Don’t Wait to Get Help! Why Waiting to Call a Lawyer Can Cost You
It’s important to act quickly in the wake of an accident, but acting without proper counsel can be costly. Unfortunately, a recent phone call from a potential client caused me great concern. I received a call from a person who was working for a company that did industrial work. He was driving items from one job site to another when he was involved in a serious car accident. Another driver disregarded a red light and collided with his truck. This caused his vehicle to flip, resulting in injuries and significant damage to the truck he was driving. He was soon airlifted to the hospital in Atlanta. The hospital diagnosed him with a broken back and operated on him immediately. He had significant medical bills, but when the insurance company for the driver of the vehicle that ran the traffic light called him, they said that the driver only had $25,000 in insurance and sent him a check for that amount. He cashed the check to help pay for his medical bills but it wasn’t nearly enough. Soon, the medical bills and threats of collection suits started piling up. He was still in pain and unable to work. Only then, 18 months after the accident, did he decide to call me.
By the time I was made aware of the situation, there was little I could do. In addition to the $25,000 from the other driver's insurance, my client could have filed for workers' compensation claim. Claimants usually have one year to file for workers’ compensation
It is important to consider all of your options after an accident even if you’ve already received some compensation. While lawyer’s fees might have cut into the initial $25,000 this person received, a trained lawyer would have also been able to get him weekly checks and medical treatment through the Georgia workers’ compensation system. Dealing with the aftermath of an injury can be complicated and time consuming, which is why it’s important to have a knowledgeable legal team like Mann Law Firm on your side from the very start. If you find yourself in a similar situation and have any questions or concerns, reach out immediately. You can call us anytime at 478-742-3381 or find us online at MannInjuryLaw.com .
after an accident. By the time he had contacted me, it was already too late.
“Soon, the medical bills and threats of collection suits started piling up. He was still in pain and unable to work. Only then, 18 months after the accident, did he decide to call me.”
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