Do you have a recent injury?
Are you worried whether you can pay your bills, keep your house, or live the life you have dreamed of?
The Three Biggest Traps to Avoid to Get the Money You Deserve after a Personal Injury.
Whenever you have a medical injury, just taking care of the doctors visits and keeping your life moving forward can be a huge burden and consume a vast amount of time. If the situation is a personal crisis, just getting up each day can be difficult, much less attending to the details of life and your new situation.
If the injury affects your ability to work or requires expensive and immediate medical treatment, you may have significant monetary risks such as bankruptcy, losing your house, or even your ability to rent an apartment.
That is where a good personal injury lawyer can help you immensely and immediately.
You may be legally entitled to a monetary award that can help with the immediate bills. If your case involves permanent injuries that require ongoing medial treatments or life changes, you may be able to recieve a settlement that allows you to set-up a permanent fund to handle these additional costs.
If you situation is quite serious, the right settlement might provide you the funds to transition into a new life. For example, if you lost your ability to walk, you might not fullfill a dream of climbing Mount Everest. However, you might receive a settlement that would help you adjust your home and vehicle so you can function in your life with dignity and without worrying about how you will continue to have enough money to live.
If your injury is not so serious, the right settlement might allow you to recover as if nothing ever happened.
However, for these things to happen you should probably contact a personal injury lawyer. From my experience with Work injury lawyers in phoenix AZ, they have detailed knowledge of what the law allows and the process that you have to follow. A good personal injury lawyer can make the process easy rather than an additional burden in an overloaded life.
However, some personal injury lawyers are better than others.
Consider these Three Traps to Avoid when Selecting a Personal Injury Lawyer.
1) Did You Personally Talk to the Lawyer?
Would you be satisfied if you visited a doctor’s office and only saw the registered nurse? Likewise, when a law office takes your case, you should insist on seeing the lawyer personally. A legal assistant provides invaluable help in corretly gathering details and filing documents. However, they may miss important details that could change the best way to handle your case. You should insist on seeing the “doctor” as well.
At Arena Law Firm, the handling your case will personally speak with you and handle your case. We will insure you get personal attention and that we get all of the right details.
2) Did the Lawyer Get all of the Necessary Details?
You expect the doctor to perform all of the tests necessary to determine whether what you think is food poisoning is not a more serious problem. Likewise, a good personal injury lawyer should be gathering enough detail to create the proper case as well as managing the settlement expenses fairly after any judgement or settlement.
There are a lot of details to manage in a personal injury case.
- The precise wording of the law as it compares to the exact details of your case.
- The precise timelines of what happened, how you responded, what you can still do.
- Where and when to make timely and accurate filings .
- The best ways for medical offices to code claims.
- What is the payment schedule for the settlement and what payments have been made.
- Who to contact when payments fall behind.
A lack of attention to details such as these can not only reduce your final settlement amount, but may also reduce the amount of the settlement you actually receive. Unfortunately, many people have recieved large settlements, but because they did not follow up on the appropriate details after the settlement, they never received the payments owed to them. Getting a judgement is often just the first step.
The lawyer you choose and their staff need to have a strong command of all of these items. Some of the information like medical claims can be very technical and require attention to detail. Some items the lawyer needs to look at directly, while for others he needs to provide appropriate supervision.
At Arena Law Firm, we pay attention to all of these details so that you get all of the money that you are entitle to. The lawyer handling your case will be on the look-out for the details that can derail a case or cause you to miss a payment. Because we are personally involved in your case, we follow-up on the tasks we delegate to our assistants.
3) Was the Lawyer Aggresssive or Did They Settle too Early?
Every case has a potential total value. If your attorney san diego settles to early, it is as if you are leaving money on the table.
There are 3 potential steps that a personal injury case may go through:
- Do the minimum amount of work to get any sort of settlement. Many attorneys have a “high volume” practice. They believe they can make more money by quickly settling as many cases as possible, even if it is for much less than the true value of the case.
- Investigate the facts initiate some contacts, and initiate some filings which will improve the payout. Some of these steps do not take very long, but they dramatically increase the amount of payout compared to the effort put in. At the end of this stage you have a case that will probably get you 70 percent of the maximum payout possible.
- Additional work that will bring additional money; but each new dollar in the settlement takes more time and effort to obtain.
If your attorney stops at stage 2, you may be leaving $300 on the table for every $1000 total in case value. Many lawyers try to identify when a project slips into the 3rd stage. Once that happens, they quietly quit working the case.
At Arena Law Firm, our profitability takes 2nd place to your right to get the maximum settlement. Among the lawyers we work with, we have a reputation for being aggressive insuring that our clients get the maximum settlement, rather than settling for one of the first bones the insurance company throws us. These insurance lawyers know that when you are represented by Arena Law Firm, there will not be any quick and easy settlements.
Now that you have considered these three traps, we believe that you should call Arena Law Firm now at 615-515-5500 and let us help you with your claim. If you would like to know more about our philosphy check out our About Us Page