It’s one of the most difficult times in your life – dealing with all that goes with a debilitating accident. No one wants to be in this situation, but then what do you do if you happen to belong in this camp? There’s no reason to “go it alone”. Considering you have to call the insurance company to try to get your bills covered (as your policy should be designed to do), you’re basically in the David/Goliath scenario and your are David, phoning up Goliath to try to make a deal.
Fortunately, there are a number of great personal injury attorneys who’ve spent years specializing in any number of personal injury situations. Sometimes, all it takes to make a difference is choosinga seasoned and skilled personal injury lawyer to represent you in your case. Your attorney canstart a process in motion that will lead to a very different outcome than if you were to try to work with the insurance adjusters yourself. Consider it more of the “good cop/ bad cop” scenario. It’s hard to be the “bad cop” with a company who you may still want to be your insurance carrier in the future.
The basic questions to ask in your situation is: “Is my claim riddled with anumber of complex rules to the point that I’m having trouble making any sense out of them?” and/or “Were/are any of my injuries really significant enough because of this accident?” If you answer yes to either of those, contact Maidenberg Law Group.
Consider these example situations which are all great reasons to consider hiring a Personal Injury Attorney…
Long-Term or Permanently Disabling Injuries
Any accidents that result in injuries that have an impact on what you can do or what you look like are considered long term if they still affect you after a year or so – or for the rest of your life. How could anyone put a price on that? How do you, or anyone else for that matter, figure out how much compensation sustaining that type of injury is worth? Receiving advice on these sort of estimates can help you deal with such a difficult situation with a justremedy in mind.
There are standard calculations in place for various kinds of injuries and what damages can be sought based upon them. The insurance companies have professional staff dedicated to making these calculations. Other factors insurance adjusters consider are the costs of your medical treatment, the degree of the injuries suffered, and how long it’s going to take to recover. As the cost of compensation increases, the range of what they’ll actually pay when all is said and done increases as well. Whichever range you are offered on the low end might not feel fair to you. Depending on your unique situation, sometimes, insurance providers will offer two low ball figures and neither one will be on the high side of the reasonable range. To make this more demeaning, even what their highest offer might be, it could still be lower than what’s possible. If you or a loved one is in a situation like this, it’s clear that a personal injury attorney will be better suited to help you mitigate your losses and get a more reasonable offer for your claim.
Have you or a loved one received medical care that turned out to cause more harm than good? As these horrible stories on CNN show, mistakes can be made. Experiencing such a medical mistake can be beyond traumatizing. Careless, incompetent or unprofessional treatment from the hands of medical providers – doctors, nurses, hospitals, lab techs – all can contribute to unnecessary suffering. Despite this, legal rules can come into play that make cases like these incredibly complex. If you or a loved one have experienced injuries from malpractice, an attorney who has dealt with medical malpractice is indispensable.
Are you familiar with the Erin Brockovitch story?. In the San Francisco Bay Area, we are all exposed to toxic chemicals – in the air, the ground, and in the water. (See the biggest Bay Area polluters on the EPA’s toxic release list). Sometimes, the poisoning occurs in our own food supply. The problem with toxic exposure is the fact that even if we are actually sickened by this kind of toxicity, it can be really tough to prove, and we usually need specific scientific data to backup our claims. Companies that are in charge of putting these chemicals out there have lots of protections in place to block accountability. This makes evidence difficult to come by. So, if you’ve been harmed by toxic exposure, it’s important not to “go-it-alone”. contact a personal injury attorney to assist you with your claim.
When Insurance Companies Refuse to Pay
In some cases, no matter what you’ve done, and regardless of the kind of injury you’ve suffered, or what caused it, the insurer or government agency in charge just refuses to provide any assistance, or compensation of any kind, nor pay a settlement that feels remotely fair. If this unfortunate scenario occurs, get help. Even though you’ll be providing a portion of your compensation to your lawyer in these cases, often what you get is better than what you would have before, on your own.
Why Maidenberg Law Group?
Maidenberg Law Group is dedicated to helping individuals who’ve been harmed through no fault of their own. If you or a loved one is facing a difficult situation of paying out of pocket for injuries, losing work, and dealing with the hassle of companies that don’t care, Maidenberg Law Group can help you navigate the maze of personal injury and help intercede on your behalf.