When an accident happens, injured people and their families need help of all kinds
Immediately after a serious crash, life can become overwhelming. Initially, injuries need to be evaluated and treated. Injured people often must miss work as they heal, and must deal with doctor appointments and growing medical bills.
Insurance companies get involved immediately after a crash
Many people are surprised to learn that immediately after an accident, insurance adjusters from both sides get involved, to obtain information and statements, to try to coordinate vehicle repair or replacement, and to pressure injured people to settle a claim. For less serious accidents, it is possible to handle your own insurance claim without legal assistance. But when injuries are serious, or when the fault for the crash is disputed, a personal injury attorney is needed.
What your personal injury attorney will do
If you've never been in an accident before and you need information about insurance claims, learn more below, including:
Accidents are difficult to deal with - get help when you need it
Dealing with the aftermath of a serious collision is a difficult experience. It is important to do everything possible to recover physically, emotionally, and financially. There are many resources available to help in this recovery.
Claimants should be mindful of portraying activities that contradict the severity of their injuries if they would like to receive maximum financial compensation. Learn more here...
Personal injury claim - Conversation With Melinda Pennycuff (A Client's Perspective On A Wrongful Death Case)
They were stopped in traffic when they were struck by a semi that plowed into the back of them. Ultimately, it killed six people, who died that day back in July of 2017.
The injuries in a semi-truck accident are often more severe, and the amounts of compensation sought are much higher. More insurance carriers may be involved.
New Mexico law defines wrongful death as a death caused by the wrongful act, neglect, or default of another. Essentially, the law states that if the person could have pursued a personal injury lawsuit if they had survived, a wrongful death action is allowed. Learn more here...
If a truck driver failed to use caution and reduce their speed in adverse weather, the semi-truck driver may be financially liable if an accident occurs.
Of course, you’re probably thinking,”Do we really want teen drivers in control of 40 tons of metal and cargo? They cause enough accidents driving standard 4-door sedans!”
What should you do to make sure you gather a fair settlement if you find yourself involved in a semi-truck accident? Here’s a quick check-list...
So what happens if a negligent driver is behind the wheel of one of these giant trucks that can weigh as much or sometimes more than 80,000 lbs? Truck driver negligence can take many forms.
One of these terrible, tragic and painful cases, the death of an 8-year old child, received national attention.
The civil justice system was designed to fix the damage done by someone's misconduct, be it intentional or negligent. The system supports a process to determine a legitimate consequence for its citizens who don't act in accordance with the laws.
When Bellingham families lose a loved one, the wrongful death claim process can add even more stress
You should file a wrongful death claim when someone’s negligent or harmful acts are responsible for your loved one’s death. If your loved one died in a car accident that was not their fault, you may be able to recover damages from the person that caused the accident.
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