• Five Secrets the Insurance Adjuster Doesn’t Want You to Know

    Insurance companies are great for helping you get back on your feet after an accident or injury. However, some for-profit companies may not always give their clients maximum compensation.

    In this short video, an experienced attorney discusses five secrets related to insurance companies and filing claims. These secrets cover everything from uninsured motorist coverage to increasing your settlement amount. Did you know that 99% of claims are settled outside of court? Watch this full clip to find out more.

    If you recently suffered an injury in Gaithersburg area, then contact Sussman & Simcox . Call our personal injury and auto accident attorneys at (301) 840-0404 to start working on your claim right away.

    Disclaimer:

    The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create an attorney-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the firm or any individual attorney.

  • How a Personal Injury Settlement Can Help With Medical Bills

    Insurance claimAn injury can make otherwise simple everyday activities difficult to perform; compounded with medical bills, an ailment can become a large burden. If your injury was caused by someone else, then you may be entitled to compensation. Here’s how a personal injury settlement can help with medical bills:

    • Transportation via Ambulance
      Though an ambulance may save your life in an emergency situation, this service can leave you with a bill of $1,000 or more if you don’t have insurance. If your need for an ambulance arises from another’s negligence or aggression, however, its cost can be included in your personal injury settlement.
    • Hospital Stay
      Without insurance, a single night in the hospital can cost $1,000 or more. If you’re in the hospital for an extended period of time and require special procedures, then you may incur a medical bill in the tens of thousands of dollars. Luckily, a personal injury settlement can reimburse your expenses.
    • Treatment Costs
      In addition to hospital costs, your injury could require multiple medical appointments across months. Tests, X-rays, prescription drugs—modern medical treatment is astounding, but expensive. If your injuries are a result of another’s recklessness, then you shouldn’t have to foot the bill.
    • Ongoing Care
      If your injury is especially severe, then you may be unable to fully recover your previous health. You may require a wheelchair or close care that can cost untold thousands of dollars. Once you consult a skilled attorney, you may be able to receive a substantial settlement that will cover all present and future medical expenses.

    If you have any questions about medical bills and personal injury settlements, contact Sussman & Simcox. Whether you’re the victim of an auto accident, a slip and fall accident, or medical malpractice, our experienced personal injury attorneys will do everything they can to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. Call our Rockville law offices at (301) 840-0404 for more information.

    Disclaimer:

    The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create an attorney-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the firm or any individual attorney.

     

     

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  • Know Your Rights if You Have Been Involved in a Bicycle or Pedestrian Accident

     Road accident. Car and bicycle accidentAlmost everyone has had a close call with motor vehicles while walking or riding a bike. These close calls are especially terrifying—though a motorist might end up with a dent or cracked windshield, a bicyclist or pedestrian could lose his or her life. Know your legal rights as a bicyclist or pedestrian and contact a personal injury lawyer right away in the event of an accident.

    • Right of Way
      As a bicyclist or pedestrian, you always have the right of way—since you aren’t encased in protective steel, you’re much more vulnerable. Even if you step out in the middle of traffic, under no circumstances is it legal for a motorist to hit you.
    • Your Responsibility
      Though you always have the right of way, you also have a responsibility to be visible and obey the traffic laws. If you get hit while jaywalking or because you ran a red light on your bicycle, then you’ll have difficulty winning a personal injury settlement.
    • Negligence
      Most of the time, negligence is the most common cause of bicycle and pedestrian accidents. Examples of negligence include ignoring the traffic laws, talking on the phone while driving, or otherwise not paying attention.
    • Compensation
      If you are injured in a bicycle or pedestrian accident and can prove your injuries were sustained because of a motorist’s negligence, then call a skilled personal injury attorney immediately. You are entitled to a settlement that includes compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

    If you were injured while walking or biking, then contact Sussman & Simcox . In the case of an accident, insurance companies often try to pin the blame on the bicyclist or pedestrian—luckily, injury attorneys Karen Sussman and Howard Simcox know how to manage every obstacle between you and your settlement. Give us a call today at (301) 840-0404 to schedule a free consultation.

    Disclaimer :

    The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create an attorney-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the firm or any individual attorney.