Frequently Asked Questions:
Why do I need a personal injury attorney?
An auto accident attorney is a reliable professional that knows exactly how to properly evaluate the extent and expense of your personal injuries. For years, the expert auto accident attorneys of Fielding Law Group, we have helped accident victims handle all types of car accident, bicycle accident, hit and run accidents, pedestrian accidents, semi-truck accidents, motorcycle accidents and other vehicle accidents. Whatever your question or concern, we have the experience to help you.
How much is my case worth?
This is probably the most frequently asked question for a personal injury attorney when working with new clients. And it’s a reasonable question—after all, you’ve had your life interrupted by an accident that may have left you injured, or with unpaid medical bills, lost wages from missed time at work, a damaged vehicle or possibly even totaled, and the list goes on. The value of your claim is relative to personal injuries and damages. An experienced attorney, like those at Fielding Law Group, will assess the value of damages, medical expenses and needs and then act as your legal arbitrator with the insurance companies to ensure that you are awarded the necessary financial means and compensation to help you heal and get your life back.
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I’ve just been in an auto accident…what do I do?
The law permits a person who has been injured or their vehicle/property damaged to file claim for relief against an at-fault party. In the case of motor vehicle crashes, these claims are usually filed against the insurance company that provides coverage for the person or persons responsible for the collision.
If you’ve been in an accident, it is vital to have it properly documented and reported. Call 911 for help. Assess medical needs and do NOT move injured victims until help arrives.
It is easy to feel overwhelmed and prematurely defeated by your stressful situation. That’s where Fielding Law Group’s experienced and hardworking auto accident attorneys come in. Our team of skilled lawyers will provide you with a free consultation and listen to every detail of your case. We will use our immense experience and legal expertise to inform you about the next steps to take.
What does a “free legal consultation” mean?
This is a common marketing tool used by many attorneys to encourage potential clients to call their office. Lawyers specialize in numerous fields of practice not always aptly defined by their title. A legal consultation without charge is a productive way for legal professionals to explain how they would handle your personal injury case, negotiating and getting compensation for victims that may not be able to recover otherwise.
Insurance companies take advantage of victim’s limited knowledge of the legal process. When you hire Fielding Law Group, you get a team of legal professionals who will not only listen to your concerns and questions but will evaluate and determine the best course of action in dealing with these aggressive insurance companies. They know the law and can help car accident victims recover financial compensation for their damages and get back to life.
Should I just settle my claim with the insurance company?
If you were in a car accident that resulted in personal injuries, chances are the insurance company and/or adjuster will try and “settle” your case quickly. Do NOT do that! Insurance companies have financial incentive to “settle” and close a claim against innocent victims of motor vehicle crashes quickly.
Consult a personal injury attorney before you sign your rights away with a settlement offer, especially if it seems “too fast” or “too easy.” Chances are, those are indications that your claim is actually worth more. An experienced attorney, like those at Fielding Law Group, will help you push back against eager insurance adjusters and fight to get the true value of your claim.
Our attorneys are familiar with the antagonistic tactics and runaround strategies that some insurance companies use to wear you down. We will represent you to the fullest and dedicate ourselves to ensuring that you receive fair compensation for your unique case.
What is a Personal Injury Settlement?
A settlement is when the parties of a claim or lawsuit reach an agreement and resolve their differences. In a personal injury settlement, it usually involves a financial payout from liable parties. If victims accept the payout, they are, in essence, releasing the at-fault parties (and their insurance companies) from any further liability.
How much is this going to cost me?
We answer all your questions for free. In the event you elect to pursue a claim against the party or parties who are responsible for your injury, you will not pay us a legal fee unless we win. Our auto accident attorneys have a track record for winning cases, so you can be sure that you have the best defense. There is no financial risk to contact us for an evaluation of your case. Contact us today and we will help you get on the road to recovery.
Many people have a mistaken notion that personal injury attorneys charge their fees upfront and are worried that they can’t afford an attorney. The truth is that there are no fees or retainer charges before you can use a personal injury attorney’s service at Fielding Law Group. We get paid on a contingency fee basis. That means there is an agreement on a percentage of any settlement money or trial verdict. During the initial and free consultation of your case, a member of the personal injury attorney’s legal team will explain how the fees are paid out.
If the legal team decides that you are better off handling your own case, there is no assessed charge for consultation and query.
How is Pain and Suffering Calculated?
It is easy to assess damages and costs to repair a vehicle after a car accident. But what about damages to your body, health, and peace of mind? Besides hospital fees, ongoing medical care, and any other personal injury claims resulting from a car accident—many want to know what they are entitled to for “pain and suffering” and how it is calculated.
Pain and Suffering refers to all physical, psychological, and emotional pains and distress a car accident victim experiences as a direct result of a motor vehicle crash. With no hard formula to calculate pain and suffering, it becomes subjective to each individual’s experience and situation. Consulting with an experienced legal professional at Fielding Law Group will help determine a fair and acceptable claim for pain and suffering in your car accident claim.
Will I have to go to court if I hire an auto accident and personal injury attorney?
It’s a misconception that attorneys can only reach a settlement in a courtroom. In fact, a vast majority of injury claims are settled without litigation and never go to trial. Chances are, the insurance company want to settle collision and injury cases where there is a clear liability. Where the issues may start is in the differing valuation of claims and settlement costs. Insurance companies will likely offer just enough money to make clients think twice about walking away. But a savvy attorney will see through their tactics and fight for their client’s rights to fair compensation and settlement.