Personal Injury Claims: Know Your Rights


When you have been seriously injured as the victim of a preventable car or truck accident, all you want is for the crash to have never happened. You are in a state of shock that your life has been so badly derailed. Car and truck accidents take an incredible toll on the human body and mind. You have significant rights when it comes to the injuries and expenses that have resulted. It is important to know these rights to that those responsible do not take advantage of you or rip you off.

  1. You Have a Right to Pursue a Personal Injury Claim

If you have been seriously injured due to the negligence or reckless act of another, you have a right to pursue a personal injury claim for damages against the responsible parties. Some of these damages include medical expenses, lost wages, lost earning potential, and pain and suffering. These damages are usually pursued against the responsible driver’s insurance policy. Sadly, insurance companies have a habit of denying liability or trying to pay out far less than a claim is worth.

  1. You Have the Right to An Attorney

One of America’s greatest strengths is every person’s right to the retention or appointment of an attorney in a lawsuit. When you have suffered an injury, you have the right to hire an attorney to represent your interests and pursue your personal injury claim. An attorney can tirelessly pursue maximum compensation on your behalf, allowing you to focus on your recovery. Also, insurance companies take attorneys seriously and know they cannot engage in the same tricks and tactics they might try with unrepresented victims. Some insurance investigators and adjusters may try to convince you not to hire an attorney.

  1. You Don’t Have to Communicate Directly with the Responsible Party’s Insurance Investigator

Early on, insurance adjusters try to lock personal injury victims into a statement about the accident. They do this at a time when you may feel tired, emotional, and confused. Besides, you probably don’t have a proper understanding of the full extent of your injuries. Insurance companies want to get your statement, to minimize the fault of their policyholder, and to get you to minimize the extent of the harm you suffered. These statements can be used as leverage against your claim and your credibility in the future. If you are represented by an attorney, all communication from the insurance company must go through that attorney—who can protect you from jeopardizing your claim.

Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. Will Fight for You

If someone else has caused you a serious injury in a car accident or truck accident, you need an attorney. At Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman, L.L.P., our injury attorneys offer unparalleled service that accompanies our proven record of success. You have significant legal rights we want to fight for you. 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.

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