Personal Injury FAQs
Yes. Once I was having problems with the septic system at my home. You never forget that smell. I called a septic guy and he started telling me what needed to be done. I asked him if I could do it myself. He said, “You can if you know what you’re doing. But, if you mess it up, it can be a disaster.” I hired the septic guy. The same principle applies after an accident involving significant injuries.
Often, experts need to be retained to investigate the scene and the vehicles involved. Witnesses need to be interviewed. More importantly, all potential parties and insurance coverages need to be identified for a full and fair recovery. Even the mundane things like getting complete medical records and bills, dealing with medical lien holders, Medicare liens, Medicaid liens, V.A. liens, etc. can make a difference in the outcome of your case and are best handled by your attorney and his/her staff.
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No. The insurance company is in business to make money. Any recorded statement you make cannot be undone. Consult your lawyer first. In some circumstances you have a duty to cooperate with your own insurance carrier. Even then, you are well advised to consult with an attorney so you will know the limits on what is required.
Most cases resolve within several months after you complete your medical treatment. Cases with very serious injuries, multiple parties, complex liability questions or insurance coverage issues will take longer. In some cases, a lawsuit must be filed and if not settled, will proceed to trial.