When to Hire an Attorney in a Personal Injury Claim
When you suffer an injury in an accident, there are many things to consider and many details that need your attention. It is an extremely stressful process. Of course, the most immediate and important concern is to obtain medical treatment for your injury. Sometimes, an injury can be treated quickly. However, the most serious injuries need more substantial treatment and can be very painful in terms of recovery. The medical bills pile up quickly and wages are lost. Additionally, you have to deal with damages to your vehicle, rental cars or other property damage.
Much people are not sufficiently insured in when it comes to most if not all of the expenses listed above, however, you may have coverage and need help getting the benefits you paid for. For example, a person may have health insurance to cover the medical treatment, private disability insurance to cover the loss of wages and automobile insurance that may cover both medical treatment AND lost wages.
Benefits to Hiring an Attorney for your Personal Injury
There are many benefits to retaining an attorney as quickly as possible after an accident occurs. Both you insurance company as well as the insurance company of the other party involved in the incident, will start to ask questions about what happened, take statements, and request that you fill out forms and sign documents. Following an accident, the police will often ask questions as well. An attorney can handle this process for you. This will relieve some of the stress of the process, so that you may focus on your recovery, but also this will assure that you do not say something to the insurance company or the police that could damage your case. Some insurance companies also try to press people to accept settlements early in the process of a claim. If you do not have a lawyer, the insurance companies frequently offer significantly less money that they would offer if you had an attorney because when you have an attorney, the insurance companies will pay additional monies to avoid the possibility of litigation which may be very costly. If you were seriously injured in an accident or if there is any dispute about who was at fault in the accident, it is important to retain a lawyer as soon as it is possible to protect your rights.
At The Injury Law Clinic, P.A. you will receive the highest level of representation in your personal injury case. If you have suffered in an accident as a result of the negligence of another, call toll-free TODAY – (877)215-3LAW (3529).