Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury
Answers From a Skilled Boston Injury Attorney
If you have recently sustained an injury resulting from a negligence-related
accident, you are surely dealing with the aftermath right now. In addition
to your pain and suffering, you are probably also at a loss over what
you should do next. Our
Boston personal injury attorneys have compiled a list of some of the most commonly asked questions by our
clients and provided the answers below.
We welcome additional questions - just contact us for a
I've just been in a car accident. What should I do next?
It is very important that you remain calm. Do not apologize to the other
driver. Doing so could be considered admitting fault for the
What you should do is the following:
- Collect the other driver's contact information and insurance information.
- Take pictures of the accident scene, the damage, and your injuries.
- Collect the contact information of any witnesses.
- File a police report, if possible.
- Notify your insurance of the accident.
- Seek immediate medical care regardless of how minor your injuries may seem.
- Keep any receipts or copies of the medical care you received.
- Seek the immediate help of our firm in filing an injury claim against the
at-fault driver's insurance carrier.
How much is my claim worth?
It's impossible to provide you with an exact amount for your claim's
worth. A variety of factors must be taken into consideration, such as
your injuries, cost of current and future medical care, the amount of
your income loss, and your property damage. Because cases vary, speak
with our Boston personal injury lawyer for a better idea of what you can
expect from the claims-filing process.
Will my case go to trial?
It is unlikely that your case will have to be settled in court. Most personal
injury cases are settled outside of court or before the actual trial date.
However, if you are offered a low amount of compensation, we are skilled
trial lawyers who are ready to go to court on your behalf.
Why can't I just settle this on my own with the insurance company?
We highly discourage you from trying to settle this on your own. Those
who have tried have soon found what an incredible disservice they have
done to themselves. Insurance companies are notorious for lowballing injured
victims out of fair compensation. They often make people believe that
their initial offer is the best offer they can make, which is simply untrue.
Retaining legal representation only enhances the possibility that you
will recover maximum compensation. Insurance companies quickly change
their tune once they learn you have hired a lawyer.
I can't afford to hire a lawyer. What are my options?
Our firm understands that your accident has probably placed you and your
family under financial strain. This is why we accept personal injury cases on a
contingency fee basis. We do not charge legal fees unless we successfully recover monetary compensation
for our clients. This allows us to provide high-quality legal representation
to those who are feeling powerless and voiceless.
Call Our Boston Injury Lawyers for the Answers You Need
We would be happy to provide you with the answers you need to move forward
with your claim. We are here for you during this difficult time. For a
free consultation regarding your personal injury matter, get in touch with the
Law Office of Steven R. Whitman today.
If your question was not answered here, please
contact our Boston personal injury lawyer.