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If you have been injured in an accident in Brockton that was caused by the negligence of others, you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit:

  • to seek compensation for pain and suffering and inconvenience
  • to seek the recovery of lost wages and diminished earning capacity
  • to seek reimbursement for out of pocket medical expenses

In Massachusetts, there is no limit to the amount you can be awarded in a personal injury lawsuit.

A personal injury lawyer in Brockton, MA can help you pursue the compensation you deserve. Call Kelly & Associates Injury Lawyers at 1-800-LAW-GUYS to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation and case analysis.

The Harsh Reality of Fighting Insurance Companies

Typically, soon after a car accident, pedestrian accident, bicycle accident, or slip and fall in which you have been injured, you will be contacted by an adjuster from an insurance company. Their primary purpose is to ask you how the accident happened, ask you about your injuries, and make a settlement offer.

You do not have to handle the back-and-forth with the insurance company alone. Let a personal injury lawyer represent you during these negotiations and help you reach a fair settlement agreement that fairly compensates you for the fullest possible extent of your damages.

Resist Pressure to Settle Quickly 

Insurance companies will pressure you to accept their first settlement offer by attempting to convince you that:

  • a quick settlement will allow you to pay medical expenses at a time you are missing work
  • they (the insurance carrier) have handled hundreds of similar cases, and they know what your case is worth
  • you are unrealistic if you are hoping to negotiate a higher amount
  • they (the insurance company) only hire the best attorneys to represent them in court
  • if you hire an attorney to represent you, your case will take years and cost you huge attorney fees

Do not take the insurance company’s arguments at face value, and never allow anyone to talk you out of hiring your own attorney. If you or a loved one was injured, call Kelly & Associates Injury Lawyers at 1-800-LAW-GUYS for a free consultation. We will protect your legal rights.

Do Not Reveal Details About Your Accident to the Insurance Company

If an insurance company asks you for information about your accident, tell them to speak with your lawyer. They do not have your best interests in mind and are only trying to determine if they could argue you were partially responsible for your accident. This could reduce the amount of compensation to which you are entitled.

A personal injury lawyer in Brockton, MA, can protect you during conversations with the insurance company by speaking on your behalf.

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Do Not Discuss Your Medical Diagnosis

If your insurance company asks about your medical diagnosis, refer them to your lawyer. We also advise you to follow these tips to help protect your rights and strengthen your case:

  • Never sign a release form that gives an insurance company access to private medical records
  • Do not disclose the nature of your injuries, treatments you have received, or how your recovery is progressing
  • Do not disclose the name of the hospital that treated you or names of your doctors
  • Do not disclose when or whether you will be cleared to return to work

The Dangers of Settling Too Early

Immediately after your accident, you may feel that accepting the initial settlement offer is your best option, but we recommend you resist the impulse to do so. Here’s why:

  • Sometimes, injuries are latent, or hidden, and become symptomatic only after time has passed. Examples could include hairline bone fractures, small muscle tears, and nerve damage.
  • Some injuries take a long time to heal, and the prospect of returning to work soon is unrealistic.
  • Serious injuries requiring surgery may require you to undergo physical therapy and rehabilitation – or even additional surgeries.
  • Constant headaches or nervousness may require long-term drug therapy.

Once you accept a settlement, you cannot pursue compensation for any of these additional damages that may occur afterward. A personal injury lawyer can help you determine the recovery you may need both now and in the future. Call Kelly & Associates Injury Lawyers at 1-800-LAW-GUYS to get started with a free consultation.

PRACTICE AREAS

We deal with a range of injury cases and our team will help you fight for justice and maximum compensation if an act of negligence left you injured.

Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit

If you engage our firm to represent you, we will begin right away to consult with you to address several legal pathways to resolve your personal injury claim in Brockton, MA.

  • Negotiated Settlement
    You may decide it is in your best interest to accept a negotiated settlement offered by an insurance company. Our team will be prepared with all the important facts related to the accident, including medical reports, total cost of treatment, and loss of income.Our legal team will negotiate on your behalf. Insurance companies generally do not want to incur the added expense of going to court and may be willing to offer a fair settlement after negotiation.
  • MediationYou can agree to participate in mediation with the insurance company in the hope of reaching a higher settlement, but we recommend you only do so after engaging a law firm to negotiate on your behalf.A successful mediation negates the necessity of a jury trial and could result in a quicker payout to you, which you may decide is in your best interest depending on the details of your situation.
  • Going to TrialIf no satisfactory settlement can be reached, a court date is set for a jury trial. A personal injury trial is complicated. Sometimes, more than one insurance carrier is involved.A personal injury lawyer in Brockton, MA, can handle the pre-trial preparations and walk you through what to expect during the trial itself. We can represent you and fight for the compensation you deserve in court.

Whichever legal path you pursue, our legal team will stand with you to ensure that your rights are protected.

Hire a Lawyer With a Commitment to Client Satisfaction

Hiring an attorney is an important decision. At Kelly & Associates Injury Lawyers, we take pride in our dedication to client satisfaction. We offer a 30-day risk-free guarantee that you can change your mind about hiring our firm at no cost to you. We are always available to answer your questions and address your concerns.

Call Kelly & Associates Injury Lawyers at 1-800-LAW-GUYS today for your free consultation and case evaluation.

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