Do I have a case?
To have a personal injury case, you must prove that you have been injured through the fault of another, whether by negligence, intentional misconduct or strict liability.
Should I give the insurance company a recorded statement?
No. You should not talk to an insurance company without first consulting with a lawyer. It is common practice for insurance adjusters to request that injury claimants give recorded statements immediately following injury producing event. These recorded statements are then later used against the injury claimants.
What do I do if an insurance adjuster offers me a settlement?
Before accepting a settlement, it is always in your best interest to consult with a lawyer. Adjusters work for the insurance company, not for you, and their job is to settle the matter for the lowest possible expense to their company. A lawyer’s expertise is not only vital if you are ready to settle your case, but will also ensure that your rights are protected.
What is my personal injury case worth?
The worth of a case is based on a number of factors. For example, the nature of the injury causing event, the severity of the injury, the amount of pain the injury causes, and whether the injury has lingering effects are all issues that affect the value of a case. However, only after all the information is gathered and negotiations have begun can your case truly be evaluated.
As we determine the value of a case, we take the following into consideration, which a personal injury claimant may be entitled to recover:
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Mental and physical disability
- Disfigurement and scars
- Emotional trauma
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of love and affection
- Property damage
- Out-of-pocket expenses