When you are involved in an accident what are the things you need to do to protect yourself? Obviously you should seek medical help if you are injured. When you are at the hospital or doctor’s office be absolutely sure you tell the medical providers every part of your body that is injured or hurting. Medical providers make a record of what you say. If you don’t make known your injury or pain then it will not be recorded. This is important if the insurance company denies your claim and forces you to go to court. The defense lawyer is the lawyer representing the insurance company. The insurance lawyer will probably deny every injury or pain complaint you make, that is why it is important to have a record of your physical problems.
If you are involved in an accident with another driver or injured by another person in any way, do not speak to the insurance adjuster until you have spoken to a lawyer. The insurance adjuster is not your friend. His job is to save his company money. He saves the insurance company money by keeping your claim small. If you have serious injury then you deserve fair compensation for your harms and losses. No good can come from cooperating with the adjuster who works for the insurance company. You should never allow the insurance adjuster to have a medical release. Your medical bill should be provided by your lawyer and not obtained by the adjuster.
Lastly, keep a record of the problems you have due to your injury. Also keep of record of the medical providers who provide you treatment. If your case goes to Court your attorney will need a complete record of your medical history. There are many other things you will need to do. These are just a few important things that you need to know. If you are involved in a serious accident call us for help. We can be reached at 601.948.1600.
Disclaimer: This blog is intended as general information purposes only, and is not a substitute for legal advice. Anyone with a legal problem should consult a lawyer immediately.