Motor Vehicle Accidents
Auto accidents are among the most common causes of personal injuries. Just because they happen all the time, however, does not lessen the devastating nature of these unfortunate events. Victims and their families must deal with debilitating physical impairments, financial struggle, and lengthy recovery time. Although no amount of money can ever take away the pain and emotional impact of an injury, fair compensation can help you begin to regain your former life. If you are a victim of a motor vehicle accident, you may be able to recover medical costs, lost wages, funeral expenses, and other financial losses. Additionally, spouses of injured parties often receive compensation.
Representing Injured Plaintiffs Against Insurance Companies
In a large majority of accident cases, the defendant’s insurer will take over the defense of the case. For over 20 years, I have represented individuals against insurance companies. From the earliest stages of a potential personal injury case, insurance companies try to minimize a victim’s recovery. Immediately after the accident, insurers conduct an investigation to gather potential evidence, including police reports, photographs of the vehicles and the accident scene, and witness statements. During this stage, it is common for insurance companies to pressure the victim to settle. In doing so, they succeed in reducing the damages they must pay out.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, it is important to obtain legal counsel right away – before the insurance company gets involved. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you avoid making statements or volunteering information that can harm your case. More importantly, your attorney can help you determine the full extent of your injuries and the total value of your case. In many cases, it can take several months for an injured person to determine the severity of injuries sustained in the accident. This is why it is imperative to have your injuries properly evaluated rather than rushing into settlement with the insurer.
Experienced Trial Advocacy
Although it may seem like these large insurance companies have nearly unlimited resources, a well-crafted case strategy can stop an insurer in its tracks, prompting a favorable settlement. As a licensed pharmacist, I draw upon my medical background to help me determine whether a case is best suited for settlement negotiation or trial. Whichever approach seems best, I am always prepared to take the case to trial. This allows my clients to feel confident that they have options, no matter what the defense comes up with.
Understandably, clients wish to know how much they can expect to recover in their car accident case. Because so many factors contribute to the damages awarded in a personal injury case, it is very difficult to calculate a definitive figure. While no attorney can promise a specific amount, an experienced lawyer knows how insurance companies think. In over two decades of practice, I have gained extensive knowledge of the settlement strategies and trial tactics used by insurers. I use this experience to help my clients predict a likely range of recovery in their case.
Experienced, Compassionate Legal Counsel
A car crash can create permanent scars, both inside and out. For some victims, the emotional and physical impact of an accident lingers for a lifetime. Whether you have been hurt by a drunk driver, a reckless motorist, or a semi-truck operator, you deserve just compensation for your injuries.
I offer no-obligation, complimentary consultations when it’s convenient for you. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, I encourage you to call my office at (912) 265-9811 to talk about your case.