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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Personal Injury Cases:
1.Do I need a Lawyer?
If you have been involved in an accident or sustained an injury due to someone else’s carelessness you may have asked yourself this very question. Whether you have minor injuries or very serious injuries, an attorney on your side could help maximize any recovery you are entitled to.
In most personal injury cases insurance companies will be involved. These insurance companies’ main goal is to resolve these claims for as little as possible. If you are not aware of the tactics that these insurance companies implement it could seriously limit your recovery. Having an attorney representing your interest and negotiating the claim on your behalf can increase the amount of recovery considerably.
In addition to the reasons stated above, an attorney may be needed if the case becomes very complex. There are always deadlines imposed under the law for personal injury cases and having an experienced attorney guide you through the process can help preserve your right to bring your claim.
2.What will a lawyer cost?
We handle personal injury claims on a contingency fee. This means that we will only get paid if you recover. Our fee is equal to a certain percentage of your overall recovery. We also offer free consultations for personal injury claims.
3.What can I recover in a personal injury claim?
The amount of recovery in your case will depend on a variety of factors. These factors include severity of the injury, the culpability of the defendant, and any insurance policies that are in place. The potential categories for recovery include:
– Medical Expenses – Lost income/wages
– Pain and suffering – Loss of Consortium
– Punitive Damages – Emotional Distress
– Property Damage
4.What will an attorney need in order to handle my claim?
A few of the essential documents that we would need to handle your claim would include: any police reports; medical billing, medical records, as well as any statements given to the insurance provider. Do not worry if you are not able to get any or all of these documents before you schedule a time to speak with an attorney. Your attorney should be able to obtain all of these documents on your behalf.
5.How long will this process take?
Every personal injury case is unique and a variety of factors determine how long the case will go on. The attorneys at Vanderpool Law Firm will work with you to get you the compensation you deserve no matter the tactics implemented by the insurance companies.