Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Personal Injury Cases
Personal injury cases can be complex to work through, and at Hudson King
we are prepared to represent individuals facing a variety of injury-related
matters. Regardless of how serious your situation may be, we are prepared
to address all of your concerns.
If you have any questions that are not covered below,
contact Hudson King
and we will be happy to address your concerns!
I just got in a wreck. Should I speak with the insurance company?
No. Insurance companies are seeking to find a way to pay you less for your
injuries. At the time of an accident, it is often impossible to know the
extent of your injuries. Some injuries cause only minor pain immediately
on the day of the accident but develop into life-altering conditions while
other injuries may be immensely painful but go away in a matter of weeks
or months. Further, the adrenaline rush from a situation where you are
hurt may cause you to not realize the extent of an injury for some time.
You should note that your own insurance policy may require you to report
a wreck and discuss your injuries pursuant to uninsured or underinsured
motorist claim. You should contact a lawyer as soon as possible to determine
what is required by your policy.
I had a loved one pass away in an accident. What steps should I take?
First, take care of yourself and your family. Then, ensure that someone
begins investigating the matter right away. Insurance companies get their
defense attorneys on the scene immediately, which is why you should also
have someone working on your side, looking out for you and your family's
best interests. We have extensive experience documenting accident scenes,
and we work with accident reconstruction experts who often assist us in
wrongful death cases. This information that is gathered shortly after
the incident is often vital to proving your claim.
The insurance company has called and wants to settle my claim. Why should
I hire a lawyer when I already have an offer?
We rarely see a situation where an insurance company has offered full value
to settle a claim when a lawyer is not involved. Typically, insurance
companies offer pennies on the dollar when a lawyer is not involved. Further,
insurance companies often don't tell you that you are entitled to
compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, loss of capacity to earn
income, loss of consortium, loss of future enjoyment of life, future medical
bills, and any permanent or temporary disability. Still note though, if
you call us and we think the insurance company has offered you a fair
amount, we will tell you and you will owe us nothing.
Your firm operates on a contingency fee* basis. What does this mean?
Most of the cases we take on are handled on a
contingency fee basis, which means that you owe us nothing unless we recover compensation
for you. If we do help you win compensation, our fee will be a percentage
of the money that was recovered.
I want to retain your services, but I am unable to travel to your office.
Can you meet with me?
We recognize that injury victims are not always able to come to us after
they have been involved in an accident. For this reason, we will meet
wherever is easiest for you. We also are able to handle a significant
amount of matters over the phone.
What is uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage? How does it work?
Uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage provides coverage if you are
involved in a wreck and the other party involved does not have sufficient
insurance to cover your damages. This may occur when the other driver
does not have insurance at all, or they have insurance but your damages
exceed the policy limits of their insurance. You should also note that
uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage may be available to you from
policies of insurance of other relatives that live at the same residence as you.
Hire Our South Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys
Our team is dedicated to providing effective counsel and trusted services to
personal injury victims in Tifton, Albany, and throughout South Georgia. We recognize
that you may be going through an overwhelming time in your life, and we
are more than prepared to do whatever it takes to help you obtain a favorable
outcome. Feel free to give our South Georgia personal injury and wrongful
death lawyers a call if you have any other questions or concerns regarding