Many people who have enjoyed healthy, accident-free lives, are slow to get themselves checked out after a car accident. While generally it is admirable to try to heal on your own and to not overreact to an injury, unfortunately insurance companies may take advantage of you.
Insurance companies have created a model for an injured claimant. The overriding theme of this model is: “Hurt people go to the doctor.” If you have not gone to the doctor or the emergency room, the insurance company will assume you are not hurt. Don’t let an insurance company tell you that you aren’t hurt, only a Doctor can tell you that you aren’t hurt.
Many people who are injured wait several days or even weeks to seek treatment for their injuries. Then, they come to find out that their fortitude and self-reliance is not rewarded by the insurance company. Don’t let this happen to you. If you are in an auto accident and you think you may be injured, seek the advice of a medical professional as soon as possible.
It is also important to find an attorney you feel comfortable with as soon as you are able. While it is true that injury claims can take months or even years, your attorney is best able to secure witness statements and other important evidence while the incident is still fresh. Someone once said that the faintest ink is stronger than the sharpest memory. Talk to an attorney about your injury claim to ensure that all the evidence is preserved. Your attorney can make sure to record witness statements and other facts so that the value of your claim is not chipped away by the passage of time.
At The Voss Law Firm, our attorneys will not only assist you with your claim, but we will also teach you about your claim, enabling you to participate in the process effectively and empowering you to make good decisions about settlement and litigation. We work for you, and one of the services we provide our clients is instruction.