The Law Offices of Garrett T. Ogata strive to maintain a personal injury practice that is unique and tailored to meet your needs. We are not a high volume cookie cutter mass marketing personal injury law firm. Our firm is selective of the cases we take in order to ensure that your case will not be overlooked and to have ample time to work on your case and communicate with you. Take your time in selecting a personal injury attorney. If your consultation feels rushed or short, this may be an indicator of how that firm will handle your case. See Consultations. If you are treated this way during a consultation, then the claims adjuster dealing with your case may feel the same way. All parties involved should be respected and given the time to be heard.
Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer
For most people, having to hire a personal injury lawyer is a positive and a negative. It is welcoming to know that you have legal representation who is experienced with personal injury law in Las Vegas. At the same time, you have hired an attorney because either you or a loved one is suffering from injuries caused by someone else’s negligence. Fortunately, with personal injury Attorney Garrett T. Ogata, you can have confidence in his ability to handle your case and guide you through the personal injury process while you focus on your recovery. At the Law Offices of Garrett T. Ogata, you have an advocate who will fight for your personal injury case to make sure you receive the compensation that you deserve.
Compassionate Personal Injury Case Representation
Not only will you have a personal injury attorney who knows the law, but you also have one who understands your pain. Winning a case is satisfying to the client and personal injury attorney; however, we do not strive to satisfy our legal ego. Rather, every decision, every legal strategy is based on what is in your best interest. We know the difficult time you are enduring with medical care, lost wages and mounting bills. Our goal is to make this challenging time as smooth as possible for you. Whether your personal injury claim is a result of a car accident, dog attack, slip and fall, or a medical mishap, our duty is to prepare a demand or claim that adequately presents your damages to the insurance companies. We will interview witnesses, medical experts and collect evidence that will strengthen your personal injury case.
Personal Injury Consultations
If you or a loved one was injured due to the negligence of another person or entity, you may have a valid personal injury claim. We take personal injuries seriously and will work diligently to make sure you receive compensation for your troubles. Contact The Law Offices of Garrett T. Ogata for a free consultation to discuss your personal injury case.
8 Steps to Understanding the Personal Injury Process
Being in a car accident can be very traumatic and can have life changing consequences. Depending on the stress and the extent of your injuries, it may be hard to think clearly or even at all. If possible there are several DOs and DON’Ts to try to abide by.
Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may have been taken immediately to the hospital or realized at a later time you needed medical help and went on your own. You may have suffered various injuries and some that may be permanent or require lengthy treatment. On top of all this, you may be incurring medical bills that will eventually need to be paid. Your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and loss of affection may be recoverable depending on your case. It is best to speak with an attorney as soon as possible to discuss your damages and compensation. Do not agree to any settlement offers until you have spoken with your attorney, your damages may be much higher than you thought or require ongoing treatment that an early settlement may not account for.
As soon as possible, one should seek the advice of an attorney regarding their injuries and property damages. An experienced attorney has dealt with numerous cases and insurance representatives and can help you evaluate your claim and treatment. Let your attorney handle the claim representative and evaluate your damages. Your attorney is best suited to deal with an insurance claim representative whose goal is to settle claims quickly and for as little as possible, and in most cases, not in your best interest.
It is best to keep track of all your medical treatment to further aid your attorney in assessing your damages. Doctors, physical therapist, chiropractors or other medical specialist should be accounted for. Also, keep track of any lost wages or diminished employment opportunities. Keep in mind that some injuries may not produce symptoms at first or may need additional medical care down the road, so it is important for you to undergo a thorough medical examination.
After all of your treatment is completed and damages have been assessed, your attorney will prepare a demand letter that will be submitted to the insurance company. The demand will highlight and give details of your injuries, pain and suffering, and any lost wages so that the insurance claim adjuster can evaluate your damages sufficiently. Based on all of your damages, your attorney will demand an amount that should fully compensate you.
The claims adjuster may accept your demand, counter your demand, or may even reject it. This may go on for several rounds depending on the demand and the facts of the case. Our firm prides itself on making a demand that specifically highlights your injuries and damages in order for the claims adjuster to clearly assess your damages and respond in a timely manner. If the claim adjuster cannot clearly see your damages, then this may results in a lower counteroffer or more delay.
Typically going to trial is uncommon because the parties have adequate insurance and reach an adequate settlement. Sometimes there may be a dispute to the value of your damages and if the injured party is not satisfied with the amount, he or she may choose to go to trial to prove that the other party was negligent and that they suffered the claimed amount of damages. This of course will extend the time one might see any form of monetary relief or even result in a lower amount awarded.
Insurance Claims Adjuster
Insurance companies have claim adjusters who will be assigned to your case. They typically have a large work load and will try to settle as many cases as they can without spending too much time on only one case. Their goal is to settle cases and do it as cheaply as possible. This is why you need an attorney who can evaluate your case and demand an offer that properly covers your injuries. Our firm also knows how important it is to communicate with and present proof of your damages in a way that will help make the claims adjuster see your injuries and be able to properly address your case without any unnecessary delay.
Type Of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
The Law Offices of Garrett T. Ogata are specialists in the laws pertaining to car accidents. When a person has been involved in a serious car accident, they are likely experiencing shock. An accident victim should never discuss the details of the accident with representatives from an insurance company, as anything they say can have an impact of their case. The wise course is to call the offices of Garrett T. Ogata as soon as possible and arrange a meeting immediately, so they can devise the best strategy possible to protect you and your rights after an accident.
Slip & Fall
Slip & Fall Accidents, in which a person suffers a serious injury after a fall, happen with alarming frequency, which is why it’s so important to have solid legal counsel in place if you are ever injured. An accident that takes place at a place of work may involve claims for worker’s compensation or disability. These are complex issues to navigate, and the wise approach is to immediately contact the offices of Garret T. Ogata for representation. Our experts will research your specific situation and devise a winning strategy so that you are properly compensated after an accident.
A Wrongful Death Case is brought when a person dies due to the negligence of another person. These suits are often brought due to medical malpractice, as in the case of a patient dying due to the negligence of a physician who is treating them. The difficulty of these types of cases, from a legal standpoint, is in proving true negligence on the part of the person involved in causing the death. The offices of Garret T. Ogata have the experience and legal know how required to find and present the proper evidence needed to win a wrongful death case. If you have lost a family member due to negligence, call our office right away to arrange for a consultation.
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