Let’s say you just got into a car accident. Regardless of your scope of injuries, you know the other driver was at fault. Whether you woke up in the hospital to the beeps of monitors or walked away with a few bumps and bruises, you should call an injury law firm for some free guidance.
Regardless of what you see in commercials, insurance companies don’t always have people’s best interest in mind. Their promise is to take care of their insured, but we’ve seen them go out of their way to settle for the minimal payout and move on to the next case.
There has to be a better way of getting the compensation you deserve after an accident, right? At Metier Law Firm, we recommend hiring a personal injury attorney to tackle your case. Keep reading as we discuss the best time to contact a local injury lawyer.
Have A Personal Injury Lawyer In Your Corner
Making progress with a large insurance company after an accident is anything but a walk in the park. Unless you work in the industry yourself, you’re probably going to feel lost and overwhelmed without an advocate by your side. Not to mention, insurance companies have a seemingly endless amount of legal resources, money, and time.
It’s not uncommon for an insurance company to drag out the claims process while the injured person accumulates thousands of dollars in medical bills. Growing debt from medical liens combined with their legal resources can pressure people into accepting an offer that isn’t fair and doesn’t help them fully recover.
This is why it’s so important to have a personal injury law firm represent you during negotiations. Rather than risk the insurance company giving you the runaround and setting you up for disappointment, you can focus on the recovery process, while your lawyer does the heavy lifting.
Avoid Waiting To Contact A Personal Injury Attorney
As aforementioned, you shouldn’t expect the insurance company to bend over backwards to take care of your claim. A seasoned injury attorney, however, will make certain that your medical bills are handled accordingly and that any damage to your vehicle is fixed in a timely fashion. In order to avoid processing delays or hurting your case, we advise starting this process as soon as possible following the accident. Waiting to see a doctor could give your insurance company grounds to claim that you were fine after the crash, or the opportunity to trick you into signing a liability waiver. Instead of hoping your injuries and property damage will be adequately covered in the offer from the insurance company, level the playing field by talking to an experienced personal injury attorney.
Meet With The Right Medical Personnel
Imagine how you would feel after being in a car accident for a moment. Adrenaline is coursing through your veins – heart pounding in your chest – and as you grasp the reality that you were just in a car accident, like most people, you begin checking yourself and your passengers for injuries. A lot of injuries are visible and have pain associated with them, but there are common injuries with delayed symptoms that take hours and even days to show.
Most insurance companies will contact you very quickly following an accident and will often suggest seeing your primary care doctor or one they recommend to assess and treat any injuries immediately. Your primary care or local urgent care clinic can be good resources for treatment of minor injuries, but if you aren’t showing symptoms yet, they may not look for or have the diagnostic tools needed to diagnose and treat all of your injuries.
Unfortunately, this hypothetical is a reality for many personal injury victims that we encounter quite often and another reason to talk with a personal injury attorney after an accident. Not only will your attorney be knowledgeable about personal injury laws, but they can also help you get the right medical care for your specific injuries – especially head injuries and spinal injuries.
It’s very common for the insurance company to offer an amount that covers your existing medical bills and property damage, but future doctor visits or treatments won’t be included. A personal injury attorney can also help you calculate the costs of future treatments, if you need them, so you know how much the insurance company will need to pay for you to make a full recovery.
The longer you wait to get treatment for your injuries, especially the ones with delayed symptoms, the harder it will be to get the insurance company to pay for those expenses and any future treatment. Most cases end with a personal injury settlement, but if your case goes to trial, your attorney will have the resources to hire medical experts to testify on your behalf.
Choose Our Dedicated Personal Injury Law Office
At Metier Law Firm, we understand the various challenges that come with being involved in an auto accident. “How am I going to pay the bills and put food on the table when I can’t work?” “Why is the insurance company’s offer less than my hospital bills?”
These are just some of the common questions we receive from prospective clients. Now for some good news — Metier Law has helped injury victims get back on their feet for more than three decades. Our lawyers treat each case differently, understanding that a client’s livelihood and their family’s future is often at stake.
Don’t make the mistake of waiting to hire legal representation for your case. Call us now to schedule a risk-free consultation. We serve Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, and Washington.