The Road to Recovery After an Accident
Victims of traumatic accidents understandably struggle to regain balance after their lives are upended in significant, unfortunate and, often, irreversible ways. It’s attorney Linda Shick’s job to make sure these victims recover their lives as much as possible and get back on their feet-financially, physically and emotionally-in the aftermath.
“Recovering from an accident physically can be a challenge in itself, but the business of an accident can overwhelm formerly functioning healthy people,” says Shick, partner in the Doylestown-based law firm Naftulin and Shick P.C., which has several other offices throughout northeast Pennsylvania. “It affects and consumes every aspect of a client’s life.”
“It should be the client’s focus to get healthy, keep their doctor’s appointments, and deal with day-to-day life and problems, but those problems shouldn’t include dealing with insurance companies or fighting to get their car fixed,” she continues. “That’s where we come in. If your car is in the shop, I’m working on getting you a rental. I’m helping solve problems, such as why the insurance company is not paying your medical expenses or sending the benefits you are entitled to, or why you are not getting your wage-loss check. My staff is well trained and equipped to take care of those kinds of problems for our clients.”
Naftulin and Shick P.C. has more than four decades of experience fighting for the rights of those injured in accidents that were caused by the negligence or carelessness of others. The firm, which represents clients throughout Bucks, Montgomery, Northampton, Lehigh, Monroe and Carbon counties, is structured differently than most personal injury firms. For example, although it is common for more than one lawyer in many law firms to share a paralegal, Shick has two well trained and experienced assistants to address the needs of her clients. If she is in court or taking a deposition, her paralegals are available to help her clients. After all, there’s much more to handling a case than just going to court.
“Our paralegals spend a lot of time communicating with and assuring our clients; our clients are calling us or we’re calling them often to help them through the business of the case,” she says. “Sometimes doctors want an injured client to get a certain test or procedure that the insurance company will not readily approve. We help work out the details and take the stress and anxiety off of the clients.”
If you or a loved one has been hurt through no fault of your own, contact us for a free consultation at 215-348-5455. Or email us at [email protected].