After the Car Accident:
If you have questions in the aftermath of a car accident, you are not alone. We are here to answer your questions and provide any assistance you need. Before you talk to an insurance company, speak with an experienced attorney to get the real answers. The goal of the insurance company is to pay you fast and for less than you deserve!
Five common questions our clients ask us after a car accident:
- Who pays for the damage to my car?
If the car accident was caused by the fault of the other driver, generally the other driver’s insurance company is responsible for paying for the damage to your car.
- Who pays for my medical bills?
As with vehicular expenses, if the accident was caused by the other driver, any medical bills that you incur as a result of the accident are generally the other driver’s responsibility to pay.
- What if I am hurt, but I can’t afford to pay for a doctor’s visit?
If you were hurt as a result of the car accident, even if your injury seems minor, it is very important for you seek treatment. Go to the emergency room or your family doctor immediately. Not only will this provides documentation of your injuries, which prevents the insurance company from saying that you were not hurt, but you need the treatment. If necessary, we can recommend doctors to you who will agree to see and treat you today while waiting until you settle to get paid.
- What if the other driver does not have insurance?
If you have insurance, but the other driver does not, then we can proceed with your claim against your insurance company. This is called uninsured motorist coverage. Your insurance company will then attempt to collect their money back from the other driver. Remember, your insurance company, like the other driver’s insurance company, will want to pay you as little as possible.
- What if I can’t afford to pay for attorney fees?
Don’t worry. If we reach an agreed upon settlement, we are paid a percentage of the settlement. NO money taken out of your pocket now and no retainer fees. Client may be responsible for associated costs and expenses of their case.
These are just a few of the most common questions after an accident, and each accident case is different.