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Are attorneys that handle motor vehicle accidents the same?

The answer is no. Take your time when it comes to signing with a law firm. Speak with an attorney who's willing to take the time to clearly explain the details of your case. Make sure your attorney is willing to discuss the legal process you might need to go through when filing a claim.

Make sure your attorney is willing to go to trial no matter how low the recovery might be. Some law firms may not be willing to take your case to trial if the possible recovery is not high enough.

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Don't ever sign a contract with a law firm without first talking to an attorney licensed with that firm and make sure to ask which attorney will actually be handling your case. If they can't give you this information, contact a firm that will.

It's not always easy to tell why an accident happened or which driver caused it because they happen so quickly. What can help is knowing the first steps to take after an accident has occurred, and the very first step should be checking to make sure that everyone in the vehicle is all right. After that has been done, it is a good idea to do the following:

  • If you leave the scene of the accident, you may be subject to being charged criminally, so do not leave. However, you must move the affected vehicles out of the way of traffic if you can.
  • If someone is complaining of neck or back pain, be sure not to move that person. Also, determine if anyone needs medical attention.
  • If someone is injured, call the police. Contact the police if there is significant damage to property. When the police officers arrive on the scene, make sure that a police report is written.
  • Gather the contact information of the other driver, all of the passengers and any witnesses who are present. This means that you will need their names, addresses, phone numbers, insurance information, driver license numbers and license plate numbers.
  • Take pictures of all of the damages so that there is something to compare to photos that were taken before the accident.
  • Call your insurance agent and be completely truthful with this person. Your claim can be denied if it is determined that you lied about anything.
  • If you have been significantly injured, keep a record of all of your medical treatments so that there will be an accurate account of your expenses.

Seek the Assistance of a Attorney

We are the law firm of Kaufman & Lynd, and we can help you through this difficult time that you are experiencing. We have resources to put at your disposal and we will fight for the compensation that you deserve.

Our office will determine how much insurance coverage you are entitled to receive. We will also identify each defendant and hold them accountable for their roles in the accident. We know that insurance companies can give you a hard time when you contact them about the accident, so we will take care of all communications with the defendant's insurance company for you, related to your injuries.

At Kaufman & Lynd, we are fully prepared to make a showing that the defendant is at fault in your accident. We help in many ways, including:

  • Locate all the insurance coverage and identify all defendants
  • Deal with the insurance company so you do not have to
  • Gather documentation such as police reports, medical records, and lost wage information
  • Stay apprised of your medical care and document all your damages
  • Build your case to show why the defendant was at fault
  • Advise you and provide recommendations so you can make informed decisions about your case

Most importantly, we will develop a case that clearly demonstrates to the court the reasons why the defendant is the cause of the accident and your injuries. We will also be there to offer our advice so that you will not make any of the common mistakes that people make because they are unfamiliar with the process.

At Kaufman & Lynd, we are fully prepared to prove that the defendant is at fault in your accident.

FAQ

  • When should you hire an attorney for a car accident?

    Immediately following the accident, even the smallest delay will open you up to mistakes that you may be unaware of.

  • What is the average settlement for a car accident?

    For example: that is going to depend on the insurance policy limit and your actual damages. We have seen claims for 10,000 upwards to millions depending on the insurance policy and the damages.

  • What is the average settlement for a minor car accident?

    Normally you have to receive 10,000 in medical expenses before you receive any significant recovery.

  • What is a fair settlement for car accident?

    As said before, a fair settlement is based on the actual damages and the policy limit of the person at fault.

  • How long does an accident settlement usually take?

    As covered before it can take as short as 6 months to as long as three to five years.

  • How long does a rear end collision settlement take?

    While a rear ending collision is easier to prove as far as who is as fault, it can still take as little as 6 months upwards to three to five years.

  • How long does it take to get money from a car accident settlement?

    Length of treatment, but can take as little as 6 months upwards to three to five years.

  • What does insurance pay when a car is totaled?

    The insurance company will pay upwards to to what the blue book value and any significant services. It will all depend on your own insurance policy.

  • Do I have to accept the insurers offer on a totaled vehicle?

    You can try to argue with them, but normally you either accept the settlement or keep the car in the condition it is in.

  • What do you do if your car is totaled and you have no collision?

    It depends on if the driver at fault has his insurance policy that covers it, you can sue the other party.

  • How long does a car accident stay on record?

    It varies, but if a lawsuit is filed, the information may available indefinitely.

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