Motor Vehicle Accident FAQs

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Montes Law has successfully represented motor vehicle accidents for years, becoming a reliable legal guide for many victims and their families.

WHAT IS THE FIRST THING I SHOULD DO AFTER BEING INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT?

Immediately after the accident, receive medical attention, making sure that all injuries and traumas to you and any passengers are professionally treated and carefully recorded. Before leaving the scene of the accident, be sure to record personal and insurance information from all parties and witnesses involved. If injuries sustained are minor, take pictures of the accident scene before leaving as well; this will add greatly to valuable evidence needed in the event of a case. As soon as these issues have been given attention, contact our team and tell us what happened. We may be able to provide valuable assistance.

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING FOR MY MEDICAL BILLS AND PROPERTY DAMAGE?

The insurance company of the at-fault driver is generally responsible to pay for expenses such as the following: medical bills, property damage, and rental car payments. In the event that the at-fault driver is uninsured, the responsibility goes directly to the at-fault driver, though your insurance company may pay some expenses under uninsured motorist coverage.

HOW MUCH COMPENSATION AM I ENTITLED TO COLLECT?

Compensation depends on the extent of injuries, medical treatment, loss of work, and pain (emotional, physical, and mental) associated with the accident. Call us today and tell us about your situation; our team can determine the amount of compensation available for collection.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR MY CLAIM TO BE SETTLED?

Depending on the details of the accident, our team can give you an estimate on how long it may take for your claim to be settled. Although this amount of time is only a well-calculated estimate subject to change, we will do everything possible on our end to see your claim settled in a timely manner.

SHOULD I ACCEPT THE FIRST SETTLEMENT OFFER FROM THE INSURANCE COMPANY?

Before accepting the first settlement offer, consult our team, as this offer is usually below what your case is worth.

HOW IS A CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY PAID?

If your attorney wins your case, payment is a predetermined percentage of the total auto accident settlement or jury award. If he or she does not win your case, no payment is required.

DO I REALLY NEED TO HIRE A CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY?

Yes. Insurance companies are not invested in the well-being of you and your family; they are invested in protecting their clients and offering as little of a claim as possible. They often lie, deny, delay, and mislead the victim to extend the period of time a claim is paid and/or ignore paying the claim at all. Since they work with claims on a daily bases, their expertise allows them to get away with their tactics without the victim ever realizing it. Call us to protect yourself and your family and receive the amount of claim that you deserve.