Perhaps surprisingly to some, it can be a tough way to make a living. I’m actually a big fan of lawyer jokes and slurs, but I’ve also always objected to the label “ambulance chaser” and the like. Are there lawyers who pay staff in hospitals to sign up injury victims? There may be, I don’t know, and I don’t know of any. What I’ve seen in my practice is that ...
People sustain legitimate, serious personal injuries in car crashes and automobile accidents every day.
When that happens as the result of another’s negligence, the court system calls this a “motor-tort”. The law allows the victim to be "made whole" for what has happened to them. I help those individuals recover what they deserve.
What I also see is that insurance companies consistently deny financial compensation to those injured in motor vehicle accidents every day.
There are a variety of tactics employed by the insurance industry to deny, delay, and dispute claims. In many instances, it starts from the very inception of the claim, by attempting to control the dialogue with the inured person by characterizing the accident as "minor" and any injuries as "just soft tissue". It often culminates with that insurance company turning the claim over to experienced, talented personal injury defense attorneys who will argue that you were not hurt in court. Insurance companies frequently:
- question the propriety of medical treatment
- deny payment for medical treatment
- and generally question the nature, extent, or existence of personal injury.
I see that people need help in negotiating these cases, and, when that fails, getting the cases into court, and letting a jury or a judge determine if someone is injured, and how much that personal injury is worth.
-This Article was updated by Eric Kirk on 6/18/20.