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Unfortunately, whether due to careless, reckless or negligent actions of another person, accidents can have serious consequences, including injury or death.  If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident and fallen victim to serious injuries, it is important to secure competent legal representation before making statements or signing documents.  Doing so without proper attorney representation may limit your ability to seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages and long-term care in the future.

Attorney Tricia Nell’s personal injury practice is designed to help you through the tough times that surround a personal injury case and work with you to get the best possible outcome.  
Attorney Nell works closely with the injured person and their family to ensure that their rights are protected and their civil suit decided by the facts and the law rather than the media and public opinion.  Even in the most severe accidents, there are plenty of coverage options available if both drivers are properly insured. However, if an accident involves an uninsured driver complications can arise in getting fair compensation—that’s where Attorney Nell can help.  With over a decade of experience, Tricia has handled a wide range of insurance disputes and knows how to find coverage. By exploring your full range of recovery options, she will make sure you get the compensation you deserve.

There are three important things you need to know if you or a loved one is injured in a motor vehicle accident:

  1. Insurance agents and claims adjusters work for the insurance company. They are not your friends. They are not looking out for your interests. That is Attorney Nell’s job as your attorney. She works for you to ensure you receive maximum financial compensation.
  2. Your injury may be more serious than it appears. What may seem like a relatively minor injury at the time of an accident can become a major financial burden if complications develop later on, such as knee injuries from a rear end collision. With some injuries - like brain injuries - the full impact it will have on daily life and the amount of healing that is possible may not be known for some time.
  3. Settling a claim too early will mean money out of your pocket in the future. If you settle a claim before the full extent of your injuries is known, without adequate planning for future medical treatment, you will lose the opportunity to receive compensation for that treatment. When you accept a settlement offer that is the end of your claim. As your personal injury attorney, Attorney Nell will protect your interests and your future. She will investigate your motor vehicle accident to prove fault and identify all possible sources of financial compensation. She will also ensure you receive an accurate medical diagnosis and understand current and future medical needs.  Together you can obtain the maximum compensation for your losses.

Taking On Insurance Companies in Uninsured Driver Claims:
If you have been in an accident with an uninsured or underinsured driver, you will have to go to your own insurance company in order to get coverage. Unlike a typical accident, which will be settled through negotiation or a trial, disputes with your own insurance company are typically settled through binding arbitration. Attorney Nell and her staff know how this process works and are prepared to handle the following:

Uninsured claims:
These are claims for accidents caused by drivers who have no insurance at all.  

Underinsured claims:
These are claims for accidents caused by drivers who do not have enough coverage to provide you with full compensation.  If you are involved in a dispute with an underinsured driver, your policy has to be for more than the policy of the other driver in order for your insurance to kick in.

We will evaluate your insurance policy and help you find coverage. The same challenges that come up in uninsured driver claims also come up in hit-and-run accidents. Attorney Nell will help you find coverage there too.