FAQ on Personal Injuries
What should I do if I’m involved in an accident?
Whether you have been injured in an auto accident or a slip and fall first and foremost you should make sure that you are taken care of medically. In other words make sure you are okay. After that if you are not seriously injured or if you are with someone you should take pictures of the scene of the accident and any visible injuries you may have. Next you will want to exchange information with anyone else involved in the accident and any witnesses that may have seen the accident take place. Lastly after you have been involved in an accident you should know that anything you say after your accident may be used against you later on, so you will want to avoid making any statements without first calling an personal injury attorney and receiving a consultation.
What is my case worth?
There are several factors that are considered when determining the value of a personal injury case. These factors include wage loss, vocational rehabilitation, past and future medical expenses, and past and future pain and suffering. Generally speaking, the greater your wage loss, the greater your pain and suffering, and the higher your medical bills are, the greater the value of your case.
How long do I have to file my case?
If you are filing a personal injury case, generally speaking you have two years to file your case. However, there are exception to this two year rule including medical malpractice cases and filing claims against a government entity.
How long will it take to resolve my case?
If you are a plaintiff in a personal injury case, generally speaking, it takes 18 months to 2 years for your case to work itself all the way through the court system. Also if you are the plaintiff you have a large say in determining how long your case will take to resolve, because you can decide whether or not you would like to take a settlement or wait for compensation based on judgement.