“Sometimes customizing is necessary because of an injury or the inability to do, for a short or long period, the kind of exercise you formerly did.”
– Victoria Moran
Personal Injury claims, including those based on slip-and-fall accidents, motor vehicle accidents, and clinical (or medical) negligence can be notoriously difficult to win. Suffice to say, it stands to reason that insurance companies will do their utmost to ensure that the alleged victim’s claim is not successful.
After all, these companies are often listed on local (or global) markets and have shareholders that they have to answer to. Thus, they need to maintain certain profitability levels; therefore, it stands to reason that they need to pay out as little money as possible.
It is also an unfortunate reality that there are a number of unscrupulous people who will do anything to get money, including submitting false claims. Consequently, knowing the facts mentioned here, opens the door for the following questions to be asked and answered:
- Do you feel have a legitimate personal injury claim?
- If so, how do you find a bona fide personal injury attorney in Door County, WI who will ensure that your claim has the best chance of being successful?
Finding a legitimate, successful personal injury legal expert
By way of answering these questions, let’s consider the following pointers:
Read past reviews and historical data
As mentioned more than once above, if you believe you have a valid claim, it is vital to find an attorney who is capable of filing your claim and seeing it through to your conclusion.
Fortunately, the Digital Age offers potential clients the opportunity to research prospective attorneys by reading client-attorney reviews and studying historical information to support, or deny claims made by attorneys currently working in the civil courts where personal injury claims are filed.
Ask as many questions as you need to
There is never a question that can be considered a stupid question. Therefore, it is vital, when hiring an attorney, take the time to ask all the questions you have, even if you feel that they are not worth asking. And, if an attorney makes you feel ludicrous for asking questions, do not hire him/her.
Keep all evidence from the incident
It is absolutely critical to keep all the evidence like doctor’s bills, medical reports, police reports relating to the incident, even if you do not think these documents are relevant to your case.
Furthermore, if you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, it is vital to ensure that you take photos of the scene before the vehicles are towed away. If you are not in a position to take photographs, there should be witnesses who have taken photos on your behalf. Their details should be in the accompanying police report that your attorney will have access to.
Settling your claim without gathering all the evidence
Insurance companies will often offer an initial settlement figure in a personal injury matter like a vehicle accident claim that is much lower than you deserve. This is because this amount can be offset against and justified by looking at the cost of defending the claim.
It is also important to remember that your attorney will take instructions from you and will give you advice based on years of finalising personal injury claims. Therefore, its vital to wait until all the evidence has been collected and studied before accepting an insurance company’s settlement offer.