What if I have been hurt in a car accident?When you have been in an automobile accident, what to do next becomes vitally important. Your first priority should be to see if anyone is hurt, and if so, call 911. You will want to get the name, number and addresses of the other driver, the owner of the other vehicle, which may not be the same as the driver, and names, addresses and numbers of any witnesses. Importantly, get the name of the other driver’s insurance company. Finally, call your insurance carrier and you should not try to move your car unless it is blocking
After a car accident, when should I file a report with the
If you are in a car accident, you should file a police report immediately after the accident, and at the scene of the accident, if possible. Police reports are important as they provide a thorough documentation of the accident. This report is crucial as it can help strengthen your case if you seek monetary damages from an accident. The police report will include the contact information of the drivers, insurance company information as well as an overview of the car accident.
How Much Money Will I get?This depends on the specific facts of your case. Several factors influence the amount you recover including: (1) cost of medical treatment; (2) the type and extent of your injuries; (3) the amount of your lost earnings, both past and future, (4) the degree of the negligence of the other party; (5) the testimony of the witnesses
(including your doctors); and (6) the perceptions of the judge and jury.
How Long Will My Case Take?Your case could be resolved within 90 to 120 days from when you conclude all medical treatment, if settled without having to file a lawsuit. If litigation is commenced, it will take longer to resolve your case, and how long depends on the specific facts of you case including the number of parties; the number of witnesses, the complexity of your case, and the amount of discovery needed, among others.
What Can I Do to Help?Your lawyer will instruct you about the litigation process, so you can work together to assure the best outcome. Your lawyer will ask your physical your condition before and following your injury. Never fail to reveal a prior injury or treatment, and allow your lawyer to reveal it and instruct you on how to deal with these and many other issues. Keep track of expenses, get treatment and therapy as needed. If there is anything you do not understand about your case, ask your attorney. If you are not satisfied with your lawyer, you need to talk to him or her.
How Much Will You Charge for Legal Fees and How are These Fees Paid?Personal injury attorneys not charge hourly rates or generally any fees at all up front. Instead, they work on what is called a “contingency fee” system, which means that they only get paid if they win your case. This is an ideal arrangement for plaintiffs. It allows injured people to gain access to a quality attorney they might not have otherwise been able to afford had they been required to pay an hourly rate.
How Much Will the Litigation Cost Be [Exclusive of Legal Fees] and How is This Paid?We advance the costs of finding expert witnesses, court filings, and depositions. We are reimbursed for such costs from the money we recover for you.
How Do You Prove Fault?Negligence by interviewing witnesses, gathering evidence, preparing and presenting expert witnesses, and by preparing you for depositions and testimony in court.
How Do You Prove the Severity of Your Injuries?We prove your injuries by your own testimony as well as that of your family and friends. Additionally, we prepare and present the expert medical testimony of your doctors and any other experts needed in your particular case.
If you have been in a car accident, plewse contact us immediately by completing and submitting the Free Case Evaluation Form below or call us at (855) TIM-MLAW (855-846-6529).