If you’ve been injured in an accident when you weren’t at fault, what should you do first? Matt Dolman and Stan Gipe are breaking down the process and sharing their do’s and don’ts when hiring a personal injury lawyer.
Time is of the essence. As soon as you realize you’ve been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, seek the assistance of an attorney. The attorneys will know exactly what to do from healthcare to trial.
When injured in an accident, your health insurance isn’t the primary insurance. It’s a coverage called PIP — however, you have to get your first treatment within 14 days of your injury. Stan explains that your primary care physician won’t be able to treat you because they don’t know how to bill your care. And, if you’re like most people, this isn’t common knowledge. Luckily, an attorney can help you navigate these waters quickly.
What if you don’t have health insurance and are scraping for funds following your accident? An attorney will work with you under a letter of protection, which states that your attorney will protect the settlement money and earmark the funds for medical treatment in their trust account, pending negotiation on the medical bills at the end of the case.
When searching for an attorney, Matt and Stan have a few quick tips: hire an experienced, board-certified, and local attorney. An experienced, board-certified lawyer will help you get the right documentation in place. They’ll know exactly how to deal with insurance companies and will build a good defense for you. Stan explains that a local attorney will know the tricks, secrets, and people involved — and they’ll get you on a path to maximum recovery.
In this episode:
- [0:46] When should you hire a personal injury lawyer?
- [2:35] How an attorney can help you seek treatment for your injury
- [3:49] Why it’s important to address your injuries right away
- [5:06] Why should you hire an experienced, board-certified lawyer?
- [9:23] Final tips for personal injury claims: hire a local attorney
💡 Meet Your Host 💡
Title: Partner at Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA
Specialty: Matt is a nationally recognized insurance and personal injury attorney and focuses much of his practice on the litigation of catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases throughout Florida.
Name: Stanley Gipe, Esq.
Title: Partner and Head of Litigation at Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA
Specialty: Stan is a Florida Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer. This distinction connotes expertise in the discipline of trial practice. He has served as lead counsel on over 1,000 Florida personal injury lawsuits.
🔑 Relevant Resources 🔑
- Should I hire a Personal Injury Lawyer Near Me?
- 6 Things to Consider When Hiring a PIP Lawyer
- What is a Personal Injury Claim?
- How Long After an Accident Can You File a Personal Injury Claim
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