FAQ

Below are some frequently asked questions related to personal injury law and types of cases that we often see. Please let us know if there are any questions that you’d like to see answered here in the future!
 

General

You don’t have to determine that on your own! If you’re unsure about whether or not you have a case, please give us a call. We offer free consultations, so you have nothing to lose, but could gain compensation for any losses you may have experienced.
This varies by state. However, these types of cases need to be filed ideally as soon as possible while the evidence is still fresh.
There are two common types of damages: punitive and compensatory. Compensatory damages may include medical bills, property damage, lost income, mental anguish, and more. Punitive damages aren’t as common as compensatory, but are rewarded when the defendant has been especially egregious.
This also varies by state, but in most cases, you should be able to move forward with your case even if you were partly at fault. It’s best to have an experienced attorney on your side for a complicated matter like this one.
Unfortunately, there is no good way to predict a timeframe for settlements. The majority of personal injury cases do not go to trial, but the settlement process itself can vary from case to case. Having a lawyer that is well-versed in all types of cases can cut down on the amount of settlement time.
It’s nice to have a lawyer on your side fighting for your compensation. Insurance companies will often try to take advantage of people without the personal injury experience. Let us help you if you think you have a case.
We offer a no fee guarantee! There are no attorney fees unless we collect.

 

Car Wrecks

If you have been hurt, seek medical attention first. Depending on the situation, if you are able to and don’t need to be rushed to the ER, take some videos or pictures of the accident scene. Make sure to also get any contact information for witnesses. You might find this part difficult, but do not admit fault in any way. This means no apologies to the other driver. Anything you say can be used against you later. If the accident was not your fault and you’d like to seek compensation, then you would call a personal injury attorney.
Even if you don’t feel like you’ve been hurt following an accident, it’s best to get yourself checked out by a medical professional when you can. Your adrenaline will be rushing through your body in the event of a car wreck, which will dull any pain you may have felt otherwise.
Never speak with an insurance adjuster. If you already have a personal injury attorney, promptly ask them to call your lawyer instead. They are more than likely trying to get a statement from you that would reduce, or altogether eliminate, liability.
There are a lot of factors that determine how much your case is actually worth. Give us a call to set up a free consultation and we can discuss your injuries more in-depth.
You may be able to use Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage if you have it as well as health insurance to cover some. If you don’t have health insurance, there are doctors and hospitals available that will treat you with the agreement that they will be paid from your settlement.
We offer a no fee guarantee! There are no attorney fees unless we collect.
Please, seek medical attention right away following an accident like a car wreck, especially if you’re pregnant at the time. Stress, emotional trauma, and physical injuries can all affect you and your baby negatively. Even if you feel fine after and it was a minor accident, it’s best to have a medical professional make sure. Then, you can take legal action to recover the compensation that is owed to you if someone else was at fault for the accident. If you lose your baby as a result of the car wreck, you may also be able to file a wrongful death suit.
After getting treatment for any injuries, you’ll want to get legal advice. If you don’t have uninsured motorist coverage, it can be more difficult to find compensation for damages. Following an accident, document the scene, gather contact information from witnesses, and absolutely get the other driver’s information. If they are being difficult, call the police so they can file an accident report. This can also be helpful later. Then get in touch with a personal injury lawyer to determine if you have a case.

 

Semi-Truck Wrecks

First, be sure to get medical help if you have been injured.
You may be able to use Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage if you have it as well as health insurance to cover some. If you don’t have health insurance, there are doctors and hospitals available that will treat you with the agreement that they will be paid from your settlement.
We offer a no fee guarantee! There are no attorney fees unless we collect.

 

Motorcycle Wrecks

Assess the situation first and make sure you haven’t been injured. If you have, seek medical attention as soon as possible.
You may be able to use Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage if you have it as well as health insurance to cover some. If you don’t have health insurance, there are doctors and hospitals available that will treat you with the agreement that they will be paid from your settlement.
We offer a no fee guarantee! There are no attorney fees unless we collect.

 

Drunk Driver

You may be able to use Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage if you have it as well as health insurance to cover some. If you don’t have health insurance, there are doctors and hospitals available that will treat you with the agreement that they will be paid from your settlement.
We offer a no fee guarantee! There are no attorney fees unless we collect.

 

Serious Injuries and Wrongful Death

If someone died due to the negligence of another or from an intent to harm, surviving family members can file a wrongful death suit. If you have experienced quantifiable suffering as a result of losing a loved one due to one of these circumstances, you may be entitled to compensation to make up for burial and funeral expenses as well as expected income that the deceased would have provided.
The statute of limitations, or how long you have to file, varies by state. However, in many states, a surviving family member of the deceased must file a claim within two years of the death. There are exceptions to this, but given its complexity, it’s best to speak with a personal injury attorney to determine if there could still be a case after two years.
A jury will often choose how the proceeds from a wrongful death case are distributed among family members. A settlement agreement is another option where beneficiaries can work together to determine how they would like the settlement to be split.

 

Oilfield Injuries

Notify your supervisor and seek medical attention immediately. Make sure your employer knows what happened once you have been seen for any injuries. Then contact a personal injury attorney if you feel as though you aren’t getting the compensation that you deserve.
Oilfields can be extremely dangerous to work in. Some common types of accidents are pipeline blowouts, falls from oil derricks, and even injuries from falling tools or pipes.

 

Serious On-The-Job Injury

If you have health insurance, that will help to cover some of the expenses. If you don’t have health insurance, there are doctors and hospitals available that will treat you with the agreement that they will be paid from your settlement.
We offer a no fee guarantee! There are no attorney fees unless we collect.

 

Pedestrian Injuries

We offer a no fee guarantee! There are no attorney fees unless we collect.
If the driver acted in negligence and we can prove that, then you may have a case. That coupled with any significant injury you have received as a result. If you’re unsure about whether or not you have a pedestrian accident case, please give us a call for a free consultation. We will be happy to discuss everything with you and help you determine your best course of action.

 

Train Wrecks

You may be eligible for compensation if the train accident caused you harm and it was caused due to negligence from the transportation company, train’s engineer, or another third party that was involved.
Even if your injuries don’t seem severe, be sure to get medical attention first and foremost. Then, if you can, take lots of photos. You’ll want photos of the scene itself and of your injuries. Then, record contact information for witnesses and contact a personal injury attorney to determine if you have a case. We offer free consultations and will be happy to walk you through all the details surrounding your potential case.

 

Hit and Run

We offer a no fee guarantee! There are no attorney fees unless we collect.
If you can, make sure to get the license plate number as well as any identifying characteristics about the car itself or the driver. Then call the police to report the accident and get contact information from witnesses. After those steps, be sure to contact a personal injury attorney. We have 30+ years of experience and offer a free consultation.

 

Slip and Fall

Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere at any time. It could be caused by snow and ice, spilled food or drink, broken handrails, or even inadequate lighting.
Each case varies. While some injuries are more severe than others, we still believe that you should get every cent that you’re owed.

 

Nursing Home Neglect

As a foundation, nursing homes are expected to keep residents safe and healthy by providing any needed services. This includes food, clothing, shelter, hygiene, medical care, and proper supervision. If a nursing home fails to provide necessities, it can be seen as neglect.
You’ll need to be able to prove the neglect if you present a case against a nursing home. We offer free consultations and can help you determine the best course of action in a scenario like this.

 

Construction Site Accidents

Many employers believe safety comes first and also must follow strict regulations when it comes to working in construction. However, even with aloof the precautions, construction workers aren’t 100% safe from injuries on the job. If you have been hurt, the first thing you should do is treat the injury or go to the hospital depending on the severity of the injury. After treatment, inform your employer about the accident and injury. Make a detailed statement so that it can be used later if necessary.

 

Industrial Accidents

You can expect to possibly recover lost wages, medical fees, and mental anguish compensation. Contact us for a free consultation to determine the extent of your case.

 

Chemical Injuries

This is determined by the facts surrounding the case. Sometimes a manufacturer might be held liable due to a faulty design or sometimes a person that misuses a chemical substance can be held liable. It all comes down to whether or not the outcome could have been foreseen and prevented.
Get medical help for any harm from the chemicals. Take pictures of your injury as well as the product in question, if there is one available. Then seek legal representation.

 

Back, Neck, and Spine Injuries

In personal injury, we see this a lot from car wrecks, truck wrecks, motorcycle wrecks, workplace accidents, and pedestrian injuries.
Absolutely. Even if you have been in an accident, and you feel ok after, you should still see a medical professional. There are some conditions that worsen over time and immediately following an accident, your adrenaline will lessen any pain you may have.

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