If you suffered serious injuries due to someone else’s negligence, it may be beneficial to contact an experienced personal-injury lawyer. Even if your claim does not end up going to court, the threat of a competent lawyer may be enough to encourage the negligent individual to settle any expenses.
A personal-injury lawyer will have a thorough understanding of the law and may be able to advise you on how to act given your specific circumstances. At Eells & Tronvold Law Offices, PLC, we have more than 75 years of combined legal experience, and we can assess your case and determine if you may have a valid claim for medical expenses, lost wages, or pain and suffering. Call us today at 319-393-1020 to schedule a free initial consultation with a specialist Cedar Rapids personal-injury lawyer.
Here are two occasions when a personal-injury lawyer may be able to help you:
1. Premises Liability
According to Iowa.gov, property owners may have a duty toward people who use their property. If you sustained injuries on someone’s property because it was defective or unsafe, you may be able to claim damages.
As with most personal-injury cases, the law requires you to prove that the owner of the property was negligent and that you sustained your injuries because of this. It is often not adequate just to claim that because you injured yourself on someone else’s property, the owner is responsible.
Rather, you will need to show how the owner was aware of the condition and failed to rectify the situation. Often, a personal-injury lawyer’s experience will be useful under these circumstances.
2. Insurance Claim Refusal
Insurance companies exist to cover victims of accidents, but on occasion, insurance companies refuse to make payouts even when the claim is legitimate. This may be because you have not supplied adequate evidence to back up your claim, or they simply may not take your claims seriously.
The State of Iowa Insurance Division handles laws and regulations regarding payouts and claims, but it is often complicated to navigate issues such as negligence and liability. An experienced lawyer will know the laws and can advise you on how to put pressure on the insurance company. If the insurance company refuses to pay, it may be beneficial to have the backing of a lawyer to help navigate the common ways that insurance companies attempt to avoid paying out.
If you sustained injuries in an Iowa accident, a skilled Cedar Rapids accident attorney may be able to assist. At Eells & Tronvold Law Offices, we have extensive experience in a wide range of personal-injury cases, and we may be able to help you claim damages from the negligent parties.
The first initial consultation is free, and we can take you through the process, as well as what to expect from the coming weeks. Call us today at 319-393-1020 to schedule an appointment.