What is Personal Injury?
Personal injury includes physical and psychological injuries after an accident. This is a result of someone’s negligence or harmful act (also known as personal injury or bodily injury). Accidents may result in permanent injury, loss of bodily functions, dismemberment, or even death. You should not have to bear the pain and costs of sustaining injuries in an accident—whether minor or major.
When Should I Contact a Personal Injury Attorney?
How Do I Know if I Have a Personal Injury Claim?
If you have been injured in an accident (auto collision, dog bite, etc.), you have the right to financial compensation. Every case is unique, depending on the details of your accident and injuries. Contact a personal injury attorney to protect your rights and get a professional opinion.
How Much is it to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?
Can I Hire Another Personal Injury Attorney if I Already Have One?
Yes, it is always your option to change attorneys if you are not satisfied with your current one.
Do I Have to go to Court if I have a Personal Injury Attorney?
How Long Will My Case Take?
What are the Statues of Limitation for My Case?
Typically, in a personal injury case, the statute of limitation is two years. Within those two years, if a case does not settle, a suit will follow, and your case will go into litigation. There are many exceptions to the general two-year rule. Claims involving the Government can be much shorter and are typically six months. Contact an attorney immediately upon sustaining injuries to determine the Statutes of Limitation for your particular case.
When Should I Settle My Case?
When you and your attorney agree that the settlement offer is reasonable in relation to the damages you sustained.
What are the First Steps I Should Take if I or a Loved One Have Been Injured in an Accident?
The first thing you should do is seek medical attention if any serious injuries have occurred. You should also film or photograph any damage to your vehicle as this can be helpful for your case in the long run. It’s also important to obtain insurance information from anyone else involved in the accident.
What Can I be Compensated For in a Personal Injury Case?
If you’ve been injured in an accident and have received substantial injuries, you may be entitled to compensation. Some common reasons for compensation include relevant medical bills, pain and suffering, and wage loss.
What Should I Do if I’m Being Contacted by an Insurance Company?
It’s best not to discuss any information about your case with a claims representative. They may use your statements against your case and reduce the financial compensation you’re entitled to. You should let any communication with claims representatives be handled by your attorney.