As a personal injury attorney in South Florida, I fight everyday for the injured. I fight to ensure that victims that have been wronged by another (car accident, medical malpractice, slip and fall, motorcycle accident, trucking accident, etc.) are compensated for their injuries. Personal injuries cases many times prove to be more difficult in obtaining “justice.” Many times, insurance companies deny victims’ claims hoping that the victims will go away. They require that you show over ten (10) years of past medical records to ensure that the injury you are claiming was caused the defendant/insured. Insurance companies ask to take your statement prior to filing a law suit (which you are not required to do). Insurance companies require you to fill out a great deal of forms in order for your claim to be considered. The reality is that insurance companies have made the process of placing a claim and pursuing it so difficult in order to deter claimants or force them to take low settlement offers. The only way that you have a standing chance to obtain just compensation for your injuries is to retain local counsel, that has experience in handling your type of claim.
It is important that if you or a loved one is injured in an accident, you obtain as much information that you can regarding the other driver/owner of property/party (insurance information, tag, name, address, etc.). You should also make sure that you tell police a simple and concise explanation of how the incident happened. Make sure that you do not accept money or sign any type of release at the scene of the accident. Also, do not get into a fight or an argument with the other driver/owner/doctor/etc. Many times, an insurance company will send out an immediate response team. They are not on your side.
Olga Porven, Esq., is a former insurance defense attorney. She is well aware of what the insurance companies are capable of and has the experience in dealing with insurance companies to help you obtain potential compensation in your case.
Contact Olga Porven, P.A. for your free consultation today.