Were you recently injured and need help filing a personal injury claim? Check out these 3 personal injury facts and contact our office today.
1. Minimum Amount of Medical Bills
I had a client call last week and ask whether there was a minimum amount of medical bills needed to have a personal injury case in Georgia. I told that client no. Many times, the client doesn’t know the extent of the injuries during that first week after the collision. The client should, if they’re still hurting, continue with their medical treatment. The original emergency room may not know the full extent of the client’s injuries.
2. Recovering Emotional Damages
I met with a client that was in a severe car wreck last week and had emotional anguish, trauma and damage. She asked me if she could recover damages from that. I told her, in the state of Georgia, you can recover for emotional damage and mental anguish if you have a physical injury. Since she was so distraught after this serious car wreck, she needed to seek medical treatment for her emotional damage and mental anguish so that we could make that a part of her case and present that to the insurance company as part of her damages in this case.
3. Giving a Recorded Statement
I had a client call me last week and ask if they should give a recorded statement to an insurance adjuster after a personal injury case. I told the client absolutely no. The insurance adjusters will call and try to be buddy-buddy with a client to get the client to give information that is not helpful to the client’s case.
It’s the insurance adjuster’s job to get information against the client and devalue the case. If the client is represented by a lawyer, the insurance adjuster cannot talk to the client. They can only communicate with the client through a lawyer. I advised the potential client not to talk to the insurance adjuster and set up an appointment to meet with them.
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