So you were in a car accident...now what? The first thing is always to make sure you are taking care of yourself and your physical recovery. Car accidents are traumatic, life-changing events and making sure that you are tending to your injuries and understanding the full scope of the damage will not only help with your healing process but it will also help with your personal injury lawsuit. How? The point of a personal injury lawsuit is to help compensate for your injuries and ideally put you in a position that you were in had the accident never happened.
Here's some common questions we get from clients about filing suit following a car accident:
Question:I missed a bunch of work following my car accident and now can't work in the same position. Is that something Walch Law can include in my lawsuit?
Answer: Absolutely. Your financial recovery should reflect not only your lost wages but also the major changes to your professional life going forward. Obviously the lost wags are easy to calculate but the impact the injury has on your career going forward is something we work hard to forecast an amount that reflects this new situation.
Question: The person that hit me does not have car insurance, what am I supposed to do now?
Answer: Those annoying insurance bills you have diligently been paying every year were not just to cover you when there was a car accident that was your fault or a damage or theft but also to cover you in this very situation. On your car insurance is a coverage amount for underinsurned and uninsured motorists. Rather than working with the insurance company of the individual that hit you, we are working with yours (either amicably or not so much) to get you the most money possible for your situation.
Question: How long will my case take?
Answer: A question we get everyday and something we totally understand-- you are injured and spending money and want to know how much and when you can expect to get the money you deserve. There are a lot of things that go into this response but once we meet with you and take a look at the details of your accident, the potential defendants and your medical needs we will work with you to get a very realistic timeline. The one mistake you never want to make is taking a low ball offer from the other party before speaking with us-- doing this means you will be leaving a lot of money on the table. Other things that impact this timeline are whether you decide to settle or go to trial.
Question: I am already out a lot of money, how much is a lawyer going to cost?
Answer: Here's the good news about working with us-- our fees are very reasonable and you do not pay us a penny until we get you paid. We take on all our personal injury and wrongful death cases for the very reason this question gets at-- we know that life has already become unexpectedly expensive and working with a lawyer should not add to this.If you need help finding and paying for medical help, that is something we can help figure out for you too. There are so many benefits to working with us and we are passionate and committed to getting you the money you deserve.
At Walch Law, we are here to help. If you have recently been in a car accident and not sure where to begin the legal process, start by giving us a call to set up your obligation-free consultation. We have decades of experience helping victims of California car accidents and will work hard to get you the same great results we have gotten for our many happy clients in the past. When you hire us you hire a family firm that truly cares about you and your recovery. We look forward to hearing from you.