Protecting your rights
Thousands are people are injured on the roads in California each year and there is also many job-related injuries as well as those which was caused by the negligence of individuals or organizations. In most of these cases people can claim compensation. Never forget that medical care is very expensive in the US in fact, twice as expensive as in any other developed country. This is one of the primary reasons why 70% of bankruptcies is a direct result of medical debt. This why you need to approach the issue of compensation cautiously in order to ensure that your interests are protected as much as possible. In the injury claim and compensation industry there are many law firms who employ people who are known in the industry as ambulance chasers. These people hang around hospitals and will pounce on accident victims often while those people are not completely in control of their faculties and they will attempt to coerce those people into signing documents which they mostly don’t understand and this can cause problems for patients.
California overflow with lawyers
California has 170 000 lawyers the 2nd most of any state in the country. Just like in any other industry you will get good and reputable lawyers whose good name is more important than a quick buck gained unethically but there are also those at the bottom of the food chain who are constantly scrounging for scraps of business which no one else will touch. Many of these people are not bothered or constrained by a conscious like other people. To them their interests always comes first even in front of the interests of the client which they claim to represent. They will always find a way to blatantly exploit unsuspecting clients. These are the very last “lawyers” with which you would want to associate when it comes to your injury claim. In the event of disability, you will need every cent of compensation in order to maintain your current standard of living and this is why you absolutely need a lawyer with a spotless reputation.
Where to look?
They say in marketing that the personal testimony of a satisfied client cannot be discounted since it represents the personal experience of that person. Therefore, speak to family, friends or colleagues who have been in this position before and this could often point you in the right direction. You can also do some research on the internet especially on lawyer’s websites where clients are allowed to provide feedback relating to the service which was provided. Such a lawyer’s firm which allows feedback will mostly be unlikely to do anything which could damage their reputation. Reading those comments can help people to make a well informed decision. It is important when you finally decide which lawyer to use to ensure that you are well prepared for that consultation. You need to produce all medical records and they should provide details on the diagnosis and treatments which the client has received. You should also produce your medical bills and other critical information which will be needed to expedite your claim.
Disclaimer: This blog is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. For specific legal guidance on your case, please contact The Mines Law Firm for representation.