After a car crash, or theme park accident, you may not immediately realize you have been injured. If in doubt, go to the hospital and get evaluated. It is essential to report all symptoms of your injuries to a doctor in a timely manner.
The longer you wait to be diagnosed, the more difficult it may be to prove your damages.
All personal injury cases have two main parts: Liability and Damages. Each of these can become hotly contested.
Liability involves determining fault. Even in cases where the fault is clear as to who or what caused the accident,
the cause of your injuries may be disputed.
Contact us if you have been injured by the negligence of another.
In a personal injury case, money is the measure of damages. Often, your damages must be established by doctors’ opinions and by other experts. The other party may blame you for causing your own injuries. If liability for the accident is contested, other experts such as licensed engineers may be needed. You should never be charged up front to hire an expert.
Attorney’s fees should only be collected upon actual receipt of a settlement or a damages award.
Do you need an “aggressive” attorney?
Most people don’t want to be in a long, drawn-out lawsuit. Insurance companies know this, and their lawyers often try to prolong the case. A lawyer’s “aggressiveness” is not very important in dealing with insurance companies.
Your lawyer’s skill and experience will serve you better than an “aggressive” approach.
Insurance companies will look for your lawyer to make small but crucial mistakes.
Being “aggressive” can merely increase the chance of that happening.