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EPISODE 2: Why You Should Call An Experienced Personal Injury Attorney After An Accident

Many people have false confidence in believing they can handle their own personal injury case without an attorney, and this often results in mistakes that can cost them tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. Lawyers in these cases do not get paid if they do not get you more money, so it is as though you have nothing to lose and much to gain by speaking with an attorney. Here is a story about a previous client who almost made a several hundred thousand dollar mistake.

A young man had been in a crash in an intersection, during which he had been passing through during a green light when another driver made a left turn in front of him. The young man’s injuries required surgery to screw plates into his spine and fuse several vertebrae in his neck. He permanently lost some range of motion in his neck, and he had some residual numbness in his left hand as a result of these injuries. He was trying to handle his case on his own, and the defendant had only purchased $25,000 of insurance coverage.

One of his coworkers convinced him to make the call to Kalfus & Nachman to see if we could get him more money. His case was worth well over six figures, and it would not cost him anything if we didn’t get him more than the $25,000 on the defendant’s policy, so the choice became obvious to him. The statute of limitations was just about to expire, so we had to file suit immediately.

By filing suit, we were able to take the defendant’s deposition. A deposition involves us asking a party questions under oath in the presence of their lawyer. In the course of this process, the defendant admitted he was delivering food for a food delivery company at the time of the collision. This information was of great importance, as it meant the defendant actually had insurance coverage from the national food delivery company employing him. We were able to make a claim against that company’s insurance policy, which resulted in the resolution of our client’s case for a significant sum, and our client was very pleased with the result.

If you have additional questions about your personal injury case, I want you to call me at (888) 487-8546. I welcome your call. Visit our educational website at www.kalfusnachman.com/videos for more videos and media content from our law firm.

Video Transcript

Paul Hernandez:

Another episode of Why You Should Call an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney following an Automobile Accident. Hi, I'm Paul Hernandez, attorney at Kalfus & Nachman, litigating cases across Virginia and North Carolina. Many people think they can handle their personal injury case on their own without consulting an attorney. They have this false level of confidence, even though they have no idea what they're doing. They think, "Why should I pay a lawyer when I can settle with the insurance company on my own?" The main reason is lawyers do not get paid if they do not get you more money. It costs you nothing when you think about it this way. Let me share with you a situation where a young man almost made a several hundred thousand dollar mistake.

A young man was in a motor vehicle accident with another driver one evening around dinner time. The young man was driving through a green light, when another vehicle turned left in front of him, causing the vehicles to collide right in the intersection. The young man was hurt pretty badly, and he had to have neck surgery where he had plates screwed into his spine and several vertebrae in his neck fused. He had permanent loss of range of motion in his neck, and he had some residual numbness in his left hand.

He was trying to handle the case on his own, and he was about to settle with the defendant's insurance company for the minimum limits of insurance coverage of $25,000. That was all the insurance coverage the defendant purchased. Fortunately, a coworker convinced him into calling me to represent him and see if I could get him more money. Why not? It would not cost him anything if I couldn't get him any additional compensation. The young man's case was worth way over six figures. And we had to file suit right away, as the statute of limitations was about to expire.

Good thing we filed suit, because when we took the defendant's deposition... Now, a deposition is when we get to ask a party questions under oath with his lawyer present. When I had the opportunity to do that, he admitted that he was delivering food for one of those transportation network delivery companies at the time of the wreck. What that means is the defendant now had insurance coverage from one of those national food delivery companies, which was available to resolve this case. We were able to resolve his case for a significant sum, which made the client very, very happy. The young man was very thankful his coworker referred him to our firm. Now he tells everyone to call Kalfus & Nachman. Before you think about handling your personal injury case on your own, call me, Paul Hernandez, at (888) 487-8546. I answer questions like this every day. Thanks for watching.

If you have additional questions about your accident case or dealing with insurance companies, I want you to call me at (888) 487-8546. I welcome your call. Visit our educational website at www.kalfusnachman.com/videos for more videos and media content from our law firm.


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