Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Automobile and truck accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the nation, and they are responsible for many more catastrophic and life changing injuries.
In addition to representing mesothelioma and asbestos related lung disease victims, the attorneys at McDermott & Hickey, LLC also represent victims of auto and truck accidents.
You’ve Been in an Accident — What’s Next?
If you or a loved one have been hurt in an auto or truck accident, the first step you must take is to get the medical care you need immediately. In many cases, victims of accidents are taken directly to the hospital via ambulance and they may not even be aware of this fact. However, even if you feel okay after an accident, it is absolutely imperative that you be evaluated by a medical professional as soon as possible after the crash. Often, injuries that are sustained in an auto accident take time to manifest and you may not be aware of the symptoms until much later. However, waiting to get treatment can potentially have a negative impact on a car accident claim should you decide to file later on. Protect your right to compensation and ensure you get the treatment you need by seeking medical care immediately after a crash.
Should You Hire an Attorney After a Car Accident?
YES. Although it is possible to work with auto insurance companies and reach a settlement after a crash without the help of a car accident lawyer, it is generally not in your best interest to do so. Insurance companies often lowball accident victims with a settlement offer that is significantly less than the actual damages the victim has suffered, and many victims accept this offer because they simply don’t have the means to continue paying for medical treatment and remaining out of work while holding out for a bigger offer. When you work with an attorney, the entire process becomes significantly easier. Your attorney can put together a settlement request with documentation that illustrates how much your case is actually worth and can negotiate with the insurance company to obtain the full and fair compensation you deserve for the damages you’ve incurred as a result of the crash. If necessary, your attorney can help you pursue litigation as a means to ensure that your medical expenses, lost wages, vehicle damage, and pain and suffering are covered.