Car Accident FAQ
Answers to Common Questions About Car Accidents
The time after a car accident can be painful, stressful, and full of questions. Thankfully, the Memphis car accident attorneys at Reaves Law Firm are here to provide you with answers to some of those most common questions. If you still have questions, come talk to us! We encourage you to call (901) 451-8833 for a free initial consultation, or to schedule your in-office consultation.
Do I have a case?
To determine if you have a case, it’s best to get in touch with an attorney experienced in car accident cases. An attorney from Reaves Law Firm can evaluate all the relevant factors to inform you of your legal rights and options. If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident that you did not cause, you may have the right to pursue legal action against the at-fault party. The at-fault party could be another driver, a company (if the vehicle involved was a semi truck or other commercial vehicle), a manufacturer (if a faulty car part contributed to the accident), or the entity responsible for a dangerous road.
What if there was no police report?
While police reports can serve as valuable evidence in car accident cases, we realize they are not always available. If police showed up at the scene of your car accident, then chances are, a report is available. If that did not happen, then we encourage you to contact our firm anyway. You may be able to file a successful car accident claim without one.
What if I was partially at fault?
It is best not to admit fault, even if you think you contributed to the accident. You may still be able to recover compensation after a car accident you were partially at fault for, but this depends on your percentage of liability. Before ruling out the possibility of filing a car accident claim, we encourage you to contact our law firm for an attorney evaluation.
How much is my case worth?
The value of a case depends on a variety of factors, such as the estimated property damage (damage to your vehicle), medical expenses (present and ongoing), and even noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering. An attorney will evaluate all the relevant factors of your case to determine how much money you could be entitled to. The opposition will attempt to minimize the value of your claim, but an experienced attorney can help you fight back to secure the financial compensation you deserve.
Do I need a lawyer?
While not required, an attorney in your corner can be a valuable asset. An attorney will understand not only the insurance claims process, but will also understand the tactics to employ if the insurance company is lowballing your claim. An attorney in your corner is also extremely valuable should your case go to court.
How long do I have to contact a lawyer?
In most cases, individuals injured in car accidents have two years to file a claim. However, we encourage you to seek an attorney’s help as soon as possible. The more time passes after your accident, the more time valuable evidence has to deteriorate.
For answers to more questions, contact Reaves Law Firm at (901) 451-8833 today!