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PERSONAL INJURY QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

 

Q.

Who is entitled to receive money as compensation

for personal injures they have suffered?

 

A.

You may be entitled to receive money if your personal injuries were caused through the fault of someone else by their actions or lack of action, their defective products, their unsafe property or by their pet.

 

 

Q.

If I am injured through the fault of someone else, for what losses can I be compensated?

 

A.

If you are injured because of someone else’s fault, you may be entitled to receive money as compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering.  Your spouse and other family members may be entitled to receive money as compensation for their suffering and losses which they have incurred as a result of your injury.

 

Q.

How much money am I entitled to receive?

 

A.

All cases are different. The amount of money you may be entitled to receive depends upon the seriousness of your injuries, the amount of your medical bills and lost wages, the length of your medical treatment, whether you have suffered a permanent injury or scar, whether you were partially at fault and whether the person at fault has insurance or has the ability to compensate you for your losses.

Q.

How long do I have to file a claim for my injuries?

 

A.

The amount of time you have to file a claim for your
injuries varies with the type of claim, the age of the
person injured and the special circumstances of the
person at fault. It is very important to consult an attorney
to determine the length of time you have to file your
claim. If your claim is not filed timely, it is forever
barred and you will receive nothing, no matter how
valid your injury claim may be.

 

Q.

What does it cost to hire an attorney for a personal
injury case?

 

A.

Most attorneys charge a percentage of the amount
recovered. If there is no recovery, there is no legal fee.

 

Q.

Will I have to file a lawsuit?

 

A.

It is not necessary to file a lawsuit in order to present
a claim. If fair compensation cannot be negotiated,
then with your approval, a lawsuit may be filed in order
to obtain fair compensation for injured victims.

 

Q.

Will I have to go to court?

 

A.

Fewer than 10% of the cases ever actually go to jury
trial. Most cases are settled out of court, even if a
lawsuit is filed.

 

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