Auto Accidents

The Personal Injury aspect of the law is a complex arena. The CASINO LAW GROUP, LLC litigates Personal Injury claims, including automobile accidents ranging from soft tissue injuries to more catastrophic accidents. Do not gamble with your injuries with an inexperienced attorney or try to handle a claim by yourself. Call now to receive a free, no obligation consultation.

BIG TRUCK ACCIDENT

An accident that involves a Big Truck or commercial vehicle can produce a large recovery if injuries are severe due to state and federal law requiring higher liability coverage than for non-commercial vehicles. However, a qualified attorney is needed to properly assess this type if case. Multiple legal issues arise with commercial vehicle policies. Therefore, qualified counsel is a must.

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

Motorcycle Accidents often end in severe injury or death. When someone is seriously injured, medical bills quickly rise to thousands of dollars. Therefore, it is the personal injury attorney’s job to both maximize the insurance claim and negotiate down your medical bills. Nowadays, states are often allowing stacking of automobile policies, which equates to more money in your pocket. However, you will need an experienced personal injury attorney to assess how much compensation you are entitled to by the insurance companies. Failure to be fully aware of the current injury laws may prove fatal to your claim. If you or someone you know has been injured in any type of automobile, truck, or motorcycle accident, please call us now for free, informative consultation.

PEDESTRIAN INJURY

Pedestrians who are injured by negligent automobile operators have similar rights and available insurance coverage as those individuals who are injured through no fault of their own while operating a motor vehicle. Most state laws have special protections for pedestrians using crosswalks as well as when it comes to pedestrians using any part of the roadway. Even if the negligent driver does not carry insurance or enough insurance coverage, other insurance coverage may be available to you within your household, including but not limited to, uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage on your vehicle or a family member’s vehicle residing in your household.

As with any injury claim, including pedestrian injuries, be sure to contact a personal injury attorney immediately before speaking to insurance adjusters. Do a simple internet search, and you will see how speaking with insurance adjusters is never wise without counsel. Remember, even your own insurance company doesn’t want to pay you any money, no matter how much you are injured.

PASSENGER INJURY

If you are a Passenger in an auto accident, you can make a claim for personal injuries the same way as if you were the driver. Similar to how a driver can recover damages for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, passengers are also entitled to recover from these or any other incurred expenses. In fact, a passenger has greater odds of recovering more damages for their injuries because there are more parties that can be held accountable for his or her injuries.

As with any injury claim, including passenger injuries, be sure to contact a personal injury attorney immediately before speaking to insurance adjusters. Do a simple internet search, and you will see how speaking with insurance adjusters is never wise without counsel. Remember, even your own insurance company doesn’t want to pay you any money, no matter how much you are injured. Allstate conducted research, which revealed results that those individuals with attorneys on average collected three times more than those who were left unrepresented.

In fact, using ALLSTATE as an example of a company who holds themselves out as “On your side,” ALLSTATE employed a company, McKinsey & Co., which is believed to be hired solely to reduce the money they spend on claims of injured drivers. ALLSTATE was so concerned of revealing a slide show presented by McKinsey, which is believed to be the exact opposite of their motto, “On your side”, that they defied a court order to produce the slide show.

UNINSURED MOTORIST

You may have been involved with a driver who does not have insurance or enough insurance. In cases were the at-fault driver is Uninsured, you should call an attorney immediately. You are still entitled to recovery, and recovery may be possible from your policy, other policy holders in your house, or even other policy holders in the at-fault, uninsured driver’s household. Also, multiple insurance policies may be stacked until you are properly compensated for your injuries.

AT WORK

If you were injured while driving a Company Vehicle, you may have two forms of recovery. First, you may have a worker’s compensation claim. Second, you may have a claim against the at-fault driver.

NEW CLAIM INFORMATION

New Accident:

If you have recently been in an accident and are injured, you should Take the Following Steps:

  1. Seek treatment at an Emergency Room or with your primary physician.
  2. Do not talk to the adjuster about your injuries other than the fact you were hurt. (YOU ARE MOST LIKELY BEING RECORDED)
  3. Seek legal advice from a qualified personal injury attorney. Like physicians practicing in specific areas of medicine, there are several areas of the legal practice. It is recommended that you contact a law firm, which has experience in handling personal injury claims.
  4. Follow through with your medical treatment. Following through with your medical treatment has two benefits in an auto accident claim. First, following through with your medical treatment decreases the risk of future complications. Secondly, it increases the value of your claim.

 Claim Recovery Value:

All accidents, which you are hurt, offer an opportunity for Recovery. Even accidents that cause little damage to the vehicles can offer substantial recovery. Nonetheless, insurance companies try to limit recovery on claims that involve less than $1,000.00 of damage to your car and all soft-tissue injuries (i.e. a injured neck, back, or any tissue with no broken bones). Regardless of how much damage occurred to your vehicle, if you are hurt, then you should look into filing a claim. You are entitled to recovery.

Claim Killers:

The Following List of Factors may seriously impede the amount of recovery for an auto accident claim:

  1. Gaps in medical treatment (missed appointments etc…)
  2. Talking too much with the insurance adjuster (YOUR ARE MOST LIKELY BEING RECORDED)
  3. Seek legal advice from a qualified personal injury attorney. Like physicians practicing in specific areas of medicine, there are several areas of the legal practice. It is recommended that you contact a law firm, which has experience in handling personal injury claims.
  4. Settling too quickly. Often high volume firms are settling machines.
  5. Not following doctor’s orders.
  6. Jumping from attorney to attorney. Note, if you are unhappy with your current counsel please be advised to seek advice from at least two or three different AUTO ACCIDENT LAWYERS. Then compare their information and make an informed decision.

Deadline:

Your auto accident has a Deadline for Recovery. Auto accident claims against non-governmental insurance providers are limited to two years. If you were involved in an automobile accident with a military or other government vehicle, the statute of limitations for these claims are normally one year. As with any injury claim, including auto accident injuries, be sure to contact a personal injury attorney immediately before speaking to insurance adjusters. Do a simple internet search, and you will see how speaking with insurance adjusters is never wise without counsel. Remember, even your own insurance company doesn’t want to pay you any money, no matter how much you are injured.

Allstate conducted research, which revealed results that those individuals with attorneys on average collected three times more than those who were left unrepresented. From the minute you are able to finally speak to someone about your claim, contact a personal injury attorney first – not an insurance adjuster, even from your own company. Nearly every personal injury attorney will offer a free consultation.