Common Questions About Personal Injury Claims

Injuries happen in the blink of an eye. One minute, you’re running errands, and the next you wake up in a Delaware hospital. It’s very common for people to have a lot of questions after an accident.

At Pratcher Krayer LLC, we understand the confusion after injuries. We work with clients every day to help them understand what happened and what to do moving forward.

Personal Injury FAQs

Some of the more common questions we see include:

What should I do after an accident?

Your health is the most important concern after an accident. The main thing you should do after any type of accident is to go to your doctor or a medical facility.

Should I speak to the insurance company?

Typically, insurance companies contact you for a couple of reasons:

  1. They are investigating the accident. Some agents may try to get you to admit personal responsibility for the accident. Obviously, do not admit fault if you are filing a claim.
  2. They offer to pay a small amount of money to close your case. If they do this, it usually means they have investigated and found they are liable. Too often, people take this initial offer without realizing the company may have owed them a bigger settlement.

If you speak to an insurance agent, do not agree to any terms or sign anything without speaking with an attorney. Many injury victims unknowingly accept a lowball offer without realizing it.

Are car accidents the only cause of personal injury claims?

Absolutely not. There is a wide variety of personal injury cases, including dog bites, defective products, property accidents, medical malpractice and injuries caused by negligence.

Negligent drivers who cause car accidents are just one of the ways someone can be responsible for an injury.

Do I need to go to trial for a personal injury case?

While Pratcher Krayer LLC will take cases to trial to pursue a recovery for our clients, most personal injury claims are settled outside of court.

Because we’re a local firm, insurance companies know our reputation for going to trial. This can lead to a better settlement offer for you.

How can I be sure I have a case?

The only way to know for certain if you have a case is to talk to an attorney. Our office offers consultations at no cost. If you think you have a case, call us at 302-566-1796 or email our firm to talk about the specifics of your situation.

Here For All Your Personal Injury Questions

We understand that injuries create a lot of questions, and it can be confusing to know what to do. Our lawyers use your free consultation to provide clarity to your situation and give you an idea of what to expect. If you have any questions, call us today and see how we can help.