I recently viewed a Google Alert and a local paper blog that showed a number of automobile accidents in the Inland Empire. Specifically, there were accidents in Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, Upland and other cities. In most of these cases there were injuries to the occupants of those vehicles. I thought of the impact those traffic accidents will have on the injured driver and passengers. I thought of the fact that while the accident was only a moment in time, the affects of that impact would be felt for weeks, months or even years. I also thought about how the insurance companies are going to deal with these accident victims. They will engage their trained adjusters to ask questions and explore how they can reduce the amount they have to pay for this injury claim. So often, accident victims are victimized twice. Once in the accident and then again in the claims settlement procedure.
To avoid being victimized twice, an injury victim, whether from a car accident, slip and fall, dog bite or some other cause, that person should consult an experience personal injury attorney. Having a trained, experienced and competent lawyer working for you helps in so many ways. These might include:
Peace of mind to know you have someone fighting for you and your rights.
Guidance in finding proper medical care when you do not have insurance or know where to go.
Preventing the insurance adjuster from putting pressure on you to settle when you are not ready.
Knowing you have someone that knows how to evaluate your case and secure a good recovery.
Having someone there to comfort you and assure you that things will be all right.
The reason I started this blog is to help injury victims know that there are many good lawyers and people out there ready to help when that time comes that when you need a lawyer to protect your rights.
If you have a story to tell regarding your accident, or your experience with an insurance company, share it with me and others. While we can not always prevent accidents, we can prevent being a victim twice.
David H. Ricks set up the Inland Empire Law Group to exclusively help accident victims. The idea was to provide something better than being a number on a board. Personalized attention is the hallmark of the Inland Empire Law Group. Check out David Ricks and the Inland Empire Law Group at http://www.davidrickslaw.com and www.inlandempirelawgroup.com. Or call for an initial consulation at (909) 481-0100. When you contact our office, ask for your free Glove Box Accident Information Guide. This Guide will help you gather all the information you need after an accident to give you the upper hand in your accident claim.