If you have been injured in an accident, you likely have many questions on your mind. Among other things, you may want to know how to file a claim, how much your case is worth, and whether you need an attorney to assist you. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, we want to make sure that accident victims and other consumers are educated on their rights and legal options. We believe in empowering ordinary people so that they can get the justice and compensation that they deserve.
Each accident and each claim is unique, but there are some common issues that tend to arise. This page contains general answers to some frequently asked questions in the area of personal injury law. In addition to this basic FAQs page, we have compiled more specific sets of FAQs for certain types of accidents. We invite you to explore them as well, and we urge you to reach out to us immediately if you have follow-up questions. Our firm offers free consultations for any type of accident claim.
Frequently Asked Questions for Personal Injury Cases
The time following an accident can be hectic and stressful, especially as one incurs costly medical bills and is unable to return to work. If you find yourself recovering from an accident or helping a loved one who suffered harm, one or more of the following topics have likely entered your mind at some point.
GENERAL PERSONAL INJURY FAQS
STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FAQS
CAR ACCIDENT FAQS
If you’ve been involved in a car accident, you probably have a lot of questions. Immediately after the wreck, your biggest concern is likely everyone’s safety. Next, you’re probably wondering if you should call the police or if you have to report the car accident to your insurance company and how long you have to do so.The laws for reporting accidents to law enforcement vary from state to state. However, your insurance company may have a specified window of time for reporting accidents in order for you to receive coverage. When in doubt, it’s always best to inform your insurance company as soon as you’re able.
Losing a car accident lawsuit is devastating when you face loss of income, overwhelming medical bills, and ongoing medical needs. Fortunately, this is a rare occurrence, and you can take preventive measures.If you lose a car accident lawsuit, you may be liable for the other party’s damages. This could include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other costs. In some cases, you may also be ordered to pay punitive damages. If you cannot afford to pay the judgment, the other party may be able to garnish your wages, seize your assets, or even file for bankruptcy against you. It is important to speak with an attorney if you have been involved in a car accident, as they can help you understand your legal rights and options.
Car accidents can disrupt your sense of safety and security, jeopardizing your health and well-being in an instant. Motor vehicle crashes kill more than 100 people in the US every day, according to the Centers for Disease Control. In 2019 alone, emergency departments treated 2.5 million people for motor vehicle crash injuries.If you are in a car accident that causes serious injuries, damages your vehicle, or prevents you from working for a time, you may be eligible for compensation. See a doctor right away if you suspect you are injured. Waiting to see a physician and receive treatment can hinder recovery. Contact a lawyer the day your accident occurs or within a few days. By getting help early on, you can make an informed decision about the necessity of hiring a lawyer, the strength of your claim, and the potential for compensation.
Figuring out what to do after a car accident can be overwhelming – especially when the other driver sues you. You can expect an investigation into the collision, but even if you’re partially at fault, you may still be able to recover some of your damages. Your settlement could cover medical care, vehicle damage, lost wages, and other expenses related to the incident. But if you’re not careful, your car insurance company may only provide you with the bare minimum.
A lawyer can help determine if you’re receiving fair compensation. The personal injury attorneys at NST Law can investigate the circumstances of your collision and build your case, defending the settlement amount you deserve.
WORKERS COMPENSATION FAQS
If you have a work-related injury or illness, you may be entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation benefits are intended to provide pay and medical help for those injured on the job.
Getting the most out of your benefits is an important part of making sure you and your family have what you need during the time it takes for you to heal.
SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY FAQS
If you file a claim for Social Security Disability benefits and it’s denied or your benefits are terminated, you can initiate an appeal to have the decision reversed.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits can make a world of difference if you’ve recently become disabled or been diagnosed with a medical condition that interferes with your ability to work. Unfortunately, not all requests for Social Security disability benefits are approved. If you believe that your claim was wrongfully denied or that you’re entitled to continued benefits, you can appeal the decision.
Car Accidents FAQS
Car Accidents FAQS
Car Accidents FAQS