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No matter how careful you try to be, you can suffer a serious injury at any time through the carelessness of another. Motor vehicle collisions are the most common type of accidents, but serious injuries frequently occur in other circumstances. Other causes of accidents include hazardous conditions on another’s property, an unsafe workplace, or any number of situations where somebody who owed a duty of care was negligent or irresponsible.
When you’ve suffered a serious injury you’re in a lot of pain and you’re probably scared. The last thing you want to deal with is fighting to receive just compensation. However, you’re going to need all the help you can get going forward. You have
For some grievous injuries, you may never be able to return to your former occupation. You could suffer permanent disability and require ongoing medical care.
If you expect the negligent party’s insurance company to eagerly offer you just compensation you’re mistaken. Without an experienced personal injury lawyer in your corner, you will be offered minimum compensation in exchange for signing a release of liability for your claim. In many cases the other party’s insurer will dispute your claim entirely, and try to prove that you caused the accident. Insurance companies don’t profit by being overly generous to accident victims.
You may receive a phone call or a visit from an insurance adjuster while you’re still hospitalized,
heavily medicated and unable to think clearly.
You could even be approached by an insurance representative while you’re still at the accident scene. Your best protection is to refuse to sign anything, do not give a recorded statement, and contact an experienced, dedicated, and compassionate personal injury attorney without delay.
You need somebody in your corner during this difficult time. You need an attorney who will not be quick to settle with the liable party for less than the maximum compensation you deserve and need to recover from your injury and go forward in the best way possible.
“I appreciate all of your hard work. Really, over and beyond my expectations.”
Ms. Barbara Patrie was involved in a collision in November of 2017, she was t-boned at a red light by an uninsured driver that was sending a text message.
AFTER THE SCENE
MEDICAL TREATMENT AND RECOVERY
PREPARING FOR SETTLEMENT
Hi, I’m attorney Rhiannon Kelso but you can just call me Kelso. I understand how scary things are after an accident because I’ve survived both a motorcycle and an automobile accident. The accident itself was traumatic and painful, you don’t yet know how serious your injuries are, and of course you’re worried about who is going to pay for all the damages you’ve suffered.
Auto Accidents –If you’re a frequent commuter you’ve probably thought that it’s a wonder there aren’t more car accidents. Some people drive aggressively. It’s as if they’re responding to a life-threatening emergency and they need other drivers to get out of their way. Here are some unsafe and mostly illegal behaviors which are the most frequent causes of car wrecks:
18-wheeler Accident—when a huge truck weighing 40 tons or more collides with another vehicle it usually causes catastrophic injuries and death to the occupants of the smaller car. Because damages are enormous, often costing trucking companies millions per accident, their insurance carriers will go to great lengths to deny the trucker was at fault. Truckers are coached in advance what to say to deny liability after an accident. Truck drivers are trained to contact the company immediately and the trucking company’s insurance carrier will have investigators at the accident scene and likely drones above the scene taking pictures right away. Their investigators have been known to pose as concerned bystanders and try to strike up conversations with accident victims who are conscious. It is very important to refuse to speak to anybody and, if you are able, to call an attorney right away from the accident scene.
Motorcycle Accident—motorcyclists should understand one thing: other drivers may not see you. Defensive driving is crucial when on a motorcycle to avoid being run down. Always wear a helmet and protective clothing to minimize your injuries in a wreck. Try to get off the road after being hit, to avoid being run down by another driver.
Railroad Accident—you’d be surprised to learn how many railroad accidents occur in the U.S. yearly. Railroad accidents are regulated by federal and state laws and frequently there are multiple parties to blame. Determining who is responsible can be complicated. Also, if you or a family member was injured or killed in a railroad accident the statute of limitations to file a claim can be as short as 30-60 days from the date the accident occurred. Because of all this, it’s crucial that you contact an experienced attorney to represent you right away.
Injured on someone else’s property—property owners owe a duty of care to keep their premises safe and warn of hazardous conditions. This duty varies depending on who is injured on the property and under what circumstances. For instance, the highest duty is owed to somebody who is invited onto the property for business purposes, such as to a customer at a grocery store. However, even if somebody is trespassing the owner has a limited duty to warn the intruder of a dangerous condition on the property. Because premises liability law is complicated, it’s important to contact an attorney right away if you’re injured on someone’s property. If you’re able, you should take pictures of the hazardous condition which caused your injury. Seek medical attention right away, and if you’ve fallen try not to move until medics arrive and determine how serious your injury is.
Work accidents—Texas employers are not legally obligated to provide Worker’s Comp Insurance. Because of this rule, you may have to file a lawsuit to receive just compensation for a workplace injury. Even if you do have Worker’s Comp, there are strict deadlines to notify your employer about your injury and file a claim. You may need to hire an attorney to ensure that your claim is not denied or, if denied, to file an appeal. You do not have to worry that attorney’s fees will eat up all your benefits. There are strict laws governing how much lawyers can charge in worker’s comp cases. However, enlisting the help of an experienced attorney could mean the difference between receiving the payments you need and your claim being denied.
At Kelso Law we understand how painful, scary and disheartening life can be for accident victims. When you’ve suffered a serious injury due to somebody else’s negligence the last thing you should have to worry about is how you’re going to pay for medical care and make ends meet. In order to receive the fair compensation that you deserve and need to go forward, you need the help of an experienced and compassionate attorney who has been in your shoes and understands how you feel. Let us take the burden of fighting for your maximum compensation while you focus on healing. Contact Kelso now for a free consultation.
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