Over the past thirty years, we’ve litigated hundreds of cases, and what follows are the most frequently asked questions, along with our answers.
Yes. Other drivers on the road may not carry insurance, or the insurance coverage they have may not fully cover any damages you suffer. To protect yourself, uninsured motorist (UM) and underinsured motorist (UIM) insurance policies are key. While we do not advocate for insurance companies whatsoever, these forms of insurance may prove critical to you when recovering damages sustained in a serious accident.
First and foremost, you should move to a safe location immediately to prevent any further injury or property damage. Once you have properly evaluated your injuries and called emergency services (as needed), you should obtain insurance information from the other driver, including the details of their vehicle. Lastly, if possible, take photo’s of the accident, including both vehicles, and all injuries you suffered.
For the same reason you hire an expert/professional to handle anything. You hire us because this is what we do, every day of the year. This is what we are experts in. A qualified attorney is crucial to ensuring you pursue your claim in the most effective way possible, and to ensure no mistakes are made.
We accept cases involving motorcycle injury on a contingency fee basis. This means there are no fees associated with our representation unless we successfully help you recover damages for your accident. In other words, we don’t make money unless you do. There are no upfront fees to retain our legal services for personal injury or wrongful death matters.
The statute of limitations imposes a strict boundary on the amount of time available to injury victims in which they can file suit. Most injury claims must be filed within 2 years of the accident’s occurrence.
Typically speaking, the victim may be entitled to compensation for medical costs, vehicle repair costs, loss of income, pain and suffering, and other issues as they arise.
Liability will depend on the circumstances, but typically if the other driver was responsible, they will be liable for the damages.
There is no one size fits all prediction for how long it may take to reach a settlement. Some cases take as little as a few weeks, while others can take several months to a year. It will depend upon your situation.