FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What should I do when injured in a car accident?
Your health is the priority. Seek medical help for the injuries as soon as possible. This will include documentation of the injuries so that it can be provided to the insurance company. Preserve any evidence you believe can help your situation. Do not give a statement to the other insurance company until you’ve hired an attorney.
How much is my case worth?
Every case is unique and there is no such thing as a fixed amount of recovery associated with a given injury. There are many factors to consider in your case like the amount of available insurance, the cost of medical bills, and the percentage of fault. We gather all of the necessary information as quickly as possible and do a full evaluation of your claims and injuries.
If we don’t recover anything, you don’t have to pay us. We understand the situation of victims that cannot afford to pay an attorney by the hour. There are no up-front fees with us and the initial consultation is free.
Do I really need to hire an attorney?
It’s highly suggested to hire a lawyer when involved in a car accident and other personal injury cases. You need someone on your side with extensive experience dealing with insurance companies and massive businesses, both of whom want to pay you as little as possible. An experienced attorney can correctly identify all parties that are responsible for your injuries and also work to hold them accountable both financially and legally. Additionally, a lawyer can guide you through every phase of the claims procedures. Freeway Law provides a complimentary, no-risk consultation where the advantages and disadvantages of retaining an attorney in your particular situation may be discussed.
Do I have to go to court?
Most clients don’t want to go to court. We understand that and that’s why we are doing our best to come to a reasonable settlement before filing a case. But if the matter does not settle, we will fully represent you in court, all the way through trial.
What is the time limit in filing my claim?
A person has a two-year time limit from the date of the accident in which you can file your lawsuit in California. But there are exceptions to this time limit. Statutes of limitations (i.e. time to file a case) rules are complicated. This is where an experienced personal injury attorney can assist to ensure your claim is not time-barred.
Will the information I share be confidential?
Yes. All details and data you’ve provided will be shielded by the attorney-client privilege and will stay confidential. This is applicable even if you don’t ultimately hire us. You must disclose pertinent details connected to your personal injury claim so that we can fully evaluate your case.
What is negligence in a personal injury lawsuit?
When a person’s actions fall short in avoiding injury to someone else, it is negligence. For example, when a person who’s texting while driving causes a crash, he or she is negligent. In order for one to bring a personal injury lawsuit, you’ll have to show that the other party has been negligent and is accountable for your injuries.