Personal Injury FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions
How early do I contact a personal injury attorney?

Immediately! You should always contact a personal injury attorney as soon as is reasonably possible after a collision so that you receive the proper guidance and legal advice you deserve. The first few weeks following a car crash can be the most crucial when it comes to getting the proper medical care, preserving evidence, and ensuring that the case is set up properly.

How do I know what my case is worth in terms of compensation?

There are many variables that go into determining what your case is worth, including the extent of your injuries and the amount of insurance coverage available.  The only way to obtain an accurate assessment of the value of your case is to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney.

Will I have to go to court?

Maybe.  While it is true that the majority of claims are resolved without having to go to court, there are many instances where a lawsuit has to be filed in order to provide you with fair compensation.  MGA Law handles claims from the very outset with the mindset that a lawsuit may eventually be required, which in turn maximizes the recovery for our clients even when the claim ultimately resolves without the need for filing a lawsuit.

Should I talk to the insurance company?

Not until you have consulted with an experienced personal injury attorney!  There is nothing you can do to help your claim by talking to an insurance company before consulting with a personal injury attorney.  An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to guide you regarding the appropriate time to talk to the insurance company.

What do I do if I am in an accident?

Call 911 and/or seek urgent medical attention if needed.  After calling 911 or seeking urgent medical attention, you should then contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

What happens if I don’t have medical insurance?

If you do not have medical insurance, you should still consult with a personal injury attorney to review your options.  One such option is to utilize what is called an “attorney lien,” which allows you to receive medical treatment now and the medical provider will delay payment until after the case resolves.