The worst has happened. You were in an accident. Car…motorcycle…bicycle…whatever it is, you’re upset, scared, in pain and looking for justice. You are faced with a decision: put your faith in the bureaucratic system and pray you get compensation adequate enough to treat your injuries OR you place a call to a Los Angeles accident lawyer to best protect your future. Our money’s on the latter. Those decisions are never easy. In fact, they shouldn’t be made in haste. But with most LA accident lawyers offering free, no-obligation consultations, you really can’t go wrong by making one phone call. You owe it to yourself, your family and your future.
Here is some insight into why hiring a Los Angeles accident attorney is simply the right decision, whether you think you have a case or just aren’t sure.
After being involved in an accident of any kind, there is a good chance your injuries require medical attention. And with medical attention comes massive bills – particularly if you have ongoing issues that demand regular visits to doctors, specialists and therapists. Sure, one visit to the ER and a follow-up visit with your physician doesn’t sound like much now. But your injuries could justifiably end up costing thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars, especially if you weren’t sure at first just how far-reaching your injuries initially were.
TBIs, for example, can take days, weeks or longer to manifest symptoms. By that time, you may have accepted the insurance company’s offer out of desperation and may now have forfeited your rights to further legal action. It’s always best to err on the side of caution and call qualified Los Angeles accident lawyers first. Let them decide if you have a case or not. You will never know unless you take that first step.
The last thing you want, especially as the head of your family, is to be saddled with the bills stemming from hospital stays, surgeries, rehab or regular care required by long-term injuries. Paying for those bills in addition to your mortgage, car payment, tuition, utilities, groceries, etc. can quickly present an overwhelming situation you may not be able to stay on top of.
But it’s not even just about today’s bills. What about six months from now, a year from now, five? If you’re left unable to work, you don’t take home a paycheck and you don’t get insurance coverage. Yet those bills don’t care. They still arrive in your inbox. As you let each month go by, the late fee charges increase, the interest adds up, and eventually the debt collectors will start calling. A good accident lawyer will secure you compensation for the future, especially when it comes to lost wages. The future is guaranteed to no one, so you may as well look out for yourself now.
The bills are bad enough. But on top of that, you also have to sift through the paperwork that’s flooding your mailbox every day. Insurance documents, physician reports, police statements – they’re enough to boggle the mind. What are you supposed to do with them all? What if you miss a deadline posed by the insurance company? How do you know if you’re signing the right documents? What if you’re signing over more than you’re comfortable with? You need an experienced voice of reason who can guide you through these steps with a calm yet take-charge approach. Your lawyer knows what to do. Your lawyer will handle all the paperwork, make sure you get the treatment you need, investigate the case, file all appropriate documents to the courts and insurance companies – all in a timely manner. This frees you up to concentrate on your recovery, which, after all, is what the goal of the whole process is: to get better without stressing over money.
Speaking of stress, anxiety about money due to financial problems can compound emotional burdens and result in depression. You face a double whammy: you’re injured and worried about how you’ll support your family. In fact, the emotional effects of debt can range from denial and stress to fear and depression. In addition, studies have shown that chronic stress can have a negative effect on wound healing and can actually impede your ability to recover.
Hiring a Los Angeles accident lawyer is a critical step for you to take. If you have suffered an injury in an accident of any kind, from bicycle to motorcycle, please contact Power Legal Group at 800-323-POWER. Let’s discuss your accident in a free, no-obligation consultation and take it from there. Hiring a Los Angeles accident firm like Power Legal is the right decision!