Car Accident FAQ
Answers From Grand Junction Car Accident Lawyer Chadwick McGrady
If you or a loved one is hurt in the crash, the most important thing you can do after receiving appropriate emergency medical care is to make sure you have an attorney looking out for your rights.
Protecting your rights is vital after a car accident. Having an attorney on your side can level the playing field with the insurance company, guide you through the necessary steps after a crash, and ensure that your claim is preserved. It is far better to speak to an attorney and not need to make a legal claim than it is to be at the mercy of the insurance adjuster.
Read on for answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about car accidents and the legal process following an accident.
How Did This Happen?
The answer to this question is an important factor in your case. The answer will be used to build a case for recovering the compensation you deserve. The Law Office of Chadwick McGrady, P.C., works with Colorado’s finest investigators and professional experts to gather evidence and demonstrate the need for financial compensation.
How Can An Attorney Help Me?
Trial lawyer Chadwick McGrady has a simple philosophy when it comes to personal injury cases and his role. It is his job to keep it simple for the client, the judge, the jury and the opposition. This means making sure his clients understand their rights, the judge understands the merits of the case, the jury understands your need for compensation and — just as important — the opposition knows it will be held accountable.
What If You Were The Passenger?
In nearly all cases, passengers injured in a car accident have a claim to money damages, even if the friend or family member driving was completely at fault for the accident. Remember, you will be suing an insurance company for the money you need to protect your future, not your friend or family member. That person paid insurance premiums to protect his or her loved ones. Don’t let the insurance company deny or shortchange you.
How Much Does It Cost?
The Law Office of Chadwick McGrady, P.C., handles the upfront costs of investigating and preparing a case for an insurance settlement or jury award. You will not pay attorney fees unless you recover money in a settlement or trial. Your case will not go to trial unless you decide to take it to trial after the insurance company acts unreasonably and refuses to pay for your injuries.
You are the boss. You decide the amount you will settle for and whether to go to trial. Attorney Chadwick McGrady pays the costs upfront, retains the experts and prosecutes the claim.
I Don’t Have Health Insurance. How Can I Get Treatment?
If you do not have health insurance, you may receive some coverage from your own med-pay auto insurance policy. If you were struck by an uninsured or underinsured motorist, you maybe able to collect uninsured/underinsured coverage through your own policy. Sometimes, it maybe necessary to retain a medical expert to calculate and anticipate your future or necessary medical treatment and costs. Attorney Chadwick McGrady works with medical experts who can make this opinion for you.
Finally, some doctors maybe willing to treat patients on contingency whereby the doctor will be paid from your recovery. This means the doctor will be paid as part of your eventual settlement or jury award.