The Answers You Need To Better Understand Personal Injury Claims
At Reddick Law, PLLC, the personal injury attorneys on our team are skilled, committed and compassionate. We understand how overwhelming an injury can be, both for the victim and for the family and friends. We are here to help. For over a decade we have provided support and representation to injured people. Here are some of the most-asked questions we get, along with the answers. Not seeing your question here? Arrange a free question and answer session with a member of our team: 877-930-2080. We look forward to helping you.
Do I have a personal injury claim?
The only way to determine whether or not you should pursue a lawsuit (a personal injury claim) is to discuss your specific incident with a personal injury attorney. At our firm, these cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. This means you do not pay anything unless our team takes your case and wins a settlement (negotiated outside of court) or a verdict (handed down by a judge or jury in a court of law) for you. Then you pay an agreed-upon percentage.
How much is my personal injury claim worth?
Everyone wants to know this amount. The fact is every case and every injury is different. The amount that a case is worth will depend on the severity of the injury, the time and cost of the medical care, the amount of work/wages lost, and other factors. An experienced personal injury attorney will likely be able to offer a range of compensation that injuries and accidents such as yours typically receive.
How long will it take to get compensation?
This depends on the complexity of your case. Some injuries are fairly straightforward and can be readily negotiated outside of court. Nursing home abuse and neglect cases often require a bit of investigation, so this process can increase how long a settlement takes. The same is true of product liability cases. However, without substantial evidence you will have no case, so this is an important and necessary step. Other injuries, such as medical malpractice, may take longer as they are more complex. Also, cases that go to trial will take longer.
Will my case settle or go to trial?
Many people are unaware that the overwhelming percentage of personal injury cases are settled out of court. However, insurance companies are not always prepared to settle right away. In some cases, they will exhaust all options and settle right before trial.
Should I hire a personal injury lawyer?
You are not required to have a personal injury attorney. However, a personal injury attorney will know what type of compensation you should pursue, how to get information from the insurance company and what the insurance company is legally required to do. Your attorney will also take care of all of the filings, discovery, and pretrial motions. A personal injury attorney protects you and your rights and does what it takes to get you the maximum compensation you deserve.
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