FAQs

  • How do I get the most money for my case?

  • Is there a benefit to being represented by a lawyer?

  • Should I talk to the insurance company?

  • How do I pay my medical bills?

  • How do I collect my lost income?

  • What information should I collect after a personal injury accident?

  • What if I’m the victim of a hit and run car accident?

  • Should I contact the police after a car accident?

  • Do I have to talk to the police after a car or other accident?

  • How do I determine who was at fault in my accident?

  • Can I work with Tate Law Offices, P.C., on behalf of an injured friend, loved one, or family member?

  • Can I work with Tate Law Offices, P.C., on behalf of a friend, loved one, or family member whose life was taken due to an accident?

  • Should I see a doctor after a car accident or wait to get medical care?

  • Should I contact my insurance company after a car accident?

  • What other things should I do after a car accident?

  • Do you handle cases other than car accidents?

  • How does Tate Law Offices, P.C., set itself apart from other law firms?

  • What geographical areas does Tate Law Offices, P.C., serve?

  • Will Tate Law Offices, P.C., file a lawsuit for my personal injury case?

  • How can I help make my personal injury case a strong case?

  • What should I do if I believe that the car, truck or motorcycle accident was partially my fault?

  • Should I discuss the accident with an insurance adjuster or the insurance company?

  • Should I give anyone a recorded statement regarding my personal injury accident?

  • How should I respond when an insurance adjuster contacts me about my personal injury accident?

  • Does Tate Law Offices, P.C., represent any other types of clients other than injury victims?

  • Should I sign any medical authorization forms requested by any insurance company involved in my accident?

  • What should I do with my medical bills that relate to injuries from the accident?

  • Should I use my personal health insurance to cover medical costs?

  • What kinds of insurance coverage are available for me to use in an accident situation?

  • Can I handle my case without a personal injury attorney?

  • What amount will Tate Law Offices, P.C., charge me for handling my personal injury case?

  • How much is my personal injury accident case worth?

  • If I have Tate Law Offices, P.C., handle my personal injury case, what will I have to do?

  • How long will it take until my personal injury case is finished?

  • May I talk to Tate Law Offices, P.C., about my case free of charge?

  • How does Tate Law Offices, P.C., handle my personal injury case?

  • What is the statute of limitations for bringing claims in my personal injury accident case?

  • How much time do I have to reach a settlement or file a lawsuit?

  • How much does it cost for Tate Law Offices, P.C., to evaluate my personal injury case?

  • What if I’m in the hospital and can’t come to Tate Law Offices, P.C.?

  • Does Tate Law Offices, P.C., travel to see clients?

  • What is the best way to contact Tate Law Offices, P.C., regarding a personal injury case?

  • What kinds of cases does Tate Law Offices, P.C., handle?

  • What is a contingency legal fee?

  • Does Tate Law Offices, P.C., take injury cases on a contingency fee basis?

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Featured FAQ

How do I get the most money for my case?

Evidence is essential in order to get top dollar for an injury case. This means there must be proof of who was at fault for the accident and that the accident caused your injuries. Police reports and witness statements go a long way to proving fault while detailed medical records from qualified doctors (many times orthopedics or neurologists) are used to show the cause and extent of the injuries. We work to build a solid case in order to seek maximum compensation for our clients’ injuries.

Is there a benefit to being represented by a lawyer?

Most of the time in an accident injury situation, an insurance company will be your opponent. Insurance companies are very skilled at denying or minimizing injury claims – that’s how they make money. Insurance adjusters regularly deny claims that should be paid, or they offer only a small percent of the fair value of a claim. Our goal is the opposite. We develop a settlement package presenting our client’s case that often can result in our client receiving 10 to 20 times more compensation than what the insurance adjusters might offer for their injury claim. In such case, even after legal fees, our clients can net more money in their pocket. Even better, we work on a completely contingent basis, so there are no legal fees unless we are successful in collecting compensation for our clients.

Should I talk to the insurance company?

Do not talk to anyone at the insurance company. This includes their insurance adjusters and defense lawyers. Insurance companies frequently record phone conversations during which they ask leading questions designed to produce testimony that they can use to deny your case. If we are your lawyers, we will do the talking for you so you do not fall into the insurance company traps that are designed to decrease the value of your claim.

How do I pay my medical bills?

Medical bills can be paid through various manners such as health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, Personal Injury Protection insurance funds, deferred billing, and letters of protection. Depending on all of the facts surrounding your case and the insurance companies involved, we produce a strategy that we believe will best benefit our clients. Also, even if our clients do not have access to health insurance, we can assist them with getting medical care that is paid at the end of the case – which means no upfront medical bills.

How do I collect my lost income?

Even if an injured person is not able to work after an accident, insurance company tactics are to disagree and assert that the person could work so the insurance companies can deny the claim for lost income. It is important to have a qualified doctor’s medical documentation that proves the inability to work for a certain period of time due to an injury. We work with our clients’ doctors and employers to prove the medical reason for not working and the calculation of lost earnings. This frequently results in a fight with the insurance company, but we believe that with solid evidence we are ultimately able to win the fight and collect our clients’ lost income.

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