As most of my readers know, this last year has been a huge hurdle for my family and I. We were in a motor vehicle accident in January and regardless of how the situation was played out, we often find personal injuries to ourselves to be a huge impact on our life. There a a number of reasons why personal injuries effect us and our families. For us, we had to adjust our lifestyle dramatically. For the first few weeks it wasn’t so bad, my husband was off work and while he did need to rest, he was able to take the kids back and forth to school. They were also in counseling at school, which I felt was a good decision for them. After my husband returned to work, I had to rely on family and friends to help. I needed someone with me pretty much around the clock. This is something that I never really thought of and I never expected. I am SO independent, so when I have to ask for help it’s just all out hard.
My situation was different in that mother nature was the reason, which is really stressful and hard. However, with many people this is not the case and they find themselves a victim of an accident, whether that is wrongful death, an accident, a malpractice or any other incident. When you are faced with these issues it’s sometimes best to retain someone on your behalf to represent you and make sure that you get what you are entitled to. As the average consumer, I am not up to date on all the laws all the time. I turn to the professionals in these cases and have in the past for an auto accident and also a malpractice incident. Corvallis law firm deals with these and other types of cases. With three attorneys, they act as the problem solver and get to the bottom of things. The last thing anyone in an accident needs is extra stress. I know this from personal experience.
When it comes to your rights, an attorney is always up to date. I know some people have mixed opinions and feel like the best thing is just to hurry up and get a resolution. In all honesty, that is EXACTLY what the insurance companies want (again, speaking from experience, I worked for an insurance company for 4 years). I always tell people, find out what your rights are! Most attorneys will meet with you and consult for free. Many will work for you on a per win basis so you don’t have to worry about an upfront cost. Hiring an attorney can reduce the amount of stress greatly, which will be very helpful.