Personal Injury Attorneys: Who We Are and What We Do
The following information is based on a speech I presented at the Houston Chapter of the World Zarthushti Chamber of Commerce. -Attorney Darius Khosravian
Being a personal injury attorney is not just a job for me, it’s a calling. It’s a passion that I have nurtured over the years, and it’s a privilege to be able to help those who have been injured due to the negligence of others. Every day, I wake up knowing that I have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of my clients by helping them seek justice for the harm they have suffered.
What Is a Personal Injury Attorney’s Main Objective?
I’ll start with what we don’t do. Our settlements and jury verdicts do not increase insurance premiums across the board. That’s decided on by the insurance company’s own list of factors, with inflation being a recent prime example. We do not clog up the courts with frivolous lawsuits. The number of jury trials and lawsuits filed in court has statistically gone down the past couple of decades. All of these are myths perpetuated by the public relations firms that insurance companies pay for.
The main focus of personal injury attorneys is representing individuals who have been injured in accidents caused by the fault or negligence of another party. These accidents can happen in a variety of settings, such as car accidents (most common), slip and falls, dog bites, and many others. Our role as personal injury attorneys is to advocate for our clients’ rights, fight for fair compensation, and hold those responsible for the injuries accountable.
How Insurance Companies Sell You Short
If insurance companies were in the business of doing the right thing, I would not have a job. The goal of publicly traded insurance companies is to maximize profits for shareholders, not to improve the lives of individuals. Personal injury attorneys help to level the playing field. Multi-billion dollar insurance companies have tons of money to work with, and it’s these same insurance companies that you will have to deal with in the aftermath of an accident.
When an insurance adjuster gets assigned your insurance claim, it is one of at least 250 claims already assigned to them. The adjuster’s job is to save as much money for the insurance company they work for, and to them, you are nothing but a financial liability. When processing a claim, the insurance adjuster begins with the presumption that you, the claimant, are trying to commit insurance fraud. It can be overwhelming, both emotionally and financially. From mounting medical bills, to lost wages, to dealing with insurance companies and legal complexities, navigating the legal system solo is a daunting task.
Trying to handle everything on your own would likely only result in a small fraction of what could be gained if the insurance company knew you were represented by an attorney. That’s where a personal injury attorney comes in.
Why You May Need an Injury Attorney
As personal injury attorneys, we have the knowledge, experience, and resources to handle all aspects of a personal injury claim. We investigate the accident, gather evidence, assess damages, negotiate with insurance companies, and, if necessary, take the case to court. Our goal is to ensure that our clients receive fair compensation for their injuries, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. We fight tirelessly to protect our clients’ rights and help them get the justice they deserve.
When it comes to costs, I guarantee that you will be able to afford me as your personal injury attorney. I work on a contingency fee basis, meaning I front all the case expenses. Never do I get paid without first getting a settlement for you. My fees are always subtracted from that settlement, never taken out of your pocket.
We Take Pride in What We Do
Being a personal injury attorney is not just about legal expertise. It’s also about being compassionate and empathetic towards our clients. I understand that my clients are going through a challenging time in their lives, often dealing with physical pain, emotional distress, and financial burdens. I strive to provide not just legal representation but also emotional support and guidance throughout the entire legal process. I listen to my clients’ stories, answer their questions, and keep them informed every step of the way. I am not just their attorney but also an advocate and ally in their pursuit of justice.
My greatest reward is when I am able to hand my client their settlement disbursement check and know that I’ve helped them take steps toward getting their lives back on track. I take great pride in being a part of our country’s system of checks and balances and promoting the safety of the public. By holding those responsible for your injury accountable, we send a strong message that reckless behavior must not be tolerated. We are proud to be part of a system that strives to make our communities safer and protect the rights of those who have been injured.
We Can Help You
The life of a personal injury attorney is about standing up for those who have been wronged, fighting for justice, and advocating for the rights of the injured. Our top priority is to help injured individuals navigate the legal system in pursuit of rightful compensation for their suffering. No two cases are similar, so we give each specific case our utmost care and attention.
If you have been injured due to the negligence or carelessness of someone else, don’t wait. Pick up the phone and give us a call at (281) 402-8856 for a free consultation.