Personal Injury Overview
If you or a family member has been injured in an accident or otherwise through the fault of another, you may be a little nervous about what to do and what will happen when you make a claim. Most personal injury cases are similar to a certain extent in that you have to prove the fault of another who caused the accident, you have to prove that the accident caused your injuries, and you have to prove that the accident and injuries caused you to sustain damages.
You already may be dealing with an insurance adjuster on your claim. If not, you probably will be soon. Insurance adjusters are experienced in the issues arising from personal injury claims – and they know you are not! They know you don’t know how to go about preserving evidence related to your claim, about the litigation process, or about the true value of your claim. Make no mistake, it’s not the adjusters job to get you everything you are entitled to under the law; rather he is working on behalf of the insurance company to close down the claim as soon as possible for as cheap as possible, or sit and wait to see if you don’t realize that you have a time limit under the law to file a lawsuit or else lose your claim forever. That’s why you need an experienced, aggressive attorney to guide you through the process and look out for your interests.
Different types of accidents require different types of action. For example, if you were involved in an auto accident that was investigated by a police department, there is usually a police report documenting information about the accident and possible witnesses, which will be important to obtain. If you were involved in an accident on a construction site, there are likely several different contractors who will be pointing the finger of blame at each other, none of whom want to be held accountable. Many trucking accidents involving 18-wheelers require knowledge of special federal regulations pertaining only to commercial trucks. If you have a workers compensation injury, an entirely unique set of laws applies to your case.
Regardless of the type of accident you were in, you need an attorney you can trust who is knowledgeable in these areas. Attorney Rick Ely has handled many cases in all of these areas of law and can help you with your case. At the end of the day, you want to feel comfortable and confident that you are getting the best legal advice and best results for your case. Call Rick now to discuss your case at no obligation to you. It’s that simple.
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