At Parrish DeVaughn, we know that many injured accident victims are conflicted about how to pay their expenses. They need compensation for their medical bills and lost wages, but they’re hesitant to file compensation claims because they’re worried about the impact their claim will have on others—especially if the at-fault party is their friend, family member, coworker, employer, or even their doctor.
The word “lawsuit” has negative connotations in many people’s minds, and it can seem aggressive and even vindictive. However, filing a personal injury claim is a necessary step for many injured victims, and it rarely involves “punishing” the person or party who was at fault. Instead, it’s about getting compensation for accident-related expenses in a manner that allows both parties to move forward.
We’ll Take on the Insurance Company on Your Behalf
In most personal injury claims, injured victims get compensation from the insurance providers of the at-fault parties. For example, car accident victims are typically paid via the insurers of the people who caused the accidents. That’s why almost all states have minimum auto insurance requirements. Other examples of mandatory insurance include workers’ compensation insurance, medical malpractice insurance, and property insurance.
However, just because insurance companies are the source of compensation in most injury claims doesn’t mean they’re easy to deal with. Insurance companies often report big annual profits, and they don’t make their money by quickly and easily paying victims the settlements they deserve. Having an experienced Oklahoma City personal injury lawyer on your side can help you maximize your chances of getting full compensation.
We Want to Investigate Your Claim and Protect Your Rights
Although most personal injury claims hone-in on the insurance providers of the at-fault parties, sometimes victims can be compensated in other ways. For example, victims may file claims against their own insurance, especially in cases where at-fault parties are uninsured or underinsured. In addition, punitive damages can allow victims to recover compensation directly from at-fault parties if they intentionally caused accidents or harm.
It’s important to have an experienced legal team on your side from the beginning to maximize your chances of getting the money you deserve. Don’t wait to let us start building your claim—the statute of limitations starts expiring the day your injury occurs. Contact us today for a free consultation.