What should you do if you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident? In this series of Q&A video interviews, attorneys Dugan Barr and Doug Mudford of the Redding, California law firm Barr and Mudford answer the pressing questions many people have when they are faced with this difficult situation.

What is the Most Important Thing to Do After an Injury Accident?

If you’ve suffered a serious injury in an accident through no fault of your own, what should you do first?

How Soon Should You Call an Attorney After an Accident?

The California statutes of limitation are much shorter than you might think. In this video, Dugan Barr and Doug Mudford discuss the importance of contacting a personal injury attorney as soon as possible if you or a family member has been injured in an accident.

What Questions Should You Ask Attorneys to Determine Their Qualifications?

What are the most important questions to ask an attorney to determine whether he or she is qualified to handle your personal injury case?

Am I Selecting the Right Kind of Attorney for My Personal Injury Case?

How do you know you’re talking with the right kind of attorney for your personal injury case? Asking the right questions will help you discover whether or not the attorney is competent to handle your case.

Dealing with Insurance Companies

Insurance companies – especially the other party’s – want to settle injury claims as quickly as possible and very often for much less than your medical care may cost over the long term. How should you deal with insurance companies if you’ve been seriously injured in an accident?

What Will an Attorney Expect from You?

What are some of the questions a personal injury attorney will ask you when you’re discussing your case?

Finding the Right Personal Attorney – and When

Don’t wait until you need an injury lawyer before you select the one that’s right for you and your family. Find the right personal injury attorney now so that if you are in an accident – or a member of your family experiences a serious injury through no fault of his own, you know who to call right away to make sure all the legal details are taken care of while you focus on recovery.

The Cost of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

What does it cost to hire an attorney to handle your case?

Injury Accident Checklist

After an injury accident, there are a lot of questions and details to take care of. First and foremost, you must focus on your recovery. But it’s also important to keep track of such things as your medical providers, medical expenses, time lost from work, and so forth.

Injuries on Public Property and Legal Action Involving Public Entities

Personal injury cases involving public entities such as cities, counties, or states require specialized knowledge and a high level of experience concerning the complex issues that contribute to dangerous conditions on public properties – conditions that create unreasonable risk of foreseeable harm when the property is used with reasonable care.

If Your Claim Has Been Denied in an Accident Case, Don’t Settle

Is your injury covered by your insurance or not? Most of the time, insurance company representatives will tell you no and deny your claim. If that happens, don’t accept their word for it until you’ve had a chance to talk with a personal injury lawyer who can work through the layers of complexity involved in the situation.

Who Pays the Costs in a Personal Injury Case?

The cost of an average personal injury case is between $20,000 and $25,000. But the last thing you need after you’ve been hurt in an accident and already dealing with serious medical issues is a bunch of lawyer bills. So who pays the cost?

For additional videos about actual personal injury cases handled by Barr and Mudford, please visit Case Studies.

If you have been injured in an accident, call us for a free consultation and let’s talk about your case. In Redding, Chico, and throughout Northern California, contact us at (530) 243-8008 or (800) 528-2020. We can help.