It was a foggy morning. You were stopped at a stop sign. A large work van came flying up over the hill behind you and hit you from behind. Besides the property damage they did to your vehicle, you find that you will need extensive medical treatment for your injuries. Who is going to pay for all this when it was caused by someone else’s negligence? You are dazed and confused and don’t know what to do next.
The outcome of this type of case does not happen quickly. You should be prepared to face mounting medical bills and inability to work. Along with affecting your health it can affect your credit, your income and leave you in a very stressful situation. Most car insurance policies have a specific amount of coverage for Personal Injury Protection. You should immediately contact your insurance company and make a claim for this coverage. It is okay to have your health care providers submit their charges to your health insurance company. However, you will eventually have to reimburse them if a settlement is reached.
To wind your way through this mess (which was not your fault in the first place), you need to consult with an attorney experienced in personal injury litigation. Many times a resolution can be reached without the need to file a lawsuit, but if it becomes necessary to litigate, you need an attorney who can fight for your rights, who is experienced in personal injury litigation and negotiation with insurance companies and health care providers; someone who will be your advocate and fight for the best outcome to you. If you find yourself in this situation, call an attorney immediately. Don’t let the responsible party’s insurance company bully you. Let Salvatore & Morton guide you through the nuances of this process to the best possible outcome.