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Why Is It Important To Hire A Personal Injury Attorney After a Crash
You might be thinking that hiring an attorney after a car crash is unnecessary. But you’ll quickly understand if you have the misfortune of being in a crash.
There are so many things to do after an accident, it can feel overwhelming and confusing, especially if this is the first time you’ve ever been in one.
That’s why it’s worth considering getting help from an attorney to handle all the paperwork and other tedious but necessary tasks for you. Plus, they’ll make sure everything goes smoothly with insurance companies too.
Here are 8 reasons why hiring an attorney after a car crash is important.
1) They will file paperwork with your insurance company on your behalf.
Don’t make the mistake of thinking paperwork is easy to understand and file. If you try to do it by yourself, it will take forever and there’s a chance you might put in some incorrect information, which can lead to major complications.
That’s why it’s best to get an attorney on your side; they’ll file all the necessary paperwork with the insurance company on your behalf.
2) They will file medical records with your insurance company on your behalf.
You’ll be pleased to learn that if you hire an attorney, they can also help you gather and submit all of your medical records to the insurance company.
This doesn’t take long but it’s very important so you should do it right away.
3) They will help you coordinate medical treatment if needed.
If you’ve been in a serious crash, there’s a good chance you’re going to need some extra medical attention.
For example, maybe your shoulder is bothering you from the seat belt or that painful bump on your head needs stitches.
For this and other reasons, it’s best to work with an attorney. Why? Because they will know which doctors you should see and how long you’ll need treatment for; because of their experience, they should be able to provide you with better advice than your friends or family.
4) They will help you fill out all the necessary paperwork.
Insurance companies are famous for asking you to fill out a bunch of paperwork, and then they might even ask for more the next day. That’s why it helps to have an attorney on your side instead of trying to deal with this alone.
They will help you file all the correct forms so you don’t miss any important deadlines. This will help things move along much faster.
5) They can negotiate a fair settlement for you.
Speaking of deadlines, the amount of time it takes to settle your case with an insurance company could depend on how well they deal with everything.
If it’s a good attorney, they should be able to get through everything in under a month. But if it’s a bad attorney, they could make everything much more difficult and you might end up waiting months or even years for compensation instead of only a couple of weeks.
6) They will handle all the paperwork with your employer (if necessary).
Something else you need to consider is how getting in an accident will affect your ability to work. The last thing you need is more stress on top of everything else; that’s why it’s best to hire an attorney instead of trying to do this by yourself.
They will handle all the paperwork with your employer (if necessary) and they’ll keep track of how many days you missed from work because of your injuries. It does take time, but an attorney will be more efficient at it than you are.
7) They will help you get compensation for lost wages (if necessary).
If you’re missing work because of your injuries, there’s a good chance that can lead to lost wages so it’s worth considering getting help from an attorney on this part.
They will know the best ways to get you compensated for any lost wages and they can make sure everything is filed correctly with your insurance company/employer.
8) They will help you with recovery time after the crash.
Lastly, if you are still recovering from your injuries then an attorney will be able to give you advice on how to handle it, and what the best ways are for recovering faster.
Again, they’re just more efficient than most people when handling these situations and that means you’ll be able to get back into your normal routine sooner.
It is important to hire an attorney after a car crash because they will help you file the correct paperwork and submit it to the insurance company, they will also review your medical records and even help you coordinate with specialists for treatment if needed.
And once everything is settled, they’ll walk you through how to file for lost wages and other compensation, and how long it could take before you receive compensation.
Choose Wood, Atter & Wolf as Your Advocate
Based in Jacksonville, Florida, the law office of Wood, Atter and Wolf has been representing injury victims through the State of Florida since 1957.
We cover all the personal injury basics. Likewise, from our experience recovering millions of dollars for our clients, we have you covered with advanced industry knowledge. So, this can increase your potential to receive the largest settlement possible for your case.
Above all, if you want representation from an experienced attorney who cares about you as a client and the concepts of justice and fairness, contact Wood, Atter and Wolf for a free consultation.
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