Frequently Asked Questions

Over the years, we’ve found that there are a handful of very common, yet very important questions people have, when considering whether or not they should hire a personal injury attorney. Here are answers to some of our most Frequently Asked Questions.

Our firm believes that if someone’s negligence caused you to become injured, they should be made to pay for your losses. We have spent more than two decades working with the victims of car accidents to ensure that they are able to look forward to a brighter future not just for themselves, but for their loved ones as well.

When you decide to work with us, we will review every last detail of your accident, including witness statements, police reports, photographs, videos, and the physical damage to the car. If necessary, we will consult with expert witnesses who will be able to reconstruct your accident to show exactly what happened. Then, we will present every legal option available to you so that you can decide what is best for you and your family. We will use our passion, knowledge, and experience to obtain the best settlement or verdict for you.

Insurance companies approach victims when they’re at their most vulnerable and usually try to elicit information that will be harmful to their potential case. If you have sustained a major injury, then you need to make sure your legal rights are protected as soon as possible. An experienced personal injury attorney can not only advise you of your legal rights, but they can step in to protect you from insurance companies. Most importantly, those who have representation fare much better in receiving compensation than those who choose to go it alone.

Every case has its own timeline and it really does depend on your particular set of circumstances. Cases involving serious injuries (like broken bones, severely injured neck or back, injuries requiring surgery) can take months to reach a conclusion. Stay away from attorneys who offer you a quick result, especially without knowing the details of your case. If your injuries are severe, then your case will take a little more time and effort, but thoroughness will often result in larger recoveries.

In reality, you shouldn’t. You have just suffered a traumatic event and you need an experienced representative. The most important thing to know is that you should never sign insurance forms immediately following an accident. Doing so can limit your ability to get the compensation you deserve. Insurance companies have a formula to determine how much they are going to offer you based on the circumstances of your accident. That number is almost always too low to cover your losses. After all, an insurance company is a business, and they’re trying to save as much money as possible.

In general, the answer is the sooner the better. In major car accidents, for example, a case can be won or lost in the days immediately following the wreck. Time is of the essence, especially if the responsible party has their own legal representation.

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