There are three basic requirements to know whether or not you have a personal injury case.
1) The responsible party can be proved to be negligent.
2) The negligence caused a personal injury.
3) The injury resulted in harm and may include medical bills, pain and suffering and/or lost wages.
If you were injured because of someone else’s negligence – whether in a car wreck, in a slip and fall or an injury that occurred on private property – you may be eligible for a settlement to help pay for medical bills, medical treatment, time-loss while you can’t work and more.
It’s important that you work with a personal injury lawyer who can look out for your best interest. A lawyer can help make sure you have a fair chance against the insurance companies and any private parties involved in your injury.
Not until consulting with a lawyer first! Most of the time, an insurance company won’t pay you without obtaining your signature on a release. But a signed release allows the insurance company to be free from the obligation to pay anything more on your claim. It also prevents you from bringing up a lawsuit in the future.
A solid legal team like Baynetta M. Jordan, P.C., Attorney at Law, should be able to review a release and advise you whether you risk losing any rights by signing it.
Always view offers from an insurance company with suspicion. Remember, insurance companies are in the business of making money. Generally speaking, insurance companies do not have your best interests at heart. That means they may try to force you into accepting a quick settlement – even if it means it won’t fairly compensate you.
Contact our experienced legal team at Baynetta M. Jordan, P.C., Attorney at Law, before you accept any offer of settlement. You will likely be entitled to more than what the insurance company is offering you.
Some cases do, but most don’t. Typically, most cases are settled out of court. But that doesn’t mean you won’t need legal help. A personal injury lawyer is here to protect your interests and fight the insurance companies for you. Without a lawyer on your side, you may receive much less than what you truly deserve.
If you were injured and think you have a personal injury case, call our office today. We’ll get you started with a free consultation.