CONSULTING A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER
Connor legal is committed to providing affordable justice to all injury victims, so we offer an initial consultation free, if you decide not to proceed, or hire us for your claim. So it costs you nothing to have a consultation to find out if you have a claim.
The first thing that many individuals wonder when they are hurt in an accident is if they have a legal claim. It is often difficult for people without legal training to work through the specifics of a case to understand who might be at fault or whether a third-party can be held accountable. Discuss your case with us at our free initial consultation and find out if you have a claim
There are time limits for making all claims. For some claims, including many Workers’ Compensation claims, the time limit is virtually impossible to extend. If you do nothing else, give us a call immediately so that we can tell you about the time limits applying to your claim. Don’t write off your claim until you are sure you can’t proceed with it.
No matter who caused your injury, and whether or an insurer admits liability for your claim, you will face difficult opposition and you will need a lawyer to support you through your claim. Why? Insurance companies deal with cases like yours all the time. They have knowledge and experience. This is likely your first and only claim. Level the playing field by knowing as much about the system as they do. You can be sure that those representing the insurance company—will be lawyers working to pay out as little as possible.
It cannot be said enough that insurance companies are in the business of minimizing payouts to maximize company profits. No matter how nice the insurer seems or how many details they give you regarding your compensation, the insurance company’s goal is to pay you as little as possible.
It is impossible to make generalizations about the value of any case without knowing the details of the harm caused and the manner it was caused. One of the most important jobs of a lawyer is to make sure that an injured person receives fair compensation for all of their losses, both past and future.
When accidents occur, it is common for insurance companies to appoint an assessor ask you to make a statement. It is never wise to do so without having consulted a lawyer first. The assessors will usually try to gain your confidence by telling you that they are “independent”, but just think about who is paying them – they can’t be independent if the insurer you are claiming from is paying their bill.