Frequently Asked Questions
We at Lavorato & Scott know how overwhelming and daunting it can be
to suddenly find yourself in need of legal guidance. This is why our team
of well-versed Salinas lawyers has collected some of the most commonly
asked questions asked by our clients. The answers have been included below
for your benefit. Our extensive legal knowledge is at your disposal!
Learn more about your options below.
What are contingency fees?
Contingency fees are when a lawyer will take your case on the basis that
their legal fees will be taken from a fraction of your final compensation
award. If no recovery is made on your behalf, you don’t have to
worry about paying out-of-pocket legal fees. Our firm proudly accepts
personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis.
What are the benefits of filing an injury claim?
Filing an injury claim can help you obtain the monetary compensation you
need to pay for all the costs associated with your accident. These include
your medical bills, physical therapy, income loss, and property damage.
In addition, filing an injury claim can hold negligent individuals responsible
for their actions, which may discourage them from behaving similarly in
What can I do to avoid a DUI?
The first, most obvious, answer is to avoid drinking and driving altogether.
Ways that this can be done:
Plan ahead – if you are going out, get a designated driver or hire
a form of transportation to get you home (Uber, Lyft, etc.).
If you are planning to drive after drinking, make sure that you do not
drink a lot, keep food in your stomach and drink lots of water to keep
your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at bay – this is crucial.
If it is one of your first times going out to drink and are planning to
drive, take extra precautions - alcohol is new to your body and you may
have a different reaction than you are planning or have experienced in the past.
How can I tell if my blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is low enough to drive?
Without taking a BAC test, you will not have a certain answer to this,
but, there are a few simple things that you can do to monitor BAC:
If you are drinking and planning to drive later, make sure to drink lots
of water and keep food in your stomach. To be extra safe, eating absorbent
foods (breads, pastas, etc.) will give additional security.
Monitor the drinks that you consume – if you are drinking a high
alcohol content drink, make sure to only drink one.
Know your body, how you react to alcohol, and when to cut yourself off.
If you get to the end of the night and are sure that you are not able to
drive, spend the night where you are or call a friend or a means of transportation
so as to not put yourself or others at risk by driving under the influence
Will my case have to go to court?
It is hard to predict how a case will develop. However, our legal team
is not afraid to take a case to trial if we believe it will be beneficial
to our client. We are ready and willing to do whatever it takes to get
the results our clients deserve.
Why should I choose to be represented by your law firm?
You should entrust your case to our firm because together, we bring six
decades of experience to the table. We have a reputation for being aggressive,
thorough, and caring. We let nothing stand in our way when protecting
the rights of our clients, inside or outside of court. For more reasons
why you should consider aligning yourself with our reputable law firm,
please click here.
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If you have more questions you would like to discuss with our legal team,
please don’t hesitate to
give us a call at your earliest convenience.
We can provide you with the reliable information you need before you move forward.