Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

After getting into a serious accident, you may be scared and overwhelmed by what's to come. At the Law Offices of L. Ciro Sapetto, we understand that you need answers. While every personal injury case is unique, these are some of the most frequently asked questions we hear from our clients:

  • Why do I need a personal injury attorney? When you try to negotiate with insurance companies yourself, the outcome is almost always negative. Many accident victims are tricked into accepting lower payouts, and not many people really know their rights after getting in an accident. Consulting in an attorney is always advised, especially if you want full compensation for your injuries.
  • What if I can't afford a lawyer? Personal injury cases start with a free consultation, and you only pay us if we are successful in getting you compensation. And if we do, you only pay a percentage of the compensation we secure for you.
  • What forms of compensation am I entitled to receive? While the primary form of compensation is reimbursement for your medical treatment, you could also be eligible for compensation for lost wages, future loss in income, pain and suffering, property damage and more. Every case is unique, consult with one of our attorneys to get a more accurate estimate.
  • Can't I just take the insurance company's offer? Insurance companies hardly have your health at heart. Claims agents will always try to get you to admit to being at fault, so they can lower their payout. And their initial offers are always well below what you deserve.
  • Can I file a claim if the accident was partially my fault? Yes. California follows a comparative negligence rule for personal injury claims. That means that if the court determines you are partially at fault for the accident, your financial reward will be reduced according to how at fault you are. But you could still be eligible for some benefits to help with your recovery.

Have more questions? Schedule a free initial consultation at one of our offices in Indio or El Monte to get started with one of our attorneys. Call today, or send us an email for more information.