Injuries from an automobile accident can have lasting consequences for our clients that go far beyond just damage to an automobile. It can take months or longer to get the necessary and proper medical treatment for injuries, dealing with pain and suffering, lost work, etc.
Insurance companies will attempt to delay or deny resolving a client's claim and it is vital that the client have an attorney to represent them to ensure that they get best result for their claim, including filing suit and going through litigation if a fair settlement cannot be reached. That is why a client has to be cautious of any attorney advocating for quick settlement or resolving you claim before treatment is completed and the extent of your injuries is known.
Copyright 2010 John Miranda c/o ThatGuy & Associates, Inc.
Personal Injury FAQ's
What is a “Personal Injury” matter?
A personal injury is any type of injury that occurs to an individual either on the job or not, in an automobile or not, in a business or not. Obviously the difficulty of a case depends on the nature and extent of the injury and how and where the injury occurred. Certain types of Personal Injury matters are able to be settled quickly compared to others. Here at Michael S. Strange & Associates, LLC we handle Las Vegas automobile accidents, slip and falls, and wrongful death cases.
Do I need an attorney for my personal injury case?
A personal injury case has the potential to be very complex and very difficult to resolve depending on many factors, including but not limited to; the extent of the injuries, the type of insurance coverage of the at-fault driver, the amount of medical bills, etc. It is important to have an attorney representing you from the outset to ensure that you get the maximum compensation possible and that important rights or treatment is waived by settling a case too quickly.
What if I don’t have any money to pay for an attorney?
That is not a problem here at Michael S. Strange & Associates, LLC. We handle our personal injury cases on a contingency fee (meaning we do not get paid until we settle your case), and with our fair contingency fee we ensure that our clients get the maximum compensation for their injury with the personal attention from our firm that you do not receive at other personal injury firms.
I wasn’t at fault so won’t the insurance company just settle?
The insurance company is like any other company or entity when faced with potential liability and that is to minimize its exposure and to settle for as little as possible. Insurance companies will use pre-existing medical issues, lack of proper medical documentation for the current injury, etc., as a reason to not settle or to settle for an amount that is less than what one would be entitled to. It is important to have proper counsel on your side to ensure your case is done right from the start so that you receive the maximum compensation.
Do I really need to see a doctor right after my accident?
Absolutely. It is imperative that a solid medical record be established with regard to your injury and this accident. Any delay in seeking medical attention can give the insurance company a legitimate reason to make a lower settlement offer or to refuse to settle a case at all.
What if I don’t have any money or insurance to see a doctor?
By retaining our office immediately we can also ensure that you are able to see a doctor for your injury and treatment, even if you have no insurance or money to pay a doctor as the doctors will treat you and it will not require money out of pocket from you upfront.