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Questions And Answers Often Heard At Our Firm

One of the most important reasons to seek legal advice soon after an injury is to get answers to your questions. Our experience has prepared us to provide personalized information, suggestions and solutions to our clients every step of the way. Let us hear from you. We are ready to discuss your most urgent concerns, such as the following.

Should I Give A Recorded Statement After A Car Accident?

The short answer is no. A more detailed answer is: Wait to get legal counsel before responding to investigators. Protect your right to claim maximum compensation after suffering injuries in a crash with the help of a lawyer who will guard your interests.

How Long Do I Have To File A Personal Injury Claim?

In California, the statute of limitations for most personal injury cases is two years. Ask an attorney whether your case’s time limit involves any exceptions to this rule. More importantly, get your case underway in plenty of time for your law firm to develop compelling arguments on your behalf to present to claims adjusters, a jury or a judge.

Do I Have A Bad Faith Insurance Claim?

Your health, life, auto or another insurance company who should have paid for treatment or compensated you after an injury may be guilty of insurance bad faith if that company did not follow the terms of its own policy. If you believe that an insurance company has acted in bad faith, take steps to prepare for legal action. Contact an attorney. Document your interactions with the insurance company. Ask the insurer for clarification in writing as to why they have denied or delayed payment of benefits you should have received by now.

Should I Accept The Insurance Company’s Settlement Offer?

If you receive a quick settlement offer from the insurer after you have been injured in an accident, beware! Get legal counsel before signing anything or cashing a check. Chances are that the offer is woefully below what you deserve. It’s wise to consult with an attorney and discuss your case prior to accepting any offer.

Do I Need A Personal Injury Lawyer?

Benefits of having a lawyer on your side after an accident are too many to list. In general, however, we can confirm that having an attorney will help you navigate the complex legal system with confidence that you are doing all that you can to secure your own future well-being after a serious injury. Consider key factors that can help you choose the right lawyer for your case.

What Should I Do Next After An Accident?

Request a free initial consultation with Hiepler & Hiepler. We represent injured people on a contingency basis. (We collect no legal fees until our clients do). If you live or were injured anywhere in California, we will gladly meet with you in person or in a teleconference. Let us hear from you and explain how we can help. Call 866-531-3532 or complete our online form to talk about your own questions.