Getting Hurt or Injured Can and Does Happen For Many Different Reasons
Our office handles claims arising out of Automobile, Motorcycle, and other Motor Vehicle accidents, as well as all types of General Claims for injuries including but not limited to Fall Down cases, Slip and Fall cases, and Dog Bite cases.
If You Have An Injury Claim, Don’t Delay!
If you have been injured, and you’re not to blame, there are several reasons why you MUST consult an attorney promptly:
- You Only Have So Much Time To Make a Claim
Not only are there TIME LIMITS (Statutes of Limitations) for making a claim, it is important to determine the extent of your injuries and start medical treatment immediately following your accident. A delay in obtaining treatment can compromise your case and reduce your ability to recover damages. Also, it may be advisable to consult with your attorney “before” contacting your insurance company to avoid making inappropriate statements that may negatively impact your chances for recovery.
- Delaying Your Claim Can Cost You
Delaying seeking legal counsel can HURT YOUR CASE! As time passes, it becomes harder to recall circumstances and facts and to find and interview witnesses, who may have moved or may have forgotten the details of your accident.
The Pitfalls of Handling Your Own Injury Claim
When someone has an accident they may not want to contact an attorney because they feel they “can handle it by themselves”. Here are some pitfalls with that type of thinking:
- Lack of Medical Treatment Immediately After the Accident
Even if the hospital doesn’t think you need it, and you think you feel “OK” or “It’s not that bad”, an examination by a third party can give a more unbiased opinion regarding your condition. By waiting to seek treatment, an insurance company may take the position that your pain and condition did not result from your accident but from something you did on your own. The insurance company may have a reason not to cover your costs for treatment resulting from an injury.
- You May Think… “I can contact the insurance company on my own”.
Remember, they are thinking from a standpoint of what it is going to cost them. You may make comments, while your call is being recorded, for the purpose of using it to their advantage, that can negatively impact your situation or your ability to have your treatment paid for. This is why you often hear attorneys tell their clients not to discuss their cases with anyone. Ed Schottenstein has an experienced staff that understands your situation and how it should be managed.
- Consistency of Care Is Also Important
If your doctor recommends that you treat for three times per week, then you should do that and not miss appointments. When multiple appointments are missed, an insurance company may take the position that if you aren’t in enough pain to be attending your treatments, you must be better and not hurt as bad as originally diagnosed. This can have major impact on your ability to recover damages.
Schottenstein Law Offices has been successful in achieving the maximum payout on serious injury cases. Note that each case is unique and results are not guaranteed. By retaining Ed Schottenstein, you have someone representing you who has your best interests at heart.
If you’ve been injured in an accident, it is important that you speak with an attorney right away to protect your rights. At Schottenstein Law Offices, NO FEES OR EXPENSES will be charged unless you recover monies from your case!