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It’s common to have questions about your auto accident.
If you were injured in an automobile accident and need help covering your medical bills and expenses, you probably have a few questions. Going through an accident is a difficult and stressful situation for anyone, but the fallout is often even worse. You will face a range of setbacks and challenges you might not have considered.

When you are stuck in the middle of this problem, knowing where to turn or what steps you should take won’t be easy. This guide defeats that problem by answering some of the most common questions people have after an accident. Reviewing this information arms you with the tools required to move forward with confidence. When you know what option makes the most sense for your situation, you can plan your next step with peace of mind.

The Insurance Company Says My Car Is Totaled. Now What?2020-01-23T11:58:20-06:00

In insurance terms, “totaled” or a “total loss” means that the cost to repair your vehicle to its pre-accident condition is more than the vehicle is worth. Each insurance company has a different threshold for determining if a vehicle is totaled, but generally, if its close, you want the insurance company to “total” your car. Following the determination that your car is a total loss, the insurance company will provide you with their assessment of the value of your car. An experienced auto accident attorney should review this estimate to make sure that you are truly receiving fair market value for your loss.  You absolutely have the right to challenge their assessment, and a skilled attorney knows the best way to do so to maximize your recovery.  

The Trucking Company Just Called Me About My Accident. Are They Really Trying to Help Me?2018-11-18T22:01:15-06:00

No. They aren’t trying to help you. They’re trying to protect their drivers and reduce their costs. That’s why they have a team of lawyers ready to flock to the scene of any accident. Don’t accept any form of compensation until you talk to your attorney. Most victims of 18 wheeler crashes sustain more injuries than victims of normal crashes, and can receive higher compensation as a result. Don’t let them fool you into accepting a smaller payout for your injuries and damages. Your injuries could require years of medications and surgeries, and the company will try everything to avoid making huge payouts. Call your attorney and let them do the negotiating on your behalf.

A Family Member Was Injured in an Accident. Can I File a Lawsuit?2020-01-23T12:45:15-06:00

Typically, yes. If a family member is seriously injured or killed in an accident, or if the injured party is a minor child, then it may be appropriate under the law for a parent, spouse, relative, or legal guardian to file a claim or lawsuit on behalf of the injured or deceased party.  These types of claims are complex, and usually depend on the type of relationship involved, as well as the individual facts and circumstances of the injury. Calling the experienced personal injury attorneys at Thompson Law is step one to explore filing a legal claim on behalf of your loved one. 

The FAQ in this guide covers most of the questions people have after they are in an automobile accident. You must keep in mind, though, that personal injury law is complex and varies by state. Although the information in this guide can point you along the correct path, it won’t always give you the best results possible. For current laws related to your specific situation, contact us right away. 844-308-8180


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