Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Should I try to settle with the insurance company without an attorney?
A: Insurance adjusters are experienced in not paying you what a claim may be worth. Insurance companies have become billion dollar corporation because they utilize their experience to underpay claims to individuals who do not have an attorney. They may be very nice and seem very helpful, but remember that they do not work for you. They work for the insurance company and do not have your interests at heart. Therefore, you should not attempt to negotiate your case on your own.
Q: What is a statute of limitations?
A: Every lawsuit must be filed in the correct court of law within certain time limitations or it will be barred forever. In addition, other time deadlines may apply to your case. Therefore, you should contact an attorney immediately, as the passage of time could prohibit you from having any right to file suit and be compensated for your injuries.
Q: Can I afford to hire a personal injury lawyer?
A: First, all consultations are free. In addition, at Zagoria Law we handle personal injury cases on a contingency basis. Put simply we do not get paid our attorney’s fees unless we collect an award for you either from a jury trial or settling your case.
Q: Why do I need a personal injury lawyer?
A: Only by retaining a personal injury lawyer can you ensure that your rights are being protected. The adjuster protects the insurance company’s interest, while your attorney protects yours. Furthermore, your attorney can help make sure all of the proper evidence on your case is presented to the adjuster or a jury so that you receive fair compensation for your injuries.
Q: I am injured and can not drive to your office, what should I do?
A: Please call, as we are always willing to visit a prospective client at their home, work, or hospital.
Q: Will we have to file a lawsuit?
A: The vast majority of our cases do not require filing of a lawsuit. That is, we are able to successfully negotiate a fair settlement for our clients. However, if your case requires us to file a lawsuit, we are happy to do so.
Q: When is the best time to hire an attorney?
A: In any case, the best time to contact and hire an attorney is immediately after being injured due to an accident or another person’s negligence. By contacting an attorney as soon as possible, they can gather all information necessary to win you the compensation that you deserve for your injuries. You should always act quickly to preserve your rights.
Q: How do I know if I have a personal injury claim?
A: You must be able to provide proper information and evidence to support that you have indeed been injured due to another’s negligence. The personal injury attorneys at Zagoria Law would be happy to meet with you for a free consultation to determine if you have a personal injury case and to discuss the options for compensation available to you.
Q: What kind of cases does your firm handle?
A: Zagoria Law represents those who have been injured or killed as a result of another person’s carelessness. We have the experience and knowledge to handle every type of personal injury cases such as car, motorcycle, and trucking accidents, animal bites, slip and fall accidents, and more.