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What To Expect During A Car Accident Lawsuit?

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Q: What Should I Expect During A Car Accident Lawsuit?

A: Car accident claims are very complex. Different cases can require different strategies and tactics. One thing that’s probably for sure – you’re not an expert car accident injury lawyer, and you’re not totally sure what to expect. Chances are, you can expect to rely heavily on your expert auto accident lawyer.

Additionally, here are a few more things that you might want to keep in mind if you are pursuing legal action…

Expect There May Be Pushback From Insurance Companies Or Other Attorneys

Insurance companies commonly employ strategies to reduce or avoid paying the claims of injury accident victims and often have teams of defense lawyers willing to aggressively litigate against the plaintiffs.

It is usually recommended that you seek the advice and counsel of a car accident attorney before trying to deal with insurance companies or other attorneys on your own.

Expect To Identify All Liable Parties

You must identify and name every party that contributed to your accident’s cause in your lawsuit. In some cases, multiple third parties might share some of the responsibility for a car accident in addition to the at-fault driver.

For example, some of the potentially liable parties in a car accident might include the following:

  • The driver
  • The driver’s employer if the driver was acting in the course and scope of his or her job
  • Manufacturers of defective parts
  • Entities responsible for maintaining the roads
  • The car’s owner if the car was loaned to someone else who caused the accident

If you fail to name a liable party, your gross verdict amount will be reduced by the percentage of fault that the jury attributes to that party.

Expect You May Deal With Multiple Doctors

The strength of your case and potential recovery amount may rely on the nature of the injuries that were sustained during the car accident. Because of this, your case may require a thorough analysis be done by a number of different medical doctors and specialists.

You’ll need to be diligent in making it to appointments and documenting everything you can for your attorney to use and reference throughout the case. It is also possible that either direct or indirect testimony from these doctors may be warranted in your case.

Expect To Need To Be Patient

We understand that these situations are tough… you’ve been injured and are awaiting news on an extremely important matter. Our attorneys do everything possible to expedite the legal process, but these cases do take time.

It’s usually best to expect to need to be patient going into a case… everything that can be done, will be done, but the legal process can take a while, especially for more complex cases.

Expect To Provide Documents

Make sure you document anything and everything; it’s always better to have too many documents than not enough. You never know just what might come in handy for your attorney while he is working on your case.

Your lawyer will let you know exactly what’s required from you should you retain one, but a few things you’ll want to hold onto might include (if available and if possible):

  • Photographs of the incident
  • Names of any witnesses
  • Police reports
  • Video of the incident
  • Medical records
  • Detailed records of conversations with medical doctors
  • Medical bills
  • Drivers license and insurance information of all involved parties
  • Letters from insurance companies
  • Detailed records of conversations with insurance companies / other attorneys
  • If forced to miss work, detailed records of dealings with your employer and/or workers comp

Expect That You May Need To Deal With Workers Comp

If your accident happened while you were working, you might also have to deal with workers’ compensation hearings.

What You Should Expect Out Of Your Car Accident Attorney

Each law firm is different, but the car accident attorneys at Zukerberg & Halperin promise the following…

Trustworthy Representation

These cases require an extreme level of legal prowess in order to maximize the likelihood of success and get you the most money for your injuries.

Our attorneys provide just that with over 50+ years of successful trial experience.

Expert Counsel

You’ll need advice on matters both in and out of the courtroom.

  • Which doctor should I see?
  • What should I tell my employer?
  • Should I speak to the insurance company?
  • Should I make a statement on record?
  • Should I get a second opinion from a different specialist?

Rest assured that questions such as these will arise; you’ll want an expert’s opinion on how to navigate each of those situations.

Full Transparency

Your attorney should be open and up-front about your case from start to finish.

Our lawyers empathize with every one of our injured clients completely, but it’s our duty to never sugar-coat anything. We’re straight-shooters and believe it’s extremely important that you remain abreast on your case – even if it that means delivering less-than-stellar news or perspective, we’ll always be extremely honest and forthcoming with our clients.

Compassionate Attorneys, But Aggressive

You probably don’t want just another “ambulance-chasing” attorney who’s out for a big pay day.

Our attorneys truly care for our clients… we empathize entirely with your situation and promise to give you the attention you deserve.

BUT… make no mistake, we’re aggressive in the courtroom. Our firm will fight hard to get the money and justice you deserve.

The Bottom Line On Car Accident Cases

Regardless of how your accident occurred, there’s an awful lot that goes into building a successful car accident case.

Getting help from Zukerberg & Halperin can allow you to concentrate on your recovery while letting your attorneys negotiate and handle your case for you.

Call (202) 232-6400 Today To Get Moving On Your Case. Our Auto Accident Attorneys Will Provide A Free Consultation Over The Phone. We Are Prepared To Move Quickly On Your Case In Order To Quickly Get You Justice And The Maximum Amount Of Money You Deserve.

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ONE: If you have suffered a serious injury, it’s best to call sooner rather than later. There may be impactful pitfalls nearing regarding your ability to file a claim that only the best injury attorney can foresee. It is likely in your best interest to call our firm first.

TWO: We are available for our clients 24/7… we understand that serious injuries are cause for trying times. Rest assured that we’ll never rest on your case until you get justice.

THREE: A Senior Partner at the firm will personally try or directly oversee your case each and every step of the way. You’ll have his own personal cell phone number should you ever have questions so that you’re never left in the dark.

Our firm has over 50 years of successful trial experience and can get you the justice you deserve after a serious injury. Still not sure who to trust? Check out our Ratings, Reviews, and Results!

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Zukerberg & Halperin represents clients through the Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia areas.

Our office is conveniently located in Adam’s Morgan, but if you are injured and cannot make the trip, our attorneys routinely visit homes and hospitals.

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Navigating the legal system on the path to justice is a long and winding road. But, make no mistake, we'll always be honest and upfront with you about where your case stands... you'll never feel left in the dark!

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At Zukerberg & Halperin, we want to earn your trust so that our law firm is the first and last call you need to make after a personal injury accident. We look forward to proving to you that your case is in good hands when you speak to us about your legal claim. Know that speaking with us is free and you will pay no fees unless we win and help you receive the justice you are due.

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Speak With An Injury Attorney You Can Trust

Have one of our attorney review your case for free!

For any legal practice area, trust is an essential, non-negotiable pillar of the attorney-client relationship. We take our obligations seriously when we provide you with honest, no-nonsense feedback after you call or reach out to us online.

At Zukerberg & Halperin, we want to earn your trust so that our law firm is the first and last call you need to make after a personal injury accident. We look forward to proving to you that your case is in good hands when you speak to us about your legal claim. Know that speaking with us is free and you will pay no fees unless we win and help you receive the justice you are due.

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