Personal Injury FAQ
I was in an auto accident; what do I do now?
If you are injured in an accident, here are the most important things you should do: 1) Collect and keep any available evidence that might show what happened. 2) Obtain the names, addresses and telephone numbers of witnesses. 3) Take photographs. 4) Soon after the accident, write down everything you can recall about what happened.
All of this evidence can be crucial to your case. We will obtain the police reports, medical records, business records and other information.
If you need medical attention, seek medical help as soon as possible. Make sure you tell your healthcare provider what your injuries are, both big and small and how you are feeling.
Finally, come see us as soon as possible so we can help you preserve and protect your rights. The person who injured you (and especially his insurance company) will work immediately to protect their interests. You need a personal injury lawyer to protect you at that moment.
The insurance company offered me money to sign a release; should I do that?
No. Tell the insurance company representative that you will get back to them. Contact us immediately. An insurance company may offer a minimal amount of money relative to the value of your case in return for your signature and release stating you will not sue their insured. Never take an insurance company’s check without first consulting with an attorney.
Who pays my medical bills?
If you have automobile insurance and you are in an auto accident, your insurance company will pay your medical bills and a portion of your wages up to the coverage amount. Importantly, the at-fault driver’s insurance company is also responsible for your pain and suffering damages for your injuries; this is usually the largest part of the injured party’s claim.
The insurance company says it was my fault but I don’t think it was; what can I do?
The insurance company is not in charge; it is quite possible you are being bullied. Make an appointment and come in to discuss the matter with us.
How much does this cost?
Our services for personal injury, medical malpractice or worker’s compensation never cost you any money out of your pocket. There is NEVER a charge in our office for these types of consultations. You have rights and you need to have them protected. We will take a case on a contingency basis; that is to say if and when there is a recovery by settlement or verdict after trial only then do we get paid which is a percentage of the amount we recover for you.
If you have been injured and are unsure what to do next, call us, the personal injury lawyer. We will meet with you at no charge, discuss your case in detail. You will then be able to make an informed decision.
Please be mindful that this web site is to help you find an attorney and is for informational purposes only, not legal advice; the information throughout this website is not and must not be substituted for sound legal advice. Only a lawyer you have retained can take your facts and apply the law to those facts for an outcome which is in your best interests.