Frequently Asked Questions
San Jose Personal Injury Attorney
When Should I Speak With an Attorney Following an Accident?
It is important to speak with a lawyer as soon after your accident as possible. There may be important evidence from your accident that could disappear the longer you wait to speak with someone. This evidence may be critical to your case, and needs to be analyzed by our experts so that we can make the strongest argument for you. Contacting a lawyer as soon as possible also helps avoid unnecessary delays as we work to secure the maximum compensation for your injuries. Finally, speaking with a lawyer right away helps to build credibility with a court that could diminish if you let too much time go by after the accident.
When Should I Speak With My Insurance Company?
Let your lawyer deal with your insurance company. Often an insurance company will try to make you a quick offer that is generally much lower than what you deserve. They do this hoping you will accept any offer in your time of need, even if it is inadequately low. We work to get you the maximum compensation you are due, and this requires the well-honed litigation skills of an experienced personal injury attorney.
Should I Speak With the Other Drivers Insurance Company?
See above. Have your lawyer deal with the other drivers insurance company to avoid accepting a settlement that is far below what you deserve. There also may be cases in which the other driver has no insurance or not enough insurance to help you. In this case, you need an attorney on your side to help find compensation from other sources to help pay for medical treatment and other costs related to your injuries.
How Much Does it Cost to Hire an Attorney to Represent Me?
We work on contingency, meaning we dont collect any money until we recover compensation for your injuries. This system recognizes that insurance companies have seemingly limitless resources when compared with individuals who have been hurt and are now fighting to get the compensation they deserve. We remove the financial barrier to filing a lawsuit upfront so you can pursue a fair settlement before worrying about paying us.
How Much Is My Claim Worth?
The amount of your settlement will depend on the specifics of your case. Specifically, it will depend on the nature of your injuries, the type and length of medical intervention required, whether or not you will be permanently disabled or unable to work, and any property damage incurred as a result of the accident. The claim may also take into account any income loss because of an inability to work, and other costs stemming from your accident. It is important to get a full accounting of your injuries and the costs you will incur as a result of your accident. Thats why its so important that you enlist the help of an experienced personal injury attorney to fight the insurance companies for the full compensation you deserve. Call 408-293-7777 today.