If you or a family member have been injured in a car accident, it is crucial that you hire an experienced, qualified and caring attorney. Unfortunately, there are many people who have experienced serious injuries and even death as the result of an automobile accident. Those people who have failed to hire a qualified and experienced lawyer from the beginning have often found themselves unable to obtain the compensation they are entitled to. Insurance companies have skilled attorneys on their side. When you hire the Bloodworth Law Firm, P.L.L.C., you have William Bloodworth II, founding attorney of the firm; along with a whole team of experienced, committed and capable paralegals, investigators, and staff on your side. The Bloodworth Law Firm, P.L.L.C. is ready to take your case to trial if the insurance company refuses to accept responsibility and pay you the compensation you deserve. You not only need an attorney who can take your case to trial but also an attorney who is passionate about representing you, and who “fights to the death” for you. The entire staff of the Bloodworth Law Firm, P.L.L.C., is passionate, prepared, and productive, for their clients. Unlike larger law firms, where you are just another number, and you can’t seem to talk with your lawyer, and are kept in the dark about the developments in your case; we at the Bloodworth Law Firm, treat our clients like family. Not only can you always have access to the lawyer handling your case, you can get your questions answered and have access to important documents in your file in our private and secure “client portal.”
Types of Motor Vehicle Accidents
There are many different kinds of car accidents. Cars can collide with other cars, Big Trucks or other commercial vehicles, or even objects. Not only is the fact that a car is involved in the accident important but why the crash occurred and what other vehicles or objects are involved are also important factors to consider when searching for responsible parties and sources of compensation for your injuries. Here are just a few of the types of motor vehicle accidents that the Bloodworth Law Firm, P.L.L.C., accepts:
- Car Accidents
- Big Truck/Commercial Vehicle Accidents
- Drunk Driving Crashes
- Distracted Driving Crashes
- Other vehicle crashes, such as: public transportation accidents, car/pedestrian, car/motorcycle and vehicle home incursion
Do Not Operate On Yourself
Top 10 Things to Do After an Accident
Attempting to settle your own personal injury case yourself, is like performing surgery on yourself. It is sad, but some people have hired the Bloodworth Law Firm, after they have attempted to handle their car accident case on their own. They tell us the insurance adjuster seemed friendly at the beginning with a promise they would “take full responsibility” for the accident. However, after a while, typically after the insurance adjuster got their “recorded statement” the insurance company refused to pay anything or made a ridiculous settlement offer which didn’t even cover all their bills. You should never give your recorded statement to the insurance adjuster. What you say in a recorded statement can and probably will be used against you. Your own insurance company’s adjuster or the other driver’s insurance company may use your recorded statements to deny your claim. Do not ever give a recorded statement to anyone without having your own attorney, who represents you, present. People who have hired us tell us that after giving their recorded statement or trying to represent themselves, the once “friendly insurance adjuster” suddenly quit returning their phone calls. These kinds of tactics cause, untrained, inexperienced accident victims to not obtain and collect money for their injuries, and preserve essential evidence; which they should be gathering immediately after the accident. This “representing yourself” often causes delays in the injured accident victims getting much needed medical care. Then the insurance companies use the fact that the accident victims didn’t seek medical attention, or take all prescribed medications, or otherwise follow doctors’ orders against the injured victim. You should know and understand that insurance companies don’t want to help you. Insurance adjusters typically will not pay up-front money to you or help you find doctors that will treat your injuries without expecting payment up front. They know that if you have no help, you are likely not to ask for or get the care you need. They also know that delays and gaps in medical care make trial judges and juries “doubt” whether you were really hurt at all. All this stalling and delay saves them money, in the long run, because a lot of people not knowing where to turn for help, just give up and quit. Don’t surrender without a fight! Call now, and put the Bloodworth Law Firm to work for you. Don’t operate on yourself.
You may not get to keep all the money
Another surprise some of our clients tell us is that they didn’t realize that their car accident settlement could be taken by their health insurance company. They didn’t realize that they might have an obligation to pay their health insurance company out of any settlement they negotiated with the insurance adjuster. If you have major medical-health insurance, the policy usually contains what is called a “subrogation” clause. In other words, this means that both you and the car insurance company may have an obligation to reimburse your major medical-health insurance company out of any settlement that you negotiate with the insurance adjuster. The insurance adjuster does not have to tell you before you accept a settlement offer that a large portion of that settlement offer must be paid directly by the insurance company you are settling with to your major medical-health insurer. This has left many accident victims with little or nothing; making them a victim a second time!
Who you hire really does matter, hire a proven professional
Hire the Bloodworth Law Firm, P.L.L.C., we will represent you on a “contingency fee” basis, which means you don’t have to pay any attorney’s fees or costs up front, and if we are not successful in obtaining a settlement or judgment in your favor, you don’t owe us a dime! Take advantage of the “free consultation” that you have available to you from the Bloodworth Law Firm, P.L.L.C., just for the asking. Another important thing to remember: Never sign a release without legal counsel. When the insurance company offers you a settlement in exchange for signing a release, you are often giving up all your rights specified in the release for injuries you know of now and those you discover in the future! When you sign a release, it is like a “blank check”, and the insurance company knows it is forever! That’s why they try so hard to get you to sign one, quickly, before you discover you should hire a lawyer. Sometimes the insurance companies will try to settle with you for the “property damage” portion (your damaged automobile). However, often the insurance company combines a release for your “injuries” inside the release for the “property damage” portion of your claim, and you don’t realize until it’s too late that you just signed away all your rights to recover compensation for your injuries. Don’t sign a property damage release until you are sure the insurance company has covered all of the damage to your vehicle and that your “bodily injury/medical bills” claim is NOT included in the release. You should have a lawyer review all releases before you sign them, so that you understand what you are giving up and all that you were entitled to receive. It is impossible for you to know if you have struck a good deal, unless you know all the compensation that was available to you. However, unless you file a lawsuit against the driver who was at fault, you cannot often find out how much money the insurance company has available to pay to you. We at the Bloodworth Law Firm, P.L.L.C., will sit down with you and review your accident report and evidence in your case and give you our experienced evaluation of your case, all at no charge to you. Call the Bloodworth Law Firm, P.L.L.C., right now.