COLUMBIA PERSONAL INJURY Attorneys
Whether you’ve been in an accident, you’ve fallen in a restaurant, or you’ve been bitten by a dog, securing compensation for your injury can seem daunting. Some people even give up and give in to the hassle posed by insurance companies, leaving vulnerable people with the bill and the injuries without help. Here at the Albers & Associates, we believe that our clients are entitled to adequate compensation for the claims they make. Personal injury claims can feel like uphill battles, but when you have a qualified lawyer on your side, you can move mountains.
Focus on Getting Better; We’ll Handle the Rest
If you’re already dealing with injuries, no matter how severe, dealing with the underhanded tactics of your insurance company is the last thing you need. In many cases, insurance companies will employ “Deny, Delay, Defend” tactics to diminish or even disparage your claim so that you settle for less than you deserve or give up entirely.
Deny – The first thing that an insurance company will do is deny your claim. If they find any kind of fault in your story or the nature of your injuries, they will try to deny your claim.
Delay – If they are unable to deny your claim altogether, they may try to delay its settlement or ruling for as long as possible. By wearing you down over a period of time, they may be able to get you to settle for less down the line. One way that insurance companies will do this is by offering offensively low offers to maintain an ongoing dispute.
Defend – If you continue to persist beyond their delaying tactics, your claim might end up in court. For the most part, insurance companies have expert legal teams on their side to ensure that they don’t end up on the losing side. Entering into this portion of the process without a lawyer on your side will not end well for you; you’ll be left with a mountain of medical bills, court fees, and no compensation.
What Does “Personal Injury” Mean?
Personal injury is a term that implies an injury to a person’s body as opposed to their reputation or property. It is an injury of one’s person. More specifically, personal injury cases can cover any of the following scenarios.
- Car accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Dog bites
- Slipping and falling in a restaurant
- Medical Malpractice
Work With a Lawyer Who Knows What Moves to Make
Handling the specifics of a personal injury case can be complex and will require a deep understanding of the law. We want you to focus on healing from your accident or injuries. We’ll tackle your insurance company. Contact us today for a free consultation so that we can discuss the specifics of your scenario.