FAQ’s for Motor Vehicle Accidents
We at the Atlanta lawfirm of Zevin & Rosenbloum believe that a well-informed client is the best client. Accordingly, our goal is to provide understandable answers to all of our clients’ questions, big or small. The automobile accident lawyers at our Atlanta office, as well as our staff, believe that communication with our clients is our main concern. Below, we will answer the most frequently asked questions in the area of car accident representation. For answers to general questions, please click here.
How much is my case worth?
Because of the ever-evolving nature of our clients’ automobile accident cases, it is never possible for the lawyers in our Atlanta office to determine the value of a case before our client has finished their treatment. The reason for this is simple. The starting point in any car accident case is medical expenses. Until our Atlanta attorneys know how much medical expenses a car accident client has, we cannot accurately gauge the true worth of the case. Once we receive the medical expense information and any lost wage information, we will put a value on the case and send a demand to the insurance company. After all treatment is completed, and the medical bills and lost wage information is received, the car accident attorneys at our Atlanta office speak to our clients regarding the value of their claim.
What is the first thing I should do when I have been injured in a motor vehicle accident?
The answer to that question is easy. The first thing to do when injured in a motor vehicle accident is to engage the representation of a qualified attorney. Whether you choose the Atlanta automobile accident lawyers at Zevin & Rosenbloum, or any other qualified lawyer, our advice is to hire a lawyer immediately.
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Why do I need to hire a lawyer for a car accident injury?
When you are injured in a car accident due to the negligence of another person, that other person will be represented by a qualified insurance adjuster who does nothing but handle automobile accident injury claims. You need representation as well. Most of the automobile accident clients represented by the Atlanta lawyers at Zevin & Rosenbloum have never made an injury claim before. You need someone on your side that will fight for you like the insurance companies fight for themselves and their policyholders.
I have been injured in a car accident, but don’t have health insurance. What can I do?
One common misconception in the area of automobile accident cases is that the at-fault insurance company will pay your medical bills as you go to the doctor. THEY WILL NOT. For this reason, we offer various options to our clients. Our clients can choose to see a licensed chiropractor. Most chiropractors will wait until your case is resolved before requiring payment. The car accident lawyers at our Atlanta office also know of several medical doctors throughout the Atlanta area that will work with our clients in much the same way. Call our Atlanta car accident lawyers today to discuss your options.
Will filing a claim for an automobile accident injury affect my car insurance rates?
If the accident was not your fault, the answer is NO.
How long will my car accident case take to resolve?
Most of the car accident cases handled by the lawyers at the Atlanta lawfirm of Zevin & Rosenbloum resolve within three to five months after the client has finished treating with their doctors. The reason for this time frame is simple. Once the client has finished treating, we must first obtain the client’s medical bills and records. Ordinarily, the Atlanta auto accident lawyers at Zevin & Rosenbloum accomplish this task quickly. However, sometimes there are delays in retrieving records due to backlog with doctors’ offices. After we receive the medical bills and records, we evaluate the case and send a demand to the insurance companies. We ordinarily give the insurance company between 30-45 days to respond to our demand. At that point, we begin the negotiations to resolve your case. In rare circumstances, we must file a lawsuit if the insurance company does not place a high enough value on your case. At that point, you can rest assured that you have the most highly competent and qualified attorneys to guide you through the litigation process.
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