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When a Victim of a Car Accident Should Talk to an Attorney

On Behalf of | Oct 14, 2019 | Firm News |


If you have been the victim of a car accident we wish you a swift and uncomplicated recovery. Pursue appropriate treatment from your primary care provider and follow their recommendations for treatment and specialists to see. Along with getting medical treatment for your injuries and wondering how long your normal activities will be disrupted, you will also be dealing with insurance companies and lawyers from the other driver(s) involved in the accident. Keep notes on all that ails you and what care you receive and medication you take.  Make note of all activities you have to cancel or curtail.  You may be entitled to reimbursement for paying others to do things you would usually do for yourself or your family. Speak to the Woodbury car accident lawyers at Craig Annin & Baxter to learn how to proceed with your case and to have them intervene on your behalf with the insurance companies and their lawyers.

Negotiating with Insurance Companies After your accident is reported to the other driver’s insurance company  you will likely be contacted by an investigator or claim adjuster from that carrier.  They are trying to gather facts but also have an incentive to diminish your claim or shift the blame away from their insured to you or someone else. Anything you tell them will be used against you. Often a quick payment of a nominal amount will be offered for a full release of all claims before you even know how seriously your are injured or what the true value of your claim might be. Before speaking with these carrier representatives let your Woodbury car accident lawyers intercede on your behalf.

Disputing Your Injuries As a car accident victim, you deserve compensation for medical treatment, lost wages, and pain and suffering. But even if you were seriously injured in the car accident and have medical proof of your injuries, the other driver’s attorneys and insurance company may try to diminish your injuries or dispute their relationship to the accident. You may need to have additional examinations by specialists to document your injuries and their relationship to the accident.  Your attorneys at Craig Annin & Baxter can guide you through this process to make sure you are compensated fairly. Therefore, schedule an immediate consultation with Woodbury car accident lawyers at Craig Annin & Baxter.