When you got hurt, you couldn't believe it. You were minding your own business and following the rules of the road when another driver, seemingly out of nowhere, collided with your vehicle. Now, you've spent multiple days in the hospital, and you're not sure how long it will be until you can go home.
You're not alone in your plight. Many people are blindsided by sudden injuries caused by traffic collisions. As you suddenly find yourself in the hospital, you may not be sure what to expect, whom to turn to or how to handle insurance agents, police officers or others who come to see you.
In your situation, a good attorney can help
Situations like yours aren't as uncommon as you may believe. In fact, many people find themselves in the hospital worrying about their paychecks and how they're going to make ends meet.
If you find yourself in that position, it's best to reach out to your attorney as soon as possible. Your attorney can take over the legal aspects of your case and begin helping you take care of the smaller details of the accident.
Attorneys can help by allowing you the space and time to heal without having to worry about finances. They can negotiate on your behalf and work with the insurance company to get you the best possible settlement offer. In cases where an insurance company won't offer enough, your attorney is able to help take your case to court, going to trial in order to help get you what you deserve.
Your first time working with an attorney may seem complicated, but it's actually very simple. Your responsibility is to make the call and to provide access to any documents supporting your case. You can put the attorney in touch with the local police department or witnesses, allowing them to start building a solid strategy for your claim.
No two cases are alike, but when it comes to a personal injury claim, it's normally best to work with an attorney you trust. You need to focus on your health and wellness. Working with a professional gives you the peace of mind to do so.
During your first meeting, have any documentation you have ready for your attorney. Most attorneys will come to you, so you can focus on your health instead of worrying about leaving the hospital to make your claim.