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When you are interviewing attorneys, you want to make sure that the attorney you are chatting with has experience with personal injury law, that they have handled automobile accidents, they know how to handle those claims, they know the different parts to a policy, that they know the insurance company involved and that they’ve had claims against that insurance carrier before.
In addition, you want to be sure that you feel comfortable with the attorney you’re about to hire and that you have rapport with him or her. You also want to make sure that they know what they are talking about.
Can a Lawyer Help Me Negotiate Down My Hospital And Medical Bills Or Liens?
Absolutely! Whenever David M. Benenfeld represents someone, one of the things that we typically do is negotiate the medical bills with the medical providers. That happens in at least 95% of the cases we represent.
What Are Some Things That Are Required For An Initial Consultation With The Attorney?
For the initial meeting with us, the only thing we really need is the case number of the police report. Short of that, all we ask is that you come in with an open mind and ready to ask questions. There is nothing else you need to do to be prepared. In fact, if you don’t have the case number for your accident, we can get the police report ourselves.
Is There Anything I Can Do To Expedite The Process?
Really nothing! That’s our job.
What Can People Do During The Time That Their Case Is Pending?
The only thing that someone can do immediately following an accident is call us with any questions they have and continue to follow their doctor’s treatment plan. While they’re doing that, we’re going to be gathering the information we need to prosecute their claim, we will be gathering evidence, talking to witnesses, if necessary, talking to the doctor’s office if necessary, and compiling evidence to present the claim to the insurance company.
There is really nothing the client has to do themselves. Just keep in touch with us, call with any questions and make sure to touch base every two to three weeks.
Is It Advisable For People To Refrain From Posting Anything Related To The Case On Social Media Sites Like Twitter Or Facebook?
Absolutely! Whenever an accident happens, people post a lot of stuff on social media. For example, maybe they’ve told their doctor that they have excruciating back pain and trouble sleeping at night or difficulty walking and standing for any extended period of time. Then, what do you know, they go and post a picture of themselves at a friend’s birthday party and talk about what a great time they had. The picture shows them holding a bottle of beer and dancing up a storm. Granted they may have only been up for 30 seconds until they had to sit down again, but there is that picture of them having a great time at a party.
The insurance company will perform a search on social media. If they find that picture – and they will — they’re going to make a big deal out of it and ultimately that will hurt the claim. If the claim can’t be settled, and the case goes to trial, that picture will be shown to a jury who will have to decide whether or not they believe you that you are in pain or that photo.
Once you put it out there on social media, whether it’s words or pictures, you can’t get rid of it. It stays there forever. My best suggestion is just don’t do it.
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