Dealing with the aftermath of a car accident injury can seem next to impossible. You are most likely in a lot of pain, and unsure of whether or not you will ever regain 100% of your health.
You probably cannot do a lot of the activities that you are used to, like going to work or playing with your kids. Pain may keep you up at night, making it next to impossible to sleep. On top of all of the physical effects of the accident, you may be worried about how your mounting medical bills will be paid.
If you are like most people, the idea of hiring an attorney did not cross your mind. You may not realize that you even need a lawyer, especially if you have already been contacted by the insurance company. It is important to remember that insurance companies only work to keep their best interest in mind. Their goal is to settle claims as quickly and as cheaply as possible – even if this means leaving the injured party without funds to pay medical bills down the road.
To help you determine if it may be worth speaking to an attorney, we have compiled a list of questions to discuss with your family.
Was someone else cited for the accident?
Did my car have to be towed away due to extensive damage?
Was I taken to the emergency room after the accident?
Do I have a number of medical bills as a result of the crash?
Did my doctor(s) take me off of work because of my injuries?
Has my doctor prescribed physical therapy?
Will I have to undergo surgery?
If you answered “yes” to two or more of the above questions, it might make sense to discuss your options with an attorney before accepting any type of settlement from the insurance company. Contact Walker, Billingsley & Blair at (641) 792-3595 and a lawyer who is experienced in handling car accident claims will be able to evaluate your individual situation and provide you with all of your legal rights, all at no cost to you.