Q: How soon after an accident do I need to consult with an attorney?
A: As soon as possible. The other driver’s insurance adjuster will contact you to get you to say something that will damage your case. Hiring a lawyer from the outset puts a barrier between you and the other side.
Q: Where do I get medical treatment after a car accident if I don’t have insurance?
A: After a car accident your main concern is taking care of your health. Most Urgent care centers, Emergency Rooms, Hospitals and Chiropractors will work on a lien if you are not at fault for the accident. This means that they expect to take a portion of whatever settlement or jury award you get.
Q: Who will pay for my vehicle damage?
A: If the other driver has insurance coverage then their insurance company will compensate you for the damage done to your vehicle. Additionally, if the other driver doesn’t have insurance your own uninsured motorist coverage may compensate you.
Q: What can I be compensated for?
A: If you are injured in an accident you can be paid for your medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of use of your vehicle, and even time off from working.
At Schenk Smith we’re dedicated to answering your questions and providing the trial expertise necessary to win your case.