Choosing a Kirkland personal injury attorney requires some research and effort, but time is often limited. If you have been injured and your medical bills are piling up, you need the experienced representation of an attorney as soon as possible. Unfortunately, rushing into a decision about a lawyer can cost you. If you are the victim of an accident and you have been injured through no fault of your own, you need someone to represent your best interests and put your needs first. The insurance companies won’t do it. The people responsible for your injuries probably won’t either. Having a personal injury attorney in your corner means someone is fighting for you.
There are many things you should expect for your lawyer. What are the most important things a Kirkland personal injury attorney can do for you?
Discuss Billing Issues with Doctors and Bill Collectors on Your Behalf
In the days and weeks following your injury, you will likely visit doctors. Medical insurance might cover a portion of the cost associated with these visits, but you might require specialized care that is not a part of your plan. If your injury was not your fault, you are entitled to this care, even if your insurance will not cover it.
Unfortunately, it will not be long before doctors and will collectors will come calling for any payments not covered by your medical insurance. During this time, your focus should be on your recovery, not on fending off aggressive debt collectors. A personal injury attorney can intervene on your behalf and prevent you from having to deal with such a stressful issue.
Recognize When Insurance Companies Try to Take Advantage of You
It is no secret that insurance companies will not be eager to compensate you for your injuries. Many even try to take advantage of your situation and force a settlement for much lower than you deserve if they know you are desperate. A Kirkland personal injury attorney has experience dealing with insurance companies and knows all of the tricks.
Determine a Fair Amount of Compensation for Your Injuries
If you are like most people, you have no idea what fair compensation would be for an injury. You might know your medical expenses, but if you are injured through no fault of your own, you deserve more than just the payment of your medical bills. You are the victim and you deserve to be compensated for your pain and suffering.
Fight for Secondary Compensation, Such as Back Pay
In addition to the payment of medical bills and compensation for pain and suffering, your injury might cause additional costs. Were you forced to take time off of work to recover? Did you miss out on pre-paid travel plans or have you needed to make arrangements for your care? You deserve compensation for all of these things.
Represent You in Court or at a Mediation Settlement
Sometimes, personal injury cases are settled before they reach trial. If your case has potential for a settlement, it can save you a great deal of money, but you still need legal representation.
Have you been injured in an accident? You deserve to be compensated for your injuries. Contact the Premier Law Group today at 206-285-1743 for information about how we can help you get what you deserve in your personal injury lawsuit.