What can I do to help my attorney and case?
After you have received proper medical attention and there are many things you can do immediately after your accident and the following weeks to come.
- Do your best to help your attorney gather proper evidence for your case. This means taking pictures, gathering witnesses to your accidents, and keeping all medical receipts, bills, and other car crash-related documents.
- Do not talk to anyone about your case. This includes what you say in a police report and agreeing or signing anything an insurance company puts before you. Small mistakes during this phase of your accident can damage your case and reduce your chances of a fair settlement.
- Finally, keep in contact with your attorney. This means establishing an open line of communication. The legal process is very time-consuming; it helps your attorney and, therefore, when you are available to speak with your attorney. We all want to avoid situations where a case’s progress is halted because someone cannot be reached.
I want to talk to an attorney, but I cannot afford one. What can I do?
Our initial consultations are free. It doesn’t cost you a thing to give us a call or fill out our case evaluation sheet. Either option will allow you to speak with a legal professional in a no-obligation to hire a setting where your options and a potential case can be discussed. If our law firm and you end up working together, we work on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not collect any money unless we settle your case or are awarded money at trial on your behalf.
What should I do if the other driver was at fault and does not have insurance?
If the other driver was not insured, you could make a claim under your uninsured motorist coverage of your policy. Do not be afraid to contact your insurance company; if the accident was not your fault, your rates could not go up because of the accident. It has always been my stance that you will get the best outcome when you work with an attorney. Although you may be able to be compensated by your own insurance company, you may also be required to arbitrate your claim and will need to contact an attorney right away.