Personal Injury

Personal Injury Attorneys: Your Ally In Insurance Disputes

What happens after a car accident? Hopefully, your car damages and your bodily injuries (if any) will be paid for by insurance. There are a variety of cases, however, where this may not go as smoothly as you would like:

  • The other driver is at fault and does not carry insurance.
  • The other driver is at fault and his or her insurance is not sufficient to cover your costs (“underinsured”).
  • There is a dispute over who is at fault.
  • The insurance company offers an amount that is unfairly low.
  • The insurance company delays your claim, and the deadline for filing a lawsuit is approaching.

All of these cases can make it hard to know what to do or where to turn. This is where a personal injury lawyer becomes your personal ally in the battle to get the payment that you deserve.

Do I Need A Personal Injury Lawyer For My Claim?

A personal injury lawyer is an attorney who specializes in handling cases for people who were injured or had their property damaged in accidents of all kinds. They deal very frequently with insurance companies and have valuable experience with the best legal strategies for getting an insurance company to pay. This is because accidents and injuries almost always involve filing a claim with an insurance company somewhere along the way, and insurance companies have an interest in paying out the least amount possible for these claims. Insurance companies are for-profit entities and will use a variety of tactics to minimize what they must pay, even when they are obligated by an insurance policy.

The kind of pressure that a personal injury attorney can put on insurance companies is sizable. Immediately when you hire a lawyer, your lawyer will notify the insurance company that you have legal representation and to direct all correspondence to the attorney’s office, not to you. This sends a clear message that you are willing to take your claim to court, which means the insurance company will have to pay lawyers of its own if it wishes to keep fighting you. In some cases, this immediately triggers an offer from the insurance company, simply to get the case to go away.

Secondly, the insurance company now knows that it cannot hope to pressure or trick you. Insurance companies often pressure claimants to take a quick offer, even if it seems low, by threatening that it will be the final offer. In law, however, there is no final offer until the paperwork is signed. Your attorney will have expertise in understanding insurance companies’ viewpoints and tactics and will know whether they hold water.

Finally, if your case goes to court, your attorney will be able to represent you and bring all the strongest evidence to bear. Lawyers will rely on expert witnesses, such as doctors, to back up your claim with objective facts. Your chances of winning an insurance dispute go up as soon as you have a lawyer at your side.

If you are in Virginia and need a personal injury lawyer, call the law offices of Morrison, Ross and Whelan today.

Our Attorneys Provide Skilled Representation For Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries

Many of the personal claims our firm represents result from motor vehicle accidents, including passenger car accidents, motorcycle accidents and commercial truck accidents. We have experience holding negligent drivers accountable for a variety of accidents, including:

  • Intersection accidents
  • Head-on collisions
  • Side-swipe accidents
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Vehicle rollovers

The cases we manage include catastrophic injuries, such as traumatic brain injury, loss of limb, paralysis and wrongful death. All such cases cry out for justice, which is why you need an experienced and skilled legal team as your personal ally. We are determined to do battle and recover the compensation you deserve.

Contact Our Firm For Immediate Assistance In Your Injury Case

Since our firm’s founding in 1987, Morrison, Ross and Whelan has represented clients with painful and disabling personal injuries. As determined advocates, we provide highly professional and conscientious legal representation for your personal injury case. If you are in Virginia and need a personal injury lawyer, call 540-347-1000. You may also contact our office online to schedule a consultation. We are located just off 211 and business 29, in the heart of Fauquier County at 31 Garrett Street in Warrenton.