Car Accident FAQ
1. What Should I do First?
Call our office to schedule a free initial consultation. If you can’t come to our office, we can discuss your case over the phone, or schedule a time to come to you. We will discuss your situation, and if you hire us (at no cost), we will begin further investigation into the details of your accident. Our attorneys seek out a number of facts including police and witness reports, damages to people and property, and all other necessary information.
2. How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Car Accident Lawyer?
There is absolute no cost to get started. The initial consultation is free. Additionally, our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis which means that you don’t pay a penny unless we win your case.
3. How Much is my Case Worth?
Every personal injury case is different, and a multitude of variables contribute to the monetary value of a case. Because of the complexity involved in auto accident cases, it may be difficult for any lawyer to determine what your case is worth early on. Regardless, we will work relentlessly to get you the maximum monetary recovery you are entitled to under the law.
4. What if the Driver who Caused the Accident Does not Have Insurance?
If the person responsible for the accident is uninsured, it is likely that they do not have any other way to compensate you for your damages. If through your own insurance policy you carry uninsured motorist coverage, you may be able to receive compensation for your damages. If you find yourself in this situation, we can help you with your claim to ensure that you recover the maximum possible compensation.
5. What if my car is Totaled?
If the insurance claims adjuster evaluates your vehicle and deems it a total loss, we will assist you with filing a property damage claim for the full market value of your vehicle. Additionally, if the at-fault insurance company accepts responsibility, they may be liable to pay for your rental car, if necessary.
6. Should I Talk with the at-Fault Driver’s Insurance Company?
Absolutely not. Other than your physician and your car accident attorney, you should not discuss your case with anyone. When you speak to the insurance company agents, anything you say can be used against you if you try to recover money for your damages. Even if you have already spoken with an agent from the insurance company, we still may be able to help. Once you hire us to represent you, we will take over these discussions for you.
7. Who is Responsible for Paying my Medical Bills?
The insurance company of the at-fault driver is ultimately accountable for your medical bills. If the other driver does not have insurance or does not have enough insurance, you may be covered under your own insurance policy.
8. How Long Does This Process Take?
Every personal injury situation is unique and there is no set time-frame for how long it will take to resolve your case. Sometimes, a case can take months, and in more complex situations, it can take years. A multitude of factors contribute to the amount of time it can take. First, and most importantly, you must complete your medical treatment and make a maximum possible improvement. We can then begin moving forward with your case.
9. What if my Accident Happened While I was on the job?
If you have been involved in an accident while you were in a company vehicle, your case will be handled differently that if you had been in your own car. Our attorneys are highly experienced in these types of case including, commercial vehicle accidents and work-related auto accidents.
10. What will my lawyer ask me to do?
- Communicate with us. We need to know all the details of your auto accident so that we can give you the best advice and representation.
- Inform us if the insurance company tries to contact you. It is in your best interest to refer all callers to your attorney.
- Keep us informed about your health and medical treatment. We will need to obtain records and bills from your physicians to include in the claim we submit to the responsible insurer.
- Listen to your doctor. Make sure to follow all doctor’s orders and courses of treatment. Failure to do so may not only affect your physical recovery, but your monetary recovery as well.
- Be patient. The legal process takes time. We will work hard to get you the maximum recovery in the shortest time possible. If you have questions about your case, call us anytime and we will keep you updated every step of the way.
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If you have any questions or concerns contact our office right away at (210) 308-8811. We are here to help you, and there is no cost for an initial consultation.
Law Offices of Ronald A. Ramos, P.C.