So you’ve suffered an injury — now what?!?!
You may be consumed by thoughts of doctors, and treatment, and medical bills, and health insurance, and auto insurance, and what about work and family, and on top of all that, you are in a lot of pain!
Take a deep breath. As bad as it may seem now, you will get through this.
The Personal Injury Basics
First things first. Focus on your medical treatment. Talk to your doctors. Tell them what is hurting. Go to all your appointments. Don’t try to tough it out and hope that you will get better. That’s not good for you and it’s not good for your personal injury claim.
Do not talk to an insurance company about your injuries until after you speak with an attorney — and the advice an attorney will likely give you is “Don’t speak with the insurance company!!” Whether it is another person’s insurance company or your own insurance company, they are not there to help you when you are injured. Insurance companies have one goal — to make money — and they make money by paying you as little as possible for your injuries.
OK, now that you are focused on your medical treatment and getting better, and ignoring the insurance companies, it’s time to speak with an attorney.