Auto Accident FAQ

Get Answers to Common Auto Accident Questions.

  1. What are common causes of auto accidents?
    • Modern vehicles are fast, heavy, and complex machines. So when hundreds of drivers share the same roads and highways, accidents are bound to happen. Some of the most common causes of auto accidents include:
      • Distracted DrivingLooking away from the road for just a second to send a text or adjust the radio can cause a serious car accident.
      • Violating Traffic LawsTraffic laws—such as speed limits, red lights, and stop signs—exist to keep drivers safe. When drivers ignore these laws, they may injure themselves or others.
      • Mechanical ProblemsWhen a vehicle is equipped with faulty brakes, engines, or tires, serious accidents can occur without warning when the equipment fails.
  2. What can I receive compensation for?
    • After an auto accident, you may be hurting physically, emotionally, and financially. As auto accident lawyers, it is our job to help you get compensation for all three. When you file a claim, you may be eligible to receive money for:
      • Medical bills and treatments,
      • Lost wages,
      • Pain and suffering, and
      • Vehicle repairs and transportation costs.

      At John Bales Attorneys, we know that your auto accident is a heavy burden on your entire family. That is why we will do everything we can to help you get your life back. Do not let the accident hold you back another day—call us at (800) 225-5564 or fill out a free initial consultation form.

  3. Should I accept a settlement offer from the insurance company?
    • No. Insurance companies make their profits by denying or reducing settlement offers for injured victims just like you. If you agree to a “lowball” settlement offer from the insurance company without speaking to an experienced auto accident lawyer at John Bales Attorneys, you may forfeit your rights to receive the full compensation you deserve.
  4. How can I increase the value of my claim?
    • What you do in the minutes, hours, and days after your accident can have a big impact on the amount of money you may be eligible to receive. Here are some tips to help protect your rights to full compensation:
      • Avoid talking about your accident with anyone other than your attorney.
      • Decline any initial settlement offers from the insurance company.
      • Never admit guilt or suggest the accident was your fault.
      • Do not discuss your accident on social networking websites.
      • Take pictures of the crash scene, the damage to your vehicle, and your injuries.
  5. How can a lawyer help me?
    • Filing a claim for an auto accident can be a difficult process. Without the necessary evidence and forms, your chances of getting approved can be slim. At John Bales Attorneys, our auto accident lawyers know how the system works and we can help you by:
      • Protecting you from the insurance company,
      • Investigating your accident and determining who was responsible,
      • Collecting important evidence, and
      • Filling out and submitting all of your claim-related forms on time.

      Our law firm has helped many innocent victims just like you move forward with their lives. If you have been hurt in an auto accident that was not your fault, let us put our years of experience to work for you and your family. Contact us today.