Injuries come out of the blue, and no one deserves to be hurt because of negligence. At Lanzotti & Rau, we have handled countless personal injury cases under tragic circumstances, and we know how difficult this time can be for people. Unfortunately for many victims, they are taken advantage of by greedy insurance companies when they don’t hire legal representation. Insurance companies smell blood when they come across a claimant without a lawyer, because they know that they can get away with giving the injured person less money than they deserve.
Know Your Rights
As the victim of the negligence of other people, it is important to know that you are legally entitled to compensation for your injuries. Because most people aren’t well-versed in personal injury law, insurance companies will try to shortchange them on their claims. Indeed, this is how insurance companies make a profit. Hiring a lawyer who has seen every trick in the book will keep insurance companies in line and will drastically increase your chances of success.
One of your rights as the injured party is compensation for lost wages due to your accident. For example, let’s say you were hit by a car and broke your femur. This could keep you out of work for several weeks while you are in great pain and healing from the injury. For all the time you missed because of the injury, you are entitled to those lost wages. However, insurance companies will try to conveniently forget about that side of the equation, or will try to give you less than you deserve based on “calculations” they did at their office for your injury. Don’t be fooled – you are entitled to every penny and will oftentimes have to work hard to make sure the insurance company gives every last one to you.
SEMO Personal Injury Lawyers
Looking for a lawyer to help you recover all of your lost wages? Look no further than Lanzotti & Rau, experienced and knowledgeable personal injury lawyers in Southeastern Missouri. Since we only represent individuals and not big corporations or insurance companies, we have seen all the shady, underhanded tactics they will use to exploit you. Best of all, our services don’t cost a dime unless we win something for you, so we are highly motivated to represent your case with all our energy and effort. For a free consultation, call us today at 573-335-9300.