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Your Rights: If You’ve Been in an Auto Accident

No one is prepared for the devastating after-effects of being in an automobile accident. Your life is often turned upside down. At the time when you are most vulnerable, you are asked to quickly make crucial decisions without the benefit of knowledge you are entitled to. The insurance company will be calling or knocking on your door in an attempt to either get you to make a statement that may not be in your best interest and/or to get a quick settlement. Seeking immediate advice from a lawyer whose practice is concentrated in the area of injury law may be crucial to obtaining a fair and just recovery for your injuries. The insurance companies know this as well.

The goal of any injury claim is to get you back to the same state of health and economic condition you were before the accident. If this is not possible due to permanent injuries, then the goal is to achieve a settlement that takes into account permanent injuries and future expenses to cover future the medical costs, lost wages, and future pain and suffering. You are entitled to a fair compensation for the damages you incur, including the pain you endured during the time you were recovering. Certainly everyone would rather not have pain, but if you do then you have a right to have a fair value placed upon this impact on your life.

YOU HAVE RIGHTS:

  • You have the right to be compensated for related medical bills, mileage related to receiving medical treatment, pain and suffering and out of pocket expenses, including over the counter medications;
  • You have the right to fully recover or reach maximum medical improvement prior to settling your claim (subject to statute of limitations);
  • You have the right to talk to an attorney regarding your case;
  • You have the right to be kept updated on your claim;
  • You have the right to NOT give a recorded or written statement; and
  • You have the right to a copy of any written statement you give;

We are here to stand with you to help you get you the best possible results. From the beginning, we work with you to achieve immediate help with getting your car fixed and making sure that the insurance company is seeing your case in the best possible light. We want our clients focused on getting well and we will focus on making sure that the insurance company knows what you are having to go through to get back to your former self. And if that is not possible, then we make sure that the insurance company will understand you will have future pain, suffering and medical bills. Altogether it means we arrive at a just settlement that is in your best interests.

More importantly, our firm is here to walk every step of the way with you. While we make every attempt to fairly settle your claim with your permission, we also prepare to aggressively pursue your claim through the court system. Insurance companies know which law firms try cases and which choose to just settle. Although we have strive to have a good working relationship with the insurance companies, they know we champion our clients causes.

We strive for you to consider us more than just your law firm. The firm is made up of a team of dedicated professionals who walk the path with you and meet your needs. We believe you deserve our respect, our compassion and our understanding. We stand together with you and we believe we can obtain the justice that you deserve.

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