FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I handle the case on my own, or do I need an attorney?
A: After an accident it is understandable for people to want to settle the matter own their own and move on with their lives as quick as possible. Due to this, some may be tempted to try to take care of all the issues including legal ones without getting proper representation. In virtually all cases an attorney can work on your case to make certain your recovery is full. When you retain the services of counsel, you are essentially making sure that you are not taken advantage of by the other side. There is simply no good reason to try to handle things on your own. Lonati Law Firm, P.C. will take your personal injury case on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not have to pay any money up front. We are paid only when you collect. As a result, there is truly nothing to lose by having one of our legal professionals in your corner fighting for you.
Q: Do I have a legal claim?
A: Ultimately injured parties have legal claims in many different situations. Every situation is fact specific and the best thing to do is to always visit a personal injury attorney and explain your side of the story. By having a Free Consultation with Lonati Law Firm, P.C., there is nothing to lose by telling your story and learning how the law applies in your case.
Q: I do not want to go to trial or court, can you still help?
A: ABSOLUTELY. Truth be told, most clients want to avoid going to court. We will fight hard to come to a fair and just compensation before going to trial.
Q: I have full coverage on my vehicle, why am I not being compensated?
A: Many drivers believe they have full coverage but they are not insured for certain situations. There are multiple different types of insurance coverage and failing to have a certain one may limit recovery. Underinsured/uninsured motorist coverage is coverage that compensates you when you are injured by an individual who has minimal insurance or no insurance at all. Medical payment coverage, also known as Medpay, pays your medical bills from a motor vehicle accident so that these expenses are not paid out of your pocket and you can maximize your recovery. Contact your insurance company and discuss what coverage you have, when the coverage is applicable and, if necessary hire an attorney if you believe your insurance company is trying to avoid paying a valid claim.
Q: I was involved in a motor vehicle accident, what should I do?
A: 1) Get treatment if needed. If you are in pain, go to a medical doctor, chiropractor, urgent care or ER as soon as possible. Your health is extremely important and you need to be proactive in obtaining medical treatment for your injuries.

2) Next, you should open a claim with your auto insurance carrier. If the other drivers insurance company calls you wanting a statement, DO NOT give them one. You are not required or obligated to.

3) If you have been injured, call Lonati Law Firm, P.C. for a Free consultation.
Q: Is my case even big enough for an attorney to handle?
A: The Attorneys at Lonati Law Firm, P.C. handle small, medium or large damage cases. Our cases range from; soft tissue, whiplash, catastrophic auto accidents and wrongful death cases. We handle all personal injury cases resulting from negligence and we are happy to review your case Free of charge.
Q: Should I accept the Insurance Company settlement?
A: Let’s face it, you are no match for the insurance company and their adjuster. The adjuster is a highly trained professional who represents the insurance company’s best interest: saving them money. DO NOT deal with the insurance company alone. Retain an attorney at Lonati Law Firm, P.C. who will fight hard to settle your case before trial or at trial to make certain that the insurance company pays the full value of your claim which you deserve.
Q: Should I sign a release or other documents from the insurance company?
A: Before signing anything, be sure to contact a personal injury attorney to ensure that your rights are protected. If you sign a release, you may be unable to recover damages.
Q: What is this going to cost me?
A: Here at Lonati Law Firm, P.C., we wish to provide our clients with no stress or hassle while delivering justice to all victims of personal injury. Due to this we offer A Free Initial Consultation where you can be assured that we will gather all of the facts and make an assessment of your case. If we both agree for our firm to represent you the arrangement will be on A Contingent Fee Agreement. This means that we are paid only when you collect.
Q: What if I have already taken steps independently?
A: Some of our new clients have begun this painstaking process on their own and find it stressful and burdensome, or simply cannot afford the medical treatment they need. By selecting Lonati Law Firm, P.C. to represent you, we immediately inform the insurance carriers to direct all communication to our office and you can be assured that your case will not be settled until all the damages have been determined and all investigations are complete. It is our goal to take away as much stress as possible from our clients so they can concentrate on getting healthy again, both physically and mentally.
Q: What is “Negligence?”
A: Negligence is the failure to use reasonable care to prevent harm to others. A person is negligent if he or she does something that a reasonable careful person would not do in the same situation or fails to do something that a reasonable careful person would do in the same situation. If you have been injured by another’s negligence, please contact our office today for a Free Consultation.
Q: What type of cases does Lonati Law Firm, P.C. handle?
A: Serious Personal Injuries/ Motor Vehicle Accidents/ 18-Wheeler Accidents/ Motorcycle Accidents/ Injury due to DUI Drivers/ Wrongful Death/ Dog Bite Injuries/ Workers’ Compensation/ Slip and Fall Accidents/ Other Personal Injuries
Q: What is Lonati Law Firm’s commitment to me?
A: A part of our commitment to you is to provide personal attention and fast action. We will keep you informed regarding your rights, statute of limitation, and the status of your case. We do not pressure clients to retain our law office. If we both accept your case, you can rest assured that we will start processing your case immediately and are paid only when you collect.
Q: Why should I choose Lonati Law Firm, P.C.?
A: Michael J. Lonati has been practicing Personal Injury Law for over 20 years and is a Doctor of Chiropractic. Attorney Michael J. Lonati has handled thousands of cases and collected millions of dollars. Because of his experience in the medical field, he can fully comprehend the medical ramifications of your injuries and can thoroughly explain to the insurance company why you should be fairly compensated.
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