PERSONAL INJURY AND WRONGFUL DEATH FAQs

Do I need a personal injury attorney?

Medical problems caused by an accident may not be fully recognized for months or even years after the accident. Losses from medical bills, decreased earning potential, and many other problems can pile up unexpectedly. An attorney with experience representing personal injury victims and negotiating with insurance companies can analyze your case and determine fair compensation for your losses.

Should I accept an insurance company’s settlement offer?

Before accepting a settlement, it is always in your best interest to consult an attorney. Adjusters work for the insurance company, not for you. Their job is to settle the matter for the lowers possible cost to the company. An attorney will work for you and ensure that a settlement results in full compensation for your injuries. You don’t want sign away your rights only to later discover that your injuries and losses were worse than you originally thought.

Will I be able to recover money even if I am partly at fault?

Yes. In most cases accident victims can recover money even if they are partly to blame for the accident.

When should I call an attorney?

You should consult an attorney as soon as possible after being injured. In most cases there are time limits for filing claims after an injury occurs, and if this deadline passes, your claim could be dismissed. In addition, finding witnesses and gather evidence to support your case becomes more difficult the longer you wait.