You should always see a doctor immediately after an accident, even if you are not experiencing pain at the time. If you begin experiencing pain, visit a doctor as soon as possible. Make sure to document your pain, the moment you noticed it, and when you went to the doctor. Keeping a pain diary can… Read More
I could really use the cash. Should I take it? No. Tell the insurance company that you’ll get back to them, and then, contact an attorney immediately. Insurance companies will often offer a minimal amount of money in return for your signature stating that you won’t sue them. Never take an insurance check without first… Read More
Each case is entirely different, and the amount you may be eligible to receive in compensation depends on the damages and injuries sustained. Each award is directly related to the medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, venue, property damage, accident history, legitimacy of treatment, subrogation interests, insurance coverages and limits of policy coverage.
Yes. Virtually all doctors we work with will treat on a lien, which is an agreement to withhold payment until the case settles. Most clients choose this option as they don’t want to pay for co-pays or deductibles and do not have to wait to be pre-approved by health insurance companies for treatment.
It depends on the policy, but most of the time, yes. You will still have to pay deductibles and co-pays, and virtually all health insurance contracts require repayment out of the settlement proceeds. Because of the upfront cost and reimbursement potential, most clients choose to treat with doctors who will wait for the case to… Read More
It depends on the provider. Under Medicare, the health care provider has the choice to either file a lien against your claim or bill Medicare. Under Medicaid rules, if the provider knows that the treatment is related to an injury claim, then they cannot bill Medicaid unless the claim is denied. If either Medicaid or… Read More
Each state’s statute of limitations is different, so it’s important to know the laws in your state. In Georgia, the statute of limitations for personal injury is two years from the day of the accident. Even if you weren’t aware of the injuries until a year and a half later, you still only have six… Read More
The attorneys at Cohen & Sinowski, P.C. work on what is called a contingency fee. This means that there are no upfront payments required, and they get paid a percentage if the case settles or there is a judgment. If the case doesn’t settle or receive a judgment, then you don’t owe the firm any… Read More
Renting a Car After an Auto Accident in Atlanta You are eligible to rent a car after being involved in an Atlanta area auto accident – whether your vehicle is totaled or not. If Your Car Has Been Totaled If your car is not drivable on a public road, then you may be entitled to… Read More
The legal team here at Cohen & Sinowski, P.C. in Atlanta, Georgia, gets asked this question frequently: How long does it take to resolve a personal injury claim? Our attorneys always answer it the same way, by asking our clients: How long are you going to be hurt and how long are you going to… Read More