Personal Injury Laws
If you are injured or a loved one is killed through the negligent act of another it is extremely important that you contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Make no mistake about it; the insurance companies work from day one to limit the amount they will have to pay on the injury claim. You should be working with an experienced auto accident lawyer at your first opportunity. The McEnroe Law Firm has attorneys that have served as Des Moines personal injury lawyers and Iowa personal injury lawyers for over 25 years. There is no initial charge for a consultation regarding an injury claim at the McEnroe Law Firm.
With any injury claim it is important to follow through with your medical providers’ advice. Doing so will provide for the best chances of a full recovery. Complying with medical advice will also provide proper documentation of the injury. The adage “if it is not in the record it did not happen” is especially true in an injury claim. An experienced personal injury attorney will assist you to make sure you are aware of these matters.
An injured party should decline to give statements to the other party’s insurance adjuster and should also refuse to release medical records. The release of this evidence should be controlled by the client and his or her auto accident lawyer or personal injury lawyer.
It is the goal, indeed the job, of the insurance representative to obtain a release from the injured party or the estate for as little as possible. While an adjuster might mention medical bills and pain and suffering, few will advise the injured party that they are also entitled to recover for loss of use of their bodies. A competent personal injury attorney will. They might mention lost wages but they don’t explain loss of earning capacity. A competent personal injury attorney will. Few adjusters will advise the injured party about loss of child or parental consortium. A competent personal injury attorney will. A competent auto accident lawyer will explain that the injury victim is entitled to recover these damages for the past, present and future.
Finally, it is extremely important for the injured party to be aware of the pertinent statutes of limitation. These are the legal deadlines after which a claim cannot be brought. There are special rules pertaining to minors and claims against government entities. If these rules are not strictly followed the claim can and will be dismissed. Simply filling out the form supplied by these entities may not comply with the strict rules and can result in the dismissal of the claim. An injured party should seek the advice of an experienced personal injury or wrongful death attorney regarding these matters. Our firm will work hard to make sure you receive a fair settlement either through negotiations or trial if necessary. You will not get a second chance.
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