A vehicle crash is a jarring experience. On top of the injuries and property damage that can result, the shock and adrenaline can create confusion. Then, days later, the insurance companies involved can make the situation more difficult by pushing victims to agree to a settlement that may be less than the amount they deserve. Getting the help of an experienced law firm can make the claims process easier on the victim and family and help them obtain maximum compensation for their financial losses.
Help for Federal Employees Injured in Car Accidents While Working
Federal workers, including USPS mail carriers and others, have certain legal protections when they are injured in a vehicle accident while on the job. Under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA), employees who are injured while working must file a claim through FECA within three years from the date of the injury to seek compensation. But for any injury caused by another person, federal employee claimants must try to recover damages from the person responsible, who is known as the “third party.” Then, they must report any financial recovery they receive to determine whether a portion must reimburse the FECA benefits paid as compensation for the injury.
Needless to say, if you were injured, it may be unclear how to seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages arising from the injury, since there are likely several sources you’ll need to pursue. Hiring an experienced lawyer can ensure you take the right avenue for compensation and that the process goes smoothly.
The attorneys at Uliase & Uliase have helped many people in similar situations, and we can help you take the right steps to maximize your compensation. Contact our firm today for a free, no-obligation consultation. We also do not collect an attorney fee for third-party claims and civil cases unless we successfully obtain compensation for our client. So, it’s worth the call to speak with an experienced member of our team.
Common Injuries and Causes of Vehicle Accidents
There are several common causes of vehicle accidents. Oftentimes, crashes happen when one or more motorists violate the rules of the road, such as driving at an unsafe speed or on the wrong side of the road, making improper turns, or violating right-of-way rules or signs. In addition, the following can also cause crashes:
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Distracted driving, whether from cell phone use or with another distraction
- Poor conditions, such as bad weather or hazardous roadway conditions
Sometimes, a car crash happens because part of the vehicle is defective and does not function properly. While victims of this sort of crash do have legal recourse for their injuries, these cases work somewhat differently. The attorneys at Uliase & Uliase can still help if an airbag or seatbelt failed or something else within the vehicle was defective and led to your injuries.
Common injuries from a vehicle accident include:
- Traumatic brain injury and/or head injury
- Injuries to the spinal cord, back or neck, including whiplash
- Broken bones and bone bruising
- Internal bleeding and organ damage
- Lacerations, bruises, abrasions, punctures
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other conditions involving emotional trauma
If you suffered injuries in an auto accident, the insurance company will likely be calling you soon. It’s important to know that insurers work hard to pay as little as possible to claimants, but they tend to pay much more when a claimant has attorney representation. Uliase & Uliase can handle the insurance adjusters and ensure that a misunderstanding won’t be used to reduce your claim payout.
If you’re injured, you shouldn’t have to go through the claims process alone. Our firm can pursue maximum compensation in your case, while you focus on recovery. We welcome you to contact Uliase & Uliase at 856-310-9002 for a free, no-obligation consultation to talk about what happened and what we can do to help you move forward today. We never collect a fee unless we recover money for our client.