Personal Injury Attorneys Serving Delaware & Pennsylvania

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q:I’ve had a car accident. Why do I need a lawyer?

    A:If you’ve been injured in a car, motorcycle, or truck accident, you need to hire a lawyer to protect your rights and avoid being taken advantage of by an insurance company. According to Delaware law, your auto insurance company is responsible for paying for your medical expenses and for reimbursing you for the income you lose due to injury and/or disability. In addition, you also have the right to compensation for pain and suffering from the insurance company of the person at fault for the accident. You need a lawyer to ensure that your expenses and wages are paid in full and in a timely fashion.

  • Q:When should I call a lawyer?

    A:Contact a lawyer right away if you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident. As soon as the insurance companies (yours and the other person’s) find out that you have been involved in an accident, they will be looking to settle the claim as quickly and inexpensively as possible. They will want to take potentially harmful recorded statements from you, the victim, within hours or days of the accident. These statements ultimately can be used against you in determining your case. You should have a knowledgeable lawyer from the very beginning so that he or she can deal with insurance companies on your behalf and look out for your best interests. The above is true in most personal injury cases, not only motor vehicle accidents.

  • Q:How do I begin the process of retaining a lawyer?

    A:Personal injury is a complex and continually changing area of the law. You need someone who has knowledge and experience in personal injury law, and particularly in cases like yours. You need an attorney who knows and will protect your rights as well as ensure that you get the maximum compensation you deserve. You should also consider someone you feel comfortable with, who you feel confident will communicate with you and steer you through the process. 

  • Q:I am injured and out of work. How can I afford a lawyer?

    A:Don’t let financial concerns prevent you from pursuing your rights and getting the compensation you need and deserve. Personal injury cases are handled on a contingency basis. That means that the firm is not paid an attorney’s fee until and unless the injured victim receives a recovery. If there is no recovery, you pay no fee. Any upfront and administrative costs associated with the case are advanced by the law firm to be reimbursed at the time of recovery. Again, if there is no recovery, you will not owe these amounts.

  • Q:What if I can’t make it to the law office during normal business hours?

    A:Your Bifferato Gentilotti lawyer will meet with you after customary business hours or on weekends to accommodate your work schedule. If you are a victim of a catastrophic injury and unable to leave your home or hospital, we will come to you. Your lawyer from Bifferato Gentilotti will meet with you after customary business hours or on weekends if necessary to accommodate your work schedule. If you are a victim of a catastrophic injury and unable to leave your home or hospital, we will come to you.

  • Q:The insurance company has offered me a settlement and wants me to sign a release form. Should I?

    A:No! The insurance company’s representatives will be persistent in their efforts to contact you and settle your claim early in the process for a small amount. In return, they will ask you to sign a release. You should not, in any case, sign such a statement. It is important not to rush into a settlement before you know the nature and extent of your injuries. Early in the process, you have no way of knowing how long you will require medical treatment or what complications might arise. Do not sign away your rights because of insurance company pressure. Contact us instead. No! The insurance company’s representatives will be persistent in their efforts to contact you and settle your claim early in the process for a small amount. In return, they will ask you to sign a release. You should not, in any case, sign such a statement.It is important not to rush into a settlement before you know the nature and extent of your injuries. Early on in the process, you have no way of knowing how long you will require medical treatment or what complications might arise. Do not sign away your rights because of insurance company pressure.

  • Q:The insurance company keeps calling me. Should I call them back?

    A:No. Contact your lawyer. In order to protect your rights, your lawyer should be the person interacting with insurance companies.

  • Q:At the time of my accident, my own auto insurance coverage had lapsed. Do I still have a right to make a claim against the other person’s insurance?

    A:Yes. If you were injured in an auto accident caused by another person and you have no auto insurance, the insurance company of the at-fault person is liable for expenses due to your injury. In cases such as this, the at-fault person’s insurance company is required to cover your medical expenses and reimburse you for lost wages in addition to compensating you for pain and suffering.

  • Q:I have been in an auto accident and I am feeling pain. How long should I wait before seeking medical treatment?

    A:Don’t wait. If you have been injured or feel any pain, seek medical attention at once, even if you do not have Personal Injury Protection on your own auto insurance coverage. The longer you delay seeking medical attention, the greater the difficulty you will have in obtaining payment from the auto insurance for medical bills related to your injury. Be sure that the doctor documents all your symptoms comprehensively, listing all of the body parts that are feeling pain. The stronger the paper trail, the stronger your case will be.

  • Q:My insurance company was paying for my medical care, but they stopped because their doctor said I no longer needed it. What should I do?

    A:You do not have to stop your medical treatment. If you are still in pain and still need physical therapy or any other medical care, continue to receive it. By Delaware law, the insurance company is required to continue necessary medical treatment for two years after the accident. Your lawyer will deal with the insurance company to get your medical bills reimbursed.

  • Q:Can I see whichever doctor I want to for treatment after an auto accident?

    A:Yes. You do not need a referral, nor do you need the approval of the insurance company.

  • Q:My insurance company says I have full coverage. Is that enough? 

    A:“Full coverage” is not the same as adequate coverage. Delaware and other states mandate that all drivers must carry certain types and amounts of insurance. The amount required, however, is extremely low and is generally inadequate to properly protect you.

  • Q:What is uninsured motorist coverage, and should I carry it?

    A:Uninsured motorist/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) coverage protects you, your family and your loved ones if you are the victim of a hit and run or are in an accident caused by an uninsured or underinsured driver. Although UM/UIM coverage is optional, you should always carry it. Bifferato Gentilotti recommends that you have coverage of no less than $100,000/$300,000 ($100K in coverage per person, $300K max. per accident). You cannot control the type of insurance the other drivers on the road have, but you can control what you have.

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Millions Recovered for Injured Clients

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  • Brain Injury $4,500,000

    Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys secured a $4.5 million dollar settlement for a client who suffered brain injuries during the course of his employment.

  • Wrongful Death $3,225,000

    Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys resolved a wrongful death claim and obtained $3.225 Million Dollars for the family of a motorcycle rider that was struck by a commercial vehicle.

  • Wrongful Death $2,200,000

    Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys resolved a wrongful death claim for $2.2 million dollars.

  • Auto Accident $1,450,000

    Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys settled an auto accident claim for $1.450 million dollars. Bifferato Gentilotti ’s client suffered serious and permanent injuries to her leg as a result of the auto accident.

  • Auto Accident $1,400,000

    Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys settled an auto accident claim for $1.4 million dollars. Bifferato Gentilotti’s client was injured when a trailer being pulled by a commercial vehicle detached from the vehicle and struck Bifferato Gentilotti’s client’s vehicle.

  • Auto Accident $995,000

    Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys settled an auto accident claim for $995,000. Bifferato Gentilotti’s client was a passenger on a motorcycle when it was struck by a commercial vehicle

  • Auto Accident $981,000

    Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys settled an auto accident claim for $981,000. Bifferato Gentilotti’s client suffered injuries that required surgery to her back and shoulder as a result of the accident.

  • Workers' Compensation $980,554

    Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys resolved a client’s personal injury and worker’s compensation claim for a total of $980,554.00.

  • Auto Accident $961,982

    Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys resolved a client’s worker’s compensation and third-party liability claim for a total of $961,982.

  • Auto Accident $951,678

    Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys resolved their clients' auto accident and worker’s compensation claim for $951,678.

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Every Case Deserves a Great Result
  • Client-Centered Representation

    Our experienced team of attorneys and support staff are focused on treating each client with integrity, respect and professionalism.

  • Insurance Industry Insight

    Our attorneys know how insurance companies operate and are prepared to leverage this insight to advocate for the recovery that you deserve.

  • Committed to Your Recovery

    We take the time to understand each client’s case and insurance coverage so that we can fight for the maximum recovery available.

  • Fearless Advocacy

    Our legal team is not afraid to go to trial and protect your rights against powerful businesses and insurance carriers.

  • A Record of Successful Results

    Since its founding in 1995, Bifferato Gentilotti has obtained millions of dollars in successful verdicts and settlements for injured clients.

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