If another person’s careless mistake caused your injury, you have the right to request compensation from that party. However, this process can be complex. You are already dealing with injuries, medical bills, and other costs. You may be missing work due to injuries. Now you will have to deal with insurance adjusters and may have to go to court.
But you are not alone. Bressman Law is in your corner. A personal injury lawyer in Worthington can handle your case from start to finish, protecting your claim and helping you get the compensation you deserve. Call today: 877-538-1116.
Can I Settle My Case Without a Lawyer?
You do not have to hire a lawyer; however, if you decide to forgo legal representation, you must do everything on your own. Handling your case alone can be overwhelming and confusing, and you may end up leaving money on the table if you fail to accurately calculate your case’s value. With a personal injury lawyer at Bressman Law handling your case, you have the experience of someone who manages injury claims and deals with insurance adjusters daily.
Insurance adjusters can be tricky and may use underhanded tactics to devalue your claim. The adjuster might seem compassionate, but she is likely hoping to trick you into saying anything the insurance company can use against you. This could be something as innocuous as saying you are sorry the accident occurred.
And then you must handle the settlement offers. Most offers from the insurance adjuster will be too low. The offer may sound very generous, but, chances are, the adjuster is trying to get you to settle for less than you deserve.
It can be tempting to take what the insurance company offers now. But you need to be sure it covers all your costs. Once you settle, you cannot come back later and ask for more money.
Do you know the value of your case? A personal injury attorney at our firm will identify all your losses to calculate a fair value.
How Can Bressman Law Help Me with my Personal Injury Case?
Bressman Law will manage your case from start to finish, protecting your case and your right to compensation. We will:
Communicate with All Parties
It is easy to say something you later regret during the course of your personal injury case. We handle all communication with any parties involved in your case to ensure that you do not accidentally say something that could jeopardize your claim.
Negotiate with Insurers
Insurers often give you the lowest possible settlement with the hope that you will be too intimidated to negotiate for a higher settlement. David Bressman does not get intimidated. He will fight for the compensation you deserve, handling rounds of negotiations or even taking your case to court if the insurer refuses to offer a fair settlement.
Depending on the type of accident, recovering the evidence you need can be difficult. Evidence can disappear or involved parties can destroy it in an attempt to ruin your case.
We know what evidence might be necessary to your case and how to get it.
Is There Anything I Can Do to Help My Case?
Yes. While we will handle the legalities of your case, there are three things you can do to protect your right to compensation:
Keep Up with Doctor’s Appointments
If you skip doctor appointments or ignore your doctor’s orders, the insurer can claim that you are exaggerating or contributing to your injuries, which could lower the compensation you can recover for those injuries.
It can also help your claim if you continually update your doctor on the effects of your injuries. For example, if you tell your doctor that the pain kept you from going to work for three days, she will make a note in your file, which establishes evidence of the effects of your injuries and their effect on your ability to work.
Be Careful Who You Speak to About Your Accident
Even something as innocent as posting on social media after an accident can derail your entire claim. For example, say you filed a claim after you were rear-ended and suffered a back injury. You claim you are unable to get out of bed, but you post a picture spending time with family and friends at the park.
The insurer will likely argue you are falsifying your injuries.
Keep a Pain Journal
Keep a journal accounting for your chronic pain and how it is affecting you. Are you missing work because of injuries? Does your head hurt? Is it hard to think? Are you having trouble sleeping? Are you unable to do things for yourself? Write it in your journal to document the pain and suffering you are experiencing.
What Types of Injury Cases Does Bressman Law Handle?
Bressman Law handles all the following:
- Bus accidents
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Product liability cases
- Traumatic brain injury cases
- Truck accidents
How Can I Discuss My Case with a Personal Injury Lawyer Near Me?
Bressman Law can handle your entire case, protecting you from greedy insurers and intimidating legal teams. And we handle your case on a contingency basis which means you pay nothing until we win your case. We take cases in and around Worthington, OH. Give us a call today: 877-538-1116.