One reason people don’t go to the hospital after an accident is the high cost of medical care. Even with good health insurance, many people can’t handle the out-of-pocket expenses that come with an emergency room visit, MRI scan, or surgery. And, most people can’t predict how expensive a medical bill will be because hospitals do not normally share treatment costs publicly.
When you hear “rabies,” you probably think of an angry, violent coyote foaming at the mouth. While rabies, or rabies lyssavirus, is more common in wild animals, any mammal can catch it, including your neighbor’s friendly dog – or even cat.
It’s a common injury after a car crash, and it doesn’t always seem bad – at first. But a blow to the head can change your life. While wearing a seatbelt properly and having working airbags can keep you and your loved ones safer, you can still suffer a brain injury in a collision.
It’s natural to share big events on social media. Engagements, birthdays, new jobs – it just takes a few clicks to tell everyone you know. In most cases, posting can be a fun pastime. But after a car wreck or serious injury, posting anything could be a huge mistake.
After an accident, you may want to get the insurance claim process over and done with as soon as possible. Few people have the spare cash to deal with the costs of a car or motorcycle wreck, boat collision, truck crash, or other serious accident. By filing an insurance claim, you hope to recover the costs of your injuries quickly and get on with your normal life.
As much as we hope insurance companies will take care of us if we are ever injured in an accident, it does not always happen. Most insurance companies base their business model on maximizing premiums from customers and minimizing the amount paid to accident victims.
When you file a claim after a car accident, dog bite, or similar injury, an insurance adjuster may try to convince you to take a lowball settlement offer, saying it is the best he can do. If you push back and demand fair compensation for your injuries, the insurance company may make you jump through hoops, which still may not lead to your getting what you are owed. This is especially true when an insurance company asks you to get an independent medical exam.
Watching your child deal with a traumatic injury can be one of life’s most difficult experiences. You may be worried about whether he will fully recover, if he will always struggle to do simple tasks, and how you will pay for his medical bills. If the injury was caused by another person’s negligence, such as failing to pay attention to the road or take proper precautions, you may be able to file a personal injury claim to recover the costs of your child’s injuries and trauma. However, parents in Virginia should understand that the claim process is different for minors.
After a dog bite or attack, the last thing you want to do is fight with an insurance company. You may be in a lot of pain, worrying about rabies, dealing with an injury, or just trying to keep your mind off the traumatic memory.
Whether you’ve tripped and fallen down a flight of broken stairs or you were hit by a car while crossing the street, the weight of your injuries is probably pressing down on you. It can be difficult to brush off a broken leg or chronic back pain, especially when it’s difficult to play with your kids or hold down a job. Add in the cost of medical bills, and the stress from an accident can be overwhelming. You may not want to take legal action, but filing a personal injury claim may be your best chance of moving past this traumatic event.
Filing a personal injury claim can be confusing, to say the least. Beyond dealing with your injuries, your damaged car or other property, and your emotional shock, you now need to know what the law says about your case. This can involve asking some big questions, which the everyday person may not know. You may turn to a personal injury attorney for help.
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Prevention, empathy, and diligence are hallmarks of everything we do at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys. Our community can see these ideals lived out in our work to prevent personal injuries from happening.
- Safety Education
GibsonSingleton launches a “Texts=Wrecks” campaign to reduce the number of people injured or killed by distracted drivers.
- Annual Coat Drive
During the fall, our team works to distribute coats to people in need in our community.
- Hands-on Service
John and Ken join the Gloucester Point Rotary Club in cleaning up the community.
- Supporting Local Schools
The Gibson family participates in Gloucester’s Botetourt Elementary Shuffle fundraiser.