If you were injured, you should absolutely hire an experienced personal injury attorney who can look out for your interests and make sure your rights are protected. Our firm takes cases on a contingency fee, which means we get paid a percentage of what we get for you. If we do not get you anything for your personal injury then you do not owe us anything. There is no risk for you, and the benefits of having a personal injury attorney on your side are numerous.
Whether you hire an attorney or not, you will not want Nationwide to settle your personal injury claim until after you are done with medical treatment. This is important because once you settle your case you cannot go back for more. You will want to make sure you have fully recovered from your injuries and that the full amount of your damages is known so that you can get full value for your case.
In any personal injury case you are entitled to two broad categories of damages: economic and noneconomic. Economic damages include things like lost wages and medical expenses. Noneconomic damages include items that are not capable of a precise economic measure, such as pain and suffering, mental and emotional distress, scarring, disfigurement, and diminished capacity to labor. While Nationwide may be in agreement with you on the value of your economic damages, do not be surprised if it disagrees with your opinion on the value of your noneconomic damages. Insurance companies, even Nationwide, are notorious for low-balling injured people on their pain and suffering damages. This is particularly true in cases involving soft tissue injuries to the neck and back.
If your personal injury claim with Nationwide is settled it will require that you sign a release that releases Nationwide and its policyholder from any and all further liability. Releases can be tricky, and the language in the release could come back to hurt you if you are not fully aware of your rights. This is yet another reason to hire an experienced personal injury attorney to represent you.
What if you are injured and you have insurance with Nationwide? Are you entitled to any benefits under your own car insurance policy? The answer to this question depends on the type of coverage you purchased. You may have a few different types of coverage that you can use. One type would be medical payments coverage, which can be used to help pay your medical bills resulting from the accident. Another type may be uninsured motorist coverage, which would come into play if the at-fault driver either had no insurance or not enough insurance. If you have questions about your Nationwide insurance policy, you can give us a call for a free consultation.
After any car accident it is important that you speak with a qualified personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Our experienced Atlanta personal injury attorneys have the knowledge and experience to handle your claim and make sure you receive full compensation. We have taken on all the big insurance companies, including Nationwide, and we will fight for you. Contact Brogdon Champion, LLC today for a free consultation about your car accident claim.