2021 is right around the corner and we’d like to wish everyone a very, happy New Year! If you ever find yourself injured from a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence in 2021, remember that you’re not alone. You likely have a very strong personal injury case and our experienced attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks can walk you through the entire process. On that note, keep reading this week’s blog for a few SURPRISING points when it comes to personal injury cases. Call Deputy and Mizell today at 573-346-9990 for your free consultation.
Surprising Points To Keep In Mind When It Comes To Your Personal Injury Case
MOST CASES DON’T GO TO TRIAL.
The majority of personal injury cases end in a settlement instead of going to trial. The time that it takes to reach a settlement varies and can be hard to predict. If your claim involves substantial injuries and a significant amount of money, it will likely take longer to settle because the insurer will fight harder over it. An insurance company will sometimes offer a fair settlement earlier in the process when you obtain an attorney since they know they have a lower chance of taking advantage of you.
YOUR ATTORNEY CAN DEVELOP A PLAN OF ACTION TO PROVE WHO CAUSED THIS.
Many personal injury cases involve a he-said/she-said situation that can be initially unclear of what exactly happened. Developing a plan of action to prove who caused the injury is exactly what an experienced attorney will do for you.
YOU CAN STILL HAVE A CASE IF YOU DON’T FEEL INJURED.
Even if you do not feel hurt at the scene, you can still file a claim. If you experienced a traumatic situation, like an accident, your body’s adrenaline can temporarily reduce sensations of pain, making the full extent of your injuries unknown until after the adrenaline lowers. You should still seek medical attention even if you do not feel immediate pain.
YOU SHOULD NOT FEEL PRESSURED TO TALK TO THE OTHER PARTY’S ADJUSTER OR LAWYER.
You should not speak with the negligent person’s insurance adjuster or lawyer. They may seem friendly and sympathetic, but it is their job to try to coax statements from you that would reduce or eliminate liability. If you have an attorney, tell the insurance adjuster or lawyer to contact your representation, or to contact your insurance company if you do not have an attorney yet.
Happy New Year From Deputy and Mizell!
All of us here would like to wish you a very Happy, but Safe New Year! If you find yourself needing an experienced personal injury attorney in Camdenton, please give us a call today. Your first consultation is free and this would be a great time to ask any questions you may have. Be sure to follow us on our social media channels listed below to stay up to date on our latest announcements.
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