The Law Offices of Flint & Crawford
Commonly Asked Personal Injury Questions
The majority of Americans never think they will have to file a personal injury claim. Sadly, this assumption leaves people feeling helpless and unprepared every year. An injury can happen to anyone at any time. It could be a car wreck, a slip and fall, a dog bite, or a laundry list of other possibilities. When someone gets injured they typically have a lot of questions, especially if it’s their first time to file a personal injury claim. Here are some commonly asked personal injury questions.
What is my case worth?
There’s no blanket answer to this question because every case is different. The value of your claim will be determined by the amount of your medical bills, lost wages, costs of property repairs, and in some cases punitive damages. The best way to determine the value of your claim is to bring all the facts and bills to an experienced personal injury attorney.
Should I sign a medical and property damage releases from the insurance company adjuster without a lawyer?
When engaged in a personal injury claim it’s never a good idea to sign anything without your lawyer looking at it first. These releases can sometimes give insurance companies leverage and information you don’t want them to have.
If I don’t have health insurance can unpaid hospital bills hurt my credit?
Yes, unpaid medical bills can hurt your credit. That’s why we will communicate with the debt collectors to make sure they’re aware of your claim. Typically if you let them know that they will be paid out of your claim they’re willing to work with you. Keeping the debt collectors at bay helps you focus on the case and not on unpaid bills.
If my friend is liable for my injury can I be compensated without taking their money?
If your friend causes your injury we will most likely file the claim with their insurance company. This allows you to be compensated without bankrupting your friend and ruining your relationship.
What happens if my injury was caused by someone who doesn’t have car insurance?
Most insurance policies have uninsured motorists protection built in for this very reason. When something like this happens we can file the claim with your insurance company. Insurance companies are sometimes reluctant to pay out these types of claims, so using a lawyer will ensure your insurance company doesn’t take advantage of you.
If you have more questions about your personal injury claim, call The Law Offices of Flint & Crawford for a free case evaluation.