How Can A Lawyer Help?by J. David Bartenfield on 02/15/12
If you have been injured in an accident I have three primary goals for you.
- Answer your questions and put you at ease.
- Get you healthy.
- Maximize your settlement.
I can help you get the medical treatment you need by finding the right doctors for your injury. Insurance companies do not pay for medical treatment in advance of settling your case. This means you will incur unexpected medical costs and out of pocket expenses. I can help by answering questions regarding health insurance and medicaid or medicare coverages. If you do not have health insurance I can help you find doctors that will provide the medical treatment you need now and wait until your case is settled for payment. If you do not get the medical treatment you need and "tough it out" the insurance company will use the absence of medical treatment against you to deny your claim.
The goal of the insurance company is to pay you as little as possible. The insurance company has many lawyers working for them whose only goal is to defeat your claim any way possible. A 2004 study by the Insurance Resource Council determined that injured people recovered 3 1/2 times more when they were represented by a lawyer. I want to make sure you get compensated fully for every claim you have in a fair fight.
The laws applicable to personal injury claims are complex. One mistake and your case can be ruined. The insurance company has lawyers and so should you. You do not have to face this fight alone. I am happy to discuss your case with you and help you get the maximum settlement you deserve.