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Frequently Asked Questions

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by the negligence of another individual, it is important to obtain guidance from a lawyer at our firm. We understand that this is likely a very frustrating and difficult time for you, which is why we offer accessible representation. Our firm can answer your questions pertaining to the topic of personal injury. Whether you have been injured from a defective product or the negligent driving of another driver, it is important to get all of your questions answered as thoroughly as necessary.

What are the initial steps I should take after a personal injury?
The very first step you should take after sustaining injuries from an accident caused by another's reckless or negligent behavior is to obtain medical attention. It is important to follow the doctor's suggestions and take the necessary steps to recovery. You should be keeping a clear record of your time missed from work. You should also look into contacting an attorney from our firm to help you achieve the best results.

Will the physicians wait for payment if I cannot pay my bills?
In many cases, there will not be the need for immediate payment to your medical bills if the case is not completed and the compensation has not been released. It is important to inform medical providers that you have no insurance or do not have the means to pay off medical bills. Once the case is finally resolved through settlement or verdict, you can pay the medical providers. In many circumstances, the compensation funds can be obtained within one to two weeks after the release has been signed. Large settlement cases can take longer.

What is California's statute of limitations?
Every state has a time period in which the individual bringing a personal injury claim can file. The state of California has a two year limit that begins the day the injury takes place. This statute of limitations means that every individual who has been injured through the negligence of another individual will have two years to file a personal injury claim.

Should I accept a check from the insurance company of the liable party?
It is important to retain an experienced attorney's legal assistance if you are being pressured by the at-fault driver's insurance company. Their primary objective is to settle for the minimum amount. For that reason, You should retain the legal representation of The Law Offices of Steffanie Stelnick, who can speak with the insurance company on your behalf. It is helpful to wait to settle the case until your lawyer has become an active participant in your case.

Still have questions? Contact our law firm!

There are many questions that individuals have about personal injury law or general civil litigation. Although many questions are frequently asked, in other circumstances, clients have unique questions that they need answered. The question you have will depend on your specific case and it can be answered by our firm. We can educate you on all aspects of your case and provide you with the answers you need.

You will need an attorney that you can trust and confide in without worrying whether their answers are for a selfish reason. At The Law Offices of Steffanie Stelnick, we know your legal rights and are here to protect them, which is a fact that can provide you with confidence. Our firm is committed to fair justice and to safeguarding the best interests of each client. Contact us at your earliest convenience to learn more and get all of your questions answered.