Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs

We have two (2) separate sections for our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). The first, just below, is for car, truck, motorcycle and other motor vehicle types of accident injury cases. The second, farther below, is for premise liability (e.g., slip & fall and trip & fall claims), dog bite, burn injury and other non-motor vehicle and non-car accident types of accident injury cases.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs) – CAR, MOTORCYCLE, TRUCK, BICYCLE, PEDESTRIAN, UNINSURED MOTORIST (UM) AND OTHER VEHICLE ACCIDENTS
  1. I had a car accident. Why should I hire a lawyer?

  2. So I need an attorney. But there are so many attorneys. Why should I hire your firm?

  3. Do your lawyers work on a contingency fee basis on car accident cases and, if so, could you explain how contingency fees work?

  4. I just had a car accident. What should I do?

  5. I just had a car accident. Should I call the police?

  6. I just had a car accident, but the other party is uninsured. May I make an uninsured motorist (UM) claim?

  7. I just had a hit & run car accident. I did not get any information on the other car. May I make an uninsured motorist (UM) claim?

  8. What should I do if the other party’s insurance adjuster calls me?

  9. I had a car accident in California. Do I need report it to the California DMV? Do I need file a SR 1 form with the DMV?

  10. My car was damaged and I need it repaired ASAP. What should I do?

  11. What should I do if I told the other party or police officer that I was not hurt, but now I feel pain?

  12. I was injured in a car accident. What kind of compensation should I receive?

  13. How much is my car or motorcycle accident case worth?

  14. I was not wearing a seat belt. May I still make a claim?

  15. What should I do if I think I caused or contributed to causing the accident? May I still make a claim?

  16. If I make a claim, does that mean I have to go to court?

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs) – PREMISE LIABILITY, DOG BITES, BURNS & OTHER NON MOTOR VEHICLE PERSONAL INJURY ACCIDENTS
  1. I fell at a store and was injured. Why should I hire a lawyer?

  2. So I need a lawyer. But there are so many lawyers in California. How do I know which one to pick? Why should I hire your law firm?

  3. Does your law office work on a contingency fee basis on non-car and motor vehicle personal injury accident cases such as slip & fall, trip & fall, dog bite, burn and other premise liability claims and, if so, could you explain how contingency fees work?

  4. I just had a trip & fall accident. What should I do?

  5. I was just bit by a dog. What should I do?

  6. I was just attacked and injured by a dog, but not bit. What should I do? Do I have a case?

  7. What should I do if the other party’s claims adjuster calls me?

  8. What should I do if I told someone at the scene of my accident that I was not hurt, but now I feel pain?

  9. I was injured in a slip & fall accident. What kind of compensation should I receive?

  10. How much is my injury claim worth?

  11. What should I do if I think I caused or contributed to causing the accident? May I still make a claim?

  12. If I make a claim, does that mean I have to go to court?



Client Reviews
You guys did a great job in settling my case! Hope you all do well and prosper. Thank you for a job well done.
★★★★★
We had two prior attorneys who were unable to settle our car accident case. We then hired Gary and Robert Walch and they not only got us both great settlements, but personally spent time with us explaining everything clearly. We couldn't be happier. Thank you!
★★★★★
Dear Gary, I just want to thank you for working so hard on my case! I know at times we were a bit difficult, but you did a great job. I thank you and your son for good results. I will pass your number on to any one that I run across who may need a PI attorney! I send you warm regards
★★★★★
Dear Gary, I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate all your efforts on my behalf. The car accident was a very traumatizing experience for me. But knowing that I could trust you and your son, Robert, helped alleviate my fears and worries.
★★★★★
Thank you for all of your hard work and thank you for making it so easy over e-mail for me. I'm a busy working mom of an Autistic 5 year old son and you guys were great. I will definitely recommend your services to family and friends.
★★★★★