Following a car accident, it’s important to ask questions to your lawyer.
Questions help your lawyer get a better feel for your case’s strength. These questions also help you get the most out of your recovery compensation. They also help your lawyer best guide you through your claims process.
Was the accident my fault?
Determining who, if anyone, was at fault for the car accident is important in assigning liability. This can help determine if you’re entitled to compensation and who will pay.
Do I need to contact my insurance company about my car accident?
Even if you’re not at fault for your car accident, you should still notify your insurer about what happened. Have your lawyer help you communicate with your insurance company. This makes it easier on you if the other driver changes the details of his/her story.
Who’s going to pay for my medical expenses?
Your medical expenses can become overwhelming if you’re severely injured. Your lawyer can help you with finding coverage and legal options.
Should I accept a check from the at fault driver or their insurance company?
The at fault driver or their insurance company might want to resolve the case as fast and inexpensively as possible. They know you’ll want your settlement money as soon as possible. If you accept and endorse a check from an insurance company without talking to your lawyer, you may run into serious implications for your claim.
How long will it take to settle my case?
This is an important question for you to ask, especially if you have medical expenses that need immediate payment or you’re unable to immediately return to work after your accident. As noted above, it’s not a good idea to settle until all of your injuries and vehicle damage are accounted for. Our lawyers at Clardy Law Firm will work as fast as possible to help you get your compensation quickly, but you can always ask your lawyer how long it might take.