In a perfect world, the insurance companies would grant your personal injury claims. However, this is rarely the case. So what are the options if they reject your claim?
First, The Law Office of Chase Harbin will provide a free initial consultation on your case. If there is an agreement for representation, then Attorney Chase Harbin will file your lawsuit (called a Complaint) on the appropriate parties. These include any and all defendants involved in your injury and their respectable insurance companies. The attorneys on the defendant’s side will file an Answer to your Complaint. Once this is filed, both sides will engage is the process of Discovery. Typically, the defendant will send a set of Interrogatories. These are used to judge the validity of your claim and try to weaken your case. They may cover medical history, any bills incurred from the injury, and even details of your personal history. The Law Office of Chase Harbin has experience in dealing with these and will assist you in your responses.
After Interrogatories are completed, each side conducts what are called Discovery Depositions. This is the first part of your case that puts you face-to-face with the defendant’s attorneys. The Deposition is conducted under oath and it is important to be as truthful as possible because your responses can be used against you at trial. Being a former Prosecutor, Attorney Chase Harbin has been involved in countless depositions and will defend against any of the attorney’s improper questions. You will have to opportunity to depose the defendants and key witnesses as well. This is useful to figure out what they will testify to at trial.
Once this process is complete, the defendants may choose to send you to a doctor of their choice for an examination. The insurance companies seek out doctors who will try their best to show any inconsistencies between your statements and actual medical condition. You will have the opportunity to seek out an independent medical examination so there will be a fair presentation of your medical well-being. Attorney Chase Harbin will assist in finding the appropriate doctor to conduct your examination.
After all this is complete, then there may be more Depositions of each doctor and other expert witnesses. This usually occurs with injury cases that are more complex, but can happen with any personal injury case. You do not have to be present for these depositions if you do not want to be. These usually involve detailed, in-depth questioning regarding your medical state and medical examination observations. Being an experienced personal injury attorney, Chase Harbin knows how to select expert witnesses who are knowledgeable in their respective fields and excel at testifying in court.
Once these depositions are complete, there is usually an offer to settle the case. Attorney Chase Harbin can assist in reviewing the offer and recommending appropriate action, but the decision to settle ultimately is up to you. Whether you decide to settle at this time or pursue trial, The Law Office of Chase Harbin will not charge you until you receive monetary compensation for your injury.
Should you decide to go to trial, Attorney Chase Harbin’s experience as a former Prosecutor benefits your case in court. His knowledge of the courtroom provides you with an attorney who will vigorously present your case and work toward your case’s ultimate success.
Contact The Law Office of Chase Harbin for a free initial consultation of your case so that we can start your process of recovery.