Questions to Ask an Attorney After a Car Accident
If you or a loved one has been involved in a serious car accident, and feel like you have a case, you most likely have many questions to ask an attorney. Our Bakersfield car accident attorneys have decades of experience with car accident cases and have compiled a list of the most popular questions – and our answers – to help you navigate through this uncertain time.
How long do I have to file a personal injury claim?
You have two years from the date of the car accident to file your claim.
What if the other driver does not have insurance?
In the state of California, most auto insurance policies have uninsured motorist coverage. This means that your insurance company will compensate for damages incurred from the accident.
Can you tell me how much my car accident claim is worth?
There are many factors to consider when estimating the value of a claim. (Read our past blog post to see the breakdown of how value is determined.) As we work through your case, we will have a better idea of how much your settlement may be.
What is your law firm’s plan for my car accident case?
When a Bakersfield car accident lawyer takes on a car accident claim, they formulate a plan that takes into account:
- The extent of the injuries as a result of the accident
- If there are multiple liable parties
- If the liable parties are individual drivers or corporations
- Which insurance companies cover the liable parties
As we build our case, our attorneys will be able to present you with a general plan but know that plans can always change, for a variety of reasons.
I have been injured in a car accident – how do I pay for my medical bills?
California is a fault auto accident state. That means that the at-fault driver is responsible for paying for the damages in the accident. However, you may have to pay for medical bills first and/or use your private health care insurance for coverage until a settlement is reached. Note that after a settlement is made, your health insurance company may request reimbursement out of your final settlement. Your attorney will help you navigate through this.
How much will attorney services cost me?
At Rodriguez & Associates, there is no out-of-pocket payment until we win or settle your case.
If you are looking for a car accident attorney in Bakersfield and surrounding areas, contact us for a no-charge consultation (661-323-1400 or 800-585-9262).