Knowing the right questions to ask a personal injury lawyer can help determine which lawyer is right for you. Here are few questions our office believes you should ask when thinking about hiring a car accident lawyer in Howard County.
Questions to Ask a Personal Injury Lawyer
If you are involved in a car accident, then you are going to have a number of questions.
How can you pay your medical bills?
When you are injured by a negligent driver they are responsible for your medical bills. However, there are a number of ways to have your bills paid. You might use your PIP insurance, Med-Pay insurance or health insurance. Or, you could wait to have your bills paid by the at-fault party after your treatment is completed. Remember, a lot of doctors don’t want to wait to be paid, so you may have to pay for your medical bills upfront and be reimbursed later.
What if these injuries cause problems later in life?
This question gets asked a lot by our clients. It important that you don’t settle your case until you know that you are completely healed. Settling your case ends your chances of recovering in the future. If you believe you have been permanently injured, then you need to have a doctor give you a permanency rating and negotiate that as part of your settlement.
Can you get paid for time lost from work?
You will get paid for lost wages if you can prove you were taken off work by a doctor. Our firm uses a lost wage form that we ask your employer to fill out.
Should you talk to the insurance company?
You should have your attorney talk to the insurance company. You may be asked to give a statement about how the accident happened. That is something you should discuss with your attorney.
Should you call the witnesses?
Absolutely. Especially, if the cause of the accident is contested.
What if the other person does not have insurance?
Then you will be covered under your underinsured/uninsured motorist coverage.
Schedule a free consultation to review your personal injury case
The Law Office of Ross W. Albers has years of experience resolving Maryland personal injury cases. We represent those who have been injured by someone else’s negligence and whose personal injuries have caused them physical pain, stress, medical bills, and other damages. We care about the future of our clients and work hard to see that each of them receives the most positive outcome in their personal injury case. Our fee is contingent on there being a recovery in your case.
Call 443-457-3890 to schedule a free consultation. Weekend appointments are available.