McMahon, McMahon & Lentz - Personal Injury Focus
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The Process from Collision - Recovery – Collection
The Scene of the Car Accident
If you are involved in a car accident, then you should immediately contact emergency
personnel and/or a local police department. A police officer will be dispatched to
the scene to secure the location, observe the scene, and take statements from those
involved in the accident and any witnesses.
The officer will ensure that all of the appropriate information is taken from the
parties and recorded. In addition, the officer will prepare a detailed report that
will be used by the insurance company in evaluating your claim.
Police involvement will increase the accuracy of the information processed by the
insurance company. In addition, it will reduce the likelihood of faulty recollections
being presented by someone at a later date as well as identifying material eyewitnesses.
If you are injured and medical treatment is necessary, you should immediately
start receiving care. Often times, someone may believe that they sustained only a
mild injury that will go away with time. However, a mild injury may become worse
and require ongoing medical treatment.
Accordingly, if you have pain immediately seek medical attention!
Frequently Asked Questions
||How will my medical bill be paid?
If you own an insured vehicle and you are injured while operating that vehicle, then
whether or not you are at fault, your medical bills will be paid by your insurance
If you own an insured vehicle and sustain injuries while a passenger in a vehicle
owned and/or operated by another, then your automobile coverage will be responsible
to pay your medical bills.
||How long will it take to receive compensation for my claim?
It depends on how long you are receiving medical treatment for the injury and whether
the insurance company agrees to accept responsibility for the accident and fairly
evaluates your claim in a timely fashion.
In addition, where there is a dispute as to fault or the severity and extent of your
injuries, the case may take longer to settle and may be necessary to institute a
lawsuit to resolve the disputes issues.
||Can I recover money for days that I miss from work?
If you selected Wage Loss Coverage in your insurance plan, then you are entitled
to receive the specified amount of compensation for any days that you miss from work
as a result of the accident.
||What should I know about Insurance Coverage?
If you are insured motorist, you already selected the type of coverage that will
determine how your perosnal injury claim will be processed. The major distinction
between Insurance Coverage Plans is whether you selected the Full Tort or Limited
A Full Tort Option means that you can sue for non-economic claims, such as
pain and suffering, regardless of the severity of bodily injury that you sustained,
as a result of the accident.
A Limited Tort Option means that you must prove that you sustained a "serious
bodily injury" in order to be eligible to recover for pain and suffering. What
is considered a "serious bodily injury" can be a hotly contested issue
but it generally means serious, protracted loss of any bodily member, permanent disfigurement
The information contained herein should not be used as a substitute for
personal legal advice. You should contact the Law Offices of McMahon, McMahon &
Lentz to schedule a Consultation with an attorney who will speak to you regarding
your specific situation.