Frequently Asked Questions
Why is an ABOTA trial lawyer important?
"Insurance companies keep track of which Personal Injury Attorneys litigate cases, and which ones settle without even filing a lawsuit. The insurance industry likewise knows whether the attorney you have chosen will take a case all the way to trial, or won't. Somebody famous once said that 99% of the cases are tried in court by only 3% of the lawyers. The other driver's insurance company knows this, and knows whether you have hired one of the 3%. Mr. Bissell is not only a trial attorney, but an ABOTA member. The insurance industry knows how important that is, and so should you when selecting the right lawyer for your personal injury case." Attorney Todd Bissell is an experienced trial lawyer and a member of The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Todd is not afraid to go to court! The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) is one of the most prestigious affiliations that a trial attorney can achieve during a career. ABOTA has existed for over 50 years. There are only 6,300 members worldwide while California alone has approximately 217,000 lawyers. To qualify, all members must have tried numerous civil cases before a jury to conclusion with a verdict.
What makes your firm different?
Personal Attention: Todd Bissell will personally be in control of every aspect of your case from start to finish, and the case will not be delegated to a junior attorney, paralegal, or secretary. Communication: Todd Bissell will take your call if he is available, and will call you back as soon as possible when he is in court or out of the office.
How long before for my case is settled?
Every case is different, Todd is an Aggressive Personal Injury Trial Attorney with nearly 30 years experience. He will personally review all aspects of your case and go through a time line of events to help you understand the process.
Do I pay for investigations or depositions?
The client pays nothing in fees until we resolve the case with a winning verdict or settlement. Our firm will advance all of the costs to process the case for investigation, medical records, reports, court filing fees, jury expenses, depositions, expert witnesses, everything! The client never sees a bill from us nor do they pay us a dime. 100% of the fees are contingent. All payments to us for attorney fees and costs come out of the settlement money paid by the insurance company.
Will we have to go to court?
Maybe... Each case is different, and if the insurance company is not being fair or reasonable, a jury trial may be necessary. Mr. Bissell will walk you through the options, the pros and the cons, and may recommend that the case be tried before a jury. However, this decision, as many others in the personal injury process, is yours to make as the client, and our firm will always honor and respect your wishes and decisions.
What if I don't have Medical Insurance?
When you retain Todd Bissell, he will help you get professional medical attention even if you do not have medical insurance. He refers his injured clients to medical specialists and arranges special payment plans for those who can't afford medical attention.
How will my medical bills get paid?
Automobile liability policies usually contain medical payments coverage for medical expenses incurred after a vehicle accident without regard to fault. The medical payment coverage provision in auto policies applies to the driver, insured family members and vehicle passengers. Mr. Bissell attends to his clients' needs, including those that are generally beyond the typical role of a lawyer. He refers his injured clients to medical specialists and arranges special payment plans for those who can't afford medical attention.
How much time do I have?
The law requires you to settle your claim, start a lawsuit, or give special notice within a limited time after the injury. If you have any doubt about the statute of limitations or notice required you should consult an experienced personal injury attorney.
What about all the other little details?
Attorney Todd S. Bissell goes beyond the mere practice of law to take care of his clients. If you have a personal injury matter, Mr. Bissell will deal with the insurance companies for you and he will refer you to medical experts who will attend to your needs. Mr. Bissell will also negotiate payment plans that allow clients to pay their doctors after their case has been resolved. Todd will also help you with claims involving your car repairs, claims involving total loss evaluation of your cars, loss of use claims, assistance with car rentals, processing medical payment claims at no extra costs, assisting with health insurance claims with your insurance carrier, negotiating reduction and compromising of liens claims with anyone wanting money from your case.
Will Todd Bissell oversee my case?
All cases remain under the supervision of Todd Bissell. He is primarily responsible for client communication, establishing case strategies, managing the delivery of legal services and litigation. Todd Bissell will be in control of every aspect of your case from start to finish, and your case will not be delegated to a junior attorney, paralegal, or secretary. Attorney Todd Bissell will speak to you when you call if he is available, and he will call you back as soon as possible if he is in court, in deposition or out of the office.
What should I tell my insurance company?
1. Your location. 2. Time of the accident. 3. Parties involved. These are the only facts you can safely state to the any insurance company, even your own, if you are involved in a car accident. Other statements you make can and will be used against you in the future. Protect your rights. Contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Contact the law firm of Todd S. Bissell, A Professional Corporation, to talk to an attorney who is experienced in personal injury matters.
What is my case worth?
Your claim is valued and usually settled based upon an estimate of what a jury would likely regard as "fair & reasonable compensation". You are usually entitled to Medical expenses, Hospital Bills, Lost Wages, Money Damages for Personal Injuries, including Pain, Suffering, & Loss of Enjoyment of Life. Todd Bissell will personally review your case at no charge and give you an overview of similiar case results.
Disclaimer: "The testimonials or endorsements on this website do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter." The information you obtain at this Todd S Bissell's Sacramento Personal Injury Attorney website is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established. Please call Todd Bissell @ 916-983-3565 if you have any questions."