Since you give a percentage of your damages as legal fees, you can’t help but wonder if it is worth it to hire a personal injury attorney in the first place. What do they do for you?
Andrew Injury Law is here to discuss the many tasks that personal injury attorneys complete and why it is in your best interest to hire one.
Whether you have been in a car accident, slip-and-fall, or suffered injuries on the job, a personal injury attorney can help.
A personal injury lawyer will examine all relevant facts and develop a strategy to prove the wrongful party’s liability. The strength of available evidence will determine the difficulty of proving another person’s responsibility for the accident.
The strongest type of evidence is direct evidence. Direct evidence directly proves a fact and may include:
Any video caught of an accident allows an insurance investigator to watch the events unfold. Many drivers have dashcams which may record the entire accident.
Cell phone or dashcam footage can be useful. Unfortunately, video captured on a cell phone may be unclear, making it difficult to identify parties.
While twenty-two states, including Washington, D.C., allow the use of red-light cameras, Idaho does not currently have a red-light program.
Photographs of the accident scene can show details of an accident, including injuries and property damage.
If you suffered a workplace injury, it is important to get pictures of any injuries you sustained before receiving medical treatment. In a motor vehicle accident, it is important to document both vehicle damage and physical injuries.
Witnesses can provide valuable insight regarding an incident. These witnesses may be drivers or passengers in other vehicles not associated with the accident. Witnesses may also include pedestrians or cyclists.
Anyone who witnessed the accident may be called to testify on your behalf at a deposition or in court.
As part of the demand package, your attorney will state your legal claim and request a remedy to your situation in a demand letter. The demand letter is usually sent to an insurance company after an initial offer is made.
A demand letter will contain the following parts:
According to Idaho Code Title 41 Chapter 13, an insurer is required to respond “reasonably promptly” regarding insurance claims. Failing to do so qualifies as an unfair settlement practice.
In 2021, there were over 5,000 fires reported in Idaho. No amount of money can replace the memories that you create in your home. Many of these fires were easily preventable and are often the result of a property owner’s negligence.
An insurance company’s first offer rarely accounts for the entire value of your case. That’s because insurers do not calculate lost earning potential or future medical bills in their initial offer.
If your attorney believes that an insurance adjuster’s offer is unacceptable, he or she will counteroffer. Negotiations will continue until both parties can reach an acceptable settlement figure.
There are a few circumstances in which an experienced personal injury attorney may suggest you bring your case to court:
As an experienced Idaho personal injury lawyer, I do not shy away from negotiating with insurance companies. I will not stop until you receive what you deserve. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.
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