04 Jul You need an attorney after an injury
If you have never been injured in an accident, you may feel overwhelmed by the recovery process. You likely just want to focus on your recovery and not have to worry about receiving a payout from your insurance company. The unfortunate reality is that many injured victims face difficulty when they ultimately file a claim for compensation. The adjuster may not believe the facts of their case, or the adjuster may deprive them of rightful compensation. In this case, you need to have access to a personal injury lawyer who can advocate for your legal rights.
Interview Key Individuals in Your Case
The insurance adjuster often does not have your best interests at heart. He or she must work on behalf of the insurance company to represent the company’s best interests. As such, an insurance adjuster may not gather all of the necessary facts of your case. He or she may inadvertently fail to interview key witnesses who saw a car accident take place or viewed the malpractice of a doctor. Instead of trusting an insurance company’s investigation of your accident, you should proceed with your own independent investigation. A Los Angeles personal injury lawyer will be sure to interview anyone who has key information about your accident. He or she may interview a nurse who knew that a doctor was intoxicated at the time of performing your surgery. A lawyer may track down a witness who saw your car hit by an intoxicated driver in a hit-and-run accident.
Approaching Your Case with Diligence
A personal injury attorney will also be diligent in gathering the required documents and facts of your case. He or she will be sure to file all required legal documents in the appropriate court on time. An attorney may also be useful in assisting you in obtaining a favorable forum for your case. Certain states may impose a limit on the amount of damages that you can receive for your case. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney may be able to craft a legal argument as to why you should host your case in a particular jurisdiction.
Speak with a personal injury lawyer if you have been injured in an accident. Your lawyer will be an asset as you proceed to negotiate with an insurance company. Your claim may be valued at thousands or millions of dollars more than an adjuster is willing to admit. A personal injury lawyer will make sure that your legal rights are represented in a court of law or at the negotiation table.
This article is from Jacob Sercopian, an attorney with El Dabe Law – a premier Los Angeles personal injury law firm.