Frequently Asked Questions about a Personal Injury Attorney in Sacramento
What should I bring to my initial consultation?
Bring any documentation and information you have. Collect such things as the following:
- Police reports
- Contact information of the other person
- Insurance information of the other person
- Medical records
- Documented conversations, emails, or letters
- Written timeline of how the events occurred
- Contact information for any witnesses
Do I have to pay if we don’t win the case?
The only time you need to pay attorney fees is if we win the case and you receive compensation. Otherwise, you are under no obligation to pay.
What if I don’t know who is mostly at fault for the accident?
Determining fault is a complex issue. Although you may think you are at fault, you may not actually be fully liable. During our free consultation, we can help you decide whether or not to proceed with a case.
What should I do when the other insurance company contacts me?
First, remember they are not on your side. The adjuster or attorney is representing the insurance company. They will use any information you give them to the advantage of the insurance company. Give us a call before you give them any information.
Why would an insurance adjuster tell me not to hire an attorney?
The adjuster is working on behalf of the insurance company. Claims that are settled without the involvement of an attorney representing the injured are much less expensive for the insurance company. In other words, you are more likely to win a higher compensation if you have an attorney than if you don’t.