Do I need a lawyer? - If you have been injured, it is only right that you should seek an honest evaluation of your situation and not rely on an insurance adjuster who does not have your best interest in mind. It is important that you do so before you sign any type of paperwork from any insurance company representative.
You may have seen television commercials where an insurance adjuster will show up at an accident scene with a release form and a check. Do not sign anything or cash the check Once you do so, your claim is over. You cannot go back for more compensation if your injuries persist. You may even owe money to your health insurance provider for "subrogation".
Many times you will not immediately know the nature and extent of your injuries, or if additional treatment or surgery may be needed. If you sign a release or cash any check, all claims that you may have later will be gone. This could include future medical bills, uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage or workers; compensation.
Our attorneys have had extensive experience with accidents, injuries and insurance companies. We have the resources to investigate the accident, discover what claims need to be made, and review paperwork and releases. Our attorneys can handle any additional claims you may have, including uninsured motorist, excess liability coverage, uninsured motorist, defective products or road issues, crashworthiness, etc.
It is important to seek legal advice quickly because witnesses can be hard to locate, evidence can be destroyed, accident scenes change, etc
**Being involved in an automobile accident can be a traumatic experience. Knowledge and preparation can make all the difference between full compensation and a lifetime of regret. The Following information is meant to be general information and does not apply to any particular accident or injury, nor should it be considered as legal advice.**