If you or your family experienced a serious injury from an automobile accident, or any other accident due to the negligence of another, you will benefit from speaking to a lawyer. This is because, often the insurance company for the person or entity that caused your injuries will either deny your claim or try to settle with you quickly, before you have an opportunity to fully explore your options and engage an experienced lawyer.
The Insurance companies take this tact because often an unrepresented injured person will unwisely settle a claim for much less than the claim is really worth.
If you have experienced legal support, your case will be thoroughly investigated and properly evaluated for your benefit. After proper evaluation of your claim, your lawyer will negotiate with the insurance company from a position of knowledge and strength. This will assure that you receive equitable treatment from the insurance company. If you don’t, your lawyer will take further action, including filing suit and taking your case to trial.
Our experienced lawyers are familiar with how juries have reacted in cases that may be similar to yours. This gives us guidance in advising you regarding a proper evaluation and fair settlement.
That being said, medical expenses, lost wages, disfigurement, extent of permanent injury, as well as other losses and elements of damage may be recoverable in your claim. You may also be entitled to punitive (punishment) damages if the at-fault party was grossly negligent. (i.e. at-fault driver was D.U.I.)