Traffic accidents are the most common cause of personal injuries. Every 10 seconds, someone in the United States is involved in a car accident, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Being the victim of an auto, motorcycle or truck accident can be a frightening experience. You may find yourself injured and in pain, without a vehicle and confused about what to do next. And most likely you’ve already had a claims adjuster knocking at your door – eager to give you a check if you simply sign on the dotted line.
Be Careful What You Sign
Unfortunately, if you sign the wrong document you may forfeit your rights. Proceed with caution, and don’t be afraid to ask for expert advice. Before signing anything from the insurance company, consult with an attorney who can advise you on how to protect yourself and your claim so you get the medical treatment and compensation you are due.
Many people who appear to have suffered minor injuries or none at all later develop pain and other symptoms resulting from the crash. That’s why it’s vitally important to seek medical treatment immediately following a traffic accident, even if you don’t think you’ve been seriously injured. If you develop any pain or other symptoms following an accident, you should see a doctor.
Consulting with an attorney is one of the wisest decisions you can make in the aftermath of an accident. Statistics show people who are represented by an attorney receive an average of three times more for their injuries than those without legal representation.
Understanding your legal rights
Attorneys uncover benefits to which you may not know you’re entitled, deal with rude or nonresponsive adjusters and take a significant burden off your shoulders so you can concentrate on getting better and getting on with your life. They also can help you negotiate with health care providers and others to defer billing until your settlement check is in hand.
If you have been involved in an automobile, truck or motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Car repairs
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Medical expenses, now and in the future
- Permanent impairment
- Mileage to and from your doctors’ appointments
- Prescription costs
- Rental car
An experienced attorney will help ensure that you get the benefits that you deserve. Our staff can also help explain exactly what is covered by your insurance policy and the other driver’s insurance policy. The insurance company has no legal obligation to explain your benefits to you. Call today at 1-866-373-1130