When you suffer an injury due to someone else’s negligence, it is natural to feel some combination of anger, dread, sadness, and helplessness. You did not ask to be put in this situation and new physical, emotional, and financial burdens have been dropped onto your shoulders. At Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman, L.L.P., we have spent years representing clients in your position and understand that you need relief and justice. In weighing your options, we believe that it is always in your interest to consult with a personal injury attorney.
- You have significant legal rights, which are subject to strict legal and procedural requirements and deadlines. Failing to abide by these requirements or missing the statute of limitations to file a lawsuit means you waive your rights. Since the threat of personal injury lawsuit forces insurance companies to take you seriously, failing to preserve your legal rights can mean losing out in a big way.
- A personal injury lawyer’s experience can give you valuable perspective. As a victim of a terrible injury, you have every right to feel angry and to want justice. However, what you believe is a strong claim may not be supported by personal injury laws—which have specific elements that you have the burden to prove. Further, what you believe your claim is worth may be severely hampered by caps on damages based on the nature of your claim. A lawyer can therefore give you some straight advice about whether you have a viable claim.
- On that note, a personal injury lawyer can help you pinpoint your strongest claims. Personal injury laws are complex and are often affected by changes in state laws and changes created by appellate court case law. With knowledge of these ever-changing laws, a lawyer can help you identify the claims you should pursue, and which claims may be a waste of time and resources. A lawyer therefore gives you your best chance to maximize your compensation.
- A personal injury lawyer can help you identify responsible third parties. It is easy to solely focus your attention on one responsible person or entity when you suffer an injury—like the driver who ran you off the road. But the law allows for multiple parties to be responsible for their contribution to your injury. For example, if a truck driver runs your car off the road, you have potential claims against both the driver and the trucking company that employs that driver. Multiple parties can greatly help you achieve fair compensation when a party carries minimal insurance coverage.
- Insurance companies will pay attention to a represented victim. Insurance companies love it when people choose to negotiate their own claims. Armed with a knowledge of the law and other settlements that their company has made, agents of the insurance companies know how much they are willing to pay out on a claim. They know that many victims are desperate for money to pay their growing medical bills and will attempt to use this to make lowball offers. When a personal injury attorney becomes involved, insurance companies know that these tactics will not work.
Trust Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. to Fight for You
Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman, L.L.P. is a full service law firm that provides high quality representation to individuals for a wide array of legal issues, including personal injury claims. If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve to be heard. Our highly experienced attorneys will listen to you and provide you with no-nonsense advice you need to make confident decisions moving forward. Call Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. today at (775) 227-2280 to schedule an appointment or contact our office through our website.