People do not plan on getting into accidents, just like they do not plan to get sick or lose a job. But it happens...even to the most careful, responsible people. Accidents can cause serious, life-altering injuries, including: loss of function of an arm, leg or other limb; reduced and limited range of motion to one’s back, neck or limb; chronic pain; loss of sleep; anxiety and/or depression; and, neuropathy, radiculopathy and other neurological problems. Many of these symptoms of injuries are irreversible which means one must live with the condition for the rest of their life.
Once an accident occurs, insurance companies hire investigators, adjusters, and often times, attorneys, to minimize their exposure. Most accident victims are at a significant disadvantage because the last thing they are thinking about after being injured is hiring an attorney or protecting their rights. This can be a costly error. Evidence can be lost or destroyed, memories can be clouded, and precious time wasted. Delay may ultimately mean that your chances of recovering for your medical expenses, lost wages and other damages can be compromised, if not destroyed.
What most people do not understand is that hiring an attorney does not necessarily mean you will ever file a lawsuit. In fact, most cases are settled short of filing a lawsuit. And even if a lawsuit is filed, very few cases ever go to trial. Hiring an attorney after an accident does not mean you are "sue happy" or trying to "get rich." Hiring an attorney after an accident simply means you are protecting your rights and looking out for yourself and your family.
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We will review your medical records, collect and review evidence, and advise you of your rights under the law. If you decide to retain our law firm you can be assured of prompt, professional service and competent, aggressive representation. We have the experience and know-how to settle your case without filing a lawsuit. And if a lawsuit is required (some insurance companies are simply not reasonable and not fair), we have the experience to prepare your case for trial. Often times, once a case is prepared for trial, the parties attempt mediation. We have participated in many mediations, all of which ended in successful settlement of our client's claim. Finally, if your case does not settle, we have the experience and knowledge to skillfully try your case to a jury or judge. We try cases every year and are well equipped to handle the rigors, and time and financial commitment, of a serious injury jury trial.
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