If I’ve been in a car accident, when should I hire a lawyer?
If you’ve had a car accident, the first thing that you should make sure that you do is at least talk to a lawyer as soon as possible. There’s a number of important steps that need to be taken immediately after an accident. One of those is to make sure that you’re getting the proper medical treatment and that that treatment is being paid for by the proper sources, whether its health insurance or medical payments coverage.
If you don’t have health insurance, a lawyer can help you get set up with a doctor that will see you and defer payment until after a settlement.
Another important thing that’s often overlooked is making sure that the proper insurance companies are notified. If certain companies aren’t notified within a proper period of time after an accident, they may try and deny coverage and say that they weren’t timely notified. That could cause you to lose the right to a very valuable source of coverage for your injuries.
If you’ve had an accident, we would welcome the opportunity to provide you with a free consultation so that you can make an informed decision on whether you need to hire a lawyer.