What Types Of Personal Injury Cases Does Your Firm Handle?
We focus mostly on criminal defense, but we do also handle personal injury cases involving auto accidents.
What Exactly Is A Personal Injury Claim?
A personal injury case is one in which someone has suffered injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence. They will often go to the insurance carrier to let them know that they’ve suffered injuries. A lot of times, the insurance companies won’t pay the amount necessary to compensate for these injuries. Then, there is the option of filing a personal injury claim.
What Are The Top Misconceptions People Have About The Personal Injury Recovery Process?
People sometimes think that just because they’ve been in an accident, they are entitled to recovery, but a case has to have merit and you have to have been injured. Also, the other party has to be responsible for those injuries.
What Is The Process Of A Personal Injury Case?
Once we are retained by a client in a personal injury case, we will approach the insurance company about settling the case. We will give them a demand, let them know what we feel the case is worth, and if they don’t agree to settle for what the case is worth, we will file suit. After we file suit, there are discoveries involved, evidence is traded back and forth, depositions are taken, and if we still can’t come to a resolution then the case goes to trial.
What Factors Determine The Viability Of A Personal Injury Claim?
If a party has been injured and the party who injured them was clearly negligent, they accepted liability, or their own insurance company has determined that their party was negligent, then there is a viable claim. Someone who has been injured and has documented those injuries with medical records will also usually result in a higher settlement.
How Soon Should Someone Seek Medical Treatment After An Injury Or An Accident?
I would advise to seek medical treatment as soon as possible after an accident. You may not necessarily know that you are injured immediately. It might take a couple of days for the pain to start settling in, but once a week or two has passed, if you haven’t gone to seek treatment, it can cause the adjuster to question the validity of the claim.
Can I Even Afford An Experienced Personal Injury Attorney?
Most personal injury attorneys, unlike in criminal defense, don’t get paid unless the client is compensated. Personal injury attorneys work on a contingency, which means that they take a third of your settlement if you settle, or 40% of your recovery if the case goes to trial. It is a way for people who don’t have the financial means to hire an attorney to still get compensated for their injuries, and it also incentivizes attorneys to get the best possible outcome for you.
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