Getting Answers To Your Questions
Car crashes are one of the most common types of personal injury cases. But that doesn’t mean that they’re easy to resolve or that you have all the necessary information to get a fair settlement on your own. In fact, there’s a good chance you have never had an injury from a car accident before. You need the help of attorneys who get what you’re going through.
At Trecker Fritz & Williams, Attorneys at Law, that’s why we’re here. We have helped residents and visitors to Hawaii understand their rights and outlook. We know the system. We’ve had success in the system. Let us answer your questions, starting with the ones we get the most.
What does compensation look like after a car accident?
When you get into a car accident, compensation just looks like enough money to pay your bills. However, that’s an oversimplification. You can receive compensation for the following:
- Initial treatment
- Destroyed property
- Time lost at work
- Pain and suffering
- Ongoing medical bills
Any financial or emotional loss you’ve suffered from the accident is a compensable factor.
Are low-speed accident injuries serious?
While “low speed” sounds like a minor incident, the truth is quite different. It doesn’t take all that much force to injure a person seriously. Moreover, a person in a “fender bender” may not know exactly how hurt they are until they feel serious symptoms. This can be hours or days later; by that point, it may be too late to stop some problems.
It is vital to see a doctor after any accident, no matter the speed, because you can’t know how hurt you are until you do.
What should I do if the insurance company offers a fast settlement?
If the insurance company offers you a settlement right away, you should consider whether or not it is worth it. Speaking with a team member at Trecker Fritz & Williams about the settlement can help you navigate the issues. However, you should remember that an insurance company is not on your side; they’re trying to pay as little for your recovery as possible.
It is time to take a hard look at the circumstances of the offer and think about your options.
How long do I have to file a claim after an accident?
In Hawaii, you have two years from the date of the accident to file a claim. That may sound like a lot of time, but it moves faster than you’d expect.
What should I do if I am hurt while vacationing in Hawaii?
If you don’t live in Hawaii, but your injury case is in Hawaii, it’s probably best to consider speaking with a local attorney who understands how to pursue compensation in Hawaii’s courts.