Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury + Wrongful Death Cases

I’ve been hurt in an auto accident- what should I do?

Report the accident to the proper police department.  Obtain the names of any witnesses if at all possible.  Seek medical attention, if necessary, as soon as possible.

Feel free to call our office for a consultation. There are several advantages to hiring our office early in the process of your case.  One, we can advise you earlier and guide you through the legal process.  Two, we can make sure the insurance company does not take advantage of you by having you sign documents which are unnecessary.  Three, we can prevent problems before they arise.  Four, we make you obtain all benefits you are entitled to from the outset.

Since our fees are only paid at the conclusion of your case and depend on the amount of your recovery, there is no extra charge to the client as we guide you through the legal process.

The insurance company is calling asking questions – what do I do?

Call our office first.  The insurance company is calling you to obtain information -information they will use to deny your claim or to minimize how much they pay on the claim.  Despite what they tell you, the insurance company does not look out for your best interest.  In fact, the opposite is true.  The insurance company is your adversary and their interest is to pay you as little as possible.

Insurance companies have some legal rights to obtain basic information about an accident or injury and to obtain medical documentation of that injury.  However, those rights have limits.  They are not allowed to obtain certain confidential medical information.  As part of our representation, our firm will deal with the insurance company and protect your rights.

The insurance company is not paying my medical bills – what are my options?

An insurance company often refuses to pay for medical bills, or stalls on paying medical bills, without any reasonable basis.  One reason they often do so is that they know a person without a lawyer does not have the legal expertise to go to Court and enforce their rights.  We will fight the insurance company to make sure medical bills, as well as all other benefits, are paid in a timely fashion.