If you're visiting this site, chances are you've been in an accident. Chances are you're also experiencing pain from your accident and struggling with the uncertainty of what comes next. Dealing with the insurance company can be intimidating and confusing. Equally importantly, how you deal with the insurance company can make the difference between whether you obtain successful compensation for your injuries or not. If you don't cut your own hair when you need a haircut or perform surgery on yourself when you're sick, why would you attempt to vindicate your legal rights without the benefit of a lawyer? The right lawyer can make a substantial difference in how much compensation you receive from an insurance company. At Cohen & Padda, we take pride in keeping our clients educated and fully informed in the entire claims process following an accident.
Do I Need To Make A Personal Injury Claim?
While you may have medical insurance to cover your healthcare after an accident, you may still need to file a personal injury claim to cover other expenses. The claim can help you recover additional damages including lost wages, damage to your property, any permanent disability, rehabilitation, as well as, present and future pain and suffering. Many of these claims can be settled outside of a courtroom, but some will require decision by a judge or jury.
Cohen & Padda will only suggest a settlement when it is appropriate for your situation! In some cases, it will be necessary to go to court. However, a court case can take several years from beginning to end. By settling a case, the defendant pays you an agreed-upon sum of money quickly after all documents are signed. The documents include a statement releasing the defendant from future responsibility.
When Can You Settle?
You can agree to a settlement at any point in the case. Cohen & Padda will discuss the possibilities with you as each offer is made in your case.
How Much Is My Case Worth?
The amount of a settlement is based upon your lawyer's ability to show "damages." You must provide the responsible party with information about your injuries, expenses and any need for future treatment.
How Can Cohen & Padda Help?
The laws surrounding personal injury cases can be complicated and each case is unique. Cohen & Padda has successfully handled thousands of cases. We are prepared to offer you fierce advocacy to protect your rights!
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