Hire a Lawyer
You may benefit greatly from hiring lawyers if you’ve incurred a spinal injury. And in simpler cases you may not need one. Obviously, in claims that require more legal expertise, you will want to find the right attorney to handle our case.
Most attorneys charge the same general fee. The standard rate is 30% ;of the settlement plus certain legal costs, or 40%; if your claim goes to trial. However, not all attorneys have the same background so they are not all identical in practice. Since there are so many distinct specialties, be certain you retain a lawyer that specializes specifically in personal injuries, preferable with past experience and success handling cases such as yours.
Make Timely Decisions
Wisconsin has a 3 year statute of limitations for filing a claim, or else insurance companies can get away without liability to pay any settlement amount. Therefore, it is absolutely critical to settle or put your claim into suit within three years. If not, you have no legal entitlement to a claim.
We have treated many patients that have suffered injuries from motor vehicle accidents. We have also worked with many lawyers, both proficient and incompetent ones. There are even some attorneys we won’t be associated with. If you need help locating a good lawyer that is suitable for you, we can assist you. We’ve gathered valuable feedback over time from previous patients. Regardless of whether or not you decide you need a lawyer, keep the following advice in mind. Always tell your lawyer, insurance companies and doctors the truth. Eventually it will surface, so it’s important to maintain as much credibility as possible.
Insurance company claims adjusters are doing the job they’ve been hired to do. Their task is to decrease your claim amount. No matter how nice they come off, anything you tell them can and will be used against you. Don’t tell them anything more than necessary, or offer harmful information. Stick to simple and short answers. Stating that you can’t remember something is a legitimate answer. The opposing insurance company will normally wait until all treatment is completed before settling your claim. There is no actual advantage to speaking with them until then. Your lawyer would counsel you to withhold from making any statements to them until you are ready to negotiate the final settlement. With or without or without a lawyer, this advice still holds.
Dr. Spennetta is here to help you heal from your spinal injuries. Along with that, he wants to see you get the best treatment you deserve without unnecessary burden on your part. Call Spennetta Family Chiropractic Clinic to make an appoint if you’ve been involved in a motor vehicle accident.