Personal Injury FAQs
Below are the most common questions our clients have about personal injury claims when they call us.
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This depends on various factors. Generally, if you’ve suffered harm due to someone else’s negligence or intentional actions, you may have a case. Consulting with a personal injury attorney is essential to evaluate the specifics of your situation.
Personal injury law covers a wide range of cases, including car accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, product liability, dog bites, and more.
The value of a personal injury case depends on factors like the extent of injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. It helps to make sure you have well-documented visits to a health care provider, both for physical injuries and mental distress. An attorney can help estimate the potential value.
The time limit, known as the statute of limitations, varies by jurisdiction and the type of case. It’s crucial to consult with an attorney promptly to ensure you don’t miss the deadline.
While some people handle smaller claims on their own, having a personal injury attorney can increase the chances of obtaining fair compensation, especially in complex cases.
The duration of a personal injury case varies. Some cases settle quickly, while others may take months or even years, depending on factors like the complexity of the case, insurance coverage, and court schedules.
What is “negligence”?
Negligence refers to the failure to act with reasonable care, leading to harm or injury to another person. It is a key concept in personal injury cases.
Many personal injury cases are resolved through settlements, but some may go to trial if a fair agreement cannot be reached. Your attorney will guide you through the process.
Personal injury attorneys often work on a contingency fee basis, meaning they only get paid if you win the case. The fee is usually a percentage of the settlement or court award. We offer free consultations and, if we decide to take your case, offer contingency fee arrangements.
Seek medical attention, document the scene, gather witness information, and contact the appropriate authorities. It’s crucial to consult with an attorney as soon as possible.