Posted: December 23, 2019
When you sustain an injury in an accident, you may be able to obtain sufficient compensation through an insurance settlement. On some occasions, insurance will cover the cost of medical expenses and related damages, enabling you to recover without incurring out of pocket expenses. Insurance should not, however, be relied on in cases of serious injury.
Insurance Companies Work for Insurance Companies
It is important to remember that insurance companies are publicly traded and profit-driven. In the past few years, this industry has reported record-breaking profits – up as much as 30% in some sectors. Record-breaking profits don’t come from paying out settlements, they come from minimizing payments to victims of injury.
Insurance companies work for their board members and stakeholders. The personal injury lawyers at Brown & Brown work for you. If you have been injured in an accident, call us for a risk-free consultation where we can review your claim, cover your options, and guide you towards the best solution.
Typical Damages in Personal Injury Cases
When you seek compensation through legal action, you are able to include things that may not be part of a typical insurance payment. This can include:
- All related medical and rehabilitation costs
- Compensation for wages lost during recovery
- Compensation for lifetime wages lost due to new physical limitations
- Any home modifications that may be needed to accommodate new limitations
- Adaptive technology, such as a wheelchair, made necessary by your injury
- Physical pain caused by your accident
- Emotional trauma, anxiety, and mood disorders related to your injury
When you come to our office for help with a personal injury claim, we will take all of the time necessary to fully understand how it has impacted your life to this point and how it may continue to impact your life as you move forward. We will build your case for trial, even if a settlement is likely, and take every step necessary to help ensure you are awarded the full compensation you are due.
Types of Cases We Handle
We handle all types of personal injury cases. Our lawyers have found substantial success representing clients in cases involving:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bites
- Fire and burn injury
- Defective products
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
If you have sustained an injury through no fault of your own, the lawyers at Brown & Brown welcome an opportunity to meet with you free of charge and obligation, thoroughly review your claim, and provide you with frank and actionable information about your options.
To schedule your complimentary consultation at our St. Louis office, please call 314-333-3333. In Illinois, call 618-888-8888. Brown & Brown is a personal injury law firm serving the Greater St. Louis area.