One of the best courses of action that you can take following an accident is to retain the services of an experienced attorney. Unfortunately, some accident victims will not understand the full range of services that an experienced personal injury attorney can provide.
Evaluate Your Case
It can be exceedingly difficult for you to understand the legal nuance that is required to properly evaluate a case. Unfortunately, without an accurate evaluation, it can be impossible to know whether pursuing the matter will be a worthwhile venture. Luckily, an experienced attorney will have the expertise needed to understand the strength of your case as well as the amount of compensation that you may be able to recover. However, it is important to note that your attorney's estimates are not binding.
Deal With The Insurance Company
Following a serious accident, you will likely need to be in regular communication with the insurance company. Sadly, this can be an unpleasant and stressful situation because the insurance company may be looking for reasons to deny your claim. This will often be done through trapping individuals with leading questions.
When you are being served by an attorney, they will be able to communicate with the insurance company on your behalf. In fact, it is common practice for attorneys to notify the insurance company not to directly contact their client. This allows all communication to go through the attorney, which can allow them to thoroughly explain any questions, statements, or other communications. While this may seem unnecessary, it may be the best option for avoiding the risk of accidentally compromising the strength of your case.
Help Arrange For Medical Treatment While The Case Moves Forward
Medical treatments can be among the most expensive damages that a person can suffer following an accident. Unfortunately, many individuals may struggle to pay for this care, and they may not realize that an attorney may be able to help arrange for treatment. This is through creating an arrangement with a doctor where they will be paid from the proceeds from your case. At the end of the proceedings, the compensation from your case will be sent to the attorney so that they can handle paying the expenses that were associated with your case before distributing any leftover money to you. In the event that your claim is unsuccessful, your attorney will be able to help create suitable payment arrangements so that you can repay this medical debt.