You may be in the middle of medical treatment right after your car accident, and this might prevent you from contacting anyone. But as soon as you are on your feet again, metaphorically speaking, it’s a good idea to contact an attorney. This is because the longer you take to contact someone, the more likely it is that you’ll run into issues with the insurance paperwork.
Avoid Delays in Being Compensated
Even if you contact an attorney a month after a car accident, they should still be able to help you to sort things out. But by that time, you may already have run into some issues with the insurance company. Maybe you forgot to save some medical bills or maybe you forgot to send certain copies that the insurance company needed. In this case, your compensation will be delayed.
But if you contact an attorney right away, they’ll make sure that you get your paperwork right the first time around. And this means that there won’t be any delays in your getting the money you are owed.
Understand the Fine Print on Your Contract
An attorney can also help you in other ways. Chances are you haven’t read the fine print on your insurance contract and you’re not sure how much you are entitled to get based on your claim. Your attorney should be able to simplify all the legalese for you and let you know how much money you’re going to recover from insurance.
Fight the Claim with the Insurance Company
If there is any type of doubt about whether you should get the insurance money or not, your attorney will also be able to fight the claim for you. The insurance company is also going to have lawyers on their side, trying to make sure that they have to give out as little money as possible. They may try to prove that you’re not entitled to the full amount that you’re legally entitled to. Your attorney will help you to fight such claims and get the entire amount that you deserve.
Contact us to learn more about how getting an attorney immediately after your car accident can help you.