Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if I am injured?
Call us immediately. We can help get your medical bills and lost wages paid. There is no obligation and the advice is free.

Do I really need a lawyer?
Yes. Specifically, you’ll need a worker’s compensation or personal injury attorney with experience in in these types of cases. Laws are constantly changing, so it’s important to find a lawyer that keeps up with these changes. It’s also important to know your rights. Insurance companies often take advantage of those who don’t know their rights.

Why should I call a lawyer immediately?
Investigations need to be started as soon as possible. Having all of the details in place, thorough investigations, and knowing your rights can make or break your case. Since insurances companies are covering all of their bases by gathering police reports, contacting witnesses, and taking photos, you should know your rights too.

Why do I need an attorney?
It’s important to have someone on your side, because anyone involved in a potential case will have their own attorneys and representatives to help them win. Protecting your rights from the beginning is the most important part of the whole process.

How much do I have to pay my attorney?
We get paid only if you get paid. Period. There are no retainers or upfront costs. You’ll never pay out-of-pocket. Our fees are usually 10% of the amount that you’re awarded, that is, we only get paid if we win your case.

Why should I talk to a lawyer instead of the insurance company?
Insurance companies can’t give you legal advice. They’re also looking out for their best interests, not yours. Speaking with a lawyer ensures that you’ll know your rights.

What about my insurance company?
You still need to work with your insurance company, but you still need to know what you can do should they stop paying your medical bills and lost wages. Speak to your insurance company within 30 days of your accident to make sure your bills and wages will be covered. If they stop paying, one of our personal injury attorneys can help you get them to pay.

Aren’t most claims settled?
Most cases can be settled before ever going to trial. If they aren’t settled, however, you may need a lawyer to help you win. Insurance companies have their own lawyers, and will try prevent you from winning.

Can I sue my employer or someone else for my injuries?
The simple answer is no. Workers’ compensation was designed to protect both employees and employers, meaning you can’t sue your employer directly. However, if it can be proven that something or someone else caused or contributed to the injury, you may have a case. Call Lewis and Lewis immediately, and we’ll help you determine your next step.

En Español   |   Thursday, March 26 2015