Frequently Asked Questions about Auto Accidents in Metropolitan Washington DC and Maryland
Common Questions about Car Crashes
The Law Offices of Joel Finkelstein wants clients to be well-informed. Below are some common questions often asked by clients throughout the Metro D.C. area. Please do not hesitate to contact Attorney Finkelstein for further information.
I had a car accident. What should I do?
Should I provide a statement to an insurance company without a lawyer’s help?
I was injured. Who will pay my medical bills?
The driver of the other car was injured and was at fault. Can he sue me?
Will I have to go to trial to recover damages?
What is considered pain and suffering?
What determines the amount I might recover?
- Liability—establishing someone’s negligence
- Damages—the amount that will fairly and adequately compensate you for your injuries
- Source of collection—insurance or other assets from which damages can be recovered
Is there a minimum or maximum amount that can be recovered in a personal injury settlement?
What is a typical settlement amount?
- Incurred medical bill amount
- Future medical bills
- Loss of past income
- Your age
- Any permanent limitations caused by the injury
- Impact on future earning capacity
- Activities you can no longer do
- Activities you can do but do not enjoy as much
- Prognosis for further problems
- Strength of lay witness testimony
Contact the Law Offices of Joel Finkelstein in Washington, DC to see how an attorney with nearly five decades of injury law experience can help. The initial consultation is free. If Mr. Finkelstein takes your case, you pay fees only if he recovers money for you.