Frequently Asked Questions
Stockton Accident Attorney
We offer all potential clients free initial case consultation. Contact us at (209) 464-8000 to speak with a Stockton accident attorney Lance Friel today. If you are seriously injured or hospitalized, our attorneys will work with you to schedule an appointment at a mutually convenient location or time.
It is generally not in your best interest to speak to any representative for the negligent party. Do not speak to an insurance company or the claims adjuster in the absence of the legal advice of a lawyer. The reason is that the insurance company has a business interest of minimizing your claim and recovery.
If you must speak to the insurance company, talk to a Stockton accident attorney at The Friel Law Firm so that you may be advised and prepared for questions that likely shall be asked. Typically the insurance adjuster will want to take a tape recorded statement of you. Before giving such a statement, you should be prepared and counseled as to how to answer expected questions. Always remember, you are not obligated or required to give such recorded statements.
Who will pay for my lost wages and medical bills?
This is a difficult question and it varies from case to case. If you are in a motor vehicle accident, your private medical insurance or the MP (Medical Payments) coverage on the vehicle in which you were in at the time of the accident may pay your medical bills, and perhaps wage loss to some extent up front, before settlement. If you do not have medical insurance or MP, either personally or through work, the insurance covering the vehicle you were in at the time of the injury may cover the payment of your medical bills and wage loss. Any other monies owed will be paid out of your final recovery when your case is settled.
How long do I have to pursue my case?
What is my case worth?
How much is your case worth? No one can tell you an exact amount what your case is worth without fully evaluating all the facts. In most cases, an evaluation cannot be performed until your medical condition has stabilized or your claim is ready to be evaluated. An investigation may be performed and your doctor or other experts will need to provide final reports.
Further research of the relevant points of law and consultations with experts to assess the strengths of your case and its value may be required. If you would like our office to evaluate whether you have a case and the strengths of your case, please contact Stockton accident attorney at The Friel Law Firm using the form on this page.
Can someone come out to my home, see me in the hospital or meet me at another location to talk about my case?
How much will an attorney charge me?
For other types of cases the fees vary. Please contact Stockton accident attorney at The Friel Law Firm for free consultation about your case.
How do I choose the right attorney?
How long will it take for my case to be settled?
Should I handle my own case?
Contact Stockton Accident Attorney to discuss your case
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident it is important to speak with an experienced accident lawyer at The Friel Law Firm today. Lance Friel will advise your of your rights and help you through this difficult process. Call today (209) 464-8000 to speak with a qualified Stockton accident attorney now.
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