Many people, when they are injured on someone else's property or through someone else's fault, do not know there is often an insurance policy in place that will pay for your damages. For example, if you are injured by a dangerous condition on someone else's property or by a defect in a product, there is likely an insurance company responsible for the medical bills and lost wages you incur while you are recovering. Many people, just like yourself, purchase policies of insurance, like homeowner's insurance, auto insurance, and the like, for this very reason: to protect them in case an injury occurs on their property or as a result of something they did.
What To Do If You Think You Have a Personal Injury Claim
Accidents are called accidents for a reason. But, when an insurance company, that has been accepting premiums to provide coverage for the very injury you suffered, then tries to avoid its obligation to pay for your damages, this is no accident. And, sadly, it is often the insurance company responsible for your damages will try to gather evidence and obtain expert opinions that will enable them to underpay, delay, or deny your claim altogether.
The most important first step you can take in protecting your rights is to get an experienced personal injury attorney like the attorneys at Taylor, Warren, Weidner & Hancock, involved early on. If you decide to handle the case and negotiate with the insurance company on your own, it is likely you may set foot in one of the many traps the insurance company will try to set for you and lose your ability to recover everything you are entitled to. There is no cost for scheduling an initial consultation with our office, so we can sit down with you, discuss what happened, and explain your rights. If you've been injured and believe you may have a personal injury claim, contact us.
For answers to some questions our clients frequently ask us about their personal injury claim, follow the links below: