If you’ve been involved in a significant car accident, don’t delay in seeking attorney’s advice. Many people are reluctant to involve a lawyer because they believe the lawyer will take a portion of their settlement. However, studies have shown that people who hire lawyers generally fare better than those who don’t hire a lawyer. Some studies indicate that recovery can be three times as much when a client engages an attorney’s assistance versus doing it on their own. The studies were funded by the insurance companies themselves.
Another reason people delay is they figure they will get better over time. However they find that they aren’t getting any better and they’re feeling worse. In the meantime they have not engaged a doctor or other healthcare professional. Insurance companies routinely use gaps in treatment as well as delays in the commencement of treatment as reasons to deny your claim or minimize payment to you after an auto accident. Therefore, since most personal injury attorneys allow for a free consultation, it is in your best interest to seek the advice of an experienced personal injury lawyer so that you know what your options are. Remember, don’t delay. Get a lawyer’s advice right away.