Accidents & Injury – What Happens After An Accident

Accident Questions & Answers
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1. What should I be doing before I see an attorney? I am not sure yet how serious my accident was.

Please do the following:

Document all events in a journal, including doctor’s visits, and any contact by anyone regarding the accident. Photograph your injuries from day one.
Do not speak to anyone regarding the accident, such as an insurance agent or adjuster without contacting your attorney.
See an attorney as soon as possible to discuss this. You can always elect to drop the matter, but it is important to see that your rights are preserved.

2. My insurance company is offering me a nice settlement. Should I take it?

No. Tell the insurance company that you will get back to them. Contact an attorney at our office immediately. An insurance company may offer a minimal amount of money in return for your signature stating that you will not sue them. Never take an insurance check without first consulting an attorney to discuss your case.

3. How will I pay for my medical bills?

If you have been injured, you will likely have medical bills from physicians, hospitals, physical therapists, and other health care providers. Those bills will be in your name and will usually be sent to your address. You are primarily responsible for paying your bills, regardless of the cause of your injuries. The at-fault person’s liability insurance carrier is responsible for paying you reasonable compensation for damages incurred, which includes medical bills, but the insurance carrier is not responsible for paying your doctors, hospitals, and other providers. Sometimes the amount the insurance company is willing to pay is far less than the actual amount you owe. You need an attorney who fill fight for your rights with the insurance companies to ensure that you are fully compensated. Contact our firm today to discuss your course of action.

4. What are the most common work injuries claims?

Some of the most common work injuries involve:

Employee death
Head injury
Brain injury
Skin disease
Neck Injuries
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Spinal cord injuries
Back injuries

5. Are there any laws governing work injuries?

Workers’ Compensation law provides benefits to workers who are injured on the job or who suffer an occupational disease arising out of and in the course of employment. The problem with Workers’ Compensation benefits is that the compensation is often not sufficient to address the extent of the injuries. In this situation, an attorney can advise you on how to obtain the compensation you need to cover your medical costs. Contact our firm to discuss your case.car accident lawyers

6. What is the statute of limitation to bring an accident claim?

These deadlines vary depending on the kind of harm you suffered and/or the kind of case you want to file. In Texas, most car accident lawsuits need to be filed within two years of the date of the crash.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident and you need legal assistance – contact our lawyers today! Let us put our experience to work for you.

Crooked Teeth – See an Orthodontist

When I was a teenager I had braces (upper teeth only) yet my dentist told me that he “spaced out my teeth” so that I could one day get veneers in order to not have gapped teeth. My bottom teeth, still a bit crooked, weren’t worked on at all. And given I wasn’t satisfied with my upper teeth’s result, and I was just lazy like many teens, I failed to wear my retainer.orthodontics - braces - invisalign

It turns out I’m a classic case for Invisalign. Most of their patients are adults who “forgot” to wear their retainers and have messed up teeth as a result, but not quite as messed up as they were before they had braces to begin with.

My dentist tried to give me a sales pitch on Invisalign and as soon as she got to the price tag ($6000, not covered by insurance) I wasn’t that interested. Plus, aren’t orthodontists supposed to do this sort of thing? Even though my dentist assured me that she was well qualified to move my teeth around, I wanted at least a second opinion.

I found a really good online deal (but not one that was scarily low cost like some of the ones I had seen in the $2500-$3000 range) at an actual orthodontist office nearby. So I went in for a consultation and they told me that treatment would be about 18 months give or take. Even though the office wasn’t 100% to my tastes (it is literally an open room with lots of dentist chairs which were at the time filled with squirming pre-teens) and the orthodontist seemed a bit rushed, I just had this gut decision to go for it. Aftertall, both dentist and orthodontist told me I have this god awful overbite which needs to be fixed for my own dental health. THIS IS A HEALTH ISSUE PEOPLE (I’m not superficial-at-all-whatsoever-and-I-am-also-a-big-fat-liar.)

So I signed the paperwork then and there and was brought into another room to have my face scanned. That part was easy. The good part about going to a fancy platinum provider ortho who basically is a direct rep of Invisalign (with their offices not to far away) is that they have all the fancy technology to make the process simpler. That meant instead of having to sit with goopey molds in my mouth I just got the quick scan and within minutes I was done.clear or metal braces - orthodontists

After leaving the office (Los Altos Orthodontics) I had a moment of panic — WHAT HAVE I DONEEEEE — but then I relaxed and told myself that other than completely destroying my mouth and wasting thousands of dollars it can’t be that bad, right? And if all works out I could have straight teeth in time for my wedding. So long gaps.

It takes a few weeks for your first “trays” to come back when the scans are taken. Mine showed up in 3-4 weeks. I’ll write about my first appointment in my next post. Oooh, the suspense. more information on this website