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What you need to know about personal injury claims: If you have been injured at the hands of another person or a company, you can make a claim (usually through their insurance company) for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Most insurance companies are for-profit, meaning that they want to pay you as little as possible so more money can go to their shareholders.
Should you hire a personal injury attorney? The right advocate can make a big difference in fighting back and getting you more money. It’s important that you trust your attorney to go the distance for you.
What do you need to know about personal injury claims? You can only settle your case one time. That means it’s very important that you don’t rush to accept an offer while you’re still hurting - you can’t go back and ask for more money later.
The responsible insurance company, if they choose to settle with you, will only make one lump sum payment for all of your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. What this means is that, until your case settles, you are responsible for finding medical treatment and paying your bills. But don’t worry, the right attorney can help you get the treatment you need even if you don’t have health insurance or can’t pay out of pocket.
The insurance company will review all your medical bills and records and make an offer of settlement. If you are represented, your attorney will prepare the evidence and make a demand for you. Many times the insurance company and a dedicated personal injury attorney can negotiate an informal settlement out of court. But sometimes, justice requires filing a lawsuit.
Still have questions? Read about the life of a personal injury case or contact us today to discuss your case at no cost.