What Questions to Ask a Personal Injury Lawyer

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No matter the circumstances, personal injury accidents and the damages suffered as a result can drastically impact a person’s life. Recovery, lost wages, medical bills, and loss of enjoyment of day-to-day life are just a few of the possible implications stemming from an accident. If you have been affected by a personal injury that wasn’t your fault, you probably have many questions about how to recover compensation for your injuries and damages, which can be answered during a free personal injury lawyer consultation with the Super Woman Super Lawyer team.

If you’re wondering what questions to ask a personal injury lawyer, some of the most common areas of concern often include:

  • Does the accident warrant a personal injury case?
  • Do you need an attorney to handle your case?
  • How will you be compensated for your injuries and damages?
  • How long do you have to file a personal injury case?
  • How long will it take to settle a personal injury claim?

Questions to Ask Your Personal Injury Lawyer

In the event you are the unfortunate victim of a car crash or other accident, you should consult with an attorney as soon as possible. There are many personal injury and car accident lawyers to choose from, which is why it’s important to look for someone who has experience in settling personal injury cases who can discuss questions that are particular to your case. While the details of each case vary, some fundamental questions that are important to know the answer to are:

  1. What is a personal injury?
    A personal injury is a physical or mental injury caused by the negligence or fault of someone else.
  2. What is negligence?
    When someone has been negligent, they have failed to use reasonable care, which can result in damage or injury to another person or party. Someone can be considered negligent in cases of car accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip and fall cases, premises liability, medical malpractice, and animal attacks, to name a few.
  3. Why do I need an attorney?
    When you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence while in a car, when riding a bicycle, or as a pedestrian (or in some other accident), it is always a good idea to speak with a knowledgeable attorney about your next steps. Experienced personal injury attorneys, like those at Super Woman Super Lawyer, will provide a free consultation on your case to determine the level of compensation you can receive for your damages and injuries.

Consult a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after an accident. They will be able to navigate the red tape of insurance companies on your behalf and will give you the best chance to recover the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries and losses.

  1. Does my case warrant a personal injury lawsuit?
    When someone has been injured due the negligence of another party, they are entitled to financial compensation. Though every case is different, in general, four factors should be considered when deciding to pursue a personal injury lawsuit:
    • Did the other party act in negligence?
    • Have you suffered a physical injury?
    • Have you suffered losses due to the injury, including wages, medical treatments, and property damage?
    • Are you filing the case prior to the time when the statute of limitations expires?
  2. How long after the accident should you file a lawsuit?
    After you’ve suffered an injury, you have two years to file a personal injury claim. If you fail to submit a claim in this amount of time, the statute of limitations will override your right to pursue compensation. This time period begins when you are diagnosed with an injury, not when you are actually injured, which allows you to move forward if your injury was not immediate apparent. It’s also important to note that the statute of limitations can vary further and be limited by other factors, which is why it’s best to speak to an attorney in your state as soon as possible after an accident.
  3. What compensation am I entitled to recover for my damages and injuries?
    The type of case and the injuries you sustained determine the level of compensation you are entitled to. Personal injury victims have the right to recover compensation for all losses and expenses that are the result of an accident. Some of these losses include:
    • Medical bills
    • Lost wages
    • Pain and suffering
    • Property damage
    • Physical disability and/or disfigurement
    • Emotional and mental trauma
  4. How long will it take to settle a personal injury claim?
    Every case is different, so the more complex the case, the longer it will take to settle. Some cases can be settled quickly, but some can take much longer and even end up in trial. Before discussing the case with an insurance company, it is advisable to speak with a personal injury attorney to discuss the specifics of your case. They will be able to determine a more specific timeline for your case once the details have been fully evaluated.

What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Handle?

If you’ve found yourself to be a victim of a personal injury accident, you probably have some common personal injury questions that you’d like to ask. We will consult with you in a free consultation about the details of your case and help you determine the best course of action to recover the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries and damages.

Known across the states of California, Nevada, and Arizona, Super Woman Super Lawyer Maryam Parman and her team at Avrek Law have more than 20 years of experience in successfully resolving personal injury cases, and have recovered more than $750,000,000 for past clients. For a free personal injury lawyer consultation, fill out a brief form or call us at 800.800.6916!

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