If you're wondering if you may need a personal injury lawyer after a car or motorcycle accident, you are going to have a LOT of other serious questions. These types of unexpected circumstances can be life-altering, and certainly not the type of occurrence you ever expected would happen to you.
The attorneys at Goldberg, Racila, D'Alessandro & Noone offer you a unique benefit you might not find at other law firms – the art of listening. We know that when you need answers, nothing is more important than listening to your questions.
You may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries, continuing medical treatments, loss of work and pain and suffering. But, you may be wondering if you even NEED a lawyer in the first place. Our job is to help you through this stressful situation, and provide all of the answers you need to help put your mind at ease. It just takes one simple phone call to talk to one of personal injury lawyers – and the calls are always at no cost.
Hiring a personal injury attorney doesn't have to be confusing or intimidating – here are the most often-asked questions people have in this situation:
Q: Do I have to pay anything up front?
A: No. If you hire our firm to represent you, you'll pay no costs or fees for our services upfront. In fact, the only time you will owe us money is if we are successful in receiving a financial recovery on your behalf. Upon the conclusion of your case – whether it ends with a settlement offered by an insurance company or a favorable jury trial verdict granting a financial settlement, – our firm receives a percentage of the amount you receive. If we are unable to obtain a financial recovery for you, you owe us no money.
Q: I am working with another attorney, but I'm not happy with them. If I fire them and hire you, will I have to pay them anything?
A: No – If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the work your attorney is doing or the progress of your case, you can fire them and hire someone else. You are not required to pay any fees to your first lawyer if another attorney or firm takes over your case. If your first attorney is owed any money relating to your case, your new attorney will work out a financial arrangement with them.
Q: If I don't receive any financial settlement and my health insurance company has paid out the maximum allowed for my injuries, will I still be obligated to pay more?
A: No. Even If you do not receive any financial settlement as a result of your accident, you are not required to reimburse your health insurance carrier for the satisfaction of any liens they may have filed against you.
Q: If I end up settling my case, can my health insurance company now claim I have a “pre-existing” condition to prevent me from receiving any further treatment or deny further coverage?
A: No. If your case is successfully settled and you find out you still need further treatment or surgical procedures to treat your injuries, your health insurance provider will still be obligated to pay for any subsequent procedures or medical care.
Q: Do I really need to hire an attorney if my injuries are not that serious?
A: Probably not. But, almost all personal injury lawyers offer a free personal consultation, with no obligation required. This is a good opportunity to find out exactly what your rights and responsibilities are when you've been involved in an accident. A competent attorney can help you determine if you have a case for legal action or not, and it won't cost you a thing to find out. Peace of mind is critically important after being involved in any kind of accident, no matter the extent of any injuries.
The bottom line is you are going to have a lot of unanswered questions, and we're here to help. You can also find more Q and A's here.
Have you been involved in an accident? Call the personal injury attorneys at Goldberg Noone Abraham at 239-208-3000 to discuss your legal options. Time is of the essence after an accident, and delaying taking action could affect the recovery of any financial compensation.
You can also fill out this simple, confidential form, and an attorney will contact you within 24 hours.