Many who have sustained injuries due to the negligence of another decide not to hire an attorney because they think the attorney will take most of the settlement. What they fail to consider is that research from the insurance industry states that injury victims receive a better settlement when an experienced personal injury lawyer is by their side. Insurance companies sometimes discourage injury victims from hiring an attorney because taking this step undoubtedly increases the amount of the settlement they will be forced to pay.
Far from the friendly, helpful insurance commercials you see on television, most insurance companies are interested in only one thing — their financial bottom line. This means they will avoid paying claims whenever possible and will pay the very least amount they can get away with, at all times. Individuals without legal representation simply don’t have the leverage they need when battling the insurance company.
If your medical bills following a motor vehicle accident have already reached more than $5,000, or you suffered a serious injury from which you may never fully recover, then you definitely need to consider hiring a personal injury attorney who can help you get the settlement you deserve.
If the driver who hit you was intoxicated, punitive damages could be a factor, and the case could be sufficiently complex that only a highly skilled personal injury attorney could handle it. When a death, serious brain injury or paralysis has resulted from the collision, then legal representation is crucial. The attorneys at Shim & Chang are experienced in just these kinds of cases and can definitely help you.
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With more than 30 years of practical and trial experience handling all types of personal injury cases, Roy K. S. Chang has molded Shim & Chang into a highly creative and innovative law firm that honors the Hawaiian spirit of aloha. He has achieved an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the national directory of attorneys, indicating…
With his unique name and background, Harvey M. Demetrakopoulos' character and experience have greatly added to the creative and innovative approach of Shim & Chang. He has been with the firm since 1996, exclusively handling personal injury cases. Raised in Honolulu, Harvey graduated from Kaimuki High School and attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa…
Alvin Tong Shim, Founder of Shim & Chang In Memoriam of Alvin Tong Shim, November 10, 1923 - June 24, 2006 The Spirit of Aloha Born in Wailuku, Maui on November 10, 1923, Alvin Tong Shim was the second child and first son of Henry and Helen Shim. As a young boy, he earned money…