Through the process following your accident you may have come to the realization that the insurance company has absolutely no interest in your health or whether or not your bills get paid, and, in fact, have turned avoiding your phone calls into a fine art. Your medical bills are piling up at an alarming rate, you have not been able to return to work, and your injuries are severely compromising your prior quality of life. You are frustrated and angry, and wondering who will look out for you and your family following an accident that may even have been the result of sheer negligence on the part of another person.
First of all, you must truly understand that filing a personal injury lawsuit does not always mean you are filing a lawsuit against a person, rather you are filing against an insurance company. If you’ve been dealing with the insurance company on your own, and have been met with a brick wall at every turn, you know that insurance companies have little sympathy or respect for the aftermath of your accident.
The reality is that an insurance company is much more likely to settle for what your case is worth when you have an experienced Oklahoma personal injury attorney by your side. Personal injury attorneys and insurance companies are both highly skilled in the give-and-take of settlement negotiations, however insurance companies are also fully aware that once a personal injury attorney steps into the picture they are no longer dealing with an amateur, and the “game” changes.
Auto accidents are the most common type of personal injury claim; when an auto accident, truck accident or motorcycle accident occurs, it is typically because another driver is not driving as carefully as he or she should be. A negligent driver can generally be held responsible for any injuries stemming from a car accident caused by carelessness or recklessness. In some cases, the other driver may have been distracted, or may have been impaired. In any case, there is negligence involved in your accident and you may have a personal injury claim for damages. Other common types of personal injury claims include:
Once you have made the decision to contact an experienced Oklahoma personal injury attorney, it is important that you identify your specific goals to your attorney. For example, your goal could be to have all your medical bills paid, or to be reimbursed for the time you were unable to work. The personal injury attorneys at Forbes & Renes understand this is a difficult time for you, and will approach your individual personal injury case with a goal of easing your financial burden. We are skilled negotiators when necessary, and aggressive litigators when circumstances warrant. Do not try to handle your personal injury case on your own—we serve all corners of Oklahoma to better accommodate your needs, like Midwest City, the Oklahoma City metro area, and Oklahoma County. If you have questions about personal injury, contact a Forbes & Renes attorney today.