Whether you have been injured in an auto accident, suffered a horrible side effect of a defective medication, experienced a devastating fall in a retail store or suffered any other type of injury due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing or that was caused by a defective product, your claim will fall under personal injury. The vast majority of personal injury lawsuits are settled out of court. To learn more, and to find out if you have a strong case, please consult with one of the experienced injury attorneys listed in this website.
Dealing with Insurance Companies
In most personal injury cases, you are really up against an insurance company rather than the person who caused your injuries. For instance, auto accidents will typically be paid for by the defendant’s auto insurance company, if you or your child was injured on someone else’s property the claim may be against the carrier of their homeowner’s policy, and doctors are required to carry medical malpractice insurance to pay for their mistakes.
If you do not keep this in mind, and you are not suing a large corporation, it can be easy to underestimate your opponent. Insurance companies are loath to part with money, even for legitimate claims. They will fight and in many cases they fight dirty. They have teams of lawyers whose only purpose is to help the get out of paying claims or minimize the amount that they pay.
On your own, you do not stand a chance against the insurance company. When you have an experienced personal injury attorney on your side, the insurance company knows you mean business and that it cannot take advantage of you so easily. Your attorney may still have to fight hard to obtain full and just compensation on your behalf, but in most cases will be able to negotiate a fair settlement for you out of court.
If you or someone you love has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, please review the attorneys listed in this website to find an experienced personal injury attorney in your area. The initial consultation with a personal injury lawyer is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, in most cases we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a personal injury lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.