Getting injured is a serious matter regardless of the situation, and it becomes even more important when you are injured in public, as a result of a car accident, or as the cause of some other person or entity.
If you have suffered any damage that required medical attention or a physical or mental recovery period, you may be entitled to recovering said damages from the other party involved. As an experienced personal injury lawyer in Savannah will tell you, if you have suffered injuries as the result of an accident, the first thing you should do is make your way to the nearest Hospital Emergency Room.
Whether that requires driving yourself, asking for a ride or calling the police, fire department, or ambulance, it is important to your case that you document the physical pain and distress as a result of your accident.
WHO PAYS MY MEDICAL BILLS WHEN I’M IN AN ACCIDENT?
Even if you will be receiving a settlement as a result of your auto accident or personal injury case, it is your responsibility to pay your medical bills. Prior to hiring a personal injury lawyer in Savannah, make sure you have a written contract with your attorney to determine how your lawyer will be paid. There are a number of different options on how to pay your attorney for a personal injury case. You can choose between a contingency fee, flat rate or hourly rate fees.
COLLECTING YOUR PERSONAL INJURY SETTLEMENT COMPENSATION
If the defendant in your personal injury case is insured, you will have to notify their insurance company of your injuries, if they have not already been informed, and they will most likely write you a check for the damages up to the limit of the insurance policy. If the defendant in your personal injury case is not insured, it won’t be this simple. You may have to talk to your attorney about collecting your judgement as personal injury lawyers may specialize in this area as well.
Have you been in an accident that required medical attention? Please feel free to give me a call or send me an e-mail for a free consultation.