Accidents & Injuries
What To Do If You Are Injured In An Accident
If you are injured in an accident your first concern, and the first concern of the lawyers at Roth Law Offices, is that you regain your health. With an injury that requires medical attention, immediately seek help at a hospital or with a doctor you know and trust. If your injury requires a medical specialty, you should seek a referral from your treating physician, your family doctor, or you may talk to us. We are acquainted with many medical specialists. You should also contact us as soon as you can after your accident. We can protect you from making a statement that may later be used against you, and we can help you obtain necessary medical attention. Proper handling of your situation will assist you about your financial health.
During your medical treatment, save copies of all bills you incur as a result of your accident. Do so regardless of whether they have been paid by an insurance company or any other source. It is also good to keep a diary of how you feel physically on a daily basis, noting any limitation on your usual activities.
One of the items of damage you can recover as a result of your accident is reimbursement for lost wages. To do so, you will be required to provide us with a complete record of your employment, the amount of time lost from work, the rate of lost compensation, inability to meet quotas, and detail of other lost benefits and compensation.
The attorney/client relationship is based on trust. To reach the best possible result, through settlement or litigation, the attorney and client must work closely together. The client must provide his attorney with all information regarding his case. We will determine what is relevant and will guide the preparation and organization of your case to present it in the most favorable light possible.
During your initial visit to our office, you will be asked to describe the details of your accident, locate and describe the scene, tell us about the circumstances leading up to the accident, and provide names of witnesses to the event. You should also bring a copy of any traffic tickets received, reports in your possession, a copy of your insurance policy, and a copy of any communication sent or received relating to the event.
Your insurance policy most likely requires that you notify your insurance company of any accident in which you are involved. You must cooperate with your insurance carrier in their investigation of the accident. You may be asked to provide a written report or an oral statement of the circumstances surrounding the accident. You must do as they ask, but you should involve us in the process. You do not have to give any information to any insurance company other than your own. Refer any other insurance company that contacts you to us.
At no time after your accident should you sign any papers, other than those required to obtain medical treatment or required by your insurance company, without first consulting with us. You should not discuss the circumstances of your case with any stranger. Insurance companies for other parties may try to obtain a statement from you which might be used against you later.
We at Roth Law Offices are experienced in handling all types of accident-related injury cases. We have experience in workplace injuries, automobile accident cases, and other accidents which occur in everyday life. Although we will discuss other ways for setting fees in your case, accident and injury cases are almost always handled on a contingency fee basis. Thus usually there are no legal fees unless you collect a settlement or award.
We invite you to contact our lawyers for a confidential consultation to discuss the particulars of your situation.