Podcast Episodes - "Ask the Hammer" - Exploring Your Legal Questions

06 – What To Do After A Truck Accident ? Ask the Hammer

Questions answered in this episode:

  • What qualifies as a commercial vehicle?
  • Steps to take when involved in a crash involving an 18-wheeler truck or large commercial vehicle?
  • What if a trucking or insurance company calls me before I’ve spoken to a lawyer?
  • Who can be sued in a truck accident case?
  • What is the trucker’s side in this in terms of protecting themselves?
  • What is my course of action in the days following a truck accident?
  • Why different factors cause such high costs in truck accident cases?
  • When a road or property gets damages in a truck accident, who pays for it?
  • What categories of driver negligence seem to repeated more commonly by truckers?
  • What is a positive or helpful message that you would like to share with drivers of trucks and commercial vehicles?
  • Are you seeing a lot of cases going all the way to a jury’s decision?
  • Our social media question from Facebook – the question listeners want to Ask The Hammer

05 – After an Auto Crash Explained – Ask the Hammer

Questions answered in this episode:

  • Should I move my vehicle after a crash?
  • Is there ever a reason to leave the scene of the accident?
  • What about a hit and run accident?
  • There are other vehicles and people involved, should I help them?
  • Should the police always be called? Even when there are no injuries?
  • What information should I collect from others involved in the crash?
  • If there are witnesses, what info do I get from them?
  • Can and should I record a cell phone video of the crash scene?
  • Good Samaritan laws – what is my duty as a witness to a car accident
  • If I feel like it’s my fault, should I say so?
  • Our social media question of the week – the questions listeners Ask The Hammer

04 – How To Get a Car Accident Police Report – Ask The Hammer

Questions answered in this episode:

  • How will my police report be used?
  • What should I be aware of when I speak with involved drivers and police officers?
  • What is the role of a lawyer in police problem-solving?
  • How can a police report help my case?
  • Can anyone obtain my police report?
  • Where does a lawyer get my police report for me?
  • How does an attorney interact with the police department?
  • If my police report looks incorrect, can I contest it?
  • Our social media question of the week – the questions listeners Ask The Hammer

03 – Who Is At Fault In a Car Accident? – Ask the Hammer

Questions answered in this episode:

  • What are my next steps when I’m in a car accident that is not my fault?
  • What if the accident is my fault?
  • Should I admit it when it’s my fault?
  • How do “No Fault” states work?
  • What is the difference between negligence and an intentional act when it comes to fault?
  • What do I need to demonstrate in order to move forward with a car accident personal injury case?
  • How does a hit and run accident affect my ability to file a claim?
  • Our social media question of the week – the questions listeners Ask The Hammer

02 – How Does Personal Injury Claims Process Work? – Ask the Hammer

Questions answered in this episode:

  • What will the agreement look like with a lawyer?
  • Money talk: “If we lose, you pay nothing!” How does contingent payment work?
  • How much do lawyers charge clients in personal injury cases?
  • What is a retainer and when is it used?
  • Does the law firm investigate my car accident?
  • How much do attorneys involve the client / victim in the claims process?
  • What kinds of documents and information do I bring to my first meeting with an attorney?
  • Our social media question of the week – the questions listeners Ask The Hammer

01 – How Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney Works – Ask the Hammer

Questions answered in this episode:

  • I’ve been injured, do I need a lawyer?
  • Where do I begin my search for an attorney?
  • What actions should I take to find a good personal injury attorney?
  • What questions should I ask a personal injury attorney to see if we have a fit?
  • What questions should I expect a personal injury attorney to ask me?
  • Our social media question of the week – the questions listeners Ask The Hammer

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