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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

          Welcome to The Sheldrick Law Firm's Question & Answer page, where we try to provide guidance and answers to common questions for victims of car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, slip and falls, and more. As a personal injury law firm with a great track record in Florida, New Jersey, and New York, we understand the complexities of different types of accidents and the injuries that can arise from them.

 

       From understanding your legal rights to navigating insurance claims, our team is here to provide you with valuable insights and tailored assistance.

       Explore our FAQs below to find answers to your questions, and feel free to contact us at (561) 440-7775 for further assistance. Don't forget to check out our reviews at https://www.thesheldricklawfirm.com/reviews to see why our clients trust us for their personal injury needs.

After being injured in an accident it is important to know what to do!

Take a look below at our FAQS, we hope that we can help answer all of your questions that you may have.

 

Q: What should I do if I am involved in a car accident?

 

A: The first thing you should do is seek medical attention and then call us at (561) 440-7775 to speak with personal injury lawyer Kayla Sheldrick.

 

Q: I was in a car accident, what should I do?

 

A: If you've been in a car accident, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention and then call The Sheldrick Law Firm and ask to speak with personal injury lawyer Kayla Sheldrick. Ms. Sheldrick will be able to advise you on what to do next and will help you through the entire legal process.

 

Q: What is the importance of hiring an accident and personal injury lawyer?

 

A: After being involved in an accident, it is important to hire an accident and personal injury lawyer because insurance companies will try to take advantage of you. They will often give you a low settlement offer in hopes that you will accept it and move on. However, a lawyer like Kayla Sheldrick will always look out for her client's best interest & fight for your right and aim to get you the compensation you deserve.

 

Q: What are some of the most common injuries sustained in car accidents?

 

A: Some of the most common injuries that can be sustained in car accidents include whiplash, neck injuries, back injuries, and head injuries. These types of injuries can often lead to long-term problems and can be very painful. That's why it's so important to seek medical attention and legal help immediately after being involved in a car accident.

 

Q: How can I get in touch with the accident and personal injury attorney Kayla Sheldrick?

 

A: You can contact Kayla Sheldrick by calling her office at (561) 440-7775 or by visiting her website, www.thesheldricklawfirm.com. Ms. Sheldrick will be more than happy to discuss your case with you and will provide you with the legal guidance and representation you need.

 

Q: How can I get in contact with a lawyer for a free consultation?

 

A: You can reach an attorney at The Sheldrick Law Firm 24 hours a day 7 days a week by visiting www.thesheldricklawfirm.com and messaging a representative in the bottom right-hand corner. If you would like faster assistance you may call us directly at (561) 440-7775.

 

Q: How do I know if I have an accident case?

 

A: After being involved in an accident, the first step is to always seek medical attention. Once you have been seen by a doctor or have gone to the ER, it is important that you call The Sheldrick Law Firm and speak with personal injury lawyer Kayla Sheldrick. Ms. Sheldrick will be able to listen to the details of your accident and let you know if you have a case.

 

Q: How much does it cost to hire an accident lawyer?

 

A: At The Sheldrick Law Firm, we work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we don't get paid unless we win your case. So, you can rest assured knowing that you won't have to pay us anything upfront. We only get paid if we are successful in recovering compensation for you.

 

Q: Should I call a lawyer to file my insurance claim?

 

A: No, you don't need to call a lawyer to file your insurance claim. However, it is always in your best interest to at least speak with a personal injury lawyer before doing so. This is because insurance companies will often try to lowball you on your settlement offer or may even deny your claim altogether. A lawyer like Kayla Sheldrick will know how to deal with insurance companies and will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

 

Q: Am I entitled to a rental vehicle after an accident?

 

A: If you've been in an accident that was not your fault, then you may be entitled to a rental vehicle. However, if the other driver was at fault, their insurance company should be responsible for providing you with a rental car or they may be obligated to compensate you for your rental expenses. If you're having trouble getting a rental car from the other driver's insurance company, contact Kayla Sheldrick at The Sheldrick Law Firm for help.

 

Q: How long does it take to get a settlement from an insurance company?

 

A: There is no definite answer as to how long it will take to get a settlement from an insurance company. However, the process can often be lengthy and frustrating. It's not uncommon for it to take several months (or even longer) to reach a settlement. That's why it's so important to have an experienced car accident lawyer on your side.

 

Q: Who pays my medical bills if I don't have health insurance?

 

A: If you're injured in an accident, the responsible party's insurance company should pay your medical bills. However, in the state of Florida, regardless of whether or not you have health insurance, you may be able to use your personal injury protection (PIP) coverage to pay for your medical expenses. PIP is a type of no-fault insurance that is required in some states. It will typically cover a certain amount of your medical bills, no matter who was at fault for the accident.

 

Q: Can I sue a person for hitting me in a car accident?

 

A: In the state of Florida, you can sue the at-fault driver for hitting you in a car accident. However, it's important to note that there are certain circumstances where you may not be able to sue, such as if the accident was minor and didn't result in any injuries. If you're unsure whether or not you can sue, it's always best to speak with an experienced car accident lawyer.

 

Q: What if the other driver doesn't have insurance?

 

A: If you're involved in an accident with a driver who doesn't have insurance, you may still be able to recover compensation. This is because Florida is a no-fault state, which means that each driver's insurance company will pay for their own policyholder's damages, up to a certain limit. If you have been involved in an accident with an uninsured driver, contact The Sheldrick Law Firm for help.

 

Q: What if the other driver was underinsured?

 

A: If you're involved in an accident with an underinsured driver, you may still be able to recover compensation. This is because, in the state of Florida, each driver is required to carry a certain amount of liability insurance. If the other driver doesn't have enough insurance to cover your damages, you may be able to file a claim with your own uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. If you're not sure what to do, contact The Sheldrick Law Firm for help.

 

Q: I was in a car accident and now I'm having neck and back pain. What should I do?

 

A: If you've been in a car accident and are experiencing neck and back pain, it's important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. This is because these types of injuries can often get worse over time. Once you've seen a doctor, you should also contact an experienced car accident lawyer. They will be able to help you understand your legal options and will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

 

Q: I was rear-ended in a car accident. What should I do?

 

A: If you've been rear-ended in a car accident, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. Even if you don't think you're injured, it's important to get checked out by a doctor. Once you've seen a doctor, you should also contact an experienced car accident lawyer. They will be able to help you understand your legal options and will fight to get you the compensation you deserve and may be entitled to.

 

Q: I was in a car accident and the other driver was at fault. Do I need to hire a lawyer?

 

A: While you're not required to hire a lawyer if you're in a car accident, it's often in your best interest to do so. This is because an experienced car accident lawyer will know how to navigate the complex legal system and will fight to get you the maximum compensation you're entitled to. If you try to handle everything yourself, you may end up with much less than you deserve.

 

Q: Do I need a car accident lawyer if the other driver was uninsured?

 

A: If you're in an accident with an uninsured driver, you may still be able to recover compensation for your damages. This is because Florida is a no-fault state, which means that each driver's insurance company will pay for their own policyholder's damages, up to a certain limit. If you have been involved in an accident with an uninsured driver, contact The Sheldrick Law Firm for help.

 

Q: How much is my case worth?

 

A: The value of your case will depend on a number of different factors, such as the severity of your injuries, the amount of medical bills you have incurred, the amount of lost wages you have suffered, and more. Once we have a chance to review your case, we will be able to give you a better idea as to how much it may be worth but as per every case, there is never a guarantee of a certain value or outcome.

 

Q: How long do I have after a car accident to file a claim?

 

A: In the state of Florida, you have four years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim. However, it is always best to speak with an attorney as soon as possible so that they can begin investigating your case and gathering evidence. If you wait too long, important evidence may be lost or destroyed.

 

Q: What if the other driver doesn't have insurance?

 

A: If you are involved in an accident with a driver who does not have insurance, you may still be able to recover compensation through your own uninsured motorist coverage. It is important to speak with an attorney about your options as soon as possible after being involved in an accident.

 

Q: What if the other driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident?

 

A: If the other driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of your accident, you may be able to recover punitive damages. Punitive damages are designed to punish the at-fault driver for their negligence and to deter others from driving under the influence.

 

Q: What if I was partially at fault for the accident?

 

A: Even if you were partially at fault for the accident, you may still be able to recover compensation. Under Florida's comparative negligence law, you can recover damages as long as you are less than 50 percent at fault for the accident. However, your damages will be reduced by your percentage of fault.

 

Q: Do you represent car accident victims?

 

A: Yes, we represent car accident victims who have been injured due to the negligence of another driver. We will fight for you to get the compensation you deserve for your injuries, including medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

 

Q: Do I pay my own medical bills after going to the hospital after an accident?

 

A: No, you should not have to pay your own medical bills after an accident. The responsible party's insurance company should pay for your medical expenses. However, in some cases, health insurance companies may try to seek reimbursement from the at-fault driver's insurance company. If this happens, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible.

 

Q: How much does it cost to hire a car accident lawyer?

 

A: We work on a contingency fee basis, which means we do not get paid unless we recover compensation for you. Our fees are typically a percentage of the settlement or verdict that we recover for you. For more information about our fees, please ask the attorney when consulting.

 

Q: What percentage does a lawyer take from a car accident case?

 

A: Our fees vary and are typically a percentage of the settlement or verdict that we recover for you. For more information about our fees, please consult with Ms. Sheldrick regarding the firm's contingency fee agreement.

 

Q: Will I have to go to court if I hire a car accident lawyer?

 

A: In most cases, no. We will attempt to settle your case out of court. However, if we are unable to reach a fair settlement, depending on your specific case factors we will determine at that time what the next best course of action would be. In some cases, this may mean taking your case to trial.

 

Q: Why should I hire a car accident lawyer?

 

A: If you have been injured in a car accident, you may be facing mounting medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. An experienced car accident lawyer will fight for you to get the compensation you deserve. Insurance companies are often reluctant to pay fair settlements, but a good car accident lawyer will have the experience and knowledge to help you get the best possible outcome.

 

Q: Do you handle car accidents that resulted in serious injuries?

 

A: Yes, we have experience handling car accidents that have resulted in serious injuries, such as broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and brain injuries. We will fight for you to get the compensation you need to cover your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

 

Q: Do you handle car accidents that resulted in property damage?

 

A: Yes, we will work with you to get your car repaired or replaced and to get compensated for any other property damage you have suffered, such as loss of use, diminished value, damage to your home, and many other personal belongings.

 

Q: What is a Loss Of Use claim?

 

A: A Loss Of Use claim is a type of property damage claim where you are compensated for the loss of use of your car while it is being repaired or replaced. If your car is totaled, you may also be entitled to compensation for the loss of use of your car until you receive the full value in financial compensation of your car.

 

Q: What is a Diminished Value claim?

 

A: A Diminished Value claim is a type of property damage claim where you are compensated for the loss in value of your car as a result of the car accident. After an accident, your vehicle will then have an accident listed on the vehicle's title, which will result in a loss of value. We will work with car valuation experts to help determine the pre-accident value of your car and the Diminished Value it has suffered as a direct result of the car accident.

 

Q: What is the average price of a diminished value claim in Florida?

 

A: The average price of a diminished value claim in Florida is typically several thousand dollars. The amount will vary depending on a few factors such as the specific car make, model, year, trim, and the extent of the Diminished Value.

 

Q: Do all lawyers file diminished value claims?

 

A: No, not all lawyers file diminished value claims. Though, at The Sheldrick Law Firm, we always aim to file a diminished value claim and will fight for you to get the full value that your car has lost.

 

Q: What lawyer should I hire for my supercar accident?

 

A: If you have been in an accident involving your supercar it is important that you hire a knowledgeable car accident lawyer who has handled these types of cases before. At The Sheldrick Law Firm, we have experience handling car accidents involving all types of vehicles, including supercars. We not only will file a property damage claim to get you back up and running in your supercar but we will seek to file a diminished value claim and a loss of use claim. There is no reason you should ever be without your supercar due to the negligence of somebody else. You are to be made whole and we will fight to make sure you are fully compensated for any and all damages that you may have taken on.

 

Q: How long will it take to resolve my car accident case?

 

A: The amount of time it takes to resolve a car accident case will depend on a number of different factors, such as the severity of your injuries, the amount of damages you have suffered, the insurance companies involved, and more. In some cases, we are able to reach a settlement with the insurance company fairly quickly. In other cases, it may be necessary to file a lawsuit and go to trial. There's no way to predict how long it will take to resolve your car accident case until we have a chance to review your case and investigate the facts.

 

Q: How much will it cost to hire a car accident attorney at The Sheldrick Law Firm?

 

A: We represent car accident victims on a contingency fee basis, which means you will not owe us any attorneys' fees unless and until we recover compensation for you. If we do not recover compensation for you, then you will not owe us anything. The Sheldrick Law Firm fronts the costs of car accident cases, so our clients do not have to pay anything out of pocket. These costs will only be recovered if we are successful in obtaining a settlement or verdict on your behalf.

 

Q: What states does The Sheldrick Law Firm represent accident victims in?

 

A: The Sheldrick Law Firm represents accident victims in Florida, New Jersey, and New York. If you have been involved in an accident in one of these three states, we are here to answer your call. Call us today at (561) 440-7775 to schedule a free consultation with our car accident attorney.

 

Q: What part of Florida does The Sheldrick Law Firm represent clients in?

 

A: The Sheldrick Law Firm represents car accident victims throughout the entire state of Florida. We have satellite offices in Boca Raton, Sarasota, and Key West, Florida, but we represent clients in every county and city throughout all of Florida. Call us today at (561) 440-7775 to schedule a free consultation with our car accident attorney.

 

Q: Can I hire The Sheldrick Law Firm after being involved in an accident in Sarasota, Florida?

 

A: Yes, The Sheldrick Law Firm has a satellite office in Sarasota, Florida, and we represent clients throughout the entire state of Florida. Call us today at (561) 440-7775 to schedule a free consultation with our car accident attorney.

 

Q: What types of accidents do The Sheldrick Law Firm represent clients in?

 

A: The Sheldrick Law Firm represents clients in all types of accident cases, including car accidents, trucking accidents, uber accidents, commercial vehicle accidents, trip, and fall injuries, and hurt at work cases along with many others. We have experience handling all types of accident cases, so call us today at (561) 440-7775 to schedule a free consultation with our car accident and personal injury attorney Kayla Sheldrick.

 

Q: What states does the Sheldrick Law Firm practice law in?

 

A: The Sheldrick Law Firm practices law in Florida, New Jersey, and New York. If you have been involved in an accident or suffered a personal injury in one of these three states, we are here to answer your call. Call us today at (561) 440-7775 to schedule a free consultation with our car accident and personal injury attorney.

 

Q: Why hire The Sheldrick Law Firm instead of a different personal injury law firm?

 

A: The Sheldrick Law Firm is dedicated to protecting the rights of accident victims and their families. We have a proven track record of success, recovering hundreds of thousands of dollars for our clients. We work diligently on every case to get our clients the best possible outcome. We also offer a free consultation so that you can learn more about your legal rights and options after being involved in an accident. We care about you not just as a client, but as a human being who has been through a difficult experience. Call us today at (561) 440-7775 to schedule your free consultation with our car accident and personal injury attorney.

 

Q: How much money can I expect to receive after hiring The Sheldrick Law Firm?

 

A: There is no amount of money to "expect". The amount of money received from being involved in an accident and hiring The Sheldrick Law Firm will depend on the specific facts and circumstances of your case. We work diligently on every case to get our clients the best possible outcome. We can not guarantee any set amount of money, every case is different. We also can not guarantee that any recovery is possible what's so ever. However, we pride ourselves on obtaining the maximum amount of compensation for our clients.

 

Q: How do I hire a personal injury lawyer in New York?

 

A: You can hire The Sheldrick Law Firm by calling us at (561) 440-7775 to schedule a free consultation with our personal injury attorney. We will discuss your case and determine if we are able to help you. If we decide to take on your case, we will work diligently to get you the best possible outcome.

 

Q: I was involved in an accident in Florida, but I live in New York. Can The Sheldrick Law Firm still help me?

 

A: Yes, The Sheldrick Law Firm represents clients that have been in all types of accident cases in Florida & New York. The Sheldrick Law Firm is licensed to practice in Florida, New York & New Jersey. In Florida, we have satellite offices in Boca Raton, Sarasota, and Key West, but we represent clients throughout all of Florida, not just those three areas. Call us today at (561) 440-7775 to schedule a free consultation with our car accident attorney.

 

Q: I was involved in an accident in New York, but I live in Florida. Can The Sheldrick Law Firm still help me?

 

A: Yes, The Sheldrick Law Firm represents clients that have been involved in all types of accident cases in Florida & New York. The Sheldrick Law Firm is licensed to practice law in Florida, New York & New Jersey. In New York, we have a satellite office on Long Island in Wantagh, but we represent clients throughout all of New York not just in Wantagh.

 

Q: What type of accidents does The Sheldrick Law Firm handle?

 

A: The Sheldrick Law Firm represents clients that have been involved in all types of accidents, including car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, and more. Call us today at (561) 440-7775 to schedule a free consultation with our car accident attorney.

 

Q: Where in New York do car accidents happen most often?

 

A: Car accidents can happen anywhere in New York, however, they happen most often in cities located in Long Island and New York City. If you have been involved in a car accident in New York, call The Sheldrick Law Firm today at (561) 440-7775 to schedule a free consultation with our car accident attorney. We have a satellite office in Wantagh, New York on Long Island, and can represent clients throughout the entire state of New York.

 

Q: What do I do after being involved in an uber accident as a passenger?

 

A: The first thing you should do is seek medical attention if you have been injured. Once you have been seen by a medical professional, the next thing you should do is call a local uber accident attorney at The Sheldrick Law Firm. We will review your case and help you determine how to proceed in order to get the compensation you may be entitled to. Call us directly at (561) 440-7775 to schedule a free consultation with our accident attorney or visit www.thesheldricklawfirm.com and chat with a representative instantly.

 

       After an accident, it is important to seek medical attention and then be sure to stay on the treatment plan that your doctor recommends. Your health comes first and foremost, car accidents can be very traumatic and cause long-lasting effects if not treated properly and promptly. After your health is on track, the next thing you should do is speak with an accident attorney about your case. The Sheldrick Law Firm has a devoted personal injury lawyer who frequents in car accident cases. Our lawyer, Kayla Sheldrick, will review your case for free and help you understand the next steps to take to get the compensation you may be entitled to.

       Call us today at (561) 440-7775 or visit our home page www.thesheldricklawfirm.com and chat with a representative instantly. If you have been in an accident, it is always a good idea to seek legal counsel so that you are fully protected and know all of your rights. If you have any questions or would like a free consultation, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you and fight for your rights and the compensation that you deserve.

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