Does the other guy's insurance company really matter?

A few years ago, a lawyer's group now know as the American Association for Justice [and formerly known as "ATLA" or the Association of Trial Lawyers of America], put out a fascinating publication called the '10 Worst Insurance Companies in America'. Many Baltimore personal injury lawyers would agree, and it's probably a safe bet to say that most people know insurance companies are massive, and profitable. It's probably a safe bet to say that most people don't really understand just how much money the major insurance companies actually make. The American Association for Justice puts that figure at 30 billion dollars, annually, for US property/casualty insurers. [citing information from the Insurance Information Institute]. The profits are the result of taking in more in premiums than is paid out in claims. The less paid out in claims, the higher the profits. A seasoned Baltimore personal injury lawyer my play a vital role in assuring that your claim receives full compensation. ALthough everyone in this business likely has their own personal favorite, according to the American Association for Justice . the 10 worst, in descending order are: Allstate, Unum, AIG, State Farm, Conseco, WellPoint, Farmers, UnitedHealth, Torchmark, Liberty Mutual.

Property damage in personal injury lawsuits

The notion that there is a correlation between the dollar amount of property damage in a motor vehicle accident, and the severity of a personal injury has some logical appeal. If a car’s front end is smashed in, then the occupants would seem...

Lost wages in personal injury settlements

The recovery of past lost wages in some personal injury claims amounts to little more than mathematics. The average weekly hours a person works before their accident, multiplied buy their hourly wage, multiplied by the amount of time missed....

Personal injury settlement: Medical bills

Maryland, like many states, has enacted a statute that sets the right of health insurance providers, or third party payors generally, to assert a claim on the proceeds of a personal injury lawsuit. Knowledge of these provisions is a key in getting...

How Much Will I get for my Personal Injury Case?

Of course the most important consideration in any personal injury award is the “in your pocket” number. After attorney fees, litigation costs, outstanding medical balances, and everything else has been accounted for: “How much do...

How much is the case worth?

Medical expenses are one variable in the value of any case. They impact the value in a direct sense. A claims adjuster, judge, or juror, at some point will be presented with those bills. The injured person is entitled to collect the amounts paid, in...

What is the value of an injury claim?

Two things remain true about the valuation of a personal injury case. One, it is one of the core functions of a personal injury lawyer – to assess the likely outcome of a claim at trial. Ideally, this is done with a balance of reason and...

How much is a personal injury case worth?

I’ve said elsewhere that it is by far any away the most common and frequent question that I’m asked. In addition, though, it is probably the most legitimate. The primary role of a personal injury attorney is getting their injured client...
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