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7 Reasons to Work With an Experienced Injury Attorney

Obtaining fair compensation for your personal injury can be a challenge without a personal injury attorney. Those who hire counsel for their personal injury claim have the best chance of receiving the compensation needed for all of the damages they have suffered. Knowing how to navigate the legal process and get the settlement you are entitled to requires an experienced attorney who is on your side. Our firm in Cheyenne, Wyoming works hard to get you the compensation you deserve.

7 Reasons to Work With an Experienced Injury Attorney in Cheyenne, Wyoming

1. We Will Fight for the Maximum Compensation

Attorneys with experience fighting injury claims know how to get you the highest amount of compensation that the at-fault party’s insurance policy or state limits allow for personal injury damages. We know how personal insurance and corporate policies work and how to maximize your settlements.

Our experience helps us to recognize when another party is not holding up their end of the bargain, and we can fight hard to make sure you get every penny you are entitled to. With our team building the strongest case possible, you will be free to focus on your recovery.

2. We Have Experience Working With Insurers

In many cases, the first place that compensation can be obtained is with the at-fault party’s insurance company. Dealing with these insurers is often a difficult process, and can feel overwhelming, especially for a person with injuries. Working with an insurance company for a minor accident is quite different than filing a claim for a serious accident that caused significant injuries. Unfortunately, insurance companies want to pay out as little money as possible for your injuries.

Adjusters will use anything you say to them to devalue or even deny your claim, so using an experienced attorney to fight for you means that we can work with their insurance company on your behalf. We are trained to know how the claims process works and we know how to pursue fair compensation while defending your rights. An attorney will not easily feel pressured into accepting any offers by the insurance company that are lower than what you deserve.

3. We Know How to Value Your Claim Correctly

Hiring your own attorney to handle your injury case means that you have someone on your side who truly cares about accurately valuing your claim. The insurance company and lawyer for the at-fault party will try everything they can to devalue your claim. Our skilled lawyers work hard to gather all of the necessary evidence in order to provide an accurate valuation of the compensation you deserve from the start of your injury to the possible future adverse effects of it.

Our team will evaluate the effect this injury has had on your life, past the medical bills or loss of income, and fight to get you compensation for non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering or even loss of enjoyment. Obtaining evidence to prove non-economic damages can be difficult, but our attorneys know what to look for and how to gather evidence in order to present any psychological, emotional, and physical effects of the accident.

4. We Will Ensure That Modified Comparative Negligence Laws Are Accurately Applied

The law in Wyoming follows a modified comparative negligence rule for personal injury claims. This rule states that personal injury claimants are not eligible for full compensation if the court finds them to be more than 51 percent at fault for the injuries they have incurred. For claimants who have been found to be less than 51 percent at fault, the compensation awarded will be based on the percentage of fault.

Our experienced legal team is committed to building a strong case for you that helps ensure that the court will not attribute more fault to you than you deserve. We know how to fight against arguments from the defense that will try to claim you bear a majority of the responsibility for your injury.

5. We Know the Legal Process

Understanding the legal process can be extremely time-consuming and confusing, especially when you are trying to heal from an injury. An experienced attorney will provide expert guidance by helping you preserve crucial evidence and documenting the severity of your injuries. We will also help you track the expenses related to your injuries in order to keep an accurate record of the compensation you deserve.

Our lawyers know the process that needs to be followed, the documents that need to be filed, and the information that it takes to complete the paperwork. Working with a personal attorney on your injury claim will help you avoid losing your settlement due to mistakes or errors in the legal process. When you hire an experienced attorney, you can be sure that every task is completed, and completed well.

6. We Will Stick to Deadlines

Personal injury lawyers know the deadlines for paperwork to be filed, giving you peace of mind that everything will be filed accurately and at the appropriate time. Wyoming has a deadline for filing a personal injury claim, and once this statute expires, individuals are prohibited from filing a claim. Without an attorney, this date may come and go before you are recovered enough to address the claim, at which point you will no longer be able to seek compensation.

In Wyoming, this deadline to file for personal injury claims is four years from the date of the action. The settlement does not need to be reached in this timeline, but the process must be at least initiated before the four years have passed. Our attorneys have detailed knowledge of these deadlines. We know how to determine when the actual statute of limitations begins, which will tell us how much more time we have to file a claim.

7. We Will Advise You When to Settle or When to File a Lawsuit

One of the biggest question marks after an accident is whether to settle with the insurance company or file a lawsuit. This question requires the consideration of many factors to ensure you are getting what is owed to you. Experienced attorneys have the knowledge and skill to help advise you in taking the right course of action. Many cases can be settled without filing a suit, but only if that is what is in the best interest of our client.

We are willing to fight in court when insurance companies are not offering fair compensation, but insurance adjusters are usually more likely to settle before a lawsuit is necessary. With an experienced attorney, you can be sure that we will go the extra mile for what is in your best interest. You don’t ever have to worry that we will take the easy way out by choosing an option that is quick but unfair.

If you have been injured by another person or corporation’s carelessness, hiring a skilled personal attorney to fight for your rights is essential to obtaining the compensation you need to move on with your life. Our experienced team has successfully handled countless injury claims and knows how to ease your worry during this tiresome process. Contact us today at Ochs Law Firm and let us take the reins so you can begin focusing on restoring your health.

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Jason E. Ochs

Jason began his legal career in 2002 with a national multi-district litigation law firm in Newport Beach, California. There he worked on a variety of high-profile, complex-litigation projects including pharmaceutical and medical-device litigation across the country.

The Ochs Law Firm epitomizes professionalism and commitment to all of our clients, regardless of the size of the case or the might of the Defendant. We practice in Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas and California in personal injury litigation, medical malpractice, defective products, class action lawsuits, Qui Tam lawsuits, litigation across multiple districts, bad faith insurance, and civil litigation.

We look forward to providing top quality service and representation for you and your family.