FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. How much is my claim worth?
There are many factors that determine how much compensation you will receive. The primary factors are:
1. Whether the other driver is clearly at fault;
2. How much visible damage did your vehicle sustain?
3. Did you receive prompt medical care?
4. Do you have pre-existing medical conditions?
5. What is your medical diagnosis and prognosis?
6. In which court would a lawsuit be filed if your case cannot be settled?
7. How much are your reasonable medical expenses?
8. How much is your reasonable lost income?
9. What is the name of the other party’s insurance company?
10. Is there a reasonable probability that the other driver may be liable for punitive damages?
Each case is different. Only a thorough review of the facts of your legal matter will allow for a fair estimate of the value. A face to face meeting with Attorney Weeks is required. At that initial meeting, you will not be asked to agree to any representation by Attorney Weeks. Your options will be explained to you and you may sign a contract for representation, at a later time. The consultation is free.
2. How long will my case take?
Most cases are resolved in four to six months. However, it is important to know that every case is different and some cases take longer than others.
3. Should I speak with the other driver’s insurance company?
Sometimes it is helpful to speak with the adverse insurance company. Most of the time, it is not wise to do so. However, it is important to inform your insurance company that you were involved in an automobile collision.
At the initial consultation, Attorney Weeks will give you advice as to what is probably best in your case.
4. Can I get a rental car while my car is being repaired?
If the other party is clearly at fault, many reputable insurance companies will provide a rental vehicle through Enterprise.
5. How soon should I speak to an attorney after an automobile collision?
You should speak to an attorney, immediately.
The most important aspect of the initial consultation is obtaining good, sound legal advice about how to best handle your case. Since the opposing insurance company begins working on the claim, immediately after the collision, you should do so as well.
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