A personal injury attorney is a legal professional who provides legal representation to individuals who claim to have either been injured, emotionally or physically, due to the negligence of another individual, institution, government agency, or corporation. Personal injury attorneys primarily practice in the field of civil law recognized as tort law. This law makes it possible for an individual that has been injured through no fault of their own to collect compensation from an individual, institution, or governmental entity that was responsible for the injury. An example of this type of law would be a motor vehicle accident in which an individual sustaining an injury may hold the driver of the other car liable for the injury.
In order for an injured person to receive a fair settlement offer, it must first be determined that they actually were the victim of an accident and that the damages actually resulting from the accident are financially worth much more than the initial settlement offer made to them. Often times, victims are offered a settlement offer that is less than the true worth of their injuries. There are many reasons that this occurs, but one reason is that insurance companies will often understate the true worth of a person’s injuries in order to make a settlement offer that is far below the actual value of the injuries. The insurance company will do this because they know that the injured individual will try to get much more money than what the insurance company will offer them for the claim. In order to make sure that you are getting a fair settlement offer, you should always request that all medical bills and all other bills relating to the accident are paid for out-of-pocket.
Another important thing to remember about filing a personal injury case is that you must never give up on your claim until all of your medical bills have been paid. Many times victims feel that the accident has not resulted in any permanent or long-term physical problems for them, but this is simply not true. Even minor injuries such as whiplash can result in lasting or permanent problems such as neck pain, back pain, headaches, and more. If you decide that you want to pursue a claim against the other driver involved in the accident for injuries caused by the accident, then it is imperative that you retain the services of a qualified and experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible in order to obtain the most favorable settlement offer possible.
If you need a Mesa, AZ personal injury attorney to help you get the compensation you deserve give us a call at Tobler Law