Why should I hire an attorney?

When you decide to handle your case on your own, healing will no longer be your first priority. Doctor offices, insurance companies, and local law enforcement will waste no time flooding your inbox with paperwork that demands your immediate attention.

When you decide to hire a personal injury attorney, you also choose to put yourself first. Our attorneys give you the opportunity to focus on healing from your injuries.  We fight hard to ensure that you are getting the best possible monetary compensation from your case.

Our personal injury attorneys have extensive knowledge and experience in red tape*, negotiating, speaking with insurance adjusters, working with other attorneys, and handling numerous types of personal injury cases.

*Red tape refers to the excessive amount of paperwork, legal/medical jargon, and the process of certain procedures. Understanding the red tape of personal injury claims is crucial in order to attain the best possible compensation for your case.

How much does it cost to hire your firm?

Our firm is based on a contingency fee. This comes at a great benefit to our clients because if our firm is not successful in attaining monetary compensation for your case, then you will not pay for our services. To learn more about our specific contingency fees, contact our office to schedule a FREE consultation!

Is it too late to take legal action?

There is no definitive answer to this question because every type of case and jurisdiction has its own statute of limitations.* For instance, in California, the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits is two years from the accident date. However, in New York, the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits is three years from the accident date.

To understand the statute of limitations on your case, call us to schedule a FREE consultation!

*Statute of limitations refers to the maximum amount of time after an incident in which legal action may be initiated.

How much does it cost for a lawyer to evaluate my case?

At our firm, we offer a FREE case consultation with one of our esteemed attorneys. If you feel you have a case and wish to pursue legal action, call our office to schedule your complimentary case evaluation.

What if I am unable to come into the office due to my injuries? Can you make house calls or hospital visits?

We understand that your accident may cause you to suffer injuries that make traveling a challenge. We aim to make ourselves available 24/7 and will go out of our way to visit a client, either in their home or the hospital they are admitted in. Do not hesitate to let us know if you are unable to visit our office. We have driven to clients on numerous occasions.

If you feel you have a case but are unable to commute to one of our offices, call us to schedule a consultation and let us know of your situation!

How much is my case worth?

Unfortunately, we cannot predict the value or outcome of your case, especially at first glance. There are three main factors that come into play when proceeding with your claim to achieve the best settlement: liability, insurance coverage, and damages.

Every case is different. So, comparing an auto accident case with your own, even if the accidents were similar incidences, tells you nothing about the outcome of your case.

What do I say if I get a call from an insurance adjuster?

If you have received a call from an insurance adjuster, keep it short and simple. They will ask various questions about the accident and try to hold a conversation for as long as they can. This is so they can listen in for keywords you say about the accident that they will attempt to hold against you.

You may state obvious information about yourself and the accident: full name, phone number, address, vehicles involved, and when or where the accident occurred. Anything beyond that will be viable information they seek to press liability. In response to other questions, give them unsure answers. For example, “I broke my arm and I have pain in my head and back” or “I am feeling pain in parts of my body, but I am not sure how severe my injuries are just yet.”

For more tips on how to handle a phone call with an insurance adjuster from the at-fault party, click here.

Do I need to have or bring anything with me when I meet with my lawyer?

If you have collected any paperwork, photos, or substantials pieces of evidence that pertain to your case, please be sure to bring those with you when you meet with the attorney. The more you have, the better the attorney can evaluate and examine your potential case.

Do I have a case worth pursuing legal action?

There are three main components our attorneys look for when evaluating your case: liability, damages, and coverage. These three aspects make up the strength of your case.

Liability determines who holds a majority of the responsibility for the accident. Damages evaluate the injuries you suffered (both short and long term), the impairment of your vehicle, and the effect those damages had on your life. Coverages ensure that either the at-fault’s insurance or your insurance has the means to compensate you for your accident.

To learn more about evaluating the main components of your case, click here.

How long will it take to resolve my case?

This is one of the most common questions asked by our clients. It is difficult to predict the length of a case, due to underlying factors. The duration boils down to the three main components of your case: liability, coverage, and damages. If there are any issues with either of these elements, it can extend the length of your case.

At the Law Offices of Samer Habbas, we ensure to maintain a strong line of communication and update you on your case as often as we can. Speak with your attorney if you have questions on the process of your case.

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