A qualified personal injury Attorney and accident lawyer can handle and/or assist the Client in all phases of your accident case. This includes all communications and paperwork with the negligent party and/or their insurance company.
In addition, if claims are made with the Client's own auto insurance company, such as Uninsured Motorist claims,Underinsured Motorist claims and Medical Payments ("Med-Pay") claims, the Attorney can handle those matters, as well.
In MOTOR VEHICLE INJURY CASES, in addition to handling the personal injury claim, the Attorney usually can assist the Client with (1) obtaining a rental car and (2) making arrangements to get your vehicle repaired or, if your vehicle is totaled, the Attorney can assist in getting you paid fairly for the value of your vehicle.
In ALL INJURY CASES, an Attorney can assist the Client by (1) helping you find doctors and medical care, (2) getting your medical bills paid including money for future medical treatment you may need, (3) collecting your lost income and wages including money for any future loss of earning capacity, (4) dealing with the insurance company and their adjusters, (5) hiring experts to prove your case, (6) investigating the facts of your case and interviewing witnesses (7) collecting pain & suffering compensation, (8) obtaining all documentation necessary to advance his Client's claim including;
CLIENTS OFTEN WANT TO KNOW WHETHER THEY SHOULD DEAL WITH THE INSURANCE COMPANY ON THEIR OWN.
Until you consult with an Attorney about your rights, it is recommended that you DO NOT
(1) discuss your case with an insurance company ,
(2) give Statements about your case to an insurance company, or
(3) sign any documents (such as Claim Releases or Medical Releases).
You should be careful dealing with insurance companies and their claims adjusters whose concerns may not be in your best interests! It is important that you know your rights when dealing with the personnel handling the opposing side of your claim. If you hire an Attorney to represent you, the Attorney will contact the negligent party's insurance company for you and handle all other communications with the insurance company. Even if you decide to handle your claim on your own, a consultation with an Attorney who has experience in accident and injury claims can be valuable to give you a detailed understanding of your rights, as well as how to prove the strengths of your case and how to deal with any weaknesses in your case.