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If there is one thing about life, it is unpredictable, even at the best of times. For instance, personal injuries can
add many headaches to your life, especially if it is due to another person’s errors.

Imagine that you are driving home from work. You are following all traffic laws and causing zero issues for the
drivers around you. Suddenly, another driver runs a red light and crashes into your vehicle, causing significant
damage to both your car and yourself. In moments like these, you want someone helping you that understands
the law and will help you get what you are owed.

That is where the experts at Flores Law Group come in. Our highly skilled staff of professionals will help you
get back on your feet and get you the justice you deserve. If you have suffered severe injuries or financial
hardship due to the actions of another party, please reach out to us today so that we can get you the
compensation you deserve.

The Extensive List of Personal Injury Claims We Litigate

Our mission here at Flores Law Group is to provide the most comprehensive services to our clients. We help clients
with dozens of personal injury claims to ensure we can provide the legal counsel you seek. Here is a
comprehensive list of the personal injury claims we can help you with.

— Amputation
— Bicycle Accident
— Birth Injury
— Boating Accident
— Burn Accidents
— Car Accidents
— Car Insurance
— Catastrophic Injury
— Child Injury
— Construction Accident
— Dog Bite
— Drunk Driving Accident
— Food Contamination Injury
— Hotel and Resort Accident
— Medical Malpractice
— Motorcycle Accident
— Negligent Security
— Nursing Home Injury
— Pedestrian Accident
— Premises Liability
— Product Liability
— Slip and Fall
— Spinal Cord Injury
— Sports Injury
— Swimming Pool Accident
— Train Accident
— Traumatic Brain Injury
— Truck Accident
— Uber Accident
— Wrongful Death

If you have any questions about the different legal services we offer at Flores Law Group, please do not
hesitate to reach out and speak with one of our highly trained legal experts.

The Fundamentals of Pursuing Compensation After Experiencing
a Personal Injury

It is common to be angry after going through a severe accident. You want to hold those responsible
accountable for the decisions that they have made. We at Flores Law Group believe that the best way to
receive the compensation you are owed and deserve is to file a personal injury claim. Here are some things to
consider when determining how much compensation you are expected to get.

What Determines the Compensation Amount for a Personal Injury Claim

When it comes to personal injury claims, the amount of compensation a client of ours can receive is determined
by several factors. Here is a short list that goes into determining a personal injury claim.

● What was the accident that caused the personal injury? Depending on the accident, the
at-fault party may hold an insurance policy that protects them from litigation by setting a
cap on how much the insurance company will pay out in the event of an accident. For
example, in an auto accident, the at-fault party may have liability insurance that could
limit the amount of money the insurance carrier will pay.

● Are you hurt, and how much? One of the most significant factors determining the compensation you
will receive for a personal injury claim is how hurt you are because of the accident. The more hurt you
are, the higher your medical expenses and the time you will have to take away from work or your
family. All of these factors are weighed when calculating compensation.

● Did your work situation change after going through an accident and personal injury? In many
cases, an individual may suffer personal injuries that prevent them from working. This absence of work
can lead to lost wages and sometimes termination from their position. In the event of these outcomes,
a person may experience severe financial hardship, especially when dealing with medical bills.

● Was your life affected in any other ways due to your personal injury? One of the great ways one
of our personal injury lawyers can help you after an accident is by helping you paint a complete picture
of how the personal injury has impacted your life. In most cases, clients can suffer not only from
physical ailments but also from severe emotional distress. This emotional distress can come from
isolation, missed activities/events, and the loss of normalcy.

Who is at Fault for Your Personal Injury Claim?

The most significant factor in the outcome of your personal injury claim is who is liable or at fault for the
accident. Determining who is at fault can be a challenging task.

For example, while many personal injury claims only involve one liable party, we have found that many can
include two or even more at-fault parties. One of our professionally trained personal injury lawyers will help you
identify all responsible parties to ensure you get the total compensation you deserve.

Here are some things one of our personal injury attorneys will look into when determining all the liable parties in
your accident.

● Who is responsible for the duty of care to you? The first thing one of our personal injury lawyers
will do is establish who is responsible for the duty of care to you. What is the duty of care? Duty of care
defines the legal obligation that individuals or entities have to take reasonable measures to prevent
harm to others. For example, if you get in an accident with a truck, the truck driver and the employer
would be considered responsible for the duty of care to you and everyone else on the road.

● Which party breached their duty of care? The next thing that our personal injury
lawyer will determine is who and what made the choice that breached the duty of care to
you. For example, if you were shopping in a grocery store and slipped and fell while
walking down one of the aisles, the grocery store would be liable for breaching their duty
of care to you. A grocery store must use reasonable care to protect its customers from

● Did the breach of duty of care to you lead to any injuries? Just because an individual or entity
violated their duty of care to you doesn't always mean you will have the grounds to file a personal
injury claim. In order to file a personal injury claim, you must first prove how the accused party caused
you an injury when violating the duty of care to you.

The Steps You Need to Take After Experiencing a Severe
Personal Injury

After experiencing a severe personal injury, it may be difficult to determine the right next steps. At Flores Law
Group, we want to ensure you are cared for even outside filing a personal injury claim. Here is a list of things
you must do after experiencing a personal injury due to an accident.

Seek Medical Care Immediately After a Personal Injury

The first thing you should do after an accident is assess your physical condition and determine the proper
medical care you need. For example, more severe injuries like broken bones, brain trauma, or internal bleeding
will need to be taken care of immediately after an accident. However, if you only received minor injuries like
bruises or small cuts, you may be able to wait until later to visit an urgent care or your doctor.

Many people do not know how adrenaline can significantly affect how you perceive your injuries after an
accident. For example, immediately following an accident, you may feel nothing is wrong with you because
your adrenaline numbs your injuries' symptoms. That is why it is crucial that even if you think you don’t have any injuries, to still visit an urgent care or your doctor to ensure that you don't have any injuries and aren't
making existing injuries worse.

Finally, getting medical treatment after an accident will not only help you recover faster but will also provide
more concrete evidence of your injuries when it comes time to file your personal injury claim. One of our highly
trained staff can use your medical bills to negotiate a more significant settlement for you.

Document and Report Your Personal Injury

While it is important to seek medical care if needed, it is also important to ensure the proper authorities know
about your personal injury and accident. This immediate notification will help you achieve a better outcome
from your claim when you file.

For example, if you were part of a car accident, then the first step you need to take is to call the police so they
can arrive on the scene and document the accident for public record. It is also critical that you only leave the
scene of the accident if you have to be treated for your injuries so that you can defend yourself and give the
police a complete account of what happened.

Furthermore, suppose you receive an injury at a place of business. In that case, we advise you to notify an
employee of the business immediately so they can follow proper company procedure. Finally, if you get injured
at your place of business, be sure to follow any internal procedures for reporting a personal injury.

Provide A Statement to the Proper Channels as Soon as Possible

You must give a statement about the accident that led to your injury as soon as you can. The problem with
going through something like a traumatic injury is that it may be difficult to recount specific details as time goes
on. The sooner you give a statement to the proper authorities, the more detail you can tell them, which could
lead to a more favorable outcome when it comes time to file a personal injury claim.

Gather as Much Information & Evidence as You Can

After an accident and personal injury gathering any information and evidence you can will help us provide a
more detailed and thorough case when working on your personal injury claim. This information and evidence
could include anything from photos of the accident if you were in a motor vehicle accident to asking witnesses
to provide statements to the proper authorities.

You should only gather information and evidence if you are not suffering from an extensive injury due to the
accident. Seeking medical care should always be your highest priority.

Contact Your Insurance Company for Medical Advice

Understanding how your insurance coverage works will help save hours of headaches later on by helping you
better understand your medical costs upfront. When you feel you can do so, get a hold of your medical
insurance provider so you can figure out things like copay, deductibles, and how this accident will affect your
medical insurance moving forward.

Hold On to Any Bill or Document Regarding Your Accident & Personal

Your biggest concern after experiencing an accident should always be your health and getting you on the right
path to recovery. However, you will notice that after the dust settles, the medical bills begin to arrive. For
many, you could have several or even dozens of medical bills, especially if your injuries were severe enough to
require surgery or additional treatment outside the hospital. You must keep track of all these bills in a precise
location. The more statements and other medical information you can provide to one of our personal injury
lawyers, the better their chance of getting the compensation you deserve.

We also recommend keeping all medical records like X-rays, scans, or procedures. This will help us build a
case for your personal injury claim and help validate the ordeal you went through due to the accident.

Enlisting the Services of a Well Respected Personal Injury Law Firm

After the dust has settled on your accident, you need to enlist the services of a hard-working professional
personal injury law firm. Many people believe they can deal with insurance companies and the liable party
without the help of a trained personal injury lawyer. However, deciding to tackle the problem solo can lead to
increased stress and anxiety. Insurance companies and liable parties often drown you in paperwork or other
obstacles to try and take advantage of you. Ultimately, this can result in you receiving little to no compensation
for your injury.

At Flores Law Group, it is our mission to ensure that you get everything you are owed after an
accident. With over 100 jury trials to his credit, attorney Ed Flores and his team know how to get
the most compensation for you. We want you to spend less time stressing about money and
more time focused on getting well and back on your feet.

Listen to the Advice of Your Doctor or Other Medical Staff

It is one thing to visit your doctor or other medical professional after an accident, but it is another thing to follow
their advice and steps to get you back on your feet. Listening to everything your doctor tells you is crucial
because they are trying to help you make the quickest recovery possible.

It is also essential to listen to your doctor because not following medical instructions could be used against you
by the liable party when filing your personal injury claim. They could argue that not following the doctor's advice
led to your injuries worsening and, therefore, they do not need to provide as much compensation for your

Personal Injury Claim Frequently Asked Questions

We have compiled a list of some of the most commonly asked questions our personal injury attorneys get
asked. After reading this list, if you still have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out and speak with one
of our personal injury legal experts today!

The Insurance Company of the At-Fault Party has Reached Out and
Offered a Settlement. Should I Still Proceed with Filing a Personal Injury
Claim, or Should I Take the Settlement Offer?

The problem with accepting an insurance company or liable party settlement is that they often offer you the
settlement before you understand what your medical costs will look like or if you will have to miss any work due
to your injuries.

We have found that insurance companies have gotten very good at using misleading language and pressure to
get you to accept their original settlement offer. They often make you feel that this is the most compensation
you can expect or that the offer will be taken off the table if you do not act quickly.

This is the farthest thing from the truth. You need not accept any offer you don't agree with. For
this reason, we do not recommend that you take the first settlement offer. You need to sit down
with one of our professional personal injury lawyers. We will be able to walk you through the
entire process and do all the heavy lifting so you can get the compensation you deserve while
focusing on your healing.

Can I File a Personal Injury Claim Myself?

The short answer is no; we do not recommend filing a personal injury claim yourself.
A common worry we see with people coming out of an accident and a personal injury is that they do not need
the added expense of hiring a personal injury lawyer. Insurance companies and the liable party will often try to
convince them of this.

However, instead of looking at what a personal injury lawyer will cost, you need to look at the expertise and
knowledge they bring. For example, a personal injury attorney has the expertise to help you gather the correct
information to help you correctly identify those responsible, leading to higher compensation.

Furthermore, a personal injury attorney will do all the heavy lifting for you. Filing a personal injury claim on your
own can take dozens of hours every week, and if you are coming out of a severe accident, you may not have
the time or strength to dedicate to the claim. A personal injury attorney will help you gather all the information
you need for a successful personal injury claim, like an accident report, medical bills, medical records, and any
work-related documents.

Do I Need to File a Personal Injury Claim Right Away, and When Should I
Get the Services of a Personal Injury Lawyer?

The timing of filing your personal injury claim is critical. Due to the statute of limitations, you have a limited
window to file a personal injury claim. That is why we encourage you not to put something like this off and
contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

If you are worried that too much time has passed since your accident, contact one of our personal injury
attorneys today. There are exceptions to the statute of limitations, and we can help you file your claim.
Finally, as we discussed above, the memory of the accident will continue to fade the longer it has been. For this
reason, we recommend you get in touch with us as soon as possible so you can give us the most accurate
story ensuring we can get you the proper compensation.

What is the Timeframe for Getting a Settlement?

Unfortunately, there is no exact science for when to expect a settlement from your personal injury claim. In our
experience, it can take time due to several factors about the claim.

For example, it depends on how long you take before you file a personal injury claim. The problem with filing
your claim too soon is that if you are still undergoing treatment from the accident, the personal injury claim will
not cover any expense after the filing date. That is why we recommend that some clients wait a little longer
before we file their claims.

Additionally, insurance companies and liable parties will do everything possible to ensure they pay the very
least out of the settlement. That is why if you experience higher medical costs, you will need to ask for more
money in the personal injury claim. This higher expense will cause the insurance company and liable party to
spend more time at the negotiating table trying to fight the settlement.

Finally, in some cases, the insurance company and liable party may refuse every offer made during the
negotiation. When something like this happens, we often move the claim to mediation. Mediation will allow you
to present your case to a mediator who will recommend the compensation you deserve. If mediation fails, then
the claim will be decided upon in court. If the claim goes to trial, you may be required to testify in a court of law.

Will I Have to Pay My Medical Bills While Waiting for a Settlement?

The short answer is, yes, you hold responsibility for all unpaid medical bills until a settlement is
reached. Therefore, if medical bills begin to arrive and you do not have the funds to pay them,
we can write a letter of protection for you. This letter offers a lien against the amounts you
receive from the responsible party and states your intent to pay back your medical bills when
your case has resolved, either by trial or settlement. However, there are ways to save money
and pay off some bills before a settlement.

For example, your health insurance policy is a significant asset in covering a massive chunk of
your medical costs while you wait for your settlement. Also, if any of your injuries require you to
have lifelong care, your health insurance will help cover your bills long after the settlement.
Please note, however, that most health insurance carriers often seek reimbursement of medical
expenses they paid from any amounts you receive from your case. Often, our office can
significantly reduce these reimbursement requests through direct negotiation with your health
insurance provider. The amount varies based upon the type of insurance that you carry.

Next, if you were in a car accident and carry MEDPAY insurance, you can cover many direct costs directly
following the accident.

Finally, your personal injury claim will allow you to pay back most, if not all, of your medical debt or any other
pain and suffering you experienced.

How Expensive is Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney?

The real question should be, “Is it more expensive to hire a personal injury attorney than doing it
on my own?” And the answer to that is a resounding NO. Your experienced personal injury
attorney will get you more money, with less cost, resulting in a higher net gain to you. The good
news is that here at Flores Law Group, we have zero upfront costs! Every personal injury claim
journey begins with a free consultation so we can paint a picture of what kind of settlement you
can expect. When your case concludes, and only if we win, we take a percentage of the total
recovery and reimburse our costs. If we don’t win, you don’t pay. This is called a contingent fee
arrangement and is specifically designed to help people who do not have the money, time, and
resources to fight the giant insurance companies and corporations.

If you want to learn more about how the personal experts at Flores Law Group can help you get the
compensation you deserve after an accident, contact us today!

Edward R. Flores, Esq.

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