According to recent statistics, the United States is home to the largest market of passenger vehicles in the world. Almost 255 million cars or trucks are registered, reported a recent DOT survey.
According to recent statistics, the United States is home to the largest market of passenger vehicles in the world. Almost 255 million cars or trucks are registered, reported a recent DOT survey. With this many cars on the road, Steve Caya, a personal injury attorney in Wisconsin (www.injurylawyerwi.com), says it's no wonder the number of accidents and personal injury claims are rising, too.
In a recent blog post, Mr. Caya discusses what victims should know about their rights with insurance companies, giving advice and insight to victims on everything from a bicycle accident to an accident on the road. "Personal injury comes in many forms, from dog bites to back injuries resulting from crashes. It's important to know ahead of time, if possible, what steps to take if you happen to be a victim in the future." Caya discusses how to seek fair and full compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering along with other losses.
Caya says he has seen an increase in the variety of cases he handles, citing the victims' increased knowledge of the law as a factor in the elevated number of suits filed. "If a person falls and hurts themselves in a shopping center or receives an on-the-job injury, they are much more likely to hold someone responsible, seeking expert advice to make it happen. An injury or accident happens in seconds, but the impact can last a lifetime, so it's very important for victims to consult with an attorney, find out their rights and get the ball rolling towards a fair and equitable settlement."
Based on his experience working with insurance companies, Caya explains, "Insurance companies make every effort to limit compensation for injured people. An experienced attorney will ensure all pertinent medical information is gathered, that any pre-existing injuries are identified and that medical experts are used to build the case." Caya also explains that those who feel they have been wronged or injured should, "find a lawyer who is aggressive, but offers a personalized approach, to devise a plan for your case, along with a financial strategy for the remainder of your life."
Finally, Caya offers the following advice to those looking for attorneys in the area. "Find someone who focuses their entire practice exclusively on personal injury. Look for experience, including successful cases in a variety of areas in both state and federal courts. This will assure you the attorney who is representing you has the knowledge and first-hand experience to try your case."