Each year, there are over 7,000 slip and fall accidents and over 6 million car accidents in this country. When injured in these types of accidents, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. The only way to find out whether or not you have a case worth pursuing is by consulting with a lawyer. They will be able to look over the details of your case and offer you the guidance you seek. In most cases, an insurance company or employer will want to settle out of court, if a case is properly presented to them. If you are not represented by counsel and have never been involved in these types of settlements, here are some of the things you need to be aware of.
The Insurance Company Will Not Willingly Give you a Settlement
For the most part, an insurance company makes a large amount of money each year by under compensating accident victims. This means that they will not want to willingly hand over a settlement in your case, especially in cases where they are negotiating with people without lawyers. Before handing over a settlement, the insurance company will go through all of the facts of the case with a fine tooth comb.
Their main goal is to find things like prior medical conditions that can be used to diminish the overall value of your claim. With a lawyer by your side, you will better be able to avoid getting unfairly treated by insurance companies.
You May Have Private Investigators Following You
When a large amount of money is at stake in a personal injury case, insurance companies will pull out all the stops when trying to discredit you. This means doing things like hiring private investigators to follow you and film your activities. If they catch you carrying heavier objects or trying to do too much, it may prevent you from getting the monetary compensation you are owed. Likewise, they will check all social media available to see if they can find something to use against you, especially photos and videos.
All Pre-Existing Medical Conditions Need to Be Discussed
Going in for a consultation with your lawyer is a great way to find out what they can do for you and the claim you have. If you have any pre-existing health conditions, you need to let your lawyer know about them. Hiding these conditions can lead to the insurance company using them against should they find out about them. Letting your lawyer know right away about your previous injuries can allow them to build a case around them and avoid being confronted about them during the settlement process.
Tell Your Doctor Everything
A large part of the success of your claim is due in part to the doctor’s diagnosis and treatment of your injuries. This means you need to let them know about every problem you are having. By telling them about your ailments, you will have no problem getting it documented.
Call Rosner Law Offices, P.C. Now!
Getting the help you need with your personal injury claim is just a call away. Contact Rosner Law Offices, P.C. by calling them at (856) 502-1655. We will be able to schedule a consultation where you can tell us all about your case.