Earlier, we examined an accident case from a neighboring state. The victim was walking outside of a commercial building when he fell on an icy sidewalk and suffered serious brain injuries. He was eventually provided with $750,000 in compensation as part of a settlement.
One notable detail in that story that the average Berks County reader might have overlooked was the parties that actually paid the victim: the insurance companies, not the property owners themselves. Why should this matter?
As a personal injury firm with more than a century of combined experience, let us tell you that it does matter. Insurance companies are interested in defending their policyholders and their own financial interests at virtually any cost. They are not afraid to downplay the extent of your injuries, or even attempt to shift blame for the accident back on to you. And they are professionals at what they do.
Sometimes, an insurance company will try to appeal directly to a slip-and-fall accident victim with what they'll claim is a generous offer in exchange for dropping a premises liability lawsuit. They may say that they are trying to help you, or that they are on your side. These tactics are red flags that the insurance company is trying to get away with paying an accident victim less than what might otherwise be awarded in court -- sometimes far less.
The Law Firm of Leisawitz Heller has seen these tactics before, and has a track record of standing up to negligent property owners and their insurers. We advocate tirelessly for our clients' rights and best interests, whether that be through a settlement or a verdict in your case.