While not every injured person needs an attorney, we encourage everyone to consult an attorney to make sure you understand your rights. Never sign anything until you have talked to an attorney. Many valuable rights are permanently forfeited because the injured person believed what the insurance company told them. Remember, the only person truly working in your best interest is the lawyer you hire.
Effectively handling a personal injury case requires thorough investigation, determining the cause of the accident, identifying the responsible party and devising an appropriate case strategy to hold the responsible party accountable. The Law Office of Douglas P. Mayer handles those aspects of a personal injury case and communicates with your insurance company and the other party’s insurance company. These communications and investigations are essential, as soon after an accident occurs, in order to advise you before signing any documents or discussing matters with any insurance company, whether your own insurance company or the responsible party’s insurance company, or a no-fault provider.
Please understand that insurance companies, in most cases, are the opposing side in a personal injury claim. Generally, their objective is to deny or minimize the amount of compensation you receive. Estimating all the damages involved with your injury ? past, present and future costs ? is an important aspect of a personal injury lawyer’s job. The Law Office of Douglas P. Mayer may have to consult with experts who can reconstruct accidents and determine the underlying cause in order to maximize your settlement with the insurance company or, if a settlement can not be reached, retain those experts for trial.