The bottom line is that if you have a claim that involves anything more than property damage (i.e. any medical bills have been incurred), now more than ever you need to get an attorney involved as soon as possible. Otherwise you will find yourself outmaneuvered and sent to the back of the line as the various insurance companies begin placing their interests ahead of yours. Most commonly this involves your own insurance company, the other driver’s insurer, and the applicable health insurance, but it can involve employer insurance (if this occurred on the job), the bureau of workers compensation, Medicare (if you’re over 65), Medicaid, a third party’s insurance (if you’re in someone else’s vehicle), homeowners insurance, etc. We have even had cases where clients have had significant injuries, were focused on treating and getting better, and started getting pestered by their health insurance plans for repayment before they had even thought about hiring an attorney.
As a general rule, the longer you wait to retain an attorney the more difficult it becomes to obtain a fair recovery. We fight to put you at the front of the line, where you belong.