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Getting Money for Personal Injuries and Missed Work with a Lawsuit

If you have been injured in an accident and experienced personal injuries, it is difficult to recover from that. You will need time to heal from your loss, and may not have considered initiating a lawsuit. But you should consider starting a claim legally, to get the money back that you need to recover completely. This is especially true when you have had a serious personal injury as the result of an accident. If there is an at fault party, such as with a car accident that was not your fault, you will still need to go through the process to recover fully from the loss, before you can get back to normal. In the meantime, you may have medical bills and expenses that will start to pile up, and that need to be paid.

Many people are actually “afraid” or fearful to start or initiate a lawsuit when they are injured in an accident. But that is the wrong tactic to take. Let’s look at an example.

If you are in a car accident that is not your fault, you will need to go to the emergency department of the hospital for your immediate injuries.

Next, you will be stabilized and sent home once you are able to go back to your normal duties. But you may not be able to be “as good as new” just yet.

If you are injured in the car crash, and suffered lacerations, cuts, a concussion, leg injuries or a broken bone, as well as back injuries or spinal fractures, then you are going to have several more visits to doctors and specialists in the future. You may need additional surgeries, need more time to heal from your injuries, or even need follow up physical therapy to get back to your normal routine.

While you are busy recovering from your car accident, you will start to get medical bills that will come to you as your service providers will start to bill you for their healthcare services rendered. If the insurance company related to the driver of the at-fault vehicle is slow to want to settle the case and claim, you will be waiting awhile for these bills to be paid. Is it fair for you to have to pay these bills out of your own pocket?

No, it is not fair, as the at-fault party is responsible to pay for your medical bills and follow up services. At the time that you start getting your bills, if they are not paid within the first 90 days, you will go into collections on these bills for an accident that was not even your fault. In that case, it can negatively affect your personal credit rating and score, which can prevent you from buying a home or car in the future, or can even make you ineligible from being hired from certain jobs. Now is that fair? No, it isn’t fair at all.

For this reason, you can consider initiating a lawsuit on the merits of your losses, personal injuries and damages from a car accident that was not your fault. In this way, we will work with you to describe the next steps, to help you get the settlement that you deserve in this case, to get you back to normal as soon as possible.

If you have been in an accident and are considering initiating a lawsuit, just call Sarofiem & Antoun at (201) 792–3333. We are able to talk to you about your case, and can explain the next steps to receiving a full recovery compensation package for your case.

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