WHAT IS PERSONAL INJURY LAW?
Personal injury law is a broad area of legal practice that protects the rights of an individual who was injured as the result of another's negligence, recklessness and/or intentional actions. The purpose of civil lawsuit is to restore the plaintiff to normalcy after their injury.
Personal injury law is a broad area of legal practice that protects the rights of an individual who was injured as the result of another's negligence, recklessness and/or intentional actions. The purpose of a civil lawsuit is to restore the plaintiff to normalcy after his or her injury. If you or a family member are hurt in an accident, a law firm that specializes in personal injury can guide you through the process of bringing a claim and lawsuit against the party at fault. A personal injury lawyer is essential in helping you obtain the maximum compensation to which you are entitled and repairing the damage done to you. In addition to medical expenses for your injury, you may also be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, loss of society and companionship, future medical expenses, lost wages and punitive damages.
For the same reason that you hire a contractor to fix your home or a mechanic to fix your car, an attorney who specializes in personal injury is needed to maximize your claim and compensation when you are hurt. An experienced attorney can quickly, accurately and fairly navigate your case through the legal process, which can become overwhelming for an individual without experience. An attorney who has a history with the insurance companies and knows how they work will have the best chance of maximizing your compensation.
KNOW that insurances companies set aside billions of dollars for accident coverage payouts and that they pay their attorneys millions to see that you get as little compensation as possible. Fight back by hiring an experienced attorney to represent your rights.
REMEMBER that insurance companies do not care how long it takes for your claim to settle. I will aggressively pursue your case and wonÃ¢ÂÂt let the insurance companies drag their feet while you suffer.
Educate you about your claim.
Gather documentary evidence, including police accident reports, medical records and bills.
Analyze your insurance policy to make sure your coverages are being utilized to their fullest extent while your claim is pending.
Interview witnesses about the accident.
Collect evidence, such as photographs of the accident scene.
Analyze relevant legal issues, such as contributory negligence and assumption of risk.
Talk to the your physicians and obtain written medical reports to fully understand your condition, including future treatment and any permanent loss.
Send a demand letter to the responsible insurance company to put them on notice of the claim.
Negotiate settlement with the insurance company so that you receive maximum compensation.
When the case requires, promptly file a lawsuit and aggressively work to get you compensated for your injuries at trial.
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Created On: 08/11/2010
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