If you have been seriously injured in an accident, you may be overwhelmed, confused and in pain. In addition, you may be wondering whether or not you really need an attorney. You are not required to have an attorney in order to obtain compensation; however, having an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer at your side can have a significant impact on the amount of compensation you will receive.
Statistically, an individual is half as likely to recover the compensation he or she is due without the assistance of an attorney. Many insurance companies will attempt to take advantage of those attempting to recover their own compensation. They may use tactics against you to deny your claim or delay your compensation until you are truly desperate. If you have any questions involving your claim or whether or not an attorney is needed, discuss your case with a knowledgeable law firm as soon as possible.
There is no charge for our time unless your personal injury case is concluded successfully. We are dedicated to our clients and will do everything in our power to help ensure you receive a successful verdict. While every case has its unique circumstances, our attorneys are confident that they have the skill and know-how to secure the compensation your injuries demand. The costs of an exceptional personal injury pale in comparison to the overwhelming hardships you would have to endure without adequate compensation. With our firm you owe us nothing should our handling of your case not be successful.
When you try to reach a settlement for your personal injury case, you are essentially making an agreement before going to trial. This is done when one party, either the defendant or the insurance company, offers a certain monetary payment in hopes of avoiding going to court. Reaching a settlement can be beneficial in some situations. However, you must be wary of individuals and insurance companies that are trying to lowball you. If you are not sure if the settlement that is offered to you is appropriate, you should hire an attorney. A legal professional will be able to help you determine whether or not you would receive full coverage by accepting their offer.
One of the most important things a person can do if a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice is document the injury. This means more than just collecting the medical records. Medical records do not tell the story of what a person and their family is going through as a result of medical negligence. Instead collect and save voicemails from friends and family calling to give you their sympathy and condolences, record the daily pain and suffering experienced by both the victim and their family in a journal, and take pictures of the injured person both in the medical facility and at home. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and in medical negligence this is especially true. Also, as soon as practically possible, record all your memories of what the doctors, nurses, and health care professionals said. In addition, if you believe that a person is being neglected or is the victim of negligence in a health care facility, put a hidden camera up in their room.
At Bagby Law, your initial free consultation is private and confidential. We may even be able come to you to discuss your matter and perform a free case evaluation.