Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Claims
Have you been hurt in a personal injury accident? Accidents that result in personal injury can generate large stacks of medical bills, missed time at work, and severe pain and suffering.
If you have been involved in an accident, the Gutierrez Law Firm can help. Injuries sustained in negligence cases can greatly alter a person’s life, and victims deserve fair compensation. Our personal injury lawyers can help you receive fair and just compensation. Here are some frequently asked questions about personal injury claims.
What are My Rights?
As the victim in a personal injury case, it’s natural to want to know about protecting your legal and personal rights. Some of these rights include:
- You have the right to legal counsel.
- You have the right to collect compensation if wrongfully injured. This includes medical damages, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
- You have the right to consult a lawyer before providing a statement to insurance adjusters.
- You have the right to take pictures of the accident scene.
- You have the right to call the police and ask for a police report.
We recommend that you do call the police after an injury accident. A police report can be a vital piece of evidence that helps to build your case. Additionally, the police officer called to your accident scene becomes an added set of eyes and ears to observe the details of the incident.
What do I say to Insurance Adjusters?
Mounting medical bills can overwhelm victims of wrongful injury incidents. Many doctors and medical practitioners – from the emergency room to rehabilitation specialists – may be involved in your care, and all of them will need to be paid. During this time of financial need, your phone will ring with calls from insurance adjusters. The claims adjusters will offer settlements and fast payments, hoping you jump at the opportunity to receive a quick check in the mail.
Don’t settle! Insurance companies do everything they can to pay as little of the claim amount as possible. The initial offering is typically low, and they hope victims will take the quick money to pay the bills. It can be very confusing when the insurance adjuster calls, and we recommend not saying anything related to your personal injury claim.
The accident attorneys at The Gutierrez Law Firm can and will handle the insurance company for you. We are experienced and skilled in negotiating with adjusters to maximize your personal injury compensation.
Should I hire A Personal Injury Attorney?
In almost every case, the answer is YES; you should hire a personal injury attorney for your claims. An attorney is your best bet for reaching the maximum compensation in your case. An experienced attorney will have the knowledge to negotiate, the time to research and investigate, and most importantly – the will to fight insurance adjusters. Contact The Gutierrez Law Firm today for help with your case.