Frequently Asked Questions
What do I do if I’ve been involved in an accident?
Here are some important steps to take immediately after an accident:
- Immediately check for injuries.
- Call 911 or proper authorities to report the accident.
- Document the accident, including what occurred, how it occurred and who was involved in the accident.
- If you have a camera, take photos of the accident and accident scene.
- Take the names and phone numbers of as many witnesses as possible.
- Do not sign any papers unless they are police documents.
- Do not make any statement indicating that you are responsible for the accident.
When do I contact an attorney after my accident?
As soon as you can safely do so, your first step after an accident should be to seek medical attention if you are seriously injured. Then consult with a Personal Injury Attorney at The Brown Firm.
What type of compensation will I be able to get?
You may be able to get injury compensation that covers your:
- Medical expenses, including treatment, hospitalization, and surgery.
- Potential future medical expenses.
- Pain and suffering.
- Lost wages or profits as a result of being unable to work.
- Potential future lost wages/profits.
What amount of compensation will I get in my case?
The circumstances surrounding every Personal Injury case are different, so the amount you will be able to receive depends on the specific factors of your case, such as:
- The clarity of fault on the part of the negligent party.
- The extent of the negligence displayed by the responsible party.
- The amount of property damage.
- Your own claims history.
- Your injuries and their severity.
- Your age and the medical treatment you received for your injuries.
How long can I expect my case to take?
That really depends on your unique case, and many factors influence the length of settlement. Sometimes cases settle very quickly. Sometimes it can take weeks, months, or years to obtain the settlement the victim deserves. If you must take legal action in your case, the length of time it takes to obtain your compensation can vary depending on the strength of your case, court scheduling, and other factors.