Personal Injury Lawyer Peter Cullotta
Hi, my name is Peter Cullotta. I am a personal injury attorney with Peter Cullotta Limited in Aurora, Illinois. I'm often asked...
"Why is it important to hire a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after an accident or injury?"
After a person has been injured in an accident, why should getting legal representation be a priority? The reason is, people often do serious damage to their claims by talking to the insurance company without first consulting with an attorney. I have also found that they often delay seeking medical treatment because they are unsure of their rights or how they are going to afford the ER, urgent care or a doctor's bills if they don't have health insurance.
Our firm has been representing the injured for well over 25 years. We have often taken on clients who did not understand that retaining an attorney early was essential. In too many of those cases, the client had actually hurt their claims by making certain statements to an insurance company or delaying medieal treatment.
Remember, insurance companies are NOT your friend. Their goal is to pay you as little as possible.
l'd like to give you a few tips on why retaining a Personal lnjury attorney promptly is your best course of action, both for your health and your case.
Tip #1Never speak to the other driver's insurance company. And please, stay off Facebook, Twitter, lnstagram and all other forms of social media. By all means, beware of the question "were you injured ?." Better to say you do not know, because, the truth is you don't know. ln the hours or days that follow your car accident, stiffness can become pain, small aches and pains often increase in severity.
Tip #2A Personal lnjury Attorney can help you find reputable doctors to examine and treat you if you do not have your own doctor. Let a reputable medical specialist determine whether or not you are injured, and the extent of your injury. Also, a good Personal lnjury Attorney will advise you not to delay seeking medical treatment over concerns about paying the bills because in most situations the bills will be covered in a settlement.
Delaying needed medical help can worsen your injuries and irreparably hurt your case.
TIP #3You should be on special alert when the other party, or one of their insurance adjusters, tries to "help you". Remember, their primary focus is to pay out as little money as possible.
TIP #4Have an experienced personal injury attorney at your side as soon as possible. Contact us today and we will-at no charge-advise you on what is the best course of action for your exact circumstances. lf we don't win, you don't pay. Call 630-225-8341 right now!
Peter has over 20 years of personal injury litigation experience, including:
Auto & Motorcycle Accidents
If someone injured you through their negligence in driving a vehicle, you have rights under the law.
Injuries suffered at construction sites can be severe and life altering.
In Illinois, pedestrians have the right of way in crosswalks. Unfortunately, many motorists fail to watch out for pedestrians.
Slips & Falls
A slip-and-fall case deals with injuries caused by a person tripping or slipping on another person's premises.