Being in an accident is a traumatic experience. You can become disoriented and confused, not knowing what to do next. Your first priority is to get the medical attention you need for your injuries, and thereafter it is critical to consult with a qualified attorney for help. An attorney will answer your questions about how to recover damages, and make sure your claims for reimbursement are made on time.
After a car or truck accident, you are on a deadline to file a lawsuit for damages. This means you should contact an attorney right away, to protect your rights. Some of the things you can expect your attorney to do during your case are:
- Interview witnesses to establish liability. It is essential to get to the bottom of how the accident happened, so you can make a claim for payment from the negligent party. Witnesses to the incident can offer insight as to whether a traffic signal was disregarded, if any of the drivers were speeding or swerving, and other details about the accident. A witness must be interviewed and evaluated for credibility, and then a statement taken for your case. Contacting an attorney in the days after an accident helps ensure the memory of any witness is still fresh, so the best picture of how the accident happened can be painted.
- Discuss your injuries with a qualified physician. Your doctor will make a diagnosis of injuries, and also recommend a treatment plan to get you better and then make a final prognosis of any long term injuries and limitations you have as a result of the accident.
- Negotiate with the insurance adjuster for the negligent driver, making a demand for full reimbursement. If the adjuster denies your claim or makes an unsatisfactory offer, your attorney will preserve your rights by timely filing a lawsuit.
When you are in an accident that is caused by another driver, you are entitled to be paid back all of your lost wages and have your medical bills paid. You may also be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering or punitive damages depending on the facts of your case. We make a thorough investigation so crucial pieces of evidence are not overlooked, and so that you do not take an offer that is less than what you deserve. We demand full, but fair compensation, and keep you updated so you know where your case stands at any given moment. Call us today for more information.
If you have been in an accident, we can help. Contact the attorneys at Yetnikoff Law Offices, PLLC for answers to your questions and find out what to do next if you have been hurt by the negligent acts of another. Call us at 800-279-6331 or visit us online.