As former insurance company attorneys, Dorato & Weems LLC will maximize automobile accident claims recovering for your lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and all other damages allowable by law. Our goal is to help you minimize the effect that an accident has on your life and maximize your recovery as a result of an accident. When you are injured in an accident, you are faced with the onset of medical bills, losing time from work, and having to cope with injuries. This is an incredibly stressful and difficult time in any person’s life. Dorato & Weems has the experience and compassion to assist you through this difficult time.
Immediately following an accident, an insurance company will often offer a small settlement. Given the lost time from work, and increasing medical bills, the offer can be inviting. However, rarely is the insurance company’s offer a good deal. Injuries are progressive and can get worse before they heal. It is nearly impossible to assess an accurate value for a personal injury claim within weeks of its occurrence.
If you are involved in an accident, call our firm immediately. We will discuss with you the progression of a claim, and the best ways to maximize both your medical and financial recovery.
Immediately after an accident, it is imperative that you seek medical care. An emergency room, urgent care facility or your family doctor are excellent resources for an initial medical evaluation following your accident. Medically, having your injuries evaluated allows doctors to diagnose your injuries and begin appropriate treatment as soon as possible. Legally, an immediate medical evaluation provides independent documentation of your injuries for use in establishing your damages in your case.
Waiting for medical treatment, or not reporting all of your injuries to doctors, is often used as a defense by insurance company to not cover the entirety of your injuries. Thus, be honest with your doctors about your injuries. Be sure to report every injury sustained in an accident, even those that do not hurt as badly.
After your initial medical evaluation, continue to see your doctor as often as your doctor recommends. Not only will this assist in your legal claim, but it will maximize your healing and medical recovery from your injuries.
Also, be sure to keep receipts for all costs related to your accident, whether for rental cars, co-pays, prescriptions costs, or anything else. Keep copies of your paystubs from before and after the accident. This is evidence that will be used to increase the value of your financial recovery after an accident.
If you are involved in an accident, call our firm immediately. We provide a free initial consultation to explain your rights. When you hire us, we will stay by your side during the entire process. Our firm will communicate with your adjuster or the insurance company attorney on your behalf, complete and file all required paperwork, represent you throughout your claim, and work to provide the maximum benefits available to you.
Albuquerque Personal Injury Lawyers Dorato and Weems are ready to go to work for you against the trained professional adjusters and lawyers from the insurance company. We do not require any fees from you up-front. Your fees will be paid on a contingent basis, which means that any fees will be payable at the end from the benefits that we obtain for you. You will never owe any fees unless we collect money for you!