As we stated in our article Tips For Dealing With Insurance Companies After A Car Accident, the insurance company is not your friend.
The insurance company’s goal is to make the smallest payout possible. These companies are big and powerful. They are known for using pressure and tactics to convince injured accident victims to settle their claims – often for far less that what the claim is actually worth.
The Value of Your Claim
The true value of your claim will compensate you for expenses you incurred as a result of the accident, future expenses you will incur, and possibly for pain and suffering, or other damages. Just compensation must factor in medical expenses, lost wages, projected expenses for continued medical care, costs of disability accommodations, among many other expenses.
Determining the cost of medical treatment, or even lost wages, may seem simple. However, it is no simple task to determine the cost of future expenses for medical care, and other necessary future expenses that you will incur after a life-altering injury. If you have been seriously injured in an accident, you need an experienced personal injury attorney to help you determine the true value of your claim.
Do Not Let The Insurance Company Determine the Value of Your Claim
The insurance company works diligently to minimize payouts. It is their goal to either deny your claim, or settle it for as little as possible. Do not let the insurance company take advantage of you. We urge you to consult with a personal injury attorney before accepting any settlement offer an insurance company makes to you.
Here at Miller Lathrop we want you to know your rights, so we offer free consultations, we pay for all fees and costs upfront, and if we do not make a recovery in your case then you owe us nothing.
Know The Full Value of Your Claim Before Accepting Any Settlement Offer
It is critical that you do not accept any settlement offer before you have finished medical treatment for your injuries. Or, in the event of chronic or long-term injuries, that the full extent of your injuries have been determined, so that future medical care costs can be properly valued.
Once you accept a settlement offer, that is the end of it. If your injuries later turn out to be long-lasting or chronic, or hinders your ability to work in the future, you will not have the right to further recovery to fully compensate you.
We Are Seasoned Trial Lawyers Specialized in Personal Injury Cases
We specialize in handling personal injury cases. This is what we do, and the attorneys at Miller Lathrop have more than 50-years of successful personal injury advocacy. Moreover, we are seasoned jury trial lawyers. What does this mean for your case? It means we are equipped to get you the best possible outcome. Many insurance companies decide how much someone will recover based on whether or not their lawyer actually picks juries and tries cases to a verdict. Insurance companies know us as attorneys who routinely try cases to verdict.
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Miller Lathrop serves clients throughout Eastern Nebraska and parts of Western Iowa including Douglas County, Sarpy County, Lancaster County, and Pottawattamie County, as well as the cities of Omaha, Lincoln, Bellevue, Papillion, Fremont, Blair, Elkhorn, and Council Bluffs.