Motor Vehicle Accidents — FAQs
What should I do if I have been in a motor vehicle accident?
There are a few things that you can do right away if you have been in an accident. First, get medical help. Make sure that you are taking care of yourself and your family. Next, if you are able to do so, gather information at the scene of the accident. This information may be pictures of the vehicles, the scene itself, witness information, driver’s license plate numbers, insurance information or even a police report number. Once you have left the scene of the accident, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
What type of financial recovery can I expect if I have been injured in an accident?
Your recovery will depend on a number of different circumstances. An experienced attorney can help evaluate your possible claims, help determine fault and pursue damages. Damages may include lost wages, pain and suffering, medical bills, vehicle repair or for a wrongful death. The goal is to account for the financial impact that an accident has had on a victim and compensate for that. Only a knowledgeable lawyer will know what it takes to make sure you maximize recovery.
How long will my case take?
The length of your case will also depend on a number of circumstances. Most cases settle outside of court. The process of gathering information — medical records, accident reports, police reports, investigator analysis — may take many months to get and analyze. We always try to move cases along as quickly as possible, but we want to make sure that we are able to set your case up for an optimal result.