Complicated Car Accidents in DC, Maryland, and Virginia
Have you ever gotten something in the mail that looked like a scary legal document, and you didn't know what to do with it? Have you seen words like lien and subrogation, and wanted to add the words "OH MY!" Have you received something from CMS, or from another company claiming that they need to be paid back for medical services that they covered?
You're not alone.
Okay, so what they don't tell you when you're sixteen and getting your driver's license that one day you might be in a serious accident, and need an attorney to sort through it. Most of the time, people tend to believe that car accidents are straightforward - if you are carrying insurance, you're good to go. But what you may not know, and may not even think you need to know before you are in a serious auto accident, is that the insurance company is not looking out for your best interests.
Here's how insurance works:
You pay your premiums for twenty years. You never collect against the premiums because you haven't been in a car accident. And they pocket your premiums every month, and you have peace of mind because you know that you will be covered in case you ever get into an accident.
It really doesn't matter the industry, insurance adjusters' jobs are about saving money for the company. So they are not going to be the advocates for your best health and recovery. If you are in a serious injury, your adjuster will be looking to limits they have to pay out. That's just how it works.
And if you're only ever in a fender bender, it's not that big of a deal. You can do your own research for what your car is worth, and if you're not injured you can deal with the insurance company on your own.
We help people whose cases go beyond the fender bender. Our car accident clients have significant injuries (need surgery) and have multiple healthcare providers, offices, and billing services to keep track of. Our clients need the legal expertise of an attorney to deal with liens and matters of subrogation (because your healthcare provider will take a lien against your settlement and you need to be prepared for that).
And let's face it - our clients need the heft of a legal representative to negotiate with the insurance adjuster on a settlement.
So, are you potentially one of our clients?
You'll never regret hiring Donahoe Kearney for your legal representation - just check out this review from a person we helped with a car accident.
If you have been in a serious car accident, give us a call at 202-393-3320 today. You'll speak to a real person who wants to hear your story.