Owings Law Firm
Little Rock phone 501-661-9999
Benton phone 501-303-4577
fax 501-661-8393

What You Should Know About Your Case

  • Personal injury cases represented by lawyers usually receive more compensation, even after deducting expenses, than cases not represented by attorneys.
  • Insurance companies make profits by paying as little as possible on insurance claims. Insurance companies often work with body shops that use after market parts for repair because these parts are used and cheaper—all which lower the value of your car and make it less safe.
  • Signing a medical release early in your case allows the insurance company to see your records, interview your doctor without your presence and obtain past medical records. Adjusters will use this information against your claim, if possible. Don’t sign a release without consulting your lawyer. Your lawyer can decide what records need to be disclosed to evaluate the value of your case.
  • Beware of checks insurance companies write to you for compensation of personal injuries. The check may be written under terms that prevent you from pursuing a personal injury claim.
  • You do not need to see an insurance company’s doctor until after a lawsuit is filed. Consult with your lawyer on what type and which doctor you see and how an exam will be conducted.
  • You should tell your doctor about all problems or complaints you think are related to the injury. Also tell your healthcare provider if your condition improves or gets worse.
  • Keep all doctor appointments and follow all directions and instructions. Call immediately if an emergency arises causing you to miss an appointment. The insurance company will be looking for shortcomings or errors in your medical treatment to fight your claim.
  • Clients often want to know right away what their case is worth. We will not be able to accurately tell you what your case is worth until you have recovered from your injuries and we have evaluated medical expenses, lost wages and other facts about your case.
1400 Brookwood Drive, Little Rock, AR 72202
404 W South St, Benton, AR 72015
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