Do I need a lawyer? If you have been injured through the carelessness (or negligence) of another, it is more difficult than you might expect to hold that person accountable for the injuries you have suffered. The laws and issues involving accident claims are numerous and complex. Successfully navigating through these laws and issues can make the difference between a successful resolution and a disappointing one. You can expect that their insurance company (and lawyers and claims representatives) will not have your best interest at heart. Their focus will be to resolve your claim as quickly as possible and they will use all of their expertise and knowledge of the law to limit the amount of money that you receive. You should have a lawyer who is able to explain all of your rights to you, who will be there for you and vigorously represent you in your pursuit of compensation for your injuries. Our attorneys at LOMBINO ∙ MARTINO can help you.
Can I afford a lawyer? Yes, you can! Lawyers often represent people in accident cases on a “contingency fee” basis. In other words, the attorney is not paid a fee unless he or she is able to recover money for you in compensation for your injuries. The lawyer’s fee is based upon a percentage of the money that he or she is able to recover for you. Our attorneys at LOMBINO ∙ MARTINO have represented hundreds of people under this “contingency fee” basis.
Who pays my medical bills if I become involved in an automobile accident? If you have Personal Injury Protection through your automobile insurance policy, your insurance company should pay your medical bills (up to a certain limit). An injury victim must be careful, however, because your insurance company will pay only those medical expenses that they deem related to the injuries you received in your accident and that are reasonable and necessary for the treatment of those injuries. Your insurance company generally will have a claim for reimbursement for the medical expenses they pay from the insurance company of the “at fault” driver (this is called “subrogation”). However, your attorney may be able to negotiate a reduction of that reimbursement, or subrogation, thereby increasing the settlement proceeds that you actually receive.
Our attorneys and staff at LOMBINO ∙ MARTINO can help you. Becoming injured in an accident can be a devastating, sometimes life altering experience. Literally overnight, your injuries can affect your ability to work and to live a normal life. It can be overwhelming wondering if you are pursuing the correct treatment regime, whether you are taking the correct steps to negotiate your claim with the insurance company and wondering if you are ever going to be healthy again. Our attorneys at LOMBINO ∙ MARTINO understand these difficult challenges and are here to help you if you need us.