Being involved in a car accident is often a stressful and confusing time in a person’s life. An important step that many people choose to take after being involved in a car accident is hiring a car accident attorney to assist them in securing their rights...
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The Consumer Federation of America is warning that software and other programs used by insurance companies to evaluate car accident injury claims result in “low-ball” settlement offers. The main problem is that, while the software considers...
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Generally, yes. If your medical provider filed a lien (to protect their claim), the insurance company is required to include their name on the settlement check. Not all hospitals file liens immediately in car accident cases though. I always advise my clients to pay...
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Most people don’t realize that two [main] claims stem from car accidents: 1) Property Damage Claim 2) Personal Injury Claim Insurance companies will generally settle the property damage claim within the first month after the car accident. The main reason is that...
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To recover in an auto accident case, the plaintiff has to prove negligence. To quote the Oklahoma Uniform Jury Instructions: Instruction No. 9.1 NEGLIGENCE- ELEMENTS OF LIABILITY A party claiming damages has the burden of proving each of the following propositions:...
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“My back was killing me for over 3 months. Why isn’t my case worth more?” I had a client recently ask this. For simplicity’s sake, I’ll call him Bob. Bob was rear ended last year and was rushed to the hospital immediately after a car...
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