A bruised woman sitting next to her damaged vehicle after a car accident. She is waiting to speak with a personal injury lawyer.
  1. What should I never do after a car accident? – You should never admit fault or accept an offer until you have been medically treated and released from care. Read More

  2. What are the most common injuries from a car accident? – Some of the most common injuries after a car accident are in the back and neck. Read More

  3. What can I be compensated for in a car accident? – You may be able to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other losses. Read More

  4. How do I get compensated for the damage to my car? – If the accident is your fault, your insurance company will pay for your damages if you have collision coverage. If you were not at fault for the accident, the other driver’s insurance company will pay for repairs or replace the vehicle if your car was totaled. Read More

  5. What if the other driver does not have insurance? – If the other driver is uninsured or underinsured, your own policy will cover you with the uninsured motorist coverage provision of your policy. Read More

  6. What if the other driver does not have enough insurance? – If the other driver is uninsured, than the vehicle you were in should have underinsurance coverage. If not, you may look to insurance policies in your household.

  7. What evidence should I gather from the car accident? – Some good evidence to gather is pictures from the scene, witness testimony and the police report.

  8. Will my rental car be paid for? – Depending on your insurance policy, either your insurance company will provide a rental car or the other party’s insurance company will if you were not at fault for the accident.

  9. How much does it cost to hire a car accident lawyer? – Personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, which means they only get paid if they win your case and obtain a settlement or award on your behalf. The standard fee would be 1/3 of your settlement amount.

  10. Who determines fault in a car accident? – The insurance companies will assign a percentage of fault to each party. The higher percentage driver will be considered at fault.

  11. Does each state have the same car accident laws? – No. Each state has its own different set of rules. In Rhode Island, you can recover the percentage you were not at fault, while Massachusetts states someone can only recover if the other driver was 51% or more at fault.