The Law Offices of Samuel I. Kane handle any vehicle accident that involves personal injury, which means we don’t handle auto accidents that have just property damage. There has to be person who is injured and involved in the vehicle accident. However, when we handle a vehicle accident that involves a personal injury, we will also handle the vehicle and/or property damage component, with no additional fee.
First Steps After An Accident
Getting immediate medical treatment is vital for anyone involved in an accident. If you have not been admitted to a hospital after an accident, you should still seek treatment from a family doctor or obtain confirmation that you are in good health.
Statistics show that individuals involved in an auto accident are less likely to report dull pain and attribute the pain to unrelated events such as lack of sleep. Some realize the connection of their pain and the accident when it may be too late to make a claim.
Report any amount of pain that you may experience in efforts to avoid residual effects of the accident. To avoid further physical harm and maximize your claim, it’s important to consult with your primary care physician and obtain a full evaluation.
If you intend to claim compensation for your injuries, consulting with a personal injury attorney at the earliest opportunity after medical treatment is important.
Claiming Compensation for an Auto Accident
Compensation allows you to recover from your injuries and to restore you to the same position, emotionally, physically, and financially that you were in prior to the accident. Your personal injury attorney can assess your situation and determine the amount of compensation that you legally deserve under the circumstances.
The value of your claim can cover medical bills, lost wages or earnings, and your pain and suffering. There’s a lot of factors that go in to properly evaluating what a personal injury claim is worth.
One of our firm’s goals is to make sure that you are whole again. We want to make sure that an injured person is adequately compensated and put into the same position they were in prior to having been involved and injured as a result of an auto accident.
Importance of Consulting an Auto Accident Attorney
Insurance companies automatically try to minimize claims and will offer the least amount for your injuries. Some insurers may try to impress upon claimants that filing a claim against their own insurance may lead to higher premiums.
In New Mexico and in other states, it is illegal for an insurance company to raise an individual’s premium because they have filed a claim.
Our Firm can provide legal advice and help you obtain the maximum value that you legally deserve under the situation. Be cautious when dealing with the insurance company alone because they might try to persuade you to settle for just your medical expenses or out-of-pocket expenses, and not compensate you for the attendant pain and suffering and/or loss of wages.
No Insurance or Insufficient Insurance
Sometimes the party responsible for your accident may not carry insurance or have a minimal policy that is not adequate to cover all of your injuries. We can explore all insurance possibilities including your own auto policies and other policies that you might have at the time of the accident.
Depending on the extent of your own insurance coverage, you may be able to recover compensation from your own insurance. Our firm digs deep to find any available resource in order to make you whole again.
Our Auto Accident Experience
The Law Offices of Samuel I. Kane has many years of experience in auto accidents, assessing the degree of damages suffered by clients and helping them obtain the maximum value of compensation that they legally deserve.
Our Firm consists of an award winning attorney, private investigators, and a retired insurance claim adjuster with 30 years of experience. We work very hard to ensure that you recover from your personal injury while handling any vehicle damage arising from the same accident. We handle personal injury cases on contingency fee basis, which means that we get paid only when you recover compensation for your personal injury, but not on property damage.