Are you wondering if you have a case, and may be able to file a claim and
get a settlement? There are various factors that give you the legal right
to pursue compensation, the first of which is that your injury, illness
or condition must have come about through an act of negligence, and this
act must be able to be proven as having occurred.
In some cases, the negligence is related to an action that is easily proven,
such as a
drunk driver, who caused a serious accident by wrong way driving. Other cases are more
difficult, and in many cases, the issue of who was negligent could be
in contention, and the matter cannot be sorted out without taking the
case to civil court for resolution.
If you were injured in an accident, and the other driver was at fault,
you can pursue compensation. If you were injured in surgery, in
gas and mining accidents,
truck accidents or other types of injury cases, your first step is to talk to an attorney
that is very familiar with
personal injury law. Any high value injury case, such as those involving brain and spinal
cord injuries, requires a great deal of legal skill, as well as personal
commitment to the injured, the family and to justice.
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Once the negligent parties are identified (and there could be several),
an insurance claim is filed to recover damages. The insurance firm may
or may not be inclined to pay, and will look through all of the information
to try to find anything that could reduce the value of a settlement.
This could include searching your medical records to find out if you had
any physical condition that could have contributed to the level of the
injuries you sustained. An example would be a case in which a person sustains
a serious back injury in a
The insurance firm could review the medical records and discover that earlier,
that victim had suffered some sort of back injury, and using this information,
try to reduce the claim. Never allow access to your medical records, and
make sure you are represented by a firm that knows how to work with insurance
companies and get results.
Contact Preston & Salango, PLLC for more information about personal injury claims.