You may be in pain. You may be inundated with questions and paperwork. The medical bills may be starting to pile up. You may not know where to turn or what to do next.
If you or someone close to you has suffered a personal injury, you need to know the facts. As personal injury attorneys, we strive to educate consumers on what they need to know about a personal injury.
Here, we take a look at the most frequently asked questions about personal injuries.
Is It worth getting a personal injury lawyer?
The short answer is yes. The longer answer is that a personal injury lawyer not only works to get you the compensation and benefits you are entitled to receive, but will also make the process smoother and less painful for you. As experts in personal injury cases, a personal injury attorney works with medical experts to evaluate your injuries and get you the medical care you need to get back on your feet.
When should you contact a personal injury lawyer?
If you are injured, you should immediately seek medical care. Once you have visited a doctor or hospital, your next step should be to contact a personal injury lawyer. The sooner you consult a personal injury lawyer, the sooner they can start documenting your injuries and the situation that led up to the injury, including interviewing you and any other witnesses. An experienced attorney will walk you through the legal process and make sure you have everything you need to recover.
Can I sue for personal injury?
Whether you have legal grounds to sue another person or entity for an injury to your body or emotional well-being depends on the facts. Since there are so many variables and factors to consider, it’s recommended that you consult an attorney to determine if legal action is possible.
What is considered to be a personal injury?
Broadly, a personal injury covers any injury to your body, mind, or emotions. This can include a car accident, slip and fall injury, being a passenger in a car accident, or somebody who was not at fault for a car accident (like an innocent bystander).
What is included in a bodily injury claim?
A bodily injury claim covers a wide range of items. Things that can be included under a bodily injury claim are current medical bills, future medical bills, lost income, future lost income, current pain and suffering, future pain and suffering and possibly punitive damages. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney will help you determine what is and is not included in a claim.
Is pain and suffering a personal injury?
Yes, pain and suffering is a component of damages within a personal injury claim. In terms of a personal injury, both physical pain and emotional distress that stem from a personal injury accident can be included in the compensation. Emotional distress can include things like anxiety, insomnia, and depression, to name.
What is a good settlement offer?
A good settlement offer varies depending on the type of personal injury sustained. Settlement offers are based on a person’s injury and all the facts associated with a claim. To get the best possible settlement offer for your personal injury case, we recommend working with an expert personal injury attorney. An experienced attorney who has worked on many personal injury cases will be able to advise what is a fair settlement offer based on the facts of your case.
Do you have more questions about a potential personal injury you or someone close to you has suffered? Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our personal injury team.