FAQS: MOTOR Vehicle Accidents
What Is The Personal Injury Process?
In a motor vehicle accident, the personal injury process normally begins by collecting information about your accident and injuries and presenting that information as a claim to the insurance company of the person who caused your accident. By collecting information, we will be getting your accident report and reviewing that with you, contacting the witnesses to verify the report, and examining photos of the damage to your car.
I Have Just Been Involved In An Accident. What Do I Do?
1. If you are hurt, let the investigating officer know so that he can call for an ambulance.
2. Take photos of the accident scene, damages to your vehicle, and any visible injuries you have.
3. Depending on how badly you are injured and how much pain you are in, you may need to go to the emergency room. If you’re not in that much pain and can wait to see someone, see your primary care physician (PCP). Whatever doctor / clinic / hospital you see, make sure you follow their care plan. It is important to attend all follow up appointments.
4. If you do not have transportation to your doctor’s office, we will arrange it. If you do not have a PCP or your PCP will not see accident victims, we will provide a doctor for you. If your doctor feels you need more specialized care, we will take care of that as well.
5. Write down a detailed narrative of what happened while it’s still fresh in your mind. As time goes on, people tend to forget details.
6. Get the names and contact information of any witnesses to the accident.
7. Do NOT discuss your case with anyone outside of your immediate family and your doctor (and be very careful about what you tell your doctor).
8. Contact an attorney as soon as possible to discuss your options.
Will My Case Go To Trial?
Most personal injury cases do not go to trial. If your case is a part of the minority of cases that do go to trial, it is important to have an experience attorney that can help you prepare for what to expect during the trial.
How Much Is My Case Worth?
The value of every case depends on 3 factors:
1. liability – how difficult will it be to show that someone was at fault in causing your loss;
2. injury – how badly were you hurt in the accident;
3. ability to pay – how much insurance coverage is involved.
FAQS: Medical Malpractice
What Is A Medical Malpractice Claim?
A medical malpractice claim is a claim of negligence committed by a professional health care provider – such as a doctor, nurse, dentist, technician, hospital or hospital worker – whose treatment of a patient falls below a standard of case, resulting in harm to the patient.
How Do I Know If I Have A Claim For Medical Malpractice?
For most cases, it is very difficult for the ordinary person to know when they or their loved ones have been victims of medical malpractice. Sometimes, it starts merely with a suspicion or hunch. For instance, the doctor may refuse to see you any further. The best way to find out if you have a claim for medical malpractice is by contacting an experienced attorney who can discuss the claim with you, as well as your legal options.
What Should I Do If I Think I Have A Medical Malpractice Claim?
If you or someone you know thinks that they have been a victim of medical malpractice, fill out the intake form located in the contact page and someone from our office will be in touch with you 24 hours. You may also call our office during normal business hours to schedule a free consultation.