Common Questions for an Accident Lawyer

We have handled countless personal injury claims for clients over the past 30 years. Over that time our clients tend to be concerned about the same things. Below is a list of the 5 most common questions and our attorneys answers. If you question isn’t answered below or you have a question about your specific question, don’t hesitate to contact our law offices. Whether you’d like to hire an accident lawyer or just learn more about the law, our attorneys are happy to speak with you. To contact us, fill out our free case evaluation form or call our office directly.


Do I have a case?

There are two main elements to any injury case – (1) liability; and (2) damages. First, is someone else responsible for your injury. This is a rather easy question to answer. Did someone cause your injuries, for example, rear-end collision, trip and fall due to a raised portion of sidewalk on a City street. Next, do you have damages? If you can answer yes to any of the following questions, you probably have a valid claim and need the assistance of an accident lawyer:

Are you experiencing pain?
Have you seen a medical provider?
Do you need medical treatment?


I’ve been in an auto accident, what can I recover?

In California, it is your right to be reimbursed for all of the following; past medical bills; any and all damage to property; lost earnings/wages; future medical treatment; future loss of earnings/wages; pain and suffering due to your injuries; and loss of enjoyment of life; possibly punitive damages. There is other compensation you may be entitled to recover based on your specific situation. Please contact our law offices, or fill out our free case evaluation form, and we will provide a free damages evaluation.


The insurance company wants me to give a recorded statement. Should I speak with the insurance company?

The short answer, no, no, and not without speaking to our attorneys and learning your rights. The insurance company has one interest-their own. The insurance company agent’s goal is to pay you the least money, or no money if possible. They take your good nature and use it against you later in the claim process. Before speaking to the insurance company, please speak with an accident lawyer, whether it is our law offices or not.


The insurance company wants me to settle quickly without seeing my medical provider. Should I settle my claim?

There is nothing more important than your health and well being. If the insurance company is demanding you settle your claim or else they will revoke the offer, they are not looking out for your best interests. After an accident, you should see your medical provider. Get checked out and make sure you are okay.


How do I pay your law offices attorneys’ fees?

At our law offices, you pay absolutely nothing unless and until we get you a recovery. Moreover, we offer an absolutely free case evaluation for every case, including an in person meeting with no time restrictions. Should we take your case, you can rest assured the Law Offices of Robert J. Pecora believe in the strength of your claim and we look forward to representing you in the matter.


What is the California lemon law?

The California lemon law, also known as the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, was enacted to help consumers with defective products, most often new and used car lemons.

Has your vehicle been: (1) in the repair facility three or more times; and/or (2) out of service for repair thirty or more days? If so, you may be entitled to a California lemon law buy-back or a replacement vehicle. Please visit our separate legal division, the LEMON LAW LEGAL GROUP, for more information.

Our Practice Areas

Auto Accidents
Slip and/or Trip and Fall Accidents
California Lemon Law
Dog Bite
Wrongful Death
Loss of Limb Injuries
Dangerous Condition of Public Property
Head or Brain Injury
Burn Injuries
Back Injuries
Workplace and Employment Injuries
Motorcycle Accidents
Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents
Commercial and Product Liability Claims
Consumer Warranty
Defective or Dangerous Products
Insurance Claim Disputes
Sexual Abuse/Assault
Government Negligence

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