Frequently Asked Questions
Q: The insurance company of the driver that caused the accident is trying
to give me a lump sum. I was quite badly injured. Should I take it?
A: Each personal injury case is different. However, one could assume that
if the insurance company wants to settle with you that they realize the
injuries were severe. The only problem is: are they going to actually
give you enough compensation to cover any future problems from the accident?
This is a very important question and it is strongly recommended that
you contact a Martin County personal injury attorney from Lauri J. Goldstein
& Associates, PLLC An attorney can answer your questions. It is important
that you don’t settle for less that you may actually need in the
future, particularly in areas such as lost wages and future loss of wages.
Q: I was in a car accident and the other driver was at fault. I have some
injuries and my car is totaled. What do I do? Should I start a personal
A: This is the type of situation in which the help of a personal injury
attorney is needed. When an attorney is involved insurance claims can
be handled more easily, and you are more likely to get all the compensation
you are actually due. Unfortunately, people with a lack of legal experience
are often unable to receive the compensation they deserve.
Q: What should I do after an accident?
A: This is an important question, as many people have created problems
for themselves by not understanding some simple steps. After any car accident
these steps should be taken:
- Pull over to the side of the road, street or highway if possible and safe to do so.
- Check yourself and your passengers for any injuries.
- Call the police, even if the accident seems minor. This is important as
some injuries do not show up immediately.
- If you can write, take down all the information you can, including name,
address, and phone number of each person. Also, take down any insurance
information. Take the same information from any witnesses that are there.
Write down anything else such as details of the accident, weather conditions
and so on. Draw a diagram if possible.
- Do not accept any money as a claim settlement from the at-fault driver.
Do not make any agreements with the at-fault driver. Don’t sign
any papers unless they are from law enforcement, and read them first for accuracy.
- Remain calm and polite, answer questions, and call your insurance company
as soon as is possible.
Q: What will Lauri J. Goldstein & Associates, PLLC do for me?
A: The attorneys at Lauri J. Goldstein & Associates, PLLC are skilled,
qualified and determined to assist their clients in any of the following
types of personal injury cases: