What should you look for in an experienced Louisville injury attorney if you have suffered injury or lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence in a car accident, truck crash or motorcycle accident?
The real challenge is going to be recovery from the responsible party’s insurance coverage. Financial recovery can include present and future medical bills, lost income from missing work, future expenses and fair compensation for the pain an challenges you’ve had to face during the accident and in your recovery. A lot will depend upon the insurance coverages associated with the unique circumstances of your accidents, as well as the skill of your experienced Louisville injury attorney from Hargadon, Lenihan & Herrington. We have represented accident and injury victims across Kentucky since 1924.
Insurance adjusters are very friendly people who come across as someone who is very concerned about your recovery. They are anything but. These adjusters are highly skilled, experienced and extensively trained negotiators who have only one goal:
Settle your case as soon as they can for the lowest possible amount.
Unfortunately, there often isn’t enough insurance to cover your injuries. This is always an issue in hit and run accidents, especially those involving injuries. In these cases your primary source of financial recovery is actually your own automobile insurance policy – even if you were on foot or a riding a bicycle when you were struck and injured by the hit and run driver. Hit and run accident injuries are covered under the Uninsured Motorist section or UM portion of your own auto insurance.
This is where the biggest surprise comes for many of our clients:
Your own insurance company will put up much more resistance than expected
Our clients are often extremely upset and disappointed with how they were treated by their own insurance company. For years, HLH has fought to obtain the benefits our clients have been paying for under their own automobile insurance policy for years. The experienced Louisville injury attorney at HLH who manages your case will hold them accountable to the coverages of your policy and ensure you receive the maximum benefits available to you under the law.
So how can you tell the difference between an experienced Louisville injury attorney and law firm and those who are not as effective? The first question you should ask is “How many cases have you taken to a jury verdict at trial?” It may surprise you to learn many injury attorneys have never taken a case to trial. Why is this important?
Many personal injury attorneys settle all their cases with insurance companies. Why does an attorney’s trial record matter? The insurance companies keep a close record of every single Kentucky and Indiana personal injury attorney. Insurance companies know they will have to take into consideration the cost of trial if the attorney has a successful trial record. Also, the insurance company then knows that a judge and jury will put them at risk of paying the policy limits.
If a personal injury attorney isn’t willing to take your case to trial, and the insurance adjuster knows it, the insurance company will never offer the full value of the case.
When insurance companies see a successful and experienced Louisville injury attorney from Hargadon, Lenihan & Herrington, PLLC on your side they know our attorneys have more than 100 years of combined experience and have taken numerous cases to a successful verdict at trial. They know we have received substantial recognition from the legal industry. They know we will aggressively fight them to get you every penny you deserve for having to endure what has happened to you. They know we will not settle for a penny less than is warranted by the unique circumstances in your case.
When searching for an experienced Louisville injury attorney or law firm look for recommendations from their clients as well as the legal industry. Legal organizations such as Martindale Hubbell AV Rated, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates, ABOTA and Super Lawyers are exclusive organizations who only invite the top attorneys in every field in a given location. The groups mentioned above recognize the best of personal injury attorneys nationwide. There are many other accolades an attorney can simply purchase for a few dollars, or by answering questions on a legal website. These are not based upon genuine legal experience, skill and accomplishment.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident due to someone else’s fault you need an experienced Louisville injury attorney to aggressively protect your interests and hold those responsible financially accountable. We invite you to review the recommendations and reviews of our clients as well as the recognition of the legal industry and contact us or call and speak with an attorney today at (502) 583-9701 for a free consultation. There is no cost to you out of pocket. HLH attorneys work on a contingency fee basis which means you don’t have to pay unless and until we recover compensation for you.