Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

At Girgis Law Firm, we provide world-class support to our clients. We know how daunting the legal process can be, especially after any type of car accident, Uber/Lyft accident, trucking accident, motorcycle accident, pedestrian, or bike accident.

So, we’ve put together a list of personal injury law FAQs to answer some of the most common questions we receive. If you have a question beyond what we’ve listed, please feel free to contact us.

What’s the difference between a lawyer and an attorney?

In general, a lawyer is someone who is educated in the law – basically, anyone who has gone through law school. However, a lawyer who has just completed law school may not be allowed to do perform legal jobs – like represent you in court – until they successfully pass the bar exam that is conducted in the specific legal area they wish to practice.

Attorneys are lawyers who have passed the bar exam to be eligible to practice law. Attorneys can act as legal representatives for their clients.


How do I know if I need a personal injury lawyer?

If you have been injured in an accident, then it is in your best interest to hire a personal injury lawyer  for legal representation.  The insurance company will have a team of people and attorneys working on a defense/ways to reduce a settlement. By having us on your side, the personal injury lawyer will know how to properly deal with the insurance company’s unfair tactics.  This will provide for maximum recovery/compensation for your injuries. 


Will you negotiate with the insurance company on my behalf?

Absolutely, yes. At Girgis Law Firm, we will communicate with your insurance company, and the other party’s insurance company.  Having an attorney on your side to speak with the insurance company will help maximize recovery during the negotiation process.


How much money can I expect to receive in a settlement?

It depends on your injuries and the insurance coverage available. If your injuries are severe and the party that caused the accident has insurance, then our goal would be to obtain the policy limits from the insurance company.  Since each case is different in regard to injuries involved and insurance coverage available, it would be difficult to speculate how much money you can expect to receive in a settlement without