What an Experienced Attorney Can Do to Obtain a Better Premises Liability Settlement for You
When a business or property owner caused you to suffer an injury in an accident, you may wonder whether they're responsible for compensating you for medical bills and the lost wages. You may have no idea how to proceed or what you're really entitled to. An experienced premises liability attorney can answer these questions and take the burden of trying to negotiate with an insurance company off your shoulders so you can focus on healing.
What an Experienced Attorney Can Do for You
In order to obtain the compensation you deserve, you must prove the business or property owner’s negligence; the extent your injuries; and the amount of compensation you should receive. An attorney knowledgeable about premises liability can help prove your case and increase the amount of your settlement by doing the following:
- Investigate your accident. An experienced lawyer has investigated many other similar accidents and will know the specific evidence needed to prove your case. He and his staff will collect photographs, videos, accident reports, medical records, medical bills, employment documents, and witness statements. He'll also have a network of experts such as accident reconstructionists, economic advisors, and occupational therapists who may be needed in your case.
- Identify all liable parties. Through his investigation of your accident, your attorney will determine all potentially liable parties who could be responsible for compensating you. This important process ensures that you receive what you deserve if one negligent party has insufficient insurance coverage.
- Determine your claim’s worth. If a substantial portion of your attorney’s practice is premises liability cases, he'll be able to determine how much your claim is worth based on your particular situation and experience in settling other claims.
- Negotiate your settlement. An attorney understands how to negotiate with insurance adjusters and uses proven strategies to deal with their attempts to deny your claim or pay you less than what you deserve.
- File a lawsuit. If the insurance company won't agree to a fair settlement, your attorney can file a lawsuit for you—before the time period to do so expires.
The bottom line is that it's never a good idea to go it alone in a premises liability case. If you need to hold a business or property owner responsible for your injuries, call me today at 888.716.8021 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to learn how I can assist you.