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Car accidents can be overwhelming and confusing. At Fielding Law, we understand the importance of clear information during such stressful times. Here are 15 frequently asked questions about car accidents, each answered with care and expertise:

Common Questions After a Car Accident

1. What should I do immediately after a car accident?

Stay calm, check for injuries, and call the police. Exchange information with the other party.

2. Is it necessary to see a doctor after a car accident, even if I feel fine?

Yes, it is crucial. Some injuries may not show immediate symptoms, and early detection is vital for your health and potential legal claims.

3. How can I prove the other driver was at fault?

Collect evidence, take photos, get witness statements, and contact the police. Our skilled attorneys can help strengthen your case.

4. What if the other driver does not have insurance?

Your uninsured motorist coverage can help cover expenses. Consult with Fielding Law to explore your options.

5. Should I talk to the insurance adjuster without an attorney?

It is advisable to consult with an attorney before engaging with the insurance adjuster to ensure your rights are protected.

6. How long do I have to file a car accident claim?

The time frame varies by state. Contact Fielding Law promptly to ensure you meet the statute of limitations.

7. Can I still recover damages if I was partially at fault?

Yes, in many cases. State laws differ, and an attorney can assess the comparative negligence rules applicable to your situation.

8. What damages can I recover after a car accident?

You may be eligible for medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

9. Will my case go to trial?

Many cases are settled outside of court, but Fielding Law is prepared to litigate if necessary to secure fair compensation.

10. How long does a car accident case typically take?

The duration varies. Factors such as complexity, negotiations, and court schedules impact the timeline.

11. What if the at-fault driver is underinsured?

Your underinsured motorist coverage can help cover the gap. Consult with Fielding Law for personalized guidance.

12. Can I still recover damages if I was a passenger in the at-fault vehicle?

Yes, as a passenger, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries.

13. How can witnesses help my car accident case?

Witness statements provide independent accounts, supporting your version of events. Collect contact information for potential witnesses.

14. Should I accept the first settlement offer from the insurance company?

Consult with Fielding Law before accepting any offer. Initial offers are often lower than what you may be entitled to.

15. Why hire Fielding Law for my car accident case?

Fielding LawFielding Law stands as an award-winning, caring, and tenacious boutique law firm committed to delivering exceptional legal representation. Our California and Arizona personal injury attorneys embody honesty and determination in every case we handle. If you have questions after a car accident, do not hesitate to ‘Bite Back’ – call us for a free 24/7 legal consultation at 833.88.SHARK. Your journey to justice begins with Fielding Law, where caring meets capability.

Note: Information provided is for educational purposes and does not constitute legal advice. Always consult with a qualified attorney for legal concerns.