have all seen the “1-800” advertisements for “settle
for some amount and collect a fee” personal injury attorneys.
These individuals serve a purpose, but often it is not yours.
When it comes to personal injury lawyers, there are matters you need
to carefully consider. Your medical records should be thoroughly analyzed;
not only your current records, but your records from the past. When
considering the value of your case, you need an Iowa advocate who can
determine how much of a recovery is “enough.” Consideration
need be given to your physical condition, and your long term medical
needs. If your medical care was provided, in any part, through insurance,
you probably have an obligation as part of your insurance contract to
reimburse your carrier for the costs it incurred. You probably lost
work while being treated for, and healing from, your injuries. Your
lost wages should be considered. You have family members for whom you
perform certain services, both practical and intimate. If you cannot,
or could not for a time, carry on your obligations as parent and spouse,
you may be entitled to compensation for that. Also, there is compensation
for your pain and suffering. In the end, when it comes time to decide
whether to settle or go to trial, you must be able to determine whether
the amount you are offered, if anything, will compensate not only you
now, but you from the past, you into the future and – not insignificantly,
your insurance carrier.
Joseph W. Fernandez has in-depth experience as an Iowa personal
The Fernandez Law Firm will review your medical records. If need be,
it will obtain the help of a medical professional to evaluate those
records. The Firm will work with your treating physicians and, if need
be, additional experts in the field who can provide resources and testimony
about your condition. Ultimately, your case will be handled, from start
to finish, with an eye toward ensuring that any recovery is adequate
to protect you, and your carrier. If this were not so, the Firm would
not be protecting you, because ultimately your carrier would pursue
you for its reimbursement; what is called its “subrogation interest.”
If you would like to begin consultation for Personal Injury, please
contact us to set up an appointment.
Contact the Fernandez Law Firm today...