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What Types Of Personal Injury Claims Does Your Firm Handle?

My firm can handle any type of personal injury claim, including small car wrecks or major tractor-trailer accidents involving catastrophic injuries, wrongful deaths, and medical malpractice. With our affiliate firms across the nationwide, we are able to handle any personal injury case large or small.

What Is A Personal Injury Claim?

A personal injury claim is brought by an injured person against the person who caused the injury. Since the insurance company of the at-fault party is obligated to handle these claims, the person that caused the injury usually doesn’t even know there is claim since the insurance company handles it. Personal injury claims can involve all types of injuries, including soft tissue (usually known as whiplash), and back injuries.

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What Are Some Misconceptions That People Have About Working With A Personal Injury Attorney?

One of the biggest misconceptions people have about personal injury claims is that pursuing one is “ambulance chasing,” which is a term used by insurance companies that spend billions of dollars every year to convince people not to pursue their rights. Insurance companies have only one purpose in mind; paying out as little as they possibly can on personal injury claims, which makes it very difficult for injured parties who are in pain, have medical bills piling up, and are unable to work. These people have a right to pursue compensation, and it is our goal to get victims of personal injury as close as possible to where they were before the accident.  We will make these insurance companies pay!

I’ve written an article about insurance companies being the real ambulance chasers. For decades, insurance agents, claims representatives, and adjusters have tried everything they can to pay as little as possible. For example, they might speak to an injured victim while they are in the hospital and before they’ve had a chance to talk to a lawyer in order to offer them a tiny settlement and hope they’ll agree. If the victim does agree, they will be forced to sign a release of all liability, meaning that they will be forever barred from collecting additional money to cover their damages from the accident. In this way, insurance companies rob people of their right to recover a fair amount of compensation. The average run-of-the-mill claims adjuster settles more claims in a month than attorneys do in their career, and this is because they’re allowed to solicit people in hospitals and convince them to sign away all their rights.

Another misconception is that a person should only use a lawyer if they have a serious injury. The truth is that anyone who is injured even in the slightest should absolutely have a lawyer. This is because without a lawyer, the insurance companies will rob them of any payment. Many studies indicate that a person will receive four to five times more compensation with the help of a lawyer than they would without. A personal injury attorney will work on a contingency-fee basis, which means that clients will pay nothing unless they receive a settlement. Once the case has been settled for a fair amount of compensation, the attorney will receive a small percentage of that settlement in exchange for the services they provided. The minute someone has been injured, they should hire an attorney who will take care of everything for them. Most attorneys will even be able to connect clients who don’t have enough health insurance with medical providers who will wait to collect payment until the case has been settled.

Yet another misconception about personal injury cases is the idea that the speed of an impact determines the injury, which is simply not true. This also ties in with the idea that chiropractic care is not real medical care. The medical industry lobbies to try to eliminate chiropractic services because the fact is that they’re more effective at treating muscle injuries than regular doctors. An ER doctor will just prescribe muscle relaxers and pain killers, while chiropractors will treat the injury directly. This is not to say that an injured person shouldn’t go to the doctor, but it is to say that they should also go to a chiropractor, and that the two providers should work together.

When people think of soft tissue injuries associated with car wrecks, they usually think of whiplash, which can occur with low-speed impacts and doesn’t result in broken bones. Nonetheless, people who have sustained whiplash injuries will feel sore and stiff. Cars are designed to handle a certain amount of impact, but humans are not. For example, a fender-bender won’t damage a car, but it could damage a human body. The human spinal column is not designed to sustain any sort of impact, which means that a car travelling at 15 or 20 miles an hour can cause injury. Despite this, insurance companies lobby and try to convince people that low-speed impacts can’t really cause injury. Many times, soft tissue injuries sustained in this way don’t become apparent to the person until the next day or a couple of days after the impact.

For more information on Personal Injury Claims In Arkansas, an initial consultation is your next best step. Get the information and legal answers you are seeking by calling (479) 521-1110 today.

Hugh Brock Showalter

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