Being in a motor vehicle accident can be a life changing, traumatic experience. It is important that you obtain legal counsel so while you are recovering from injuries or just adjusting from the initial shock of the accident your attorney can begin handling your claim, contacting all proper entities and begin getting the compensation you deserve.
Actions which needed to be taken immediately
- When handling a motor vehicle case it is important to get a copy of the police report. If there is no report, then give your attorney the information given to you at the accident or by the driver at fault.
- Any letters you have received from any insurance company including your own insurer, need to be saved and kept for your attorney to review.
- Do not sign any insurance documents from the opposing party’s insurance company without the review of an attorney.
- Keep copies of all medical records which you have received regarding the accident and all medical billing statements, and receipts from any prescribed medications arising from the accident.
Importance of our initial Attorney/ Client meeting
*Once you have contacted me I will set up a time to meet with you and discuss all aspects of your case, if it is decided that you have a desirable claim then I will sign you up to a contingency fee contract, and begin immediately asserting your claim for injuries in order to get fair compensation for the injuries you have sustained.
It is important that your attorney know how to properly make claims for injuries on your behalf and how to deal with the various insurance companies including Medicare and Medicaid which may be involved. Remember, an attorney cannot settle a case on your behalf without your approval. A quality attorney will have an understanding of the injuries which can occur in motor vehicle accidents from head and neck injuries, nerve problems, to bones and joint problems. The attorney needs to have this understanding and experience in handling injuries of the type you have incurred because he will then know how they will affect you at the present time but more importantly how they may affect you in the distant future
The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements.