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When Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Sunday, August 17, 2014
There is no time like the present

You’ve heard the saying, “there is no time like the present.” If you have been in an automobile collision, you should hire a lawyer right away. If you’ve just been injured in a collision, hire a lawyer now. If you were injured in a collision a year ago, hire a lawyer now. This one small step will accomplish several goals that inure to your benefit.


First, the insurance company adjuster will stop calling you. Everyone is different and everyone’s case is different. However, everyone gets phone calls from an insurance company adjuster after she or he has been injured in an automobile collision. If you have been in a serious wreck, you may still be in the hospital recovering from your injuries. Contact a lawyer right away and he or she can stop those phone calls by sending a letter of representation to the adjuster. Our lawyers will come to you if you are unable to come to us. You shouldn’t make any statements to adjusters while dealing with your injuries and our lawyers can protect you from preying insurance company adjusters.

Second, your lawyer can help get you the medical attention you need. Your lawyer can help you get access to medical payments from your car insurance company or other sources. If you have health insurance, most health insurance companies are required to pay benefits even though someone else might be liable for your injuries. Medical providers are now required under the Code of Virginia to submit your bills to your insurance company for payment. Our lawyers can help you deal with your own insurance company to obtain benefits to which you are entitled.

Lastly, your lawyer can reduce the burden on you while you recover from a traumatic event. You worry about getting better, and we worry about the legal process. The peace of mind that comes with eliminating that burden of adversarial negotiations and litigation is worth its weight in gold. If you hire the right personal injury lawyer, you will have that peace of mind that you desperately need.

Our lawyers at Overbey, Hawkins & Wright care about the folks in our community because we live and work in the greater Lynchburg area including Campbell County, Bedford County, Amherst County, Appomattox County, and more. We have relationships with medical doctors and offices around town and we care how you are treated both personally and medically. Our lawyers talk to and negotiate with car insurance company adjusters daily. Our lawyers will stop those annoying phone calls, we will help you get the treatment you need to recover from your injuries and we will do everything we can to provide you comfort during this difficult time in your life.

Call us for a free personal injury consultation today.

Posted by Brandon S. Osterbind, Esq.