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Car Accident FAQ

Car Accident Frequently Asked Questions

There are many important questions that need to be answered after you’ve been in a car accident. Some relate to property damage or filing an insurance claim, while others can involve paying for medical treatment or covering the costs associated with missed work.

The below questions are some of the most common ones asked by our clients. Please feel free to bookmark this page and visit often as it is updated regularly.

Do I need a car accident lawyer?

Simply stated, it will depend on the seriousness of your wreck. While you are not required to hire a lawyer to represent your interests, it’s important to understand that handling your own case will require you to navigate a very complicated system. In most cases, you will be up against a large insurance company with a massive amount of resources dedicated to paying you as little as possible for your financial losses.

How are lawyers who specialize in auto accidents paid?

Almost all personal injury attorneys work on contingency. This means that their clients don’t pay any fees to their attorneys 1.) unless the case is resolved to their client’s satisfaction, and 2.) the fee is paid out of the amount recovered. Therefore, if you are worried about coming out-of-pocket to pay your attorney, don’t be.

What can I be compensated for as a result of my car crash?

Generally, claimants can recover all expenses and costs incurred as a result of the accident. This usually means lost wages, past and future medical expenses, property damage, and pain and suffering.

Won’t my insurance company do what’s best for me?

In theory, your insurance company should be working very hard to protect your interests and maximize your recovery. Unfortunately, this rarely happens. The reason is because the less insurance companies pay out, the more profitable they are. And in many cases, you will be looking to your own insurance company for compensation (e.g. when the other driver does not have insurance or does not have enough insurance to cover your damages).

How do I pick the best lawyer for me?

This is not easy because for most people they have never hired a personal injury attorney before. And it’s certainly a very personal decision. However, we recommend that you hire an attorney you feel comfortable with. Experience and past results are two other factors worth looking at, as they often indicate a law firm’s ability to take a case as far as necessary for a fair result. We have found that viewing our video at https://www.robertnkatz.com/video.html , which includes information about a past client, is helpful for individuals and families who are considering hiring our law firm.

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I was in a head-on collision last year that put me in a wheelchair with a fractured femur. I needed an attorney and my cousin recommended this firm because he had used Briant Mildenhall for his accident. I was glad I called Briant because he always did what he said he would do and kept me informed. We settled with the insurance company and I'm happy with the result. If someone I know needs an attorney, I will tell them to call Briant because he will get the job done. Michael G.
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I am 100% satisfied. I called Rob the day after the accident. Everything he said that would happen did, every step of the way. He went beyond what we needed him to do. I would definitely use him again and recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer. Steve H.
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We just loved him to death. He acted like he cared about us, not just our case. He kept us posted on everything. He even called us on Sundays to update us. My case involved a rear-end collision where I had herniated disks and I had had a prior back injury. Complicated as it was, we were very happy with the outcome. Kathy H. (Car accident)
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Throughout the course of my case, Mr. Katz kept me informed about its status, returned my telephone calls and was very attentive to my needs and concerns. Simply put, he cared not just about my case, but about me. Joseph B.
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I was, and still am, extremely satisfied with Rob's work and with the outcome of my case. Rob strives to be there for his clients, and I was no exception...I would happily recommend Rob to anyone who is seeking legal assistance after suffering a severe injury. Joey E.
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