FAQsQuestion: Do I really need an attorney?
ANSWER: Yes. The insurance companies employ experienced claims adjusters to settle your case for as little as possible. Do not talk to them! You need an attorney to recover the maximum settlement value for your case. The Law Offices of Howard Kitay will handle all aspects of your claim, so you can concentrate on getting better.
Question: Do I have to pay for an attorney?
ANSWER: No. NO FEE UNTIL YOU COLLECT. The Law Offices of Howard Kitay advances all costs, and there is never a fee until you are compensated for your injuries, at the end of the case. You pay nothing up front, and you pay nothing until you collect. If there is no recovery, you pay nothing.
Question: What do I do first?
ANSWER: Do NOT speak with anyone from any insurance company — even your own! Call the Law Offices of Howard Kitay today for a Free Consultation.
Question: Do I need a personal injury specialist?
ANSWER: Yes. Personal injury is a highly specialized area of law. To obtain the maximum settlement value for your case, it is important to hire an attorney who specializes in personal injury law. The Law Offices of Howard Kitay practices only personal injury law, and has been obtaining Proven Results for eighteen years.
Question: Do I have a case?
ANSWER: If you have been injured in an accident that is not your fault, you have the right to make a claim for your injuries. Call The Law Offices of Howard Kitay today to make an appointment for a free consultation. Your attorney will explain all your rights and what you are entitled to recover.
Question: How long will it take to settle my case?
ANSWER: Every case is different. It is important to wait until you complete treatment and know the full extent of your injuries before attempting settlement. Your attorney will discuss how long settlement is likely to take in your particular case.
Question: How much is my case worth?
ANSWER: It depends. It is not possible determine the value of your case until the full extent of all your injuries is known. When you have completed treatment, your attorney will recommend a settlement value. The final decision on how much you accept for settlement is yours. The attorney you choose to represent you affects the value of your case. The Law Offices of Howard Kitay has a proven track record for obtaining maximum settlement value in personal injury cases.
Question: Will I have to go to trial?
ANSWER: Probably not. Most cases settle prior to trial. However, preparation for trial is essential to obtain the maximum settlement value.
Question: What can I claim?
ANSWER: Under California law, most persons who have been injured in an accident that was not their fault are entitled to the following:
- RENTAL CAR: In most cases, the Law Offices of Howard Kitay can arrange a Rental Car , often the same day.
- CAR REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT: In most cases, the Law Offices of Howard Kitay will arrange Immediate Auto Repair or Replacement.
- LOST WAGES: In most cases, the Law Offices of Howard Kitay will obtain Compensation for All Lost Wages.
- IMMEDIATE MEDICAL TREATMENT: In most cases, the Law Offices of Howard Kitay will arrange Immediate Medical Treatment, with no payment due until settlement or judgment.
- MAXIMUM COMPENSATION: In most cases, the Law Offices of Howard Kitay will obtain Maximum Compensation for All Pain, Suffering and Emotional Distress.
Call the Law Offices of Howard Kitay today to schedule an appointment to find out exactly what you are entitled to recover in your case.
My neck only hurts a little bit, should I still make a claim?
ANSWER: Yes. Whiplash is the most common injury sustained in a low impact car accident. Whiplash pain often increases over time. Early diagnosis is important to help us prove your case. Remember: The insurance companies employ experienced claims adjusters to settle your case for as little as possible. Do not talk to them! It is important to speak with an attorney immediately after an accident, even if you feel you sustained “only a minor injury.”
My car didn’t have much damage. Do I still have a case?
ANSWER: Yes. While your car may be designed to handle the low impact collision, the human body is not. Whiplash is the most common type of injury in a low speed, rear impact collision. The Law Offices of Howard Kitay consistently obtains Maximum Settlement Value for all injuries, including whiplash.