Go seek medical attention. The longer the wait, the more likely an insurance company will argue you could not have been very injured because you waited X days before you sought any medical attention.
If the pain is not resolving or feels worse, call your doctor.
Open a personal injury claim with your insurance company. You will likely have to fill... Read More
Insurance companies are skilled in negotiations. A claims adjuster may try and be your best friend or talk sternly to you. Each type of adjuster has the same goal….to settle the claim for as little money or compensation as possible.
Negotiating your bodily/personal injury claim starts the moment you make a claim. Here are a few tips to help position... Read More
Unfortunately, car/bicycle/falls are dangerous on our minds and bodies. There are many different types of injuries. Severe injuries are worth a lot more and you want to make sure if you are seriously injured, you have a proper diagnosis.Soft Tissue Injuries- This is a category that includes sprains, strains, aches and bruises. Insurance companies will sometimes place whiplash in... Read More
Why are lawyers needed to drive up claim values? Seasoned trial lawyers that handle personal injury cases can use their specialized skills, training and experience navigating the legal system to your advantage. We always meet with our potential clients for free. The free consultation allows us to make sure we are the right lawyers for your case.
If you have... Read More
You have 2 years from the incident date to file a lawsuit or it is barred by the statute of limitations;
Do not post anything on social media about your case. Photos of you being active will be used against you by insurance companies and are powerful evidence in front of a jury for decreasing your recovery;
Do not make any... Read More
Most cases settle before trial. Trials are stressful and risky. So why do we recommend you hire a seasoned trial lawyer if you don’t want to go to trial? It is simple. Insurance companies keep tabs on the lawyers that go to trial. The moment a client comes into our firm, we work the case up like it will... Read More
A contingency fee agreement is the typical fee agreement in a personal injury case. This arrangement means a lawyer is not paid unless you make a monetary recovery. It also incentivizes the lawyer to build up the case as much as possible. A few of the advantages of a contingency fee are as follows:You have little to no upfront... Read More
Insurance companies know an unrepresented person is going to have a hard time setting up a case for litigation, handling discovery requests, depositions, filing a lawsuit, paying for doctors/medical providers to testify or trying a case to a jury.
Having a lawyer early in the case can help in the following way:Conducting a thorough investigation with witnesses;
Creating a barrier between... Read More
In law school students are taught to develop a case theory. The theory is supposed to be a reason you can win the case in an easy to understand explanation to a jury. Although I agree that this is essential to any good trial strategy; I don’t like the term “case theory.” I prefer to think of it as... Read More
What is my Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Policy?
Once you suffer an injury in an automobile accident (bicycle or being hit by vehicle counts as well), your auto-insurance policy will pay $15,000 towards medical treatment reasonably related to the curative treatment of your injuries.
You may have a higher policy, but it depends on your plan. Very few insurance companies provide... Read More