If you have been injured in a car wreck, here are five tips to help protect yourself and your claims:
• The other driver’s insurance company does NOT have a duty to negotiate with you in good faith. They can’t lie to you, but that insurance company has no duty to protect your rights.
• If you can get photographs of the damage to the vehicles at the scene, try to do so. These may be the only photos of the scene or the original damage that anyone gets.
• If you are hurt, go ahead and get the treatment you need; don’t wait for an adjuster to contact you. Your health is more important than an adjuster’s evaluation of your case.
• If you can, try to get the names and contact information of any witnesses to the wreck. The police will be doing a lot at the scene and may not get all the witnesses’ information.
• If your vehicle is towed, find out from the police where it went, and if you haven’t heard from the other insurance company within 24 hours, contact your own insurance company to avoid storage fees.
North Carolina law is not designed to protect you or your claim following a car wreck. You may be able to handle some or all of your claim on your own, but it’s always a good idea to at least consult an experienced personal injury attorney before making any decisions about your case, and before letting much time pass. North Carolina has statutes of limitations that are different for different types of claims, and the lawyers at the Miller Law Group can explain those statutes and time limitations to you. Additionally, property damage claims are likely something you can handle, but setting up a rental vehicle and dealing with repairs or getting payment if your car is totaled can be tricky, and many firms don’t have the experience to give you the correct guidance, but we do. Our lawyers also know how to advise you on the potential liens and subrogation interests you may face from medical providers and your own health insurance.
Personal injury claims and property damage claims from car wrecks, trucking collisions, motorcycle and bicycle wrecks, and pedestrian incidents, can be difficult. But the Miller Law Group was founded to help people with these precise claims. Our attorneys have over 50 years and over 100 jury trials’ worth of combined experience with claims like yours. If we think you can handle the claim yourself, we’ll tell you so. If we think we can help, we’ll take your case on a contingency fee, so we only get paid if you win, and we only get paid once the case is settled or the jury verdict is paid. Contact the award-winning, top-rated personal injury lawyers at the Miller Law Group today for a free consultation. We’ve got your back.