If you are injured in a car collision and it’s the other person’s fault, you deserve compensation for your medical expenses as well as your lost wages, damages to your vehicle and any physical pain or emotional trauma you experience as a result. In order to receive the compensation you are owed, however, it is necessary to have an experienced personal injury attorney on your side who can deal with the insurance company and file a lawsuit on your behalf if necessary. Many times insurance companies will send someone out to see you very soon after the accident. Their goal is to offer you a very low settlement amount, getting you to sign the papers when you are at your most vulnerable.
At this point you may not even be sure if you have been injured, and, if so, how badly. Many times the excitement and adrenaline rush the body receives immediately following an accident can mask pain and symptoms of injury. Typically, any person who was involved in the accident is very shaken up and may not even realize they have been injured; consequently, they may refuse medical attention. After a few hours, or even days or weeks, the pain sets in and the accident victim must now seek medical intervention which can include months of therapy, or even surgery in some cases. If they have already signed off on their accident with the insurance company, they will be stuck with any expenses which are a direct result of their accident injuries. Don’t let this happen to you!
Even though we’ve all seen the insurance commercials with the friendly, helpful person you get to call in the event of an accident, the reality is somewhat different. The insurance company’s primary concern is their financial bottom line, not your injuries. If they can get you to settle for a small amount, they can mark the incident as finished, and will have little interest in your injuries or damages which resulted from the accident. For this reason alone, you should never sign anything following your accident, or even speak with an insurance agent other than to tell them you had an accident and give the basic details, until you have spoken with a personal injury attorney who will always have your best interests uppermost in his or her mind.
Personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis, meaning if you don’t get paid neither do they. This means that if a personal injury attorney agrees to take your case he or she is pretty certain you have a good shot at being compensated for your accident. A knowledgeable personal injury lawyer can also advise you about many things which will make your life just a bit easier while you are waiting for your compensation. Attorneys generally have all kinds of experts on hand who can help you sort out the details of the accident, advise you on where to get your car repaired, and ensure you get the medical treatment necessary.
Perhaps you know someone who used a personal injury attorney and had a good experience; if so, give that person a call and get the number. Otherwise, look in your yellow pages or online and narrow your search down to three or four attorneys, then call and set up a short visit with each one. This will enable you to choose the attorney you feel is the best “fit” for you and your particular situation. You want an attorney who has a solid background in the type of accident you have suffered, and you also want one who will return your phone calls and will explain anything you don’t understand. There are plenty of highly experienced, compassionate attorneys out there, so find one and allow him or her to deal with the details of your accident while you concentrate on healing.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident and sustained injury, it is important to know that you have rights. You have a right to seek compensation for your injuries, for damages, and for pain and suffering. Unfortunately, without an experienced Denver accident attorney on your side from the very start, you may not obtain the money you need to pay all of your accident expenses. Contact the law firm of Fuicelli & Lee, PC, for a free case evaluation. You pay nothing unless you receive a financial settlement or award. Call our office at 303-355-7202 or fill out our confidential contact form.
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