You may not need a lawyer if you were only hurt in a minor fashion and don’t need follow-up treatment after your accident. However, if you were more seriously injured and require weeks or months of care, then you very likely will benefit from the services of an experienced personal injury lawyer like me.
As an attorney who worked on the insurance side of the law, this is how insurance companies get you exactly where they want you, especially in more significant cases. If you do not use a lawyer, there is a high chance you will not get a fair settlement. Insurance companies spend millions training their adjusters to make it seem that you’re coming out of the situation feeling better even if they’re turning you into another victim — this time by ripping you off!
It is also important to note that our consultations are 100% FREE, so you’re better off meeting with me and understanding what I can do for you than you are trying to fight a big insurance company on your own.
This is Jim Parish with the Parish law firm. I’m an automobile accident injury lawyer in Virginia. A common question that I receive from people in my office is- Do I have to repay my health insurance company for the treatment they paid for?
The answer is mixed. In Virginia, there is a law that prevents health insurance companies from recovering monies they’ve paid for doctors to treat you for injuries related to an accident. However, there’s also federal law, which trumps our state law, which can allow health insurance companies to reclaim or be repaid for expenses that they’ve paid the doctors on your behalf. It seems very unfair to me, after all, you pay for a premium for your health insurance. Doesn’t seem fair you have to repay them for what you already paid for. So it’s a tricky area of the law and before ever repaying a health insurance company, you need to make sure that you have a qualified attorney review the documents that the health insurance is claiming, leaves them entitled to be repaid. I hope that’s information that’s helpful.