Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions
If you have been in an accident, the lawyers at Dickson Kohan & Bablove can answer any questions that you have about your case, filing a claim, going to court and more. Working with an experienced attorney can help to protect your rights and to ensure that you are treated fairly, so scheduling that appointment as soon as possible is in your best interest. In the meantime, here are personal injury frequently asked questions (FAQ) and our answers to them.
Do I need to hire an attorney to represent me?
You have the right to represent yourself. However, it is typically not in your best interest to do so because the insurance company will have a team of lawyers that will be working against you. This in combination with the complexities of the legal system and can put you at a serious disadvantage.
Do I need to file a lawsuit right away?
In California you have two years to file a lawsuit from the date of the accident. After that point, your case could very easily be thrown out for exceeding the statute of limitations.
That really depends on the extent of any damages, your injuries and the amount of money you have spent on medical care. We will also factor in any lost wages or decrease in wages due to a change in your job duties. Essentially, we will add up all of the expenses you have incurred to date along with money you have lost. Next, we will work with your doctor to project into the future and anticipate what you will have to spend on continuous care. This will help us to determine how much to ask for when going to court. In this situation the thing that most people fail to do is look at the potential future expense. Doing so is like leaving money on the table, something that we do not do.
Can I file a lawsuit on behalf of my child?
Yes, if your child or a minor that you are the guardian of is in a car accident you can file a lawsuit on their behalf. This is one of the more common personal injury frequently asked questions because of how many children are in accidents.
How to hire a personal injury attorney in Orange County, California?
When you need a personal injury attorney in Orange County be sure to look for someone that has experience in handling injury cases and the type of accident that you were in. DKB lawyers have years of combined experience in personal injury cases so that you can be confident that you are receiving the best possible defense.
Will I have to go to trial for my personal injury claim in Orange County, California?
This is certainly a possibility. We will work with your insurance company and the other driver’s insurance to try and reach a settlement agreement. However, if their amount is less than what you deserve, we will recommend going to court.
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If you have been in a car accident, you can’t afford to wait or attempt to deal with it alone. Call us at 844-404-2400 or contact our office online immediately.