When people think of personal injury attorneys and car accidents, there is an idea that getting an attorney involved means that you are inevitably going to wind up in a courtroom battle. This does not reflect the reality of how many personal injury claims are resolved. Hiring an attorney does not always mean that you have to file a lawsuit.
A Personal Injury Lawsuit Is Not Always Necessary
When a car accident results in a serious injury, the victim has a right to pursue a personal injury claim against the responsible party. This claim is made through the responsible party’s insurance policy. Unfortunately, these insurance companies are profit-focused businesses that attempt to minimize their payments. People who try to negotiate with the insurance company generally deal with resistance and surprisingly low offers.
The existence of an attorney completely changes the nature of this negotiation. When we agree to represent a client, the first thing that we do is notify the insurance company that our client has an attorney and that all communication has to go through us. This takes the pressure off of the client, and commences the attorney’s work. At this point, the insurance adjuster knows that they have to take our client’s claim seriously and to pay what the claim is worth.
We don’t enter negotiations with the intention of filing a lawsuit. Instead, we make every attempt to advocate for our client and to compel the insurance company to make a reasonable offer to settle your claim. We have often reached successful settlements for damages without filing a lawsuit. This is due to our exhaustive preparation of your claim, as well as the insurance company’s understanding that a lawsuit will follow unsuccessful negotiations. Insurance companies don’t want the time, expense, and risks associated with a trial, which serves as a powerful motivator to settle your claim.
Personal Injury Lawyers at Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P.
If you have suffered a serious injury in a car crash due to the negligence or recklessness of another, you need to speak with an attorney. At Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman, L.L.P., our award-winning attorneys have successfully recovered millions of dollars in damages on behalf of our clients. You deserve an attorney who will work tirelessly for you and pursue maximum compensation on your behalf. Call Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. today at (775) 227-2280 to schedule a free case consultation or contact our office through our website.