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How Do You Know When To Settle Your Injury Case?
If you are the victim of an injury caused by somebody else, the question often becomes how do you know you are getting the top $$ for your injuries? This is an art and not a science for sure. I hope you let our 30 plus years of experience doing injury cases help you in evaluating whether the offer from the insurance company is good or not. You and I will work together on your case to get you the best results possible. And you can be 100% sure the advice we give you is our honest assessment of your case!
BIRTH CONTROL IUD DEFECTIVE PRODUCT ALLEGED – MIRENA COMPLAINT FILED BY CALIFORNIA WOMAN
Another lawsuit has been filed against Bayer Healthcare over their medical device, Mirena. A victim needed to be rushed into the emergency room in order to have her Mirena IUD removed. The woman had the Mirena birth control device implanted in 2013. Five months later, she was rushed to the emergency room due to severe stomach pain. The device had pierced her uterus and was embedded in her uterosacral ligament. Yes, we handle Mirena IUD and all mesh and talcum powder cancer cases.
THE BIG 4 – YOU READERS HELP ME SO MUCH WITH YOUR AWESOME REFERRALS, THEREFORE I WANT TO GIVE YOU SOME PRACTICAL INFORMATION THAT MAY BE OF SOME BENEFIT TO YOU. SO HERE ARE SOME PRACTICAL IDEAS FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.
PRACTICAL TIP #1-AUTO ACCIDENTS: INSURANCE INFORMATION
If you are involved in an auto accident you can get rattled, even if it is a minor fender bender. Since you must provide your name, address and insurance information to the other person, why not have an extra copy of your insurance card with that information available in your glove compartment? That way if you are in an accident you can just give them the copy of YOUR insurance information. That saves you time in a stressful situation and avoids trying to find a pen and paper with the driver or police officer standing next to you.
PRACTICAL TIP #2-DEPOSITIONS
When you are at a deposition for an auto or slip-and-fall case do not volunteer any information. JUST ANSWER THE QUESTION THAT IS ASKED OF YOU. The attorney on the other side is experienced and knows what he or she is doing. If you volunteer information to them it will only prolong the deposition and may even hurt your case. Remember the show “Dragnet”? Just the facts ma’am. Just the facts.
Also, it is important to SMILE and to be courteous at your deposition. Saying yes sir and no sir and please and thank you is very important. You want the attorney on the other side to like you when the deposition is over. Why? Because they will write a report to their insurance people about how you would come across to a jury. If you are likeable, the insurance company is going to factor that in to any $$ they offer you.
GIFT HORSE IN THE MOUTH-#3: DON’T DISMISS GOOD ADVICE JUST BECAUSE OF WHO GIVES IT TO YOU.
I received a tip regarding this Newsletter from someone who handles auto insurance defense cases. (Imagine that) The attorney went out of his way to give me some helpful advice on a matter related to this Newsletter.
PRACTICAL TIP #4-MEASURE TWICE, CUT ONCE: DOUBLE AND TRIPLE CHECK AN IMPORTANT POST WHEN YOU ARE SENDING AN EMAIL.
Especially if it is an important email. Do the draft of what you are going to say, and then walk away for a couple minutes to get a different perspective. When you come back, check it for typos and other errors before you send it. Remember, once the email is sent, it is out there in cyberspace forever.
Some people believe they shouldn’t submit a lot of medical bills to their auto insurance company when they are hurt in an accident, because their own insurance company will raise their rates. Wrong!! Why? Because it would clearly be illegal and the insurance company could be sued for Bad Faith for doing so.
SEND US ALL YOUR BILLS AFTER YOU HAVE RETAINED US TO REPRESENT YOU IN YOUR INJURY CASE.
It is likely that you will get bills and records from healthcare providers related to the accident after our initial meeting. Send them to us in the mail, or email them to us. The best way we can provide you with great representation is to have all the records and correspondence from the healthcare providers in our office. This is especially true if you get bills from these providers. Help us help you.
GO STEELERS AND PENGUINS!
Your attorney & friend,
Bernard M. Tully, Esquire