If you’re in a car accident, it might feel like a natural next step to call the insurance company. But if anyone involved is injured, or if there’s any kind of significant damage done to vehicles or property, you need to think before calling the insurance.
If the accident caused you injuries or property damages, it makes sense to start thinking about a claim. However, if there are significant damages and/or injuries, filing an insurance claim or giving a statement to insurance adjusters shouldn’t be your default move.
Why? Because when you contact an insurance company to make a claim or give a statement, they can use the information provided and the words you use to try to convince you to take a lower settlement than you deserve.
When you’re suffering from injuries and dealing with damages caused by someone else’s negligence, you could be facing long-term medical bills and other expenses that aren’t fair. You need the maximum compensation you can get, which isn’t what the insurance companies want to give. Instead of trying to make your case with the insurance company, tell your story to a personal injury attorney who truly cares about your wellbeing.
An insurance company will try to give you the minimum payment possible. A personal injury attorney will fight to get you the maximum payment possible!
What If I Already Talked to My Insurance Company?
Maybe you are reading this and feeling stressed because you’ve already talked to your insurance company. Maybe you’ve already made a claim or already given a statement. Don’t worry, it’s not too late to get the compensation you deserve. At the Heilman Law Group, one of our specialties is handling insurance claim disputes and denials. If you’ve tried to get the compensation you need, and your insurance company has denied it or tried to get you to settle for less, we’re here to help! If you’re wondering if the settlement offered by insurance adjusters is fair, we can give you the clarity you need.
How Much Compensation is Fair?
This question seems more simple than it is. You might come up with an estimate based on doctor’s bills, vehicle repair or replacement costs, and hours missed at work. But it’s more complicated than that. Many accident victims aren’t aware that they can also claim compensation for future medical costs, future rehabilitation fees, future lost wages, and even pain and suffering damages.
Pain and suffering is perhaps the most difficult area of compensation to calculate, and according to Law.com, it can include aches, pain, temporary and permanent limitations on activity, potential shortening of life, depression, embarrassment from scarring, and more.
A personal injury attorney can help you understand exactly how much compensation you’re entitled to and help you navigate the process of claiming it in Jackson, MS.
What Should I Do After An Accident?
The most important first step is, of course, to stop at the scene of the accident. It’s illegal to drive away from the scene of a car accident, and doing so will certainly not help your claim for compensation.
Do NOT admit fault or discuss details of the accident with anyone.
Document the accident. This will be very important in your compensation claim later.
Call a personal injury attorney.
If you were the victim of a car accident in Jackon, MS, talk to a personal injury attorney who can help you get the compensation you deserve!
Contact us online or at 601-914-1025.
4266 I-55 North, Suite 106
Jackson, Mississippi 39211