There’s an old saying, “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” The adage means different things to different people, but to those in our profession, it means accident victims have two options: let the waves pummel them or rise above.
A serious accident does far more than the injuries it causes. In fact, the accident itself is only the beginning. For most accident victims who are severely injured, their life as they knew it before the accident is gone, replaced by a series of hardships (or waves) that when compounded can lead their families into a financial crisis. Here’s how it works.
Your first concern after an accident, as it should be, is getting the proper medical attention you need. That’s rarely a one-time trip to the hospital. For some, it could mean surgeries, rehab, and routine doctor visits for months to come. All that medical treatment costs money, and the bills don’t stop once you settle with the insurance company.
In addition, you can’t work. With no money coming in, how are you supposed to make ends meet? The situation can become grim pretty quickly, which is one of the main reasons a lot of folks take the insurance company’s first offer. That’s when the real pain begins.
The insurance company is your only way out of this disaster. It’s their responsibility to compensate you for what this accident is going to cost you, not just now, but down the road as well. Because they’re in the business of making profits, they may try to get you to settle quickly for less money than you deserve. If you agree, they are no longer responsible for future expenses. You’re on your own.
An experienced law firm can determine how much compensation you’re truly entitled to. We’ll fight the insurance company on your behalf to secure that amount, so you’re not left standing alone in the path of the waves.