It is true that personal injury attorneys spend a huge amount of time looking at the facts of a traffic accident or other injury scenario — but that is not all that they do for their clients. Professional and qualified injury firms look at the full context of the case from the very first days after the accident to guide their clients through what can be a troublesome, complex and frustrating process of filing a personal injury claim or otherwise pursuing litigation options.
For instance, a common issue raised with respect to a person’s injuries concerns the care they received. Injury lawyers must look at whether their clients received adequate care, whether doctors were unbiased in their diagnosis and the ordering of tests and procedures, and whether injury victims were generally well served by providers. That is why many lawyers start their consultations by asking about the victim’s care. Did you get to a hospital quickly? What doctor or doctors did you see? Did you find out if you have whiplash and/or any other soft tissue damage that could turn into chronic lifelong conditions?
The Long and Winding Road
In the wild mountain country of central Virginia, just getting to a hospital or facility can be a tricky task. When accidents happen beyond downtown areas of central Virginia population centers like Charlottesville, Waynesboro or Staunton, time can be a crucial factor in getting injury victims to a hospital where doctors can diagnose and treat them.
Still, although the physical road to care can be a tough one to travel, that is only the start of the care and recovery process. The injury victim has to get qualified medical evaluation and advice from doctors. Injury lawyers have to determine whether clinicians may have been biased by relationships with an insurance company or other factors. Some also advise injury victims on the best ways to get care and inform them about how treatment or other services can affect their finances.
In the process of following up on a personal injury case, skilled attorneys might ask the following questions:
- How long did it take you to get initial care?
- What questions did doctors ask about pain and symptoms?
- What kind of insurance coverage to you have?
- What safety precautions were in place or should have been in place to prevent the accident?
- What about outside factors like weather, poor road conditions, etc.?
Attorneys typically ask such questions to cover all bases when it comes to ensure they have a sound personal injury case or claim with a plausible chance of working its way through local courts.
Get Help Today
In Charlottesville, Virginia and around Albermarle County, residents can get help from qualified Virginia injury lawyers at MartinWren, P.C. Our firm has experience helping central Virginia residents determine their legal options after they have suffered injuries in a traffic collision or other type of accident. We know how to help our clients get the best chance at obtaining compensation to protect their future financial outlook and get what they deserve in a personal injury case.