The financial strain of a car wreck is one many of us don’t consider when we are busy memorizing a well-intended list of what to do after what could range from a fender bender to a catastrophic crash. It is somewhat terrifying to consider how quickly your life can change—literally in the blink of an eye, especially if you are struck by a negligent or hit and run driver.
After a car accident, you may find yourself or your loved ones stricken with major health issues. Unfortunately, the impact of a 4,000 pound metal car or an 80,000 pound truck hitting a small vehicle may not only be responsible for tragic fatalities, but also neck and spinal injuries, or even paralysis, broken arms and legs or even amputations, sprains, broken ribs, soft tissue damage, traumatic brain injuries, and much more. This means that medical bills can be overwhelming, from the start – and even if you do have health insurance.
Even worse, if you have been seriously injured, you may not only be trying to heal and adapt to injuries that could be long-lasting, you may not be able to go back to work temporarily or permanently. This can be extremely difficult to adjust to both financially and emotionally, because of course you did not plan to be convalescing or taking off from work! Being involved in a car accident is not something most of us are prepared for, and even if you do have an emergency fund, most likely you will find that it dissipates quickly. Illnesses and accidents often tend to occur at the worst times possible, and you may be panicking about what to do, amidst dealing with physical ailments that already make life seem challenging.
If the insurance company is acting in good faith, your claim should be settled expediently. Problems arise, however, when the insurer is acting in bad faith and causes unreasonable delays, is slow about getting an investigation started, or they may be denying you outright for a reason that also does not seem to make sense. It may get to the point where you feel like the insurer is doing everything possible not to pay you; however, you do not have to struggle through any of this alone. Consult with an attorney as soon as possible from the law offices of Andrew ‘Pike’ Piekalkiewicz, PLLC so that you are protected in a potentially complex legal situation with an expert acting in your best interest— rather than subjecting yourself to the tactics of an insurance agency only following their own financial agenda.
Please call us as soon as possible if you have been in a car accident and injured due to the negligence of others. Attorney Sgt. Pike activates and deploys his proprietary Car Accident Response Team or C.A.R.T.™ immediately after being hired and in cases where it is appropriate, with a team of specialized personnel trained in every aspect of car wrecks and injuries deployed. Call now at (713) 748-7453 or visit AttorneySgtPike for a no-obligation case review.