I've Been In A Car Accident, Now What?
I’ve Been In A Car Accident, Now What?
That is first question that people often ask a few days after an accident. Often a person’s first thought is to contact their insurance or the other person’s insurance. Some people wonder should I go to my doctor. Others ask should I talk to an attorney? First, contacting your insurance is a good idea. If you carry collision coverage on your insurance, contacting our insurance company will get the repair process moving forward. If were injured (even a little stiff and sore) and did not seek treatment immediately following the accident, it is a good idea to see your primary care physician. Better to check yourself out. Lastly, contacting an experienced attorney who handles personal injury matters and can advise you of the claims process and provide you assistance through the process is never a bad idea. Handling a personal injury claim is time consuming, frustrating and just adds unnecessary stress to an already stressful situation.
An attorney can also likely assist you in locating a treating physician (doctor, physical therapist or chiropractor) who may be willing to treat you and record a medical lien on the settlement funds. Meaning you would not have any out of pocket medical expenses. An experienced personal injury attorney can also assist you with determining what coverages your own insurance should be providing you. For the most party most personal injury attorney’s fee is a contingency fee, meaning the attorney’s fees are paid from your settlement or judgment (should it get that far).