Frequently Asked Questions

If you have been in a car accident and have damages and/or injuries, you likely have plenty of questions about what is next. Car accidents and their related injuries can be very confusing and stressful. The more information you have, the better. This page has listed the most common Frequently Asked Questions, so you can get a better idea about next steps.
Whether you have questions about personal injury or about auto insurance and accidents, this page should be able to assist you. Be sure to contact if you have further questions not addressed below.

Personal Injury FAQs

How much does a Personal Injury Attorney cost?

Many personal injury victims think they cannot afford to hire a personal injury attorney. They are often surprised to discover that the attorney’s payment is structured so you do not pay upfront costs.

How does a Personal Injury Attorney get paid?

Most personal injury attorneys charge you a contingency fee. This compensation system allows the injured person to hire an experienced personal injury attorney without having to pay for upfront legal costs.

What if the accident was my fault?

Being in a car accident is upsetting, stressful and can be devastating in serious cases. If you were the at-fault driver, it can make the situation worse. You will need to deal with the damages to your vehicle and also the damages for the other party.

What are my legal rights if I was a passenger in a vehicle involved in an accident driven by someone else?

If you are a passenger in a car and are hurt in a car accident, your legal case is usually easier than for either driver. This is because you do not have to prove liability to be compensated for your injuries.

What is a Statute of Limitations?

People who have been in a car accident with injuries should be aware of the statute of limitations for their state. The statute of limitations means that any lawsuit arising from an accident or injury must be filed within a certain period, or you will no longer be able to file a lawsuit and receive compensation.

Do I need to hire a lawyer to represent me?

After a car accident, you probably wonder if you should hire an attorney. Generally, unless you or someone else was hurt in the accident, you probably do not need an attorney to assist you with your claim.

Should I speak with my insurance company adjusters before I consult with a personal injury attorney?

Use extreme caution speaking with your insurance adjuster before you have talked to an attorney. The only case where you should do so is in a minor accident with less than $1000 in personal and/or property damages and you are positive you do not have serious injuries.

What should I do if I’ve been in a car accident?

Car accidents are stressful. If you have been in one, you may not be thinking clearly. But there are important things to do immediately after the accident. If you can, keep the below information available in your car: