Why Should I Get an Attorney Right Away, Especially if I'm Still in Treatment?
Many insurance companies advise their insureds to call them right away after accidents, and this includes pedestrian accidents (if the pedestrian has personal car insurance). The insured usually cooperate because, after all, it is the insurance they pay for. Right?
Yes - but their assistance can very quickly become adversarial. In an instance where a pedestrian is struck, and the injuries are, or could be, severe, there is a very real chance that the striking vehicle's coverage may not be sufficient to pay your full damages. At that point, a claim for under-insured motorist benefits (UIM) can be made, and this is where the friendly insurance company turns adversarial. You may have a right to those benefits - after all, you have paid for them!
Remember that you should never talk to insurance before you have spoken to a lawyer.
How Can the Alexandria Injury Attorney Help Me?
Having a dedicated and knowledgeable accident attorney on your side from the very start can help you navigate such complex legal issues - remember, insurance companies work for themselves, and their stockholders. The Alexandria Injury Attorney works for you!
The Alexandria Injury Attorney has been representing injured pedestrians since 1981 in DC, Maryland, and Virginia, and has helped hundreds of pedestrians fight for what they deserve. If you have been injured as a pedestrian anywhere in the DC, Maryland, or Virginia area, call our office today for a free consultation.