In a situation where there is a serious injury, like your matter, hiring a “personal injury” lawyer can make a big difference. Each area of law has certain subtleties you learn after practicing in that area for years. These subtleties are not something that you learn from reading a book but come from experience through active practice. I'm not saying your result will be any different, because we do not know how much insurance the driver of the car has, we do not know if you have uninsured motorist coverage, and we do not know if there is some other claim that can be filed, such as a government tort claim. But these are things that a personal injury lawyer looks for when first meeting with a client. I do suggest consulting with a personal injury lawyer to find out if there may be some other means of recovery. My best to your child.Ask a similar question
Your attorney may be fine; however, as a general rule you always want a qualified and local personal injury litigation attorney. Period. Speedy and full recovery.
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Assuming the driver of the car left the roadway and struck your child on the sidewalk and your child is not at fault, then it seems outrageous to me that the insurance company is only offering a portion of the medical bills, unless that is the policy limit for the driver/car owner? None the less, you need to at least have the case reviewed by an experienced civil litigation and trial lawyer that knows automobile liability and insurance laws. Even if the insurance is offering the policy limits, you can sue and get a judgment and collect on the driver and possibly the car owner's ( if he was not also the driver) personal assets if they have anything? An owner, other than the driver's liability is limited to $15,000 per person and $30,000 per accident, unless you can show they negligently entrusted the car to the driver? Also, if you witnessed the accident you may have your own claim for emotional distress. Have the case reviewed by an experienced lawyer in this area of law?
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No way to know for sure. If the atty has expeience in litigation/trial of injury claims such as elder abuse, he/she could competently handle the case. If his specialty is elder abuse of a financial nature as opposed to physical, he may not have the medical background that would be helpful.Ask a similar question
I've been posting my biased opinions and comments here and there on the Internet and Avvo for a while now (since Al Gore invented the online attorney forums, I believe), and every time I see a post about a person doing battle all by his or her non-lawyer self against an insurance company, I keep thinking the post might as well read something like, “my no-insurance brother-in-law needs to get that brain tumor removed from the base of his skull. It's about the size of a penny nail and is hurting him something awful. He's up to six cans of Coors Light a day for the pain. So, what I need to know is whether I should go in using a through the left ear approach or the right...”
No one who has suffered personal injury should handle personal injury cases. No one but a neurosurgeon should do brain surgery, even if one’s brother-in-law is a schmuck.
A good personal injury attorney should not only understand the law applying to the claim/lawsuit but fully understand the medical damages associated with the injury. Trauma can affect many body parts, vary in severity, vary in long term complications and sequelae. To better one’s chances for a full and fair recovery, one must have an attorney who knows what to ask for from the defendant – compensation for all bodily harms and future medical care that will be needed.
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Absolutely it matters. Insurance companies are well aware of the attorneys with extensive personal injury experience and the ability to fully litigate the claim and take it to trial, if necessary. You will absolutely get a significantly higher recovery with a personal injury attorney who is competent and respected. The facts you describe indicate that this is potentially a clear liability claim with significant injuries. Your child should get a result that far exceeds the cost of medical treatment (up to and potentially over the policy limits of coverage).
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Yes, it absolutely matters. In fact, if you can make sure your personal injury attorney has some experience in head trauma. This is highly complex litigation, and you need the best help you can get. The days of the general practitioner attorney are dead - you need a specialist.Ask a similar question
Don't mess around. Get a lawyer who does personal injury cases. And, you can find a good one who charges the same as one who does not specialize in injury law.Ask a similar question
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