What To Know If You Had A Car Accident Before COVID-19

It’s no secret that the Covid-19 pandemic is hurting the economy. With many businesses ordered to stay closed for months on end, many owners have little to no revenue and plenty of workers are laid off. Even when it becomes safer to re-open non-essential businesses, some of them won’t be in a position to re-open. Many will struggle, unable to hire back all their employees, and the economy won’t just turn back on to the way it was before. It takes time to build economic momentum. With all this in mind, the car accident attorneys at Premier Law Group have some advice for recent car accident victims. If you were injured in a car accident before COVID-19, speaking to a car accident attorney may be the best thing you can do for yourself and your family right now. This article explains why.

If You Had A Car Accident Before COVID-19, Maybe You Waited Because…

Some people decide not to speak with a car accident attorney immediately after their accident. Whether a careless driver rear-ended you, a negligent driver T-boned you, or a distracted driver hit you while walking the crosswalk, there may be several reasons why you decided not to take action right away. If you had a car accident before COVID-19 arrived in Seattle and surrounding areas, you may have been thinking…

“I Don’t Know What To Do!”

As car accident attorneys, we deal with the consequences of accidents every day. We know how to navigate this world. On the other hand, first-time accident victims don’t necessarily know what to do after getting injured in a car accident. Sometimes, the easiest thing is to “set aside” or ignore the problem. Alternatively, some people want to do their research around what to do before they take action.

“I Can Deal With This Myself”

car accident before COVID-19If you were injured in a car accident before COVID-19, you may have thought that you could settle the claim yourself. The car accident attorneys at Premier Law Group see this a lot. Here’s a little secret that other Seattle car accident attorneys don’t want us to share: it’s true that you may not need a lawyer. If your accident and injuries meet certain criteria, you may be able to settle your own claim. That being said, it’s essential that you do good research and approach this the right way. The first thing you should do is read our book, Settle Your Own Injury Case! 

If you’ve already done your research, you may have discovered that your claim isn’t so easy to settle yourself. Or, you may have discovered that having an experienced car accident attorney would win you far more compensation. In this case, it’s in your best interest to contact a lawyer as soon as possible.

“The Insurance Company Will Be Fair”

If you were injured in a car accident before COVID-19, you may have honestly thought that the insurance company would be fair. Many car accident victims think the insurance company will be reasonable in their dealings and providing their compensation. Time and again, we’ve seen insurance companies be totally unreasonable. They often try to convince car accident victims that they are being generous when they are not, or pressure people into accepting far less compensation than they need and deserve.

“The Car Accident Wasn’t That Bad”

Another reason why you may not have contacted an attorney about your car accident before COVID-19 is that you didn’t think it was that bad. Some car accident victims don’t realize the extent of their injuries after an accident. Some don’t fully understand the impact that their injuries have on their lives at the time of the accident. Then there are people who expect their injuries to resolve much sooner than they do. Hindsight is 20/20. Some injuries can appear weeks after a car accident. Injuries that seem small at first can have a big impact on your daily life. And some injuries don’t resolve as quickly as you might expect.

If You Had A Car Accident Before COVID-19, Waited To Consult A Car Accident Attorney, And Are Having Second Thoughts…

Typical car accident clients have a lot on their plates. They come to Premier Law Group because they have mounting medical bills, are taking valuable time away from work to attend medical appointments, and are frustrated with the recovery process. There are other reasons, too.

Now that the COVID-19 pandemic has hurt the economy, there are other factors at play. Generally speaking, people injured in a car accident before COVID-19 may be dealing with even more financial stress. They may be unable to work in their businesses or laid off right now. They may face the risk of getting laid off later this year. Or, the economic slow-down may mean that they don’t make as much money as they did before. The point is that many people are facing considerable financial instability right now.

If you were injured in a car accident before COVID-19 and you waited to consult an attorney, consulting an attorney now may be the most valuable decision you make in years. The financial compensation could mean the difference between making ends meet, or not. It’s even more important that you get fair compensation for your car accident injuries at this time.

The Premier Law Group Advantage

At Premier Law Group, there are a few things that make us “different”. For example…

  • Everyone who contacts Premier Law Group with a potential claim speaks with one of our attorneys – not just a receptionist or intake specialist
  • If you don’t need an attorney to settle your claim, we’ll tell you up front
  • We don’t talk at you during consultations, we have conversations (people seem to appreciate that we’re real people who help real people with real problems)
  • We’re the only injury law firm in Washington State that offers a VIP Program
  • We’re award-winning and media-recognized attorneys
  • We have roots in our communities and host several charitable campaigns
  • Clients appreciate how we leverage technology to efficiently handle their cases

There are other things that make Premier Law Group different. We’d like for you to get in touch and experience them for yourself…

Request A Free Initial Consultation About Your Car Accident

Our mission is to ensure that everyone who calls us ends up more informed about their options – whether we end up representing them or not. Contact Premier Law Group to schedule your free initial consultation. Call 206.285.1743 today. If we decide to work together, you don’t pay a penny until we win your case — that’s our “zero fee guarantee”.