Motor Vehicle Accidents FAQ

The days and weeks after a car accident can feel very uncertain. If you are considering filing a personal injury claim, you probably have a lot of questions about how the process works and what you should do to protect yourself.

At The Law Offices of Mitchell Clair, we know that having some answers upfront can help. While we can't answer all of your questions without speaking with you, we do hope that the following information helps you better prepare for what may be next.

We serve clients in Blue Bell, Lafayette Hill and other communities in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

What is my case worth?

No matter how you have been injured, it is impossible for us or anyone else to know what your case is worth before reviewing the details. The worth of a case is dependent on several factors, including the extent of your injuries, whether you had to stop working, projected future medical expenses and others.

Do I have to go to court if I file a personal injury claim?

Not necessarily. Many personal injury cases are settled outside of court through negotiations. However, if you don't feel that the insurance company is offering you a fair settlement, going to court is the next step.

What should I do after an accident?

After an accident, it is important to stay calm and check on others involved to make sure they are safe. Then, call for help. To learn more about what to do after an accident, visit our What To Do After An Accident page.

Should I talk to my insurance company right away?

It is a good idea to tell your insurance company that you were in an accident. However, if the other driver's insurance company calls, it is wise to speak to a lawyer before accepting any kind of settlement.

What kinds of damages can I seek through a claim?

If you are injured in an accident, you can seek compensation for past and future medical expenses, lost wages, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of the ability to work and others. In some situations, punitive damages may be available.

Can I afford a lawyer?

Like most other law firms that handle motor vehicle accidents, we at The Law Offices of Mitchell Clair work on contingency basis. That means we will not collect attorney's fees from you unless we are successful in helping you obtain compensation. If we are, we will take a percentage of your settlement.

Get More Answers In Your Free Consultation

In your first consultation, we will give you the opportunity to ask more questions about motor vehicle accidents and pursuing a claim. To schedule a time to meet with Mr. Clair, please call us at 610-228-4371 or 888-365-2811. You may also request an appointment online. If you are unable to come to our office, we will be happy to meet you where it is convenient.