NEW FOR 2014
Did you know…?
Changes in your car insurance policy will affect your Personal Injury Case.
Even if you have Car Insurance, if you do not seek medical care within 15 days from the accident, you will forfeit those rights.
For any accident occurred after the law changes in 2013, your medical provider will only be able to charge a small portion of your medical bills to your insurance policy. You may be responsible for the rest of the balance.
Do not talk to a Paralegal, Talk to a Lawyer that cares….
Personal injury is a legal term for an injury to the body, mind or emotions, as opposed to an injury to property. The term is most commonly used to refer to a type of tort lawsuit alleging that the plaintiff’s injury has been caused by the negligence of another, but also arises in defamation torts.
When you have an accident, it is possible that you have sustained long term injuries. If that happens to be the case, you might be eligible for financial compensation. You will need legal representation to help you navigate the hurdles insurance companies place on your path.
The most common types of personal injury claims are auto accidents, accidents at work, tripping accidents, assault claims, accidents in the home, product defect accidents (product liability) and holiday accidents. The term personal injury also incorporates medical and dental accidents (which lead to numerous medical negligence claims every year) and conditions that are often classified as industrial disease cases, including asbestosis and peritoneal mesothelioma, chest diseases (e.g., emphysema, pneumoconiosis, silicosis, chronic bronchitis, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and chronic obstructive airways disease), vibration white finger, occupational deafness, occupational stress, contact dermititis, and repetitive strain injury cases.
If the negligence of another party can be proved, the injured party may be entitled to monetary compensation from that party. In the United States, this system is complex and controversial, with critics calling for various forms of tort reform. Attorneys often represent clients on a “contingency basis,” in which the attorney’s fee is a percentage of the plaintiff’s eventual compensation, payable when the case is resolved. Oftentimes, having an attorney becomes essential because cases become extremely complex, such as in medical malpractice cases.
When you have an automobile accident please consider the following:
- Call the police immediately. In most cases, a police report will be crucial to build your case.
- Do not give a recorded statement to the other party’s insurance company as it can be used against you.
- Some attorneys will not represent you in the handling the damage to your car, I will!
- Do not call a referral service that only will refer you to a lawyer. Call a lawyer that will make the time to hear you case, and will represent you aggressively and personally.
- Take pictures of the damages of all vehicles.
- The value of you case will depend of the medical treatment received, the degree of you injuries, and the available policy limits from the at-fault party. Is not like some lawyers advertise on television.
We offer aggressive legal representation on the following cases:
- Automobile Accidents.
- Slip and falls.
- Wrongful death.
Call me, Juan Burgos, for your free legal consultation!!