How Does Fault Or No Fault Impact My Auto Accident Injury Case?
You can only recover money from someone or their insurance company if they did something wrong that caused you to get hurt. Some cases are mixed fault. If you have a slip and fall where there was water on the floor and someone didn’t put signs out, but you were also looking down at your cellphone and not watching where you were going, a jury might find that the person who left the water on the floor is partially at fault, but you are also partially at fault. That’s going to cut down on what you can recover. If your case would have been worth $50,000 and a jury finds you to be half at fault, they will cut that award down to $25,000.
How Long Does It Take Me To Receive Funds After A Personal Injury Settlement Is Achieved?
The timeline to receive a settlement depends on things that are going to be entirely outside the control of your attorney. The insurance company’s process to issue a check may take between one week and three weeks. However, there may be liens against your case. When you receive medical attention after an injury, oftentimes your insurance company is going to have a right to receive a part of your settlement to pay them back. In cases where you receive your insurance through a government agency, it allows them to get paid back some of what they paid out. At the end of your case, your attorney will spend a significant amount of time and energy negotiating with the people who hold these liens to try to get them to accept a lesser amount of money and we are typically very successful at that.
Do I Have To File A Police Report For A Car Accident?
The police may show up and take a report, but it is not your duty to go to the police station and make the officer’s report. You have to comply with the ordinary reporting requirements for any type of accident, but you don’t have to go to the police department.
What Happens If I Am In An Accident And The Other Side Doesn’t Have Insurance?
The result of being involved in an accident with someone who doesn’t have insurance depends on whether you have uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage. It is something that is offered with every insurance policy in California and it protects you in the event that the person who hit you doesn’t have insurance. If you don’t have that coverage, most of the time you are going to be out of luck. If they don’t have insurance, chances are that they don’t have any significant assets that you can pursue and the amount of money that it’s going to cost to get a judgment against them is not going to be worth the recovery that you are going to get.
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