Personal injury cases can be based on injuries caused by a wide variety of accidents. If you have suffered a serious injury that was caused by another person’s negligence or fault, you deserve to be compensated for your losses. Attorney Don Ho has extensive experience in handling all types of personal injury cases, including:
- Automobile, motorcycle and truck accidents
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Slip and falls
- Dog bites and other animal bites
- Elder Abuse
- Wrongful death
- Whiplash/back and neck injuries
- Burn injuries
Victim’s Rights to Compensation
Victims of personal injury accidents are entitled to financial compensation for their lost wages, medical bills, and property expenses, and for incidental costs caused by the accident. In addition, they may be entitled to additional damages to cover future expenses, pain and suffering, or other costs.
If you are injured in an accident, a representative of an insurance company or the party who caused your injury may approach you. That representative may offer you quick payment for your injuries. It may be tempting to accept that offer, particularly if you have been unable to work, or if your medical bills have been piling up, with no immediate relief in sight. Resist this temptation!
Accepting any kind or amount of payment could mean that you have settled your case without even knowing it. This is why contacting a personal injury attorney for consultation is important. You may have made a permanent settlement for far less than you could have obtained, and it is very difficult to back out once you have agreed.
Remember: sign nothing related to your injury claim – don’t even endorse a check – unless your personal injury or auto accident lawyer has had a chance to review it with you.
We care about getting you everything you are entitled to receive for your injury. Remember, insurance companies are not in the business of giving you the maximum recovery; they make money by paying you as little as possible. Contact an injury attorney before you sign or settle anything with an insurance company.
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