Getting hurt is never easy. Physical injuries can be incredibly painful. You might find yourself in need of significant medical treatment and care. The trauma of an accident or being diagnosed with an illness can haunt you, preventing you from enjoying your life and getting back into the swing of things. The last thing you need is the added stress of a contested legal claim. By hiring our attorneys to handle your case, you can focus on what’s really important – recovering from your injuries, coming to terms with your emotional distress, and getting back on your feet.
You won’t have to worry about finding proof to support your claim. You won’t have to worry about dealing with insurance companies. You won’t have to worry about anything but your health and well being. Our Buffalo personal injury attorneys will handle your claim from start to finish. We’ll keep you in the loop along the way, but we’ll do the heavy lifting.
Generally speaking, you can potentially recover compensation if you’ve been injured because someone else was careless. However, there are many different grounds for filing a personal injury lawsuit. There are also several possible courses of financial recovery, depending on how and why you got hurt.
For example, if you were injured at work, you could potentially be able to file a lawsuit and seek benefits through your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance policy. Or, if you were injured because of your military service, you could be entitled to disability benefits.
The only way to maximize your compensation is by making sure that you fully understand your legal rights and all of the options for recovery that you might have. By hiring our attorneys, you can know that we’ll dig deep to get to the bottom of what happened, identify possible courses of action, and fight to get all of the money you deserve.
Most personal injury cases will involve an insurance company. You need to know that, despite what they want you to believe, insurers are not on your side. These are profit-driven companies that are more interested in protecting their bottom line than helping injury victims like you. So, they’ll often go to great lengths to deny or devalue claims.
Hiring an attorney to handle your case is the absolutely last thing insurance companies want you to do. It levels the playing field. It forces insurance companies to play by the rules. It essentially stops them from taking advantage of you and makes them negotiate fairly. Simply enlisting the help of a lawyer can make a massive difference in the path your injury claim takes.
How much is your injury case worth? Some aspects of valuing a claim are pretty straightforward – the actual cost of your medical care and any lost wages you suffer because of your injury. Others aren’t as clear – such as the cost of a disability or the value of your pain and suffering. Insurance providers will want to control how your case is valued. Don’t let them. They’ll come up with a figure that is likely way less than you need and deserve. You deserve a say in this, and hiring an attorney can help to make that happen.
Our law firm knows the value of an expert. That’s why we will turn to specialists and professionals as we value your injury claim. We’ll make sure that we work with the best possible information. When we work with facts and expert-backed evidence, insurance companies can’t offer a low ball settlement and expect you to take it. They’ll be forced to pay up and make sure that you’re fully compensated for your suffering.
You got hurt and someone else is responsible. You can potentially recover compensation from them. However, you’ll have a limited amount of time to act. The statute of limitations that’s applicable to your case will depend on what type of claim you’re filing.
For most personal injury lawsuits, you’ll typically have three years to demand compensation. Claims for workers’ compensation benefits or military disability benefits are subject to accelerated timetables. When a government agency is involved, you could have as little as 90 days to file a claim.
There are also circumstances that could allow you to extend the amount of time you have to file a claim. However, it’s important to know that you’ll lose the right to recover any money, at all, if you miss the deadline. By enlisting the help of an attorney shortly after your accident, you can ensure that your claim is filed on time and that you’re positioned to get the money you deserve.