Respect And Your Rights After An Accident
When you’re hurt in an accident of any kind, it can be difficult to know what to do next. And when that accident was caused by the reckless or negligent actions of someone else, there is a layer of frustration that is impossible to overstate.
Making things even more frustrating, most who are hurt in any kind of accident will find that they have a huge uphill road to travel in order to get any kind of financial compensation for their injuries. It’s far too common to be stuck struggling to get a penny from insurance companies or those responsible for your accident. Often, that comes down to the fact that those on the other side have little respect for those who are hurt. But a personal injury lawyer can change that.
What Are Your Rights?
First, it’s worth understanding that you do have rights – more than some often realize. If you’re hurt in an accident, you have the right to get compensation if that accident was caused by the recklessness or negligence of someone else.
Negligence or recklessness can mean a lot of different things including:
• Drunk driving
• Texting while driving
• Failing to maintain a safe work environment
• Failure to warn guests about a safety issue on property
• And more
Essentially, if the other party acted in a way that any reasonable person would recognize to be reckless or negligent, you have the grounds to seek financial compensation for your injuries through a personal injury lawsuit.
The Question of Respect
However, in many cases that doesn’t mean that you’ll instantly be given anything you’re owed. Instead, the other side often regards those who are hurt as a nuisance. They’ll do all that they can to avoid paying out anything and may even refuse a legitimate initial insurance claim. Some of their tactics include things like:
• Refusing payment outright
• Stalling or delaying payments
• Forcing you through endless paperwork
• Offering settlements much lower than you really deserve
All in all, they do this because they know that they can – the average person doesn’t understand all of their legal rights, and may feel that a low settlement offer is the best they can hope for. It all comes down to the fact that they respect their bottom line more than they respect those hurt in an accident who are struggling to recover.
The Difference A Lawyer Makes
But with a slip and fall lawyer on your side, that changes. Having a professional personal injury lawyer working for you means that the other side instantly recognizes that they can’t continue treating you with no respect. Having a lawyer brings numerous benefits to you and your case including:
• Faster resolution time
• Better settlement amounts
• Less stress for you
• You can focus on healing and moving on, not on money worries
Your attorney will not only consider your initial medical bills, but the overall costs of your injuries including things like the impact on your finances due to missing work. They’ll then take the fight to the other side, arguing and making sure that you get what you’re really owed.
And since the other side will recognize that you have an attorney on your side, you can relax knowing that you’ll get exactly what you deserve. They become much more likely to negotiate a fair settlement instead of trying to stall, because they know that going to trial could end up costing them even more in legal fees and damages.
If you’ve been hurt in an accident of any kind, you owe it to yourself to make sure you’re getting the respect that you deserve. We can help. Contact our legal team today for your free initial consultation and to learn more about your rights.