Serious Car Accidents:
If you are recovering from a serious car accident, it’s still very important for you to keep your medical appointments if you can, and if you’re in physical therapy, to get exercises you can do at home to help your recovery. If you have a recent accident, don’t wait to see a doctor or get your claim set up with the insurance company. We are still getting pretty good response times from insurance companies, so that means they’re working, but we get the feeling they are also using this time to delay evaluating and paying legitimate claims. Don’t add to the delay – get the help you need now.
Even though there are fewer people on the road, you should still make sure that you have solid Underinsured or Uninsured Motorist Coverage (UIM). I spoke with a man recently who was hit by someone without coverage and he wasn't able to make a claim because he didn't have this type of gap coverage. UIM is easy to get and inexpensive, so please make sure you have it.
If you are in a serious car accident, make sure you 1). Take photos; 2). Call the police; 3). Get the other driver's insurance information; and 4). Go to the hospital. It can take time for injuries to show up after the impact, so the best thing you can do for your case is get medical care right away, and follow up with a specialist if needed. Emergency rooms will still be open during Coronavirus, and urgent care should generally be available. The worst thing you can do for your case is delay medical treatment.
Does it look like you're going to require surgery? Are you unable to return to work until you've recovered? Do you need to see specialists? Do you find yourself coordinating with several doctors offices and navigating complicated billing? Then you might need an attorney. Give us a call at 202-393-3320 to get started. All fees are contingent so you don't have to worry about putting any money up to get started. If you have a serious injury we will take care of you right now.