Common Questions About Motor Vehicle Accidents
With all the inquiries that come our way, we decided to assemble a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) about motor vehicle accidents. Below are some of the most common ones our attorneys hear at Weber & Carrier, LLP.
If my insurance company is offering a settlement, why do I need a lawyer?
Insurance companies have one goal: maximizing their own profits. Their main strategy is to quickly offer an injury settlement that is far smaller than the claimant deserves, hoping that the person accepts the offer without doing any research. This is a clever strategy on their part, as people often have medical bills and other expenses piling up and jump at the chance for any compensation at all.
A good lawyer is familiar with these tricks and will push back against the insurance company’s initial offer using research and evidence. By building a strong case in your favor, an attorney will stand a good chance of getting what you truly deserve, rather than what the insurance company has designed to offer.
Do I need to pay for your services upfront?
No. In personal injury cases, we always work on a contingency basis. You pay nothing upfront, and only reimburse us if we secure a settlement on your behalf.
The insurance company has been calling me about the accident. Should I talk to them?
No. An insurance company will ask seemingly innocent questions with the aim of making you undermine your entire claim. Before you speak with anyone from the insurance company, it is imperative that you secure legal representation first. That way we can review your responses and communicate in a way that will only help your claim, not harm it.