Frequently Asked Questions
- What is an injury?
- What is negligence?
- Why do I need a personal injury attorney?
- Do I still need a lawyer if I already have an insurance company?
- What damages can I recover?
- Will the information I share with you stay confidential?
What is an injury?
Before you can file a personal injury case, you’ll need to determine whether you can seek compensation for it. Personal injuries are those that happen as a result of another person’s negligence or carelessness. In general, personal injury law covers situations where a person’s mind, body, or emotions have been hurt because of another individual, entity, or organization.
What is negligence?
The basis of holding a person legally responsible for your injuries depends on the concept of negligence. In general, someone who acts carelessly and causes you injury will be liable for any resulting harm. Establishing negligence is important so you can identify the person to file a lawsuit against and justify your claim for compensation.
Why do I need a personal injury attorney?
Sometimes, it can be tempting to start the claims process all by yourself. While this is possible, the heart of a successful accident claim lies in having a team of advocates by your side. A personal injury lawyer will, after all, protect your rights and best interests. We are trained professionals who know the personal injury laws and procedural rules by heart. Our team will walk you through the process so you can focus on regaining your health, physically and mentally.
Do I still need a lawyer if I already have an insurance company?
Having an insurance company allows you negotiate a fair monetary settlement for your injuries. It’s also possible for insurance companies to negotiate in bad faith, however, so they only have to pay you a fraction of the compensation you deserve. A lawyer can prevent this from occurring by compiling necessary evidence to identify the value of your case while negotiating an amount that covers all your damages. We will talk to your insurance company so you can arrive at a fair settlement while offering unbiased legal advice about your case.
What damages can I recover?
The damages you recover will vary, depending on your case. In general, you can recover damages from medical bills (compensation for primary and emergency care visits), lost wages (compensation for missed days from work), loss of consortium (the effect of the accident on your relationships). In some cases, you’re also entitled to punitive damages that punish the wrongdoer for their intentional or reckless actions.
Will the information I share with you stay confidential?
We respect the attorney-client privilege and can guarantee that your information will be kept confidential. For a speedy and successful resolution, though, our team encourages the full disclosure of facts related to your personal injury claim. This way, we can assess your case and provide the proper legal counsel.