When accident victims call us and aren’t sure whether or not they need a lawyer, we sometimes ask them, “How much money do you want to pay out-of-pocket for this accident?” The answer is almost always “None.” Makes sense. Who wants to spend their own money on medical bills, car repairs, and lost wages when the accident wasn’t even their fault? However, thousands of accident victims end up doing that every year because they fail to hire a lawyer.
The problem is the quick settlement check. You’ve been injured, are just starting your recovery, and have yet to receive your first medical bill. The insurance company calls and says they’re prepared to pay you $5,000 for your injuries. Sounds like a great deal, so you take it. Fast-forward a few months. You’ve now received $10,000 in medical bills, still aren’t able to work, and you still have ongoing physical therapy to pay for. How’s that $5,000 looking now?
Not so good. But that’s the reality for many accident victims who take the insurance company’s first offer. If they had called a lawyer instead, things may have been different. An experienced Norfolk car accident attorney can better determine what this accident is going to cost you long-term to ensure you don’t find yourself in a financial conundrum months down the road. That’s why if you’ve been injured, you should call us immediately for a free consultation. Your family’s future worth a single phone call, so contact us today.