Jan 18 2014

Accident Aftermath – Now What Do I Do?

Have you or a loved one been involved in a car, truck or pedestrian accident recently?  Do you want to take action but are unsure of what or how to do it?  Here are the answers to a few questions our new clients ask frequently:

Will I ruin the life of the person who hit me if I make a claim?

NO!  You are making a claim AGAINST THEIR INSURANCE COMPANY, not the individual.  The premiums they have been paying all these years protect them and pay for your damages and injuries.  The same would be true if you caused an accident.  YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY WILL PROTECT YOU!

Should I go to the hospital or doctor?  What if I don’t have health insurance?

If you feel you have injuries that need immediate medical attention go to the nearest medical facility right away!  Explain you have been in a car accident and provide them with your vehicle insurance information.  Your Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage of your car insurance policy will be billed for these services.  If your injuries and treatment are extensive and exceed the available PIP coverage, we can help you get the treatment you need by contacting your medical providers and obtain liens from them.  This means they will continue to provide whatever medical treatment you need and will wait for payment until your case is settled.

Should I get an attorney?

You should contact an accident attorney as soon as possible after being injured so that your rights and evidence are protected. Do not give the insurance company a recorded statement as this can be used against you at a later time. You may give them your version of the accident as long as it is not recorded. Our Salt Lake City accident attorneys will begin to work for you immediately and make sure you get the medical attention you need even if you don’t have your own medical insurance

 What If I Cannot Afford an Attorney?

William Rawlings & Associates will be happy to provide you with a free, no-obligation evaluation of your personal injury claim. YOU PAY NOTHING UPFRONT!  All of our accident and injury cases are handled on a zero fee guarantee which means you pay us nothing until we settle or win your case. We also advance all costs upfront such as costs for filing fees, medical reports, medical specialist evaluation etc. There are no out of pocket expenses for you. Call us today to speak with one of our experienced. Salt Lake City accident lawyers for free.