It is important to understand, at the outset, that the basic purpose of your personal injury case is to get you money. Money for your medical care, money to replace your lost earnings and money to compensate you for the ways in which your quality of life has suffered as a result of your injuries. In simple terms, you want to find a lawyer who is able to get you the most money for your case. You also want to find someone with whom you can feel comfortable and develop a positive working relationship.
It is also important to understand that insurance companies are not in the business of paying out money to whomever asks for it. They will in fact do everything they can to avoid paying you a dime for your case, no matter how serious your injuries are or how compelling your case is. If they have to pay you something, they will try to pay you as little as they possibly can.
They don’t care about your medical needs, about your lost earnings, about all the many ways in which this accident has changed your life or even about how bad the defendant’s conduct was that caused your injuries. They care about saving money.
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