The Difference Between a Settlement and a Lawsuit

Sep 23, 2020 - News by

The time after an accident can be very confusing. You have to decide what to do next regarding your expenses and damages. According to principles of tort law, if an injury is caused due to another party’s negligence, you are entitled to compensation for the damages suffered as a result of that negligence. Accident victims have a choice between settling a case or pursuing a lawsuit against whomever is responsible for injuries. Understanding how this process works in personal injury cases can help in making the best decision for your case. Retaining Legal Help It is always best to gain the help and advice of a lawyer as early in your personal injury case as possible. This means that you should call an attorney promptly after a car accident or other incident from which you sustain injuries. By talking to a lawyer early in the process, you can learn more about your legal rights and how to gain the compensation you need for costs incurred and damages suffered. Having an injury lawyer on your side early also helps to prevent you from making any mistakes that may negatively affect your case. Examples of such mistakes include making statements to the defendant that can later be used against you. Personal injury lawyers are highly experienced in personal injury claims that include: Auto accidents Slip and falls Premises liability Defective products Medical malpractice Other personal injury cases Filing a Claim The victim must often file a claim against the defendant’s insurance provider. If […]

10 Tricks Insurance Companies Use to Deny Your Injury Claim

Sep 4, 2020 - News by

Most people believe that insurance companies exist to help injured people through payment of claims. This could not be farther from the truth. The reality is that insurance companies exist to profit, just like any other business. Insurance Companies May Try to Push You Around, Let Hirsch & Lyon Accident Law Push Back Harder. Insurance Adjusters Are Not Your Friend When an accident occurs due to another party’s negligence and you are seriously injured or a loved one is killed, you expect that the insurance company will reach out to you regarding your claim. This is true for the following types of accidents: Auto accident Premises accident Product liability Dog bite Medical malpractice Other accident involving someone else’s negligence Insurance adjusters do reach out quickly, but not to help you. They act so fast because they want to get through to you before you have had time to think about your accident, related expenses, or hiring an injury lawyer. They want to resolve the issue before you have had time to realize the extent of injuries you have suffered. Adjusters are hired for their personality. They are often engaging, conversational and approachable. They may seem friendly and concerned about you, but do not be fooled. The last thing they care about is your condition or well-being. They are not there to help you or your situation. They work exclusively to maintain the best interests of the company that employs them. Ten Most Common Tricks Used By Insurance Adjusters to Deny Your […]

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