Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Are you a law firm or a lawyer referral service?
We are a law firm, not a lawyer referral service. This means that you can feel confident that you are in the right place.
How much does it cost to hire you?
There are NO UPFRONT COSTS to hiring us as your law firm. We only get paid on your success. After we win and get you the money you are owed, then we get paid.
Should I talk to a lawyer if I’ve been injured?
Yes, definitely, you should have an injury attorney like us evaluate your case for free. Many times an experienced personal injury attorney will know what a “fair offer” is and will help you get the maximum money you are owed.
Does hiring a lawyer increase my settlement?
Without a law firm like us to represent you, you aren’t going to know if the insurance company’s offer is fair or if they are taking advantage of you. Good personal injury attorneys help to negotiate a larger settlement. What is ultimately important is how much money ends up in your pocket.
What does a Personal Injury Lawyer do for me?
Personal injury attorneys investigate the claim and help determine negligence. Experienced personal injury attorneys see these cases every day, so we know what a “fair” settlement is. Not only that, personal injury attorneys will help put the law on your side to get you the maximum compensation you are owed.
Can’t I file a lawsuit myself?
You could always do this, but it isn’t recommended. Personal injury cases are complex and they demand specialized skill and training. In addition to being a lot of work, you need a complete knowledge of the legal system. Further, the insurance company will have experienced attorneys who will look to take advantage of your inexperience at every opportunity.
Should I sign the medical release form for the insurance company to get my medical records?
No. By signing a medical authorization form, you are giving the insurance company full access to your personal medical records, including maybe exposing sensitive information on unrelated issues. You should contact us first before signing anything with your insurance company. Remember, we don’t get paid if you don’t win, so there is no obligation to you.
Should I give a statement to the other driver’s insurance company?
If you do, never agree to a recorded statement. You have a right not to make a recorded statement without legal representation. If the other driver’s insurance company is asking you to make a statement, please contact our offices immediately.
What should I say to the police?
Always tell the police the truth and tell them about any injuries you are feeling at the time.
When should I seek medical attention?
You should see a doctor immediately if you are in pain. Unfortunately, the insurance company could play tricks with you, not believing you or your doctor’s assessment of your injuries. Even worse, the longer you delay medical treatment, the easier it is for the insurance company to play these games. This is frustrating, which is why you should contact our offices immediately for your free no-risk assessment.
Its been a while and I haven’t seen a doctor, what do I do now?
If you have not sought medical treatment, it still is not too late. Contact our offices immediately to discuss your case. Remember, there is no cost to you so you have nothing to lose by contacting us.