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When To Call A Personal Injury Lawyer

Do I need to call a personal injury lawyer?  This is never a question you want to have.  If you have to answer this question it means that you or someone you know has been seriously injured.  It also means that there are issues arising in your life that you typically do not spend much time thinking about.  Questions such as:  (1) What happens if the person who wrecked into me did not have liability insurance?  (2) Who is going to pay for the medical bills that are piling up?  (3) Should I contact my insurance company?  (4) Do I speak with the insurance company representing the person who ran into me?

These are only some of the questions that will arise that most people do not know the answer to.  And why would you?  If you are not a lawyer or you have never been seriously hurt in a car wreck, you would have no reason to research this information.  For a quick reference, here are the answers (1) if the person does not have liability insurance, look to see if you or a relative that you live with has Uninsured Motorist coverage.  (2) Unfortunately, medical bills will initially be paid by you.  By that I mean either you pay cash, or you have insurance that pays.  Do not expect the responsible party to pay for medical bills as they arise.  Your personal injury lawyer will fight for you to recover any money you paid for medical bills from the responsible party.  Unfortunately, the money reimbursing medical bills paid comes at the end of the case and not when a person is treating.  (3) You should contact your insurance company whenever you are in a car wreck and you have been hurt.  Often times your car insurance contract will have notice requirements that you must abide by.  (4) Do not speak with the responsible party’s insurance company.  That company’s representative is not out to help you.

Answering questions like these are important and, if handled improperly, could lead to problems on your case.  In addition to answering questions about insurance, a personal injury lawyer will also start building your case.  This includes visiting the wreck scene, obtaining pictures of the vehicles involved, hiring competent experts if an expert is needed and interviewing witnesses.  If this information is not obtained quickly, it is often lost.

Finally, hiring a personal injury lawyer soon is important because it allows you to concentrate on getting healthy.  So many of our clients tell us that their health improves after they hire us because they are now focused only on their physical health, and not legal issues.  Our clients do not need to worry about calling insurance adjusters, or dealing with hospital billing offices.  This work is handled by us.

So to answer the question posed in the title of this blog post, you should call a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.  If you or a loved one has questions about a personal injury related issue, please contact us for a free consultation.  We are here to help.

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