When someone is injured in an accident, the at-fault party’s insurance company may contact the injured party, offering a settlement amount before the total damages are known. Settling with an insurance company prematurely may result in loss of needed compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, or other damages an injured party can pursue.
When trying to determine the value of a personal injury case, your attorney will consider the type of injury you have sustained, the diagnosis, and the necessary treatment required. It takes time for a doctor to determine the full extent of the injuries as well as the treatments needed. It is not uncommon to discover days, weeks or even months after an accident, that what seemed like a minor injury, is actually more serious and long-lasting.
With this in mind, it is important not only to take the time needed to get a proper diagnosis, but also to work with an experienced personal injury attorney to ensure you receive maximum compensation for your injury and losses. When you or a family member has been injured by negligence, contact McDonald, Woodward & Carlson PC today at 563-355-6478 for help.