Silver Spring Personal Injury Lawyer

What to do After a Personal Injury

Car AccidentsFor most people, a serious injury may happen once or twice in a lifetime – or never. When it happens to you, you may wonder what to do. Your emergency room doctors and your personal injury lawyer work every day with people who have been injured – but this is a first-time, frightening experience for you. Burgos & Burgos in Silver Spring can guide you through the important steps to take after an accident in Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Wheaton-Glenmont, and Hyattsville as well as other communities such as Montgomery County and Prince George’s County.

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Regardless of your injury or how it happened, the first rule after a personal injury is for your own good as well as for the good of your case. Namely, get appropriate, quality medical care promptly. Delaying treatment can make it difficult to say a negligent party was to blame for your medical condition. Opposing lawyers will fault you for not taking care of yourself. Your chances of a good medical recovery increase with early treatment, and the same is true of your chances of a good financial recovery in many cases.

Get an attorney’s advice as soon as possible. Beware of insurance claims adjusters, law enforcement investigators or private investigators who try to get you to make statements about your accident, your injuries and your condition. A lawyer can help prevent unnecessary damage to your case and take burdens from you and your family.

A personal injury case is likely to involve large quantities of forms to fill out, claims to file and communications with doctors, insurers and others. Many people find all the required paperwork overwhelming, especially when also coping with surgery, a head injury, a back injury or spinal cord injury. A law firm on your side can provide valuable assistance.

Finally, stay in close touch with your lawyer throughout your personal injury case. A time may come when you need to decide to accept a settlement offer or take your case to trial. You will feel prepared for this important decision if you have stayed informed through an ongoing dialogue with your attorney.

We recognize that this is a stressful time in your life, and we will handle your case with the utmost compassion. We represent people in Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Wheaton-Glenmont, and Hyattsville, as well as other areas of Montgomery and Prince George's Counties and in Washington, D.C. To discuss a car crash, a slip and fall, or another serious accident with us, call us at 301-681-1111 or contact us by e-mail to schedule an initial free consultation.

Nelson and Linda Burgos are two of the most powerful advocates a client could have. I felt listened to and my needs were taken care of in a very professional and timely manner.
I am thankful that Nelson Burgos took care of me when he persuasively argued my case in court. Nelson’s composure gave me the confidence that I needed to succeed. Christina Battikha, Annapolis, Maryland
Burgos and Burgos was there for me and my family when I was injured in an automobile accident. They aggressively pursued the insurance company to make sure I received the settlement I deserved. They have earned my highest recommendation. James M. McCleary, McLean, Virginia