3 Things To Know About Bringing An Injury Claim

If or someone in your family has been seriously injured, the uncertainty about what comes next can be very difficult.

At the Law Offices of John J. LaCava, LLC, in Stamford, we provide trusted guidance to people in this situation. We also offer a free consultation to explain your legal rights and options.

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The value of your personal injury case is directly related to the seriousness of your injuries and the amount of medical treatment you receive.

While this may seem obvious, receiving prompt and proper medical treatment from the appropriate specialist will go a long way in obtaining fair value for your case. If there is a lack of treatment, substantial gaps in treatment or lack of a clear diagnosis, the insurance company will seize on this to try to minimize the amount it must pay. For this reason, it is important to have an experienced lawyer who understands traumatic injuries and the types of diagnostic testing and treatment necessary to prove your case to the insurance company.

Most personal injury attorneys accept cases on a contingency fee basis.

This means that you do not have to pay any money out of pocket to hire an attorney to represent you if you have been injured in a car accident, through malpractice or while at work. In a contingency fee case, the lawyer gets paid a percentage of the money recovered for you by verdict or settlement, usually one-third of the recovery in civil cases and a lesser percentage in workers' compensation cases. If there is no recovery, then you do not owe anything. There is no monetary risk.

Not all insurance companies are created equal.

Some insurance companies are more difficult to deal with than others. While some insurance companies try to deal fairly with injured parties, other companies offer only low settlements, even if there is clear fault and undeniable injuries. With these types of companies, it is often necessary to file a lawsuit to force them to pay fair compensation. An experienced personal injury attorney should have good litigation and trial experience to protect your interests in dealing with companies making lowball offers.

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