We do serious personal injury Work as well as Med Mal and Nursing Home Abuse. These are often very complicated.
I used to think car accidents were simple – (1) someone else at fault; (2) you make a claim with their insurance company and (3) they pay you for your bills and property damage.
Sadly, such an efficient system does not exist. We often see cases where state police say (1) no one is at fault or (2) where the other party is at fault according to a traffic judge, but the insurance company denies liability.
So what should a person do then? They have few options. Insurance companies don’t change their minds – so often you have to file suit.
Sometimes the evidence is so damaging against you however, that proving liability (or fault) is next to impossible. We see this often with pedestrian cases. If the pedestrian was in the street when she should not have been, you may not recovery because a jury may find the pedestrian was at fault.
So – serious personal injury cases can be very tricky, and sometimes, no matter how you have been harmed, we don’t recommend filing suit.