Also, what all would the attorney take care of in the case? Would he/she help make sure I obtain all the proper medical bills needed to send to the insurance company?
You should contact a lawyer after you get emergency treatment, but before you give a recorded statement to an insurance company. Generally, sooner is better, but take care of immediate medical treatment first.
Usually, the attorney collects all of the necessary bills and medical records (and the police report). Your main job will be to follow doctors' orders and get needed medical treatment.
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Immediately. There are many pitfalls in filing a personal injury claim. An experienced PI lawyer can navigate them for you and maximize the value of your case by keeping an eye on ALL injuries and damages, some of which you may never think of. Attorneys gather medical records and bills, communicate with your doctor on causation (a necessary part of the case) keep track of your lost wages, highlight and present your pain and suffering and loss of quality of life damages, and ensure there is enough money for future medical needs, if appropriate. The sooner you hire one, the better off you will be.
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