What to Do After an Accident

The moments, days, and months after a car accident can be the most difficult and painful of your life. Perhaps even more than the injuries, questions will plague you:

  • Should I hire an attorney?
  • Who will pay my medical bills?
  • Will my children need special care?
  • How will I pay my bills if I can’t work?

If you are injured in an auto accident in Seattle, you might think that turning to your insurance company is the right thing to do, but often you won’t be getting the whole story from them, and this is one situation where a single mistake can cost you. At Premier Law Group we have written several articles and books to help victims navigate this confusing time. Just a few simple steps can help you and your personal injury attorney to get you the justice you deserve. Whether you have been in an accident already, or just want to be prepared if the worst should happen, this information will make a difference for you and your family.

What to do after an accident

The Truth About Washington Auto Accidents Experienced Seattle personal injury attorney Jason Epstein’s FREE book for accident victims and those who want to prepare themselves in the event of an accident.
Car and Truck Accident Frequently Asked Questions We have answers to your questions about the legal process for victims of injuries on Washington roads.
The Strategies Auto Insurance Companies Use Against You If you have dealt with insurance companies before, you may recognize some of these tactics looking back at your case, and if not, be on the lookout. Before you talk to an insurance adjuster or sign any forms, it is crucial that you are informed about how insurance companies work, and if at all possible, that you get a free consultation with an attorney before speaking to the insurance company.
If I Use PIP Will My Rates Go Up? Personal Injury Protection (PIP) pays your medical bills and loss of wages if you are the victim of an auto accident. Amazingly, a high amount of Personal Injury Protection does not cost very much, but in spite of how cheap this invaluable protection is many people do not hold Personal Injury Protection.
Is a Rear-End Collision Always the Fault of the Rear Driver? One of the most common questions I hear is whether or not a rear-end accident is automatically the fault of the rear vehicle. This is such a common concern, because insurance companies in Washington often try to dispute the fault of rear-end accident claims when they represent the rear driver.
How You Should Deal With the Other Insurance Company I strongly suggest that if you haven’t yet consulted a lawyer, you do not speak to the other person’s insurance company following an accident. As a business that is focused on profit first, the insurance companies are looking for anything that can help them deny or lower your claim.
Paying Your Medical Bills During Your Auto Accident Case If you have been Seattle car accident and escaped injury, it is stressful enough. What happens when you are seriously injured and need medical attention? Who pays for your ongoing medical care while you fight with the insurance company? Read on to find out.
A Seattle Auto Accident Attorney Reveals Secrets of the Courtroom Due to its portrayal in television and the media, public knowledge of courtroom proceedings is generally misconceived or totally unknown. Due to this misrepresentation, clients are sometimes caught off guard when their case gets to trial. When this is the case, as a Seattle personal injury attorney, I will always educate and prepare my clients.
Settling Your Seattle Auto Accident Case Out of Court Arbitration is one of the best ways to determine the outcome of a case. The reality check of arbitration allows both sides to see if their case has flaws in it that they may not have realized beforehand, without the cost of trying it in court.
An Attorney’s Guide to Comparative Negligence If you have been injured in an auto accident in Seattle, determining who exactly is at fault can be complicated. It is not always clear who the at-fault party is or the cause behind the victim’s injuries. While there could be a primary at-fault party that caused the accident, the accident could also be partially the fault of the victim was distracted, negligent or unsafe.
Five Tips for Dealing With the Insurance Company It is stressful enough going through an accident on your Seattle commute, but when you are trying to deal with an insurance adjuster that is calling you every day, trying to get you to settle for less than you deserve, mistakes can be made. The danger in speaking to adjusters or signing anything they offer you is that whatever you say can be twisted and used against you.
Accident Recovery Tips From a Seattle Acupuncturist Auto accidents can be painful both physically and emotionally. At Glow, we have years of expertise treating car accident cases. Through a custom blend of Massage, Acupuncture, and Chiropractic, we can ease the effects of stress and trauma on your nervous system, as well as treat your whiplash, headaches, neck or back pain or other physical symptoms.
Wait! Don’t Sign Anything From the Insurance Adjuster If you were injured in a Seattle auto accident, you may be asked by the other party’s insurance adjuster to sign a medical authorization form. The adjuster might make this seem like a routine, harmless form. But you should always be wary of what the insurance company wants you to do, and the possible consequences of signing this form illustrate this perfectly.
How Can A Personal Injury Lawyer Help You? If you have been injured in an auto accident, a personal injury lawyer may be able to help you receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The specific actions he or she will take to help you get the settlement or court judgment you deserve will depend on a careful analysis of the facts of your case and the evidence available.
How Social Networking Can Ruin Your Personal Injury Claim Did you ever think that your Facebook page or Twitter account could ruin your personal injury claim? As a Washington State auto accident lawyer it is my job to make sure that my clients receive the best settlement possible after sustaining personal injuries due to another person’s negligence.
What To Do After a Motorcycle Accident Many motorcycle accident victims hurt their cases by not doing everything they should have following the collision. Most of us don’t consider that whenever you are on the road, you can be hit by a negligent or distracted driver. It happens, and it is in your best interests to be prepared with the knowledge of what to do in the event of an accident.
What To Do If You Are Injured in a Construction Accident Construction sites are among the most dangerous places to work. Hundreds of thousands of construction workers are injured in some way on the job every year. It is the responsibility of the company you work for to provide a safe working environment, and if you are injured because of their negligence, they are liable and should pay for your damages.

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