If you’ve been injured in a traffic accident and you want to seek compensation, you probably have a number of questions at the moment. As a result, attorney Eric J. Hertz, of the Hertz Law Firm, has compiled the following list of the top 10 questions and answers for people in your situation:
1.) Can I Sue If I Was Found At-Fault?
Even if you have been found to be at-fault for the traffic accident in a criminal court, this does not necessarily mean that you are barred from seeking compensation. Civil and criminal cases are handled differently, so you may still be able to seek compensation in a civil court after being found guilty in a criminal court.
2.) What Damages Can I Sue For?
You can seek compensation for a number of injuries, and not just physical ones. Mental and emotional trauma causes very real effects, and missing time from work should also be considered. Your attorney can give you more information after listening to your story.
3.) What If I Can’t Make It to Court?
If you aren’t able to make it to court, your attorney will be able to represent your interests for you. If you are going to be required to show up in court, your attorney will let you know ahead of time and help you make arrangements.
4.) Do I Pay Any Upfront Fees?
The vast majority of personal injury attorneys, including Eric J. Hertz, do not charge upfront fees for representation.
5.) Do I Need Documentation?
While it’s always a good idea to have as much documentation as possible regarding your accident, your attorney will be able to seek out the necessary documentation relating to your case.
6.) How Long Will My Case Take?
Depending upon the case, you may be able to get compensation within a week or longer. Some cases, can take up to a year or more to be successfully concluded. Your attorney can give you a better estimate upon hearing your situation.
7.) How Do I Handle Problems With an Insurance Company?
Once you have partnered with an attorney, all contact with any insurance companies involved in your case should be directed to your attorney directly.
8.) When Will My Case Be Heard?
When your attorney files your lawsuit, you will be given a court date. This date may change depending upon a number of factors. Your attorney will be able to give you more information.
9.) Who Should I Sue?
You should sue anyone or any entity responsible for your injuries. This may include another driver, a vehicle manufacturer, any agencies responsible for maintaining roads and more.
10.) How Much Compensation Do I Deserve?
The amount of compensation you deserve is based upon how much you have suffered. Together, you and your attorney can discuss the specifics of your case to arrive at a definitive figure.
If you have further questions regarding an injury accident that you have been involved in, please contact the Hertz Law Firm today by dialing 404-577-8111.