Is it too late to get compensation for medical a week after an accident and I've already had a recorded statement taken?
6 attorney answers
Get yourself to a doctor immediately and then find yourself a personal injury lawyer. You already have made every attempt to screw things up by giving a statement and not getting medical treatment.
No, it's not too late at all. However, your best bet to obtain the maximum injury settlement amount in this case is to consult immediately with an attorney in your area to obtain a more specific answer and get all of your legal options before deciding what to do and then also complete all medical treatment necessary for any injuries you received. The attorney will also investigate any liability issue and check for all available coverages to ensure you have the maximum amount of coverages available to you. You may have some coverages on your own auto policy as well that can assist you. You can use the "Find a Lawyer" link at the top of this page for the names of attorneys in your area. Most offer a free consultation and work on a contingency fee basis, so you won’t have to pay anything up front.
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It's never too late. Oftentimes, people don't realize how bad their injury is until a few days have passed and they thought the pain and soreness would subside. Get yourself to your doctor and be compliant with what he/she tells you to do. Do not speak with the defendant insurance company anymore, and get yourself to a personal injury attorney in your area to advise you on medical bills and all the other questions that will come very quickly since this just occurred. Good luck to you!
No, it is not too late, but you should do so promptly. Also, you are at a huge disadvantage by dealing with a claims professional without the assistance of an attorney. You should consult with an experienced injury lawyer immediately and
do not give anymore recorded statements to the insurer for the other driver-they are not calling for your benefit, only their own.
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I agree, it's not too late. You can use the Avvo find a lawyer tool to find an experienced personal injury attorney in your area, usually the initial consultation is free and the work is done on a contingency fee basis, which means you don't have to pay anything up front, just a percentage of what's recovered.
It is not too late. Get medical care as is appropriate. Stop talking to the insurance company. Hire a local personal injury lawyer.
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