I was hurt in a department store recently and was injured and risk management from the department store wants me to settle even though she said I contributed to my injury but she wanted me to give her an amount. Do I need a lawyer? I have been suffering with pain and now I feel like a rape victim in the terms they are attempting to blame the victim (me). I’m emotionally drained...and think I need to see a psychologist. Their gate caused an injury to my leg, I did not do anything but entered the department store to shop for clothes.
Personal injury cases are very fact oriented. Contributory negligence is an extremely common argument used by adjusters to diminish the value of your claim. The fact that they are offering to settle is a good sign. Regardless, you should definitely consult with a reputable personal injury attorney in your locality as soon as possible. Good luck!
You should seek a free consultation from an experienced personal injury attorney. AVVO does offer a find a lawyer option. You can always expect the insurance company to assign a certain percentage of fault but you will not be treated fairly unless you have an attorney representing your interests. Good luck.
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