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Should I accept the Settlement?

Posted by Jacques Williams on Apr 28, 2017 1:00:00 PM

You should accept a settlement offer if it’s one you’ve negotiated or is worth what your attorney says your case is worth. Your attorney will help you negotiate the terms of your settlement so that the total costs of your medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and other costs are covered.

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Do I have a case against the car manufacturer?

Posted by Alex Shook on Apr 21, 2017 1:00:00 PM

This depends on the force of impact to your vehicle and the force of impact at which your airbags should deploy. Your attorney will work with a mechanic to determine impact factors to determine whether you have a product liability case.

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Can I still make a claim if I'm a passenger in the car whose driver is at fault?

Posted by Alex Shook on Apr 14, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Yes, you can still make a claim if you were a passenger in the at-fault driver’s car. Any injuries you sustain should be covered by the at-fault driver’s insurance.

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Once a lawsuit is filed, how long does it take until the case is finished?

Posted by Alex Shook on Apr 7, 2017 1:00:00 PM

That depends on a number of factors, including whether a case goes all the way to trial and if there is an appeal after the trial. Generally, the Judge will set your case for trial 12 to 16 months after suit is filed. Obviously, appeals can add delays to the ultimate resolution of the case. However, most cases are resolved before trial even after suit is filed, often through a process called mediation or with direct negotiations between the parties.

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Should I talk to the other driver's insurance company? What if they call me?

Posted by Alex Shook on Mar 31, 2017 1:00:00 PM

It’s advised that you shouldn’t communicate with the opposing insurance company for fear of information being used against you. In some cases it may be okay to answer like if they ask for specific information about the accident. Additional information pertaining to your injuries or damage to your car may be taken out of context and twisted into false allegations.

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