You’re driving down the road one day and out of nowhere, a car comes speeding through the intersection and hits you. What should you do? When an accident isn’t your fault, the first thing to do is seek medical treatment as soon as possible. Never admit to the police, ambulance personnel, or anyone else that you think it may have been your fault. They will document what you tell them and it could make it harder to receive the compensation you deserve, even if it’s not your fault. Before speaking with an insurance company, it’s highly recommended to contact an Automobile Accidents Attorney. An attorney can talk with the insurance company, only answer the necessary questions, and you will have time to recover.
Insurance companies bank on the fact that a victim is still confused, emotionally distraught and in pain after an accident. They try to extract as much information as possible about a victim’s personal life and financial situation. They’re not really interested in how a victim feels or the pain they’re going through. The insurance company only wants to protect their interests and limit the amount of money a final settlement may cost them. A victim of someone else’s negligence could receive compensation for:
- Medical Bills
- Pain and Suffering
- Lost Wages
- Long Term Medical Needs
- Loss of Ability to Work
Expenses from an accident can financially ruin a victim when they’re unable to work and have mounting medical bills. In the event the individual passes away due to their injuries from the accident, the attorney can file a wrongful death lawsuit for a spouse, parent, or child of the deceased victim. Family members that relied on love, emotional and financial support may be entitled to compensation. An attorney cannot bring a loved one back, but they can make sure the family member doesn’t financially suffer because of their loved one’s death.
If you’ve been a victim of someone else’s negligence or carelessness, please visit chrisrichardattorney.com. They have the knowledge and experience you need to fight against an insurance company for the highest settlement possible. If you’ve already started discussions with an insurance company, don’t sign any settlement agreement until you speak with a personal injury attorney.