Not all personal injury cases are the same. They involve varying degrees
of injury, property damage, and other circumstances. The most common personal
injury case stems from motor vehicle accidents that can range from slight
fender benders to multiple-car pileups on a freeway causing injury, death,
and damage to many victims. So, when injured in such an accident, when
should you hire an attorney to represent you and why?
Injured in an accident in which you may or may not have had some fault?
Contact Allen, Semelsberger & Kaelin, LLP at (888) 998-2031 to discuss
it. Serving San Diego and all of California.
When You Should Seek Legal Counsel
Below are some scenarios that can help you understand when and why it is
a good idea to be represented in a personal injury case.
- You were seriously or catastrophically injured, the extent of which may
not be at first evident. Your injuries may require extensive medical care
well into the future. Coming up with a figure that will cover all possible
future medical care, therapies, surgeries, equipment, and more may be
difficult. An attorney will understand this and know how to quantify it
so that you are not caught in a shortfall without the financial resources
you need to recover as much as possible. In catastrophic injuries, lifelong
personal assistance and home and vehicle renovations may be needed as well.
- You aren’t certain about fault. Were you without any fault at all
or partially at fault? If so, what is the degree of your fault and how
will it affect your compensatory damages? This is something an attorney
can be responsible for. Your attorney will do an investigation of the
accident including all evidence and even accident reconstruction science
to help determine fault.
- More than one party was involved in the accident. Where multiple parties
and multiple insurance companies are involved, it can get complicated.
You don’t want to be one party stuck with paying for it all. Your
attorney will know how to deal with complex situations such as these.
- The insurance company has offered you a lowball settlement or has denied
your claim. Insurance companies are large corporations with armies of
adjusters and lawyers dedicated to paying you as little as possible or
nothing at all. You are not their first priority. Their first priority
is to remain as profitable as possible for their shareholders. Thus, they
will engage in tactics to settle fast and low. Or they will delay paying
you a settlement in order to wear you down into acceptance. These are
the games insurance companies play which is why you need a legal representative
who can level the playing field. These companies understand that you have
little knowledge of how fair and just settlements are reached.
- You can’t reach a settlement with the insurance company. Most personal
injury cases are settled outside of court. What if you can’t settle
yours? You then must go to court in a litigated process that requires
legal representation. At this point, you attorney can use his or her skills,
knowledge, and resources to fight for the best possible outcome.
Let Allen, Semelsberger & Kaelin, LLP Help You
Your future health and wellbeing are too important not to bring in a legal
professional when you are facing the aftermath of a personal injury. Our
firm brings experience, knowledge, and legal skills to the table to help
fight for a fair and just outcome. If you have been seriously injured
in or around greater San Diego or elsewhere in California, we urge you
to seek the help of one of our dedicated legal team.
Contact us at (888) 998-2031 to learn more about what to expect and how
we can help today.