I have handled numerous cases involving everything from soft tissue accidents to accidents involving more complex injuries.
After some accidents, there are obvious injuries such as lacerations, broken bones and immediate excruciating pain. However, in many cases you may not feel any pain immediately after the accident. (See article on What to do in Case of an Auto Accident.)
Having been hurt in an auto accident myself, I know how painful the injuries can be. Although you may not feel much pain initially after an accident, within 24 hours the adrenaline from the accident wears off and the soreness and muscle spasms begin to start. It is important that you see your doctor or chiropractor immediately to be evaluated for the possibility of more complex injuries that might have occurred.
I am prepared to deal with the insurance companies on your behalf. Often they will not give you fair compensation for your pain, injuries, loss of time and even consortium. Insurance agents are trained to protect their assets and minimize your injuries and not recognize the full extent of your suffering. They know how to prevent you from getting the compensation you deserve. Like any business, insurance companies want to make money – not pay it out.
Often I have seen a defendant’s insurance company contacting accident victims the day of the accident or even while they are still at the accident scene. They will come across pleasant and helpful and try to encourage you to handle your claim yourself and avoid hiring a personal injury lawyer. They also will attempt to get you to give them a recorded statement. They are attempting to lock you into stating facts early on that will make the accident your fault and/or play down your injuries.
Relying on insurance adjusters to explain your rights puts your claim at risk. Without speaking with an attorney first, you expose yourself to lower compensation for your injuries, lost wages and higher medical bills.
As your attorney, I am prepared to fight aggressively for you to get you the final outcome you deserve. Call us now and I am more than happy to discuss your case free of charge. You can reach us at 314-540-5350. Or fill out this Accident Information Form and we will get back to you.