FAQ

Need a Lawyer?
Property Damage
Treatment
Release from Treatment
Settlement Negotiations
Settlement File a Complaint
  Trial

Need a Lawyer?

Property Damage

Once a contract is signed, our firm will send a letter to the involved insurance companies making them aware you’ve retained counsel.  If the phone calls continue, you can tell them that all calls need to be directed to your attorney.

Some insurance companies have repair centers where you drive in and get out quickly so they can reduce the amount the insurance company pays out in parts and labor on the repairs.  It is in your best interest to take your vehicle to a reliable repair shop that will open up, if necessary, and inspect interior, hidden damage you might be missing so you get the most complete evaluation, estimate, and repair.  You are better off going to a independent shop that will do the repair correctly for you.

Treatment

No, we do that.  You will sign the appropriate forms at the initial interview appointment that allow us to represent you in all matters related to your claim.

You are putting your health at risk by delaying treatment so you are better off seeing a health care provider and letting that provider tell you if you are injured or not.  If you have a primary health care provider, call that doctor’s office and advise his staff you were involved in a motor vehicle accident and need to be seen right away.  If they are unable to make an appointment for you within a 48-hours, you should go to an Urgent Care facility, Emergency Room or Chiropractor.  Chiropractors are trained to perform the same physical examination as medical doctors, although a chiropractor can’t prescribe medications.

Headaches, dizziness, visual disturbance, sleep disturbance, anxiety, depression, teeth grinding, jaw pain, clenching of the jaw, muscle spasms, muscle stiffness, restricted range of motion, and radiating pain. If you are experiencing any of the above listed symptoms you should seek medical attention promptly.

Some medical providers will file a lien and wait until the case settles to be paid.  This is not the type of lien on your property, but rather a lien on the settlement proceeds the law requires to be honored at the time of settlement or verdict if case goes to trial.

Medical providers may require you to sign a contract called an "assignment" where you agree that the provider is to be paid from the settlement/verdict if your case goes to trial.

Please keep in mind, if the medical provider insists on immediate payment, there is not anything we can do to prevent them from trying to collect the bill. Technically, you are legally responsible for all medical bills you incur. If the medical provider refuses to wait until the case resolves for payment, you would benefit from making arrangements to pay them monthly, no matter how small the amount.  In some cases we may be willing to send the provider a letter of protection, which would obligate us to pay the provider out of the settlement proceeds, if any. This is done at our discretion, and only upon terms we agree to. We do not do this in all cases.

Released from Treatment

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Settlement Negotiations

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Settlement

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File a Complaint

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Trial

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