When should I hire a Personal Injury Attorney and what should I Expect?
The simple answer is: as soon as possible after the injury. I am a personal injury attorney with over 30 years of experience helping injured people here in Pinellas County Florida. I know the serious, but honest, mistakes that people make. I make it my business to work with every client and prevent or minimize extra “reasons to say no” that client mistakes give to the insurance company.
Here are some helpful do’s an don’ts if you have been injured:
Do: Get a free consultation from and experienced injury attorney.
Don’t: Hire any lawyer unless you meet him or her and feel they will personally help you.
Do: Get a referral to a hardworking local attorney. Advertizing is common, but should never be the sole basis of your decision.
Don’t: Hire an attorney unless your trust him or her and are confident that your case is important to them.
Do: Get a medical evaluation within a day or so of your injury. If you wait over 14 days you may lose you auto medical insurance.
Don’t: Feel like you have to go to a hospital emergency room unless you have a head injury or need emergency treatment.
Do: Tell every doctor, every problem you are experiencing, on every visit.
Don’t: Give the at fault insurance company a recorded statement.
Do: Keep doctor’s appointments and get regular treatment.
These are examples of the advice you should get at your free consultation and regularly thereafter from a knowledgeable, caring, personal injury lawyer.