Three Questions Concerning Personal Injury Cases
Question 1: How do I know if I have a valid case?
We can’t say for certain if your case is worth going to court for since all cases are different. However, you should keep in mind when considering litigation is if someone’s negligent actions are the cause of your injury. For example, a driver who had been tailgating you hit your car, causing you to injure your neck severely. In this case, the driver is responsible for your injury and therefore you have a valid case against him/her. If you are unsure, we do offer a free consultation.
Question 2: Why should I hire an attorney?
There are multiple reasons why you should hire an attorney when going to court. Some reasons include:
- The other party has no insurance or is underinsured
- Your injuries are serious enough that there will repercussions, such as loss of work or high medical bills
- There is a dispute as to who was at fault
- You feel that you weren’t properly compensated for the accident
And of course, the most important reason, because there was a case of negligence by someone else that resulted in your injury.
Question 3: How long will it take to settle my case?
Personal injury cases can take some time and can range from a few months to several years. It depends on many factors such as the extent of your injuries, how much medical treatment you will need, and the jurisdiction where the claim is being filed. Once the case is heard and you receive a settlement, you will then have to sign a release stating you will no longer attempt to seek money from the parties involved. The important thing to keep in mind is knowing the extent of your injuries and how much you will need for your recovery.