4 Things to Ask Your Car Accident Attorney

Monday, May 02, 2016

When you have been in a car accident, chances are that you have a lot of questions that you want to ask, especially if you're playing to make a claim. Below are some of the common questions that people ask after they've been in a car accident and the answers that help put them at ease.

1. How long is the claim going to take?

The answer to this question will depend on the accident itself, your injuries, and any other things that are related to the accident. Some claims take weeks, others take months. It's like any other kind of case. The claims that are cut and dry are going to take less time than those that are more complicated.

2. How much will I be compensated?

Again, this is going to depend on your accident. The amount that you receive is going to depend on your injuries, damage to your car, and any other damages that resulted from the accident. When you meet with your lawyer, they will go over all of the damages that you have sustained because of the accident. They then will present it to the defendant or the case will go to court.

3. How quickly must I make my claim?

There's a basic rule that says you have to claim within three years of your accident date, or if you're a minor, three years following the day you turn 18. But there are times when this can be extended. If you're unsure whether or not you can still claim, it's a good idea to speak with a lawyer and get their advice. They will let you know whether or not you still have time or if you waited too long.

4. What if I've been injured in the car accident?

If you have been injured in an accident, one of the things that you should do is make sure that you get to see a doctor as soon as you can. Waiting to get medical treatment is going to make you look suspicious, because a lot of people wait to get medical treatment and then do it on the advice of their lawyer to get more money. If you really have been injured, go to the doctor that day. This will show that you really were injured and that you're not just doing it to make your case look better.

These are the things to ask your car accident attorney when you have been in a car accident. Being in a car accident can really make you feel worried, but one of the things that you can do is to find yourself a lawyer who can help you.


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