Steps to Take After a Car Crash
Steps to Take After a Car Crash: As seen in Hempfield Suburban News
Whether it is a fender-bender or high-speed collision, being involved in a car crash can be a life-altering event. Following an accident, the most important thing, of course, is for anyone who has been injured to seek out the necessary medical attention. But what happens after that?
Undoubtedly, you will hear from one or more insurance companies. Is it okay to speak with them? If so, how much should you say?
You might need significant and ongoing medical treatment, including surgery and/or hospitalization, depending upon the severity of your injuries. Which providers are you allowed to see? Who will pay their bills? Will your health insurance company ask to be paid back for the medical expenses it pays?
Many times, injuries sustained in a car crash can result in time missed from work and lost wages. How are you compensated for your income loss and by whom? What medical documentation do you need to substantiate your disability? Will your job be waiting for you once you are cleared to return to work?
Insurance policies for motor vehicles in Pennsylvania potentially offer a variety of benefits to someone hurt in a car wreck. What benefits does your policy provide? How do you go about obtaining these benefits? Are you allowed to be compensated for your pain and suffering? How much is your claim worth?
After an accident takes place, these questions, and, typically, many more, arise. As unpredictable and out-of-our-control motor vehicle accidents generally are, you can and should have control over what happens thereafter. However, in order to successfully navigate the complex world of a bodily injury claim (within which questions regarding auto insurance, medical bills, wage loss, health insurance liens, liability and uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, disability and countless other things abound), it is critical to know your legal rights.
The practice we have built at Georgelis Injury Law Firm is specifically and uniquely designed to help and care for victims of automobile, motorcycle, truck and bus accidents, and, in the process, makes sure that you recover all of the financial compensation to which you are entitled.
First, we meet with you where it is most convenient for you—whether it be the hospital, your home, our office or elsewhere—and spend as much time as you need explaining the process and answering all of your questions. Second, from the moment we become involved, we handle all of the communications to and from the insurance companies, medical providers, investigative bodies and other parties involved, so that you do not have the stress and anxiety that often comes with these interactions. And, third, we stay in very close touch with you throughout the process, making sure you understand everything that is happening and that your needs and expectations are not just met, but surpassed.
So…how do you get through it? Call Georgelis first. We never bill you for our time, and we only get paid when we deliver for you the compensation you deserve. The earlier you get us involved after a car crash, the sooner we can bring you much needed peace-of-mind. Your focus should be on recovering from your injuries, spending time with your family and getting back to your pre-accident quality of life. Let us handle everything else.