If you have suffered injury because of the negligence of another, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
After suffering from an injury, you are typically in shock. You are focused on recovery. You are likely worried about the pain you are in, the possible recovery time, when you will be able to get back to work, and how you will be able to support your family. The last thing you are thinking about is the process of settling your claims with the negligent party. You are probably not fully prepared to deal with a call from the negligent driver’s insurance company.
The insurance companies know that right after a traumatic event, you have a lot on your mind. That is when they call to question you about the injury – how did it happen? What are your injuries? Are you sure that you weren’t at least partially to blame?
They want you to settle the case early. They may offer you a small sum of money to settle the case. They want you to settle before you know the full extent of the harm that you have suffered. They want you to settle for less before you know how long you will be off work, before you know whether you have suffered from permanent injuries. They want you to settle while you are still in shock. They certainly want you to settle before you have the opportunity to obtain legal counsel.
Understandably, many people settle their claims prematurely, without fully understanding what they are entitled to under the law. These people may not receive full compensation.
Not all situations require you to have an attorney. If you or a family member has been injured in an automobile accident, a slip and fall accident or other accident, contact a lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your legal rights and options.
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At our West Des Moines law office, persons who have suffered from injury can find a compassionate ally. No matter the situation, attorney Stuart Higgins will work with you to educate you on your rights and do what it takes to ensure that you receive maximum compensation.