Frequently Asked Questions about Car Accidents in Bucks & Montgomery County:
What should I do immediately after I’ve been involved in a car accident?
Call the police and make sure an ambulance is sent as soon as possible. Make sure everyone involved in the accident is conscious and responsive. Stay at the scene even if the accident isn’t serious, the police should be called regardless and a police report should be filed. It is important when speaking to the police that you stick to the facts, do not speculate and most importantly do not admit any fault. Make sure you take as many pictures as you can with your cell phone. Also we suggest taking a picture of the other person’s license plate, their drivers license and insurance information. The pictures should document any damage that is caused by both vehicles. Seek medical attention as soon as possible if injured, even if you do not feel any pain, you may be in the state of shock and could experience medical issues later on.
How do I know if I have a personal injury case regarding a car accident?
If you are experiencing pain, injury, or financial damages as a result of someone else’s negligence. You may have a personal injury case. If the other driver was at fault or failed to follow the legal rules of the road – our car accident attorneys may be able to prove that the other party is liable for those damages. For example, if you were rear ended in a car accident, typically the other driver is responsible for that accident and the insurance company could be liable for any damages.
What should I expect the first few days following a car accident?
Within the first few days you will receive communications from the both your insurance company and the other driver’s insurance company. You may be contacted by your health insurance company, doctors, and even attorneys. The other driver’s insurance company may request that you sign medical authorizations so they can retrieve your medical records. Before you speak to any of these people or sign any documents, it is important that you seek legal counsel.
How to pay for medical expenses while my case is pending?
You may have a difficult time paying for your medical expenses, even if you have health insurance. Make sure to bill any treatment as you normally would through your healthcare provider. Additionally, you may have medical payment coverage under your car insurance plan. This could be used to cover your co-pays and other medical expenses that your health insurance company may not cover initially.
What type of compensation should I expect to receive for my car accident case?
This is a difficult question to answer because it depends on many factors. If we are successful in proving that the other party is liable for your injuries and damages, you could be compensated for medical bills and any other hospital costs, lost wages, costs of rehabilitation and physical therapy, disability or disfigurement, pain and suffering, wrongful death, including loss of financial support and any other out of pocket expense that was related to your accident.
When should you attempt to settle your case?
You want to make sure that your injuries are fully treated and the doctor has released you before you settle your injury case. Otherwise, you might not know the full extent, and cost of your medical injuries. Make sure you speak to an attorney before you settle your car accident case. Kats, Jamison, & associates will make sure that the total extent of your medical bills, including the amount of any future medical treatment will be factored into your settlement.
How long will it take to complete my case?
Depending on the severity of your injuries and the length of time you need to heal from your injuries will determine the length of your claim. We also have to factor in the willingness of the other party to settle as they make their initial offer. If unreasonable offers are made, your claim may proceed to trial, which will increase the length of your claim.
What are fees for representing me in car accident case?
At Kats, Jamison & Associates all personal injury accident cases are handled on a contingency-fee basis. This means that we will never charge you upfront for any cost and we will advance all costs and expenses. You will not have to reimburse our Firm for any costs unless we are successful. You will pay absolutely nothing for lawyers’ fees unless we win a monetary sum in your case.
Have you been injured in an auto accident? We we will visit you at your home or in the hospital in Bucks County, Montgomery County, or Northeast Philadelphia.
The attorneys at KATS, Jamison & Associates are experienced in assisting victims and families with recovering the financial compensation they deserve. We will review your case thoroughly, investigating all evidence regarding the cause of the accident, and will interview witnesses and experts as necessary.
Our personal injury attorneys will identify all possible sources of compensation and will work to ensure that victims and their families receive the maximum settlement, including compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. Our attorneys are capable of handling complicated personal injury cases. Let our experience speak for you
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