How An Attorney Can Help
How an Attorney can help with a Personal Injury Claim
Personal injury suits are brought when another has acted negligently or in an irresponsible fashion. Many types of incidents are caused by such negligence or misconduct and these commonly include:
- Automobile, truck or motorcycle accidents
- Defective or dangerous products including improper warnings and poor product design
- Unsafe working conditions, OSHA violations and job hazards
- Transportation accidents such as plane crashes and train wrecks
- Poorly designed public spaces or roadways
- Defective drugs and medical products including harmful side effects and poor disclosure
- Medical Malpractice
While not a complete list the above illustrates the vast and complex field that personal injury lawsuits can cover. Each of these cases can be very complex. They demand the building of in-depth bodies of evidence and testimony to construct an effective claim. Perhaps more important is what occurs outside the courtroom. Most settlements and compensation packages are funded by insurance companies. Simply winning a case is not sufficient by itself. One must also be very familiar with how insurance companies operate and with the art of negotiating a settlement.
This is a one of the valuable services that a Wichita personal injury lawyer from Rick Hodge, Attorney at Law will bring to the table. Understanding how to best position a case and to negotiate for a settlement amount is critical. It is a skill gained from experience in handling multiple cases. This requires not only a familiarity with the process but a keen understanding of what other cases have brought. Our attorneys have gained great expertise over the years and can build convincing financial models to persuade insurance companies to settle responsibly and reasonably.
A Fundamental Reason to Seek an Attorney's Help
As human beings we like to think we are guided by logic and reason. Under stress it is almost always emotion that takes over. When you have suffered from trauma, injury and emotional stress it is often a gut instinct to leave well enough alone and move on. It is probably for this reason that many valid personal injury claims are simply dropped. We understand that the pain of revisiting the issue can be tough. A lawyer can be your representative and handle this for you. Our job is to take care of this business and see to it that you receive the compensation that you justly deserve.
Contact a Wichita Personal Injury Lawyer for the professional representation and support that you need.