Recovering from a personal injury can consume your life. After a trip to the emergency room, you may have to deal with surgery, doctor visits and rehab, along with the pain, physical challenges and other aftermaths.
The prospect of legal action may seem daunting, especially if you have never needed a lawyer before. At the Steve Foley Law Firm, we take time to explain the legal process and address your concerns. We take on your legal burdens so you can focus on healing.
Misconceptions about personal injury lawsuits can prevent you from seeking legal help. Let’s set the record straight:
“I don’t need a lawyer.”
In a minor accident, you might have luck filing an insurance claim on your own. For any serious and lasting injury, you will probably need legal representation to recover damages. The insurance companies use many tactics to deny, delay or downplay claims. A lawyer will know how to build a case for liability and full damages and how to deal with insurers. Most people who try to negotiate on their own without legal representation fare poorly.
“I don’t want to go to court.”
Most personal injury claims are resolved without ever setting foot in a courtroom. An experienced personal injury attorney, like Steve Foley, can successfully negotiate a settlement for full damages which will compensate you for your medical expenses, lost wages, and most importantly, money damages for your pain and suffering. Going to trial might be necessary when the attorney and the client both agree that complex legal issues and/or the settlement value was offered by insurance company requires a determination of these issues by a jury of your peers. Vast majority of cases are settled successfully without a trial. During early stages of a claim, your least worry should be whether your case will go to trial. Your biggest concern should be following your doctors treatment plan and selecting the right attorney to represent you.
The sooner you contact us, the better able we are to protect your legal rights and obtain a winning settlement. It is important to feel comfortable with the person who is handling your case. For that reason, Steve Foley provides a free initial consultation. Call our Buffalo law office at 716-249-2222 or contact us online.