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Personal Injury Information

Here is important information to take into consideration if you or a family member is injured in an auto accident.

  • An insurance company may try to convince you to settle your personal injury claim within a few days. Do not settle your claim until you are released from your doctor’s care and you are in good health, even if you do not have an attorney. An experienced attorney can explain the statute of limitations for personal injury claims. It is best not to discuss your case with an insurance representative prior to seeking counsel if you are going to submit a claim.
  • File your medical bills with your health insurance provider if you have health coverage. Many auto insurance companies will not pay for medical care costs until your claim is settled. Filing your medical bills with your health insurance company will keep bill collectors from contacting you while you are waiting to settle your claim.
  • Keep a journal or list of events following your accident. Include how you feel each day, medicine you take and doctor visits, including the name of the doctor and mileage driven to an appointment. In your journal include information regarding what your injury prevents you from doing, including work and leisure activities.
  • Ask for a written not from your doctor if you miss work. This will document lost time from work should this become part of your personal injury claim. This should include time missed from work due to your injuries as well as doctor appointments. Keep copies of all receipts for medical supplies and prescriptions. These are considered part of the claim for which you are compensated.
  • Our first concern is your well-being. Take every precaution and get the treatment you need to recover. We can answer your questions regarding your personal injury claim to help you put your mind at ease. Please feel free to call us with any of your questions.