Prior to establishing my own practice, SedwickLaw, PC, I worked as a defense counsel for insurance companies. This means I defended these companies when individuals filed lawsuits against them on compensation matters. Additionally, I am a former claims adjuster for a multi-national insurance company. Now I represent those on the other side; individuals who are trying to see that their claims for personal injury compensation are fairly handled. My firm also initiates civil litigation when an insurance company or the person who was responsible for your accident is not willing to settle in a just manner.
Through the outcomes I have produced for my clients, I have been featured as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2011-2014. I have also served as local counsel for many other attorneys on their cases, when a person from outside of Indiana was wrongfully injured in our state. In addition to my work in Indiana, I have appeared in personal injury cases in Florida, Ohio, Kentucky and Georgia.
Based on my experience inside the insurance industry, and as a proven Madison personal injury attorney, I have two pieces of heartfelt advice to give to injury victims. The first is to hire a committed lawyer as quickly as you can. The second is to not provide information to or sign documents from an insurance company until an accomplished attorney has fully reviewed your case. I offer this information from the understanding I have of how insurance adjusters and attorneys can act to deny a claim or attempt to greatly reduce its value. I also know that the high number of metal and plastic workers in Madison make it an area where workers need and deserve protection of their rights to compensation.
Have you have been harmed through the negligence of another, whether it was in a boating, car, bus, truck, bicycle or motorcycle accident? If so, the actions I take at the start of your case will frequently determine how favorable the final outcome will be. It is a common practice for an insurer to quickly contact those harmed by slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, dangerous drugs or any personal injury situation. Although an adjuster can act friendly toward you, they are expert in obtaining information from you that can later be used to disapprove your claim or limit the compensation you are paid.
Insurance companies lose profits when large damages are awarded in personal injury cases. Remember, the adjuster is employed by the insurance company and does not work for you. On the other hand, my entire purpose is obtaining maximum compensation in your case. I have helped numerous individuals to receive fair compensation and look forward to seeking the best settlement or verdict possible in your case.
Routinely, an insurance company will rush to offer you a settlement. They understand full well that you are likely experiencing financial distress or soon will be. For those who have received spinal cord injuries or severe burns, parents of children who have needlessly suffered birth injuries or anyone who has a catastrophic injury, current hospital bills can be extremely high. Many will need future medical procedures, care and attention. Additionally, you may have lost wages and are unable to earn an income for some time to come. With debts piling up, a settlement offer can be tempting and you can be susceptible to an initial offer.
Regrettably, these initial offers do not usually compensate you as they should. In most instances, they do not begin to make up for the physical, emotional and financial losses you have suffered. I am fully versed in assessing your case for its complete value. I also know how to deal with insurance companies towards negotiating a proper settlement or obtaining damages through litigation.
If you are persuaded to accept and sign a first settlement offer, there can be several unwanted repercussions. The first is that you can find yourself in the position, down the line, of having insufficient funds to meet your financial obligations. The second and related consequence is that you will have signed away your rights to have me aggressively pursue maximum compensation and damages on your behalf.
Fortunately, you do have a choice in the matter. By retaining my services, you have an attorney with an unusual insight into insurance company practices. In many cases, my experience can be the advantage needed to prevail in your case.
If you have suffered a personal injury, do not hesitate to contact a Madison personal injury lawyer from my firm for experienced legal representation.