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A Personal Injury Lawyer Will Make Sure You’re Get The Compensation You Deserve!

When you find yourself injured in an accident, your first instinct may be to handle everything yourself. You may even begin to panic as the thought of medical bills fills your head. Some people may be prepared to talk to their insurance companies or are already receiving their maximum benefits. If you’re not one of those people, you should consider finding a personal injury lawyer.

You may think that your insurance company is protecting you, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Most insurance companies work against your interests because doing so will save them money. If you are injured and seeking compensation, you will need someone working to make sure you get as large of a settlement as possible. That is what a personal injury lawyer will help you do.

What To Do Following An Injury

If you find yourself injured in an accident, the first thing you need to do is seek out medical treatment. Even if you believe your injuries to be minor, an examination from a medical professional may reveal otherwise. Once you have been examined, treated, and released from the hospital, you should immediately contact a personal injury lawyer. Some personal injury claims need to file within a set amount of days from the initial injury. That means that the sooner you can file the claim, the stronger your case will be.

Is A Personal Injury Lawyer Necessary?

When you’ve been injured either in an accident or at a business, you may not realize that you may be owed compensation. Speaking with a personal injury lawyer will help you determine how to handle your particular situation. As it is their specialty, personal injury lawyers are better equipped to help you receive the compensation you deserve more than any other kind of law professional. Going into a lawsuit without the proper lawyer is only setting yourself up for failure.

What Role Does My Insurance Pay In This?

Insurance companies will pay out the maximum benefits available to you under your policy in some situations. Therefore, you may not need a personal injury lawyer to handle your case in this instance.

However, it is not uncommon for insurance companies to fight back whenever a client seeks compensation after an accident. It is best to contact an attorney in these situations that will help you negotiate with your insurance adjuster. Without an attorney, your chances of attaining favorable terms after being refused compensation by your insurance provider are minimal.

Personal Injury Lawyers Work To Support You

No matter the severity of your injury, you deserve to be treated with respect and compensated. When your insurance company is offering a meager payout or a business refuses to make amends for their negligence, it is time to contact the Law Office Of Jacob J. Rivas.


Verdicts & Settlements
"$2,073,373.80 jury verdict against national retail store for negligent operation of a cart resulting in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome to client." - (2017)
"$2,000,000.00 settlement reached during jury selection for client who was struck on left foot by an employee operating a merchandising cart at a retail store resulting in a serious neurological injury to client. " - (2014)
"$1,900,000.00 recovered for families for the wrongful death of their 2 children arising out of a drunk driving auto accident." - (2010)
"$3,400,000.00 settlement against a school district on behalf of 4 victims of sexual abuse by their school principal." - (2016)