Personal injury actions involve cases in which your injuries have been caused by the negligence, fault, or mistake of another individual, business, or entity. Personal injury actions most commonly arise from automobile accidents. However, personal injury cases also include medical malpractice, wrongful death, products liability, slip and fall, dog bites, as well as other injuries.
If you are injured you are entitled to recover compensation for pain and suffering, medical costs, lost wages, and any other expenses related to the incident. However, getting everything you deserve from an insurance company can be difficult…
Insurance companies will aggressively maneuver to keep your recovery as low as possible, and in some circumstances may even deny liability entirely. If this happens you are forced to bear the burden of expensive medical bills, wage loss, and litigation.
Not every fender-bender requires an attorney, but when a case is complex or the injuries are serious, an attorney may be needed to navigate the gambit of legal issues. Many attorneys have never participated in a trial and are eager to settle your claim outside of litigation. Insurance companies know this and will pressure these attorneys into lower settlements thereby reducing your recovery. You need an attorney who is not afraid to take your case to trial. An attorney with proven trial experience will place you in a better position to receive a just recovery.
Douglas Goss is a personal injury attorney who has practiced law in San Joaquin County for over twenty years and has conducted many trials. This places Doug in a uniquely qualified position to negotiate with an insurance company who knows he’s willing to take your case to trial if an amicable settlement cannot be reached.
Doug began his legal career defending insurance companies against personal injury claims. Because he understands the tactics employed by insurance companies he is well equipped to get you the recovery you deserve.
Doug Goss is well known and respected in the legal community; he has the experience and knowledge that you ought to have on your side.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PREPARE FOR THE FIRST MEETING
DON’T DISCUSS YOUR CASE, THE FACTS, OR HOW YOU FEEL WITH ANYONE OTHER THAN YOUR ATTORNEY.
Compile a list of witnesses to the accident. Names and phone numbers are very helpful and aid an investigator to track down anyone who can provide information related to the accident.
Keep a journal of events. Pay particular attention to how your injuries affect you life. Make a note of any statements made by the opposing party.
Bring a copy of the police report if available and any other documents you have compiled related to the accident/injury.
Bring a copy of your insurance policy.
Take pictures of the damage and/or injury.
Remember, your first consultation is always free of charge. Call today and schedule a meeting with Doug. Please inform our staff if you require any special accommodations.
Call (209) 373-4680 to schedule a free consultation.
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