Jeffrey Allen Howard – Durham Personal Injury Defense Attorney
When you or a loved one are injured in an accident resulting in injury – be it an automobile accident, pharmacy prescription error, or slip and fall. or something else – the last thing you want to do is worry about the technicalities of personal injury law. Unfortunately, in order to receive the compensation you deserve, it is important to see to these matters quickly. Depending on the facts surrounding the accident, you may be entitled to substantial financial compensation. In order to get what you are entitled to, you will have to deal with an insurance company.
Why Insurance Companies Deny and Mishandle Personal Injury Claims
Insurance companies are businesses with one goal in mind: to preserve and grow their wealth. This means that the adjuster handling your personal injury claim for the insurance company is paid to make sure his company pays you as little as possible to settle your claim. Often the insurance companies are not willing to offer injured parties a reasonable settlement. The insurance companies understand that out of desperation resulting from financial hardship or lack of experience of dealing with these types of matters, many individuals will simply accept an unfair personal injury settlement in order to resolve the matter. It is in these circumstances that the insurance companies enhance their profits while short-changing the injured party. They are hoping you won’t hire a personal injury attorney who can help you to obtain fair compensation for your personal injury claim. This reality makes it prudent for the injured party to hire an attorney who is well-versed in the legal issues surrounding these particular types of insurance claims.
How I Help You Get Compensation
Despite the reputation of lawyers, I do not want to take any money out of your pocket! As a potential client, I want to do my best to help you in your time of need. Normally, I can represent an injured party on a contingency basis, meaning I don’t get a fee for my service unless I get you a settlement or award; this simply means that you share a portion of your settlement as compensation for my work, instead of you having to pay me up front, out of your own pocket. Generally I can assist you in getting a settlement that is reasonable based on your damages. In many cases, someone who has been in an auto accident or suffered some other injury by accident can receive more money by hiring a lawyer because we know what to ask for and how to improve our chances of getting it.
More importantly, I can take from you the burden of dealing with the insurance companies so you can focus on what’s really important: getting back your health after your accident.
Why You Should Hire A Personal Injury Attorney
The insurance companies are hoping that you will not hire a personal injury lawyer. If you have been injured in an auto accident, a slip and fall, or in some other accident, you should try to evaluate whether you are in a position to quantify your damages and negotiate with the insurance companies in a manner that will bring about a successful settlement.
- Do you know how to establish liability?
- Do you know what contributory negligence is?
- How to investigate different coverage options?
- Do you know the difference between UM and UIM coverage?
- Do you know when you are required to pay medical bills from your settlement funds?
If you don’t have immediate answers to these questions, it will most likely be in your best interest to hire a personal injury attorney.
Simply give me a call or send me an email, and I would be glad to set up a free initial consultation to discuss your personal injury, worker’s compensation, pharmacy prescription error, or wrongful death claim. I will try to give you the information you need to determine whether or not you need an attorney to assist you.
CALL ME NOW AT 919-929-2992 or 888-929-5241