Do You Know Your Personal Injury Rights for a Sacramento Accident Claim?
Posted on Monday, July 30th, 2018 at 4:17 am
When you are injured in an accident, you have certain rights under California’s personal injury laws. The specific laws applicable in your case may vary depending on the type of accident. However, some personal injury rights apply in all cases. Regardless of whether you are filing a claim under premises liability laws, product liability laws, wrongful death statutes, or liability injury laws, you deserve to be compensated.
Our Sacramento personal injury attorneys want you to know your rights before you speak to an insurance adjuster or other representative for the other party. Contact our office for a free consultation with one of our attorneys. We want to protect your best interests. We also want to help you recover the compensation you deserve from the negligent party who caused your injury.
Right to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer in Sacramento
Do not allow the insurance company to convince you that you do not need to consult with an attorney. The insurance company wants to settle your claim for as little money as possible if it cannot outright deny your claim. Therefore, it is in the best interest of the company for you to handle your claim without an attorney.
An attorney protects your interests against the interests of the insurance provider. The insurance company has a team of professionals working to protect its interests. You deserve a legal team standing with you to protect your legal right to a fair settlement for your claim.
Right to Refuse a Settlement Offer
You have the right to refuse a settlement offer that does not compensate you fully for all damages and losses for the accident. The insurance adjuster may offer you a quick settlement that is much lower than your claim is worth to dispose of the case. Accepting an offer means you cannot pursue any further action to recover compensation. This applies even if you discover additional injuries or losses.
A Sacramento injury lawyer understands how insurance companies process claims. Your attorney provides guidance and advice about settlement offers so that you can make an informed decision whether accepting the settlement offer is in your best interest.
Right to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit
If the insurance company does not offer a reasonable settlement for your claim, you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit. The adjuster or other insurance representative may tell you that you do not have a “case.” However, that is a matter for a jury to decide. Always consult with a personal injury lawyer before accepting any settlement offers or signing any documents for an insurance company.
Our Sacramento personal injury lawyers represent accident victims in claims related to:
- Bicycle Accidents
- Brain Injuries
- Car Accidents
- Dog Attacks
- DUI Victim
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Product Liability
- Slip and Fall (Premises Liability)
- Truck Accidents
Contact a Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer for More Information
Make sure that you understand all your legal rights regarding an injury claim before you speak with an adjuster or insurance company. Contact Tiemann Law Firm by calling (916) 999-9000 or by visiting our website to schedule a free consultation with one of our Sacramento injury lawyers.