Each year, thousands of people in and around Oakland are injured as the result of accidents caused by the negligence of someone else. If you have been injured in an accident that you think is someone else’s fault, you need to understand some basic facts about your rights. You need to understand the importance of taking a proactive approach to retaining legal representation from a capable, experienced Oakland injury attorneys, like the legal team at Mary Alexander & Associates.
Insurance Companies and the Claims Settlement Process
A primary reason you need to be proactive in obtaining legal representation is because of the challenges associated with facing an insurance company when pursuing a claim for compensation for your injuries. The stark reality is that insurance companies exist for one primary reason. Insurance companies are in business to make money for their shareholders.
Insurance companies increase their profits by limiting the amount of money spent on paying claims. As a result, insurance companies employ a vast array of tactics and strategies that are designed to frustrate an injured person in obtaining a proper settlement of a valid claim for injuries.
The attorneys on the legal team at our firm understand the schemes utilized by insurance companies to avoid paying a proper settlement of injury claims like your own. We take a firm stand against these insurance company tactics and fight tirelessly in seeking an appropriate settlement of your case.
Compensation in Your Accident Case
Another key reason why you best protect your rights and interests after an accident by retaining our Oakland injury attorneys is that you enhance your chances of obtaining appropriate compensation for your injuries, damages, and losses. Compensation in your case hinges upon the facts and circumstances surrounding the accident, together with the nature and extent of your injuries. With that noted, there are types of injuries, damages, and losses a seasoned attorney from our firm seeks on behalf of a client. These include:
- pain and suffering
- medical bills and expenses
- mental anguish and emotional distress
- permanent disability
- permanent disfigurement
- property damage and loss
- lost income
Compensation in your case likely is not limited to losses experienced to date. The reality likely is that you will continue to incur losses into the future.
For example, your injuries may require ongoing medical care and treatment into the future. You may endure pain for an indefinite period of time. You may not be able to return to work any time soon. Indeed, you may have sustained injuries that ultimately prevent you from returning to the type of work you enjoyed before the accident.
These represent the types of losses you reasonably can be expected to face in the future. Our Oakland injury attorneys will fight to ensure that you receive comprehensive compensation for all losses.
Finally, depending on the facts surrounding your case, you may be entitled to what are known as punitive or compensatory damages. Punitive or compensatory damages represent additional compensation when the conduct of the party causing the accident in the first instance is deemed in court to be particularly egregious or reckless. These damages not only provide you additional compensation, but serve to punish the party that caused the accident.
Initial Consultation with Mary Alexander & Associates
The first step in retaining our Oakland injury attorneys is scheduling an initial consultation. Call Mary Alexander & Associates at 877-226-7103. At an initial consultation, a member of our legal team will provide an evaluation of your case. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you have about your case. Our firm charges no fee for an initial consultation with a prospective client.