Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
If you or a loved one has been involved in a serious accident that has led to a personal injury, there are probably many questions that need to be answered. There is no denying that these are frustrating situations because not only can they entirely alter your life, but they come about so unexpectedly. Without having prepared for this change, that is typically a negative modification, there are many inquiries that must be made to have the confidence to bear the situation at hand. Below, we have provided a series of questions that are commonly asked concerning personal injury.
The insurance company wants to write me a check to settle my case? Should I accept the offer?
The goal of insurance adjusters is to minimize payouts for injury claims so that their own company's profits can increase. Many insurance companies are prepared to take advantage of accident victims that do not have an attorney and may view you as a vulnerable target. It is important to consult an attorney from our firm prior to settling your case. It is important to not accept an offer that has not been looked at by your attorney, even if you feel pressured to do so by the insurance company. A lawyer can look at the settlement offered to determine whether it is fair and just.
Do I need a lawyer to handle my claim?
An experienced lawyer from our firm can offer you a number of valuable services in the wake of an accident or injury. These include: finding out what amount of insurance is available for your financial compensation and seeking different resources that are available for your case. An attorney can also determine what is an appropriate case settlement for your situation. An attorney can get the information and evidence that helps ensure that you can prove that the other party is liable. In general, an attorney can help you through the entire process by protecting your peace of mind and helping you seek a viable outcome.
Am I entitled to money for lost wages?
As part of the financial compensation that you seek for a personal injury claim, you may be able to recover money for lost wages. It is very likely that you have missed work because you are hospitalized, unable to work or need to visit the doctor frequently. You may be able to receive money for past and future lost earnings associated with your injuries.
I was involved in a car accident. What should I do if the other driver's insurance company contacts me?
If you were injured in car accident and are contacted by the other driver's insurance company, it is important that you refrain from making a statement or signing a release of any kind. The insurance adjuster is most likely contacting you in an attempt to encourage you to say or do something that would limit their client's liability for the accident. They want to limit your ability to recover financial damages in full. It is important to immediately contact an attorney prior to discussing the case with the other party's insurance company.
How do I know what my claim is worth?
The value of any personal injury claim will vary depending on the particular case. The best way to find out what your claim is worth is to work with an attorney. A personal injury lawyer can thoroughly investigate the matter to determine the true extent of emotional, financial and physical damages that the injury caused. The last thing you need when you are trying to rebuild your life is to receive a settlement that does not cover all of your injuries or financial losses.
Do you have further inquiries?
At Wendt Goss, P.C. it is our highest aim to affectively prepare you for your personal injury case. We want you to obtain a settlement that can help you get your life back on track. If you have further inquiries, feel free to contact our firm. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with a knowledgeable lawyer, it could make all the difference for your future.