Surgery Complicates Everything In A Serious DC Car Accident Case
If you've been in a serious car accident on the Beltway or another busy DC Area road, you may be in the hospital with broken bones and internal injuries. Or, some people walk away from the accident and discover they have broken bones or torn ligaments after the adrenaline has worn off, and then they have to go to the hospital right away.
Once the injury sets in, you could have hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of medical treatment to deal with, and be looking at one or multiple surgeries that will take you out of work for a long time.
We just settled a case for a gentleman who was hit by a car as a pedestrian in downtown DC. The injury was in 2018, and the case just settled after he completed medical treatment. He got a settlement that covered his lost wages and medical treatment during that time, so he could worry about getting better after multiple surgeries. And he didn't have to worry about healthcare liens and subrogation - we took care of all of that - so he can focus on his family and have peace of mind that all of his needs were taken care of.
That's what we do for our clients. If you've been seriously injured in a DC area car accident and need surgery, don't go with the first lawyer you speak to. Interview us - ask us how many car accident cases we've handled, how we handle the medical records and bills for our clients, how we make sure the liens are paid off, and how we get the best settlements possible for our clients who had surgery.
What Should I Expect From My Car Accident Lawyer When I Need Surgery?
An experienced car accident lawyer in DC will gather your medical records and bills from all of your medical treatment related to the injury. You can expect an aggressive car accident lawyer will coach you on what you can and cannot share with the insurance adjuster, how you shouldn't give a recorded statement, and have an experienced case manager take over all communcations with the adjuster so you don't have to worry about that. A DC car accident lawyer will review your declarations page, and set in motion what need to happen to ask for your policy limits if you have supplemental insurance like UIM. And of course negotiate with the at-fault driver's insurance company to request the policy limits from them at the appropriate time.
A good car insurance lawyer knows exactly when to request policy limits, and when to wait. When you have surgery and there mutliple policies to dealwith (UIM, Medpay, PIP, Liability, etc) you need a lawyer who understands what to do with all of those and how to deal with all the different insurance adjusters (there may be one per policy type).
And then your job as a car accident client is to get better, and keep us updated as to your medical treatment (dates of surgery, start of physical therapy, MRIS, etc).
You Need An Experienced Lawyer Like Frank Kearney If You've Been In A Bad Car Accident And Need Surgery
Experience and trustworthiness are key when hiring a car accident lawyer. Don't be afraid to ask the difficult questions.
- How do you get paid? (A Donahoe Kearney we don't get paid unless we settle a case for you).
- How much experience do you have? (Donahoe Kearney lawyers have been at this for 25 years).
- How happy are your clients (just read our testimonials - see for yourself)
Your car accident lawyer should be able to answer questions like this for you and more. If you have questions about your serious car accident case contact us right now at 202-393-3320. You'll speak to a real person who wants to hear your story right away, and if you're looking at surgery you will speak to the attorney the same day.