Car accidents create tremendous financial pressure for injured individuals and their families. Our attorneys at Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz, P.A., can help you recover medical costs, lost wages, damages for pain and suffering and other expenses associated with the accident.
We understand that the last thing you need during this already difficult time is the added financial burden of unreimbursed costs. Our office regularly works with medical experts, economists, and life-care planners to build strong claims. These experts use cost data from HMOs and insurance companies to thoroughly quantify the financial impact of a car accident — which in turn provides a stronger foundation for a more thorough recovery.
Beware Of Low-Ball Insurance Offers
After an accident, you may be confronted with settlement offers from the insurance company. These offers might sound tempting at first. Yet, in all likelihood, they only amount to pennies on the dollar of what you actually deserve.
The reason for this is, in part, due to the formulaic approach that insurance companies take toward minimizing their own costs. Many large insurance companies use a software program to determine settlement payouts. Typically, a claims adjuster enters in certain variables which then produce a payout amount according to the program's preset algorithms. As a result, the software minimizes the role of human judgment and considers only economic losses — not other losses you may suffer.
How We Will Safeguard Your Interests
At Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz, P.A., our attorneys are familiar with these software programs and their shortcomings. When you enlist our attorneys as your legal representatives, insurers will be required to direct all communications and settlement offers through our office until your case is resolved, providing a strong layer of protection. We will review all requests to ensure that you don't sign away your rights or compromise your case.
In an attempt to protect its own profits, the insurance company may also try to blame you for the accident. We know how to combat this type of attack and other common tactics insurers use to delay, reduce or avoid payouts. Our lawyers often enlist trusted accident investigators who gather the right evidence to refute the insurer — for example, by measuring skid marks, analyzing the damage to the car, reconstructing events at the scene or interviewing eyewitnesses. We have the investigative resources and experience needed to establish the truth — and a balance of power — in the courtroom.
Start Protecting Your Rights
The sooner you consult with us, the more options we have for helping you. Call 612-444-5604 or send us an email to request your free consultation. Based in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area, we represent injury victims across Minnesota, and we can travel to you.