Do I need to come in to your office, or must we meet in person, for a consultation to begin working together?

No. We can discuss your case by video conference or by phone. If we agree to work together, we can exchange documents electronically.

Why should my insurance company pay for anything, if the other party caused the injury?

If you purchased first party automobile coverage, your insurance company will be reimbursed at the end of the case, after you are fully compensated. It also must pay its share of attorney fees and costs.  First party medical coverage for Auto Insurance is called Personal Injury Protection (PIP), and covers medical expenses and wage loss.  PIP coverage must be offered to you when you purchase a policy. If your health insurer provides coverage, reimbursement to the insurer, if any, will depend on a number of factors. If Medicare paid for medical care related to the incident, Medicare must be reimbursed, after consideration of attorney fees and costs.

What Should be Documented?

Obtain all contact information from the other involved parties, including names, addresses, driver’s license numbers, insurance information (take photographs of this documentation with your phone if you can), also take photographs of your injuries, vehicle damage and the scene.  For premises liability cases, take photographs of the condition on the property that caused your injury. Witnesses may change addresses, phone numbers, or fail to respond after leaving the scene.  Evidence may get lost or altered.  You should refrain from documenting injuries and damages on social media, that evidence may be discoverable in your case, even if your settings are private.

The other party’s insurance company is calling me, what do I do?

Do not give a recorded statement to the insurer for the at fault party or provide a medical release before talking to a lawyer.   Cooperate with your own auto and health insurer.

What should I expect at the start of my injury case

We will promptly notify all insurance carriers and adverse parties of our involvement in the case. Proper treatment of your injuries and securing evidence is the primary concern.  Value of your case cannot be known short of a thorough evaluation concerning all facts, damages, and medical prognosis.  From me, you can expect a straightforward answer to all of your questions.