After you or someone you know has suffered a serious personal injury, whether it was on the job, in an Iowa car wreck, an ATV, or in some other recreational activity, the trauma of the injuries and the event are usually enough to occupy your time and energy.
The Importance Of Consulting An Attorney After Being Injured
The last thing you are thinking about is obtaining an attorney, and may even think to do so at this stage would be improper. However, it is all the more important to retain an attorney as soon after an accident as possible. There are many reasons for this.
First and most importantly to you and your family, the attorney will step in and act on your behalf when communicating with the bill collectors and insurance adjusters. These two things can be difficult to navigate on your own and at a time you should be focused on more important things. By allowing us to handle these companies at an early stage, we are also able to control the direction of the claim. If you try to handle it on your own, you will likely be asked to provide a recorded statement to the insurance adjuster and you will not have the proper knowledge to do so carefully so that your case is not ruined.
Speak With An Attorney Before Giving A Statement To The Insurance Adjuster
Insurance adjusters are purposely friendly during these statements in order to get you to say things they can later use against you. By obtaining an attorney, we can help prevent this from happening. We can also promptly take photos of the accident scene, the vehicle if any, and the injured person to accurately document the injuries for use in later negotiating with the insurance company. These are just a few of the many things that must be done immediately and in a certain way to protect your case. We are experienced in handling serious injury cases from the outset in order to protect your rights and allow you to get back to living your life.
If you've been involved in a car accident contact us online or call us directly at 515.222.1110.