What You Don't Know About Personal Injury Can Hurt You-AGAIN!
We suspect your Life and the lives of your family, friends and employer have been thrown into chaos and you are likely overwhelmed with phone calls and mailings about your personal injury.
Having been injured in the car accident, you will likely be attacked by multiple entities that want to exploit your injury for their, not your benefit. KNOWLEDGE BEFORE ACTION is your best defense and Insult2Injury is here to help.
The amount of settlement is dependent on the merits of the case. Determine if the property damage and injuries are of similar to yours. Ask if attorney and doctors treated them with concern and respect. Was the case handled efficiently , kept their client informed of progress and were their doctors happy to work with the law firm? Honorable people generally prefer to work same while those that exploit their doctors also tend to exploit their patients and insurance companies.
When requesting a recommendation from other patients ask if they were treated well and happy with the results: physical and financial recovery. Ask doctors if they like working with law firms that you are considering. doctors should suggest at least three attorneys for your consideration.
Doctors swear Hippocratic Oath to always place their patient's best health and financial interests above the interests of any other person or entity. Texas Medical Practice Act compels medical practitioners to refuse any conflicts of interest and to report any individual that comprimes the care of their patient
Payment by attorneys for referrals is called Barratry and is illegal. Beware Barratry by Proxy by Case Runners that purchase police reports and solicit by phone or mail for attorneys. Case by Case, these individuals exploit the misfortune of the inured for their financial gain.
This is obvious: higher repair costs imply higher force of impact and likelihood of accident causing the injuries claimed. Generally speaking if a claimant has <$1500-2000 of vehicle damage, attorney representation is not likely to yield enough improvement in settlement to justify the cost. In any case, get a medical triage evaluation and auto repair estimate before signing anything.
Solicitation of Injured clients by law firms claiming large claims for their patients are misleading. TV attorneys are investing the money derived from their clients to pay for expensive TV adds for their own vanity and financial self interest. If you want the best advocate for your case, don't choose one that invests your money on his vanity. Don't Play the attorney Lottery- the PI House always wins!
Personal Injury Attorney billboards are everywhere. Why? Because injured persons are stunned and this marketing is effective. Catchy slogans like Loan Star Mallet or Valley Scam Pistols are a clue that their ego and not Your Recovery is the goal of the advertising. Carefully consider if you want Your Settlement money invested in the personal brand of your attorney instead of paid to you.
Advertising costs are expensive and are passed on to clients. If you were hit by a car, don't be run over by BUS a advertisement! Attorneys and law firms that advertise on the side of buses are targeting the most economically vulnerable in our society.. The money trehy are spending on advertising is not going to you or your case but you will be paying for it.
Representative of insurance company for the party that injured you will often offer you an immediate check for a small payment in exchange for your signing a release of liability. Don't sign anything until your injuries have been fully evaluated.
Payment of anything of value for a referral by either lawyers or medical providers is a KICKBACK are unethical and illegal. Reputable professionals should offer you the names of at least three referral options and disclose to you any conflict of interest or any ownership interest in any facility to which they refer.
"Our Attorneys will come to YOU!" is code for we'll pressure you to sign an exclusive Attorney Contingency Agreement before you have considered your options. "You Pay Nothing unless We Settle" is only partially true- You are surrendering most of YOUR settlement funds BEFORE you even determine the value of your claim. BEWARE
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INSULT2INJURY provides information gained from the experiences from persons that have recovered from motor vehicle accidents to the recently injured. Experience gained by survival of the personal injury process can help those who are recently injured.
What You Don't Know about Personal Injury, Can Hurt YOU- AGAIN!!!
Insult2Injury was founded in the midst of the 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic by service minded philanthropists committed to helping out our community by sharing our extensive experience with the personal injury industry. All I2I members are advocates for injured patients without the financial or political conflicts of interest that may prevent stakeholders from having to choose between patient and stakeholder self-interest. I2I believes an educated patient is an engaged and invested patient and prepared to advocate for their own physical and financial RECOVERY.
EXPERIENCE is what we gain just AFTER WE NEEDED IT! Exploitation of injured persons starts will unrealistic promises and implied attraction of large settlements without merit. The Mission of I2I is provide information to personal injury patients as a reality check against which one can compare the promises of self interested entities hoping to convert potential claims of injured persons into personal profits for the attorney.
I2I shares facts for you to consider and recovered patients share what worked well and what did not to work well so you can participate in your own recovery.
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