Category: Personal Injuries

Filing a Personal Injury Claim: What You Should Know

October 9, 2018  |  Adriel B. Villarreal

Filing a Personal Injury Claim: What You Should Know No matter what the situation is, if you suffer a personal injury due someone else’s negligence, the first thing that you need to do of course is consider your health and immediately seek the medical attention that you need. However, there are a couple of other things that you should do as quickly as possible as well as other steps that you should take once you’ve received proper medical care, including making preparations for filing a personal injury claim. [maxbutton id=”1″ ] If at All Possible If it is safe to do so and you’re physically able to, you should attempt to obtain names and contact information of any witnesses that may have observed the accident. This includes any employees or anyone involved in the accident that you may have spoken with and when you are able to, make notes regarding your conversations. Get a copy of any store accident report or a police report if applicable as these can be invaluable if you do decide to file a personal injury claim in Coon Rapids or anywhere in Minnesota.   Make a Record of the Accident & Aftermath Taking the time to take photographs of your injuries, damages, and any evidence that may help…

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It Is Crucial to Speak to an Attorney Before an Insurance Adjuster

July 17, 2018  |  Adriel B. Villarreal

Insurance adjusters are looking out for the best interest of only one party – their insurance company. If you are involved in an automobile accident that results in property or physical damage, you need to protect yourself and your rights. Whether it’s the at-fault driver’s insurance provider or your own, it is crucial that you speak with an attorney before you speak with any insurance company representative. Don’t Speak Directly With the Insurance Adjuster  You’re going to get calls, probably several, and when you do get those inquires, let someone else speak to them. Because anything that you say to the insurance adjuster can be used against you in court but any statements from your mother/sister/brother cannot! As such, if a property damage adjuster does call you, it is best to have a family member or friend talk to them. Have your proxy relay the name and contact information for the attorney representing you or tell them that your lawyer will be in contact with them within a few days. Keep the conversation as brief as possible, especially with an adjuster from the other side’s insurance company, and use the following guidelines: Do not agree to have the telephone call recorded. It is even a good idea to specifically state that you do…

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Why is the Insurance Company Offering So Little for My Injury?

June 6, 2018  |  Adriel B. Villarreal

When you are involved in an accident it can be a distressing and confusing time. This is especially true when the accident was not your fault and you have suffered a serious injury. Once you are over the initial shock, the reality sets in that you now have to deal with the personal injury claim. Of course, this can be complicated and proving that there was negligence from the other party can be complicated. If you are dealing with the personal injury claim yourself, you will notice that the other party’s insurance company will be in contact with you. It may sound like a good thing when they are offering you a settlement for compensation. After all, you can finally get your compensation and move on with your life, right? But, often insurance companies offer little money to you even if you have suffered from an injury. The natural question is, why does this happen?   Well, insurance companies can be notorious for offering low amounts of compensation for injuries. What you have to remember is that insurance companies are a business. They are out to make a profit, not a loss. They do not want to offer you big settlements for your injury; they want to give you as little as possible…

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