you owe no duty to you to be fair. Without representation, they will seek to talk you into a settlement that is as low as possible. If you have any kind of non-trivial injury or damages, it is a big mistake to settle a claim on your own without at least consulting an attorney.
Automobile collisions can change your life. The inability to work, medical expenses, the additional stress of being in pain, being unable to sleep, can be a huge burden on you and your family. An attorney can help you get medical care even if you are uninsured in many cases. This will allow you to get on your feet and back to work.
An attorney will analyze your case, determine if you have a good liability case, and help you obtain appropriate compensation for damages such as lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, permanent disability, and others. A good attorney will also investigate other sources of recovery such as your own uninsured automobile insurance. He or she can advise on how best to proceed if you have "double coverage" of some losses; for example if you have Med-Pay through your auto insurance and also health insurance.
Generally, this office will offer to represent personal injury claimants on a "contingency" basis; that is, your attorney's fee is based upon a percentage of the amount of your recovery. Usually, no payment is required until the case is settled out of court or there is a payment on a judgment resulting from a trial.
Driving is dangerous. Even if you are a perfect driver, the inattentive, careless, texting, intoxicated or distracted driver can cause you injuries that can affect you the rest of your life. In such a case, you deserve fair compensation. Trust your case to an attorney who has tried and settled over a hundred of these matters. Call or email me today for a free consultation on your claim.