It is unfortunate that accidents are so common. However, just because personal injury is common does not mean that you are not experiencing pain and confusion. After all, the personal injury claim process can be complex. If you or a loved one has been injured, then you likely have a number of questions. You may want to know what your legal rights are after an accident or why you need a personal injury attorney.
The legal professionals at Wells, Call, Clark, Bennett & Clawson PC, have taken the time to answer some common personal injury questions. If you have questions about your case, then please contact our Fairfield personal injury law firm to speak with our California attorneys.
A personal injury is defined as any injury or loss inflicted on a person by another as a result of a negligent or intentional act. Personal injury claims and lawsuits involve numerous types of accidents. These may include: car accidents, motorcycle and bicycle accidents, dog bites, slip and fall injuries, workplace accidents, traumatic brain injuries or wrongful death.
After an accident, it can be confusing to know what to do next. Not only do you want to make sure everyone involved is ok, but also that you get the maximum amount of compensation to handle your past, present and future bills. Our personal injury lawyer advises that you should take the following steps after a personal injury:
Every case is different. Your ability to file a personal injury claim will depend on a number of unique factors. However, if you have been hurt as a result of someone else’s negligence, then you likely have a reason for a claim and should contact our Fairfield personal injury law firm. We can evaluate your case (at no cost to you) in order to help determine whether you have a valid personal injury case.
Some common topics that an attorney will review for a personal injury case often involve:
If you have been injured, then you now likely face unique and potentially life-altering challenges. For instance, you may have compounding medical bills piling up but are losing wages due to not being able to work. A Fairfield personal injury attorney can help you file a personal injury claim that seeks compensation to recover past, present and future damages related to your accident. If you receive a favorable settlement, then you can use these funds to pay for the damages you had, have or will incur as a result of your injury.
There is no way to state with certainty how long a case will take because all cases are unique. More complex personal injury claims take longer to settle. Additionally, the more money that may be at stake for the insurance company, the longer it will take. If you have questions about the timeline for your particular case, your attorney will be able to give you a realistic idea.
Most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis — our Fairfield personal injury law firm included. This means that you only pay a fee for representation if we settle your claim or obtain a judgment in your favor. The fee is generally a percentage of the settlement or judgment we obtain for you.
As soon as possible. After your injury, seek medical attention if needed of course — your health is most important. Afterward, however, it is in your best interest to contact a California personal injury attorney. The longer you wait to contact a legal professional, the more likely evidence will disappear that could support your claim.
If you file your own personal injury claim, nothing would make an insurance provider or at-fault party happier. After all, no one person can be a medical professional, legal professional and insurance adjuster all at once. However, you will need support from these industries in order to better your chances at a favorable outcome. Insurance companies and other parties will do everything in their power to challenge you. For this reason, you should contact our Fairfield personal injury law firm. We can investigate the details and protect your interests.
If a negligent party has insufficient insurance, you can make a claim against your own insurance company if you have uninsured motorists’ coverage on your own auto insurance. Also, an attorney can help you investigate to determine if there is some insurance that the responsible party might have.
Your initial meeting with your lawyer will go much smoother if you are prepared for your meeting. It is important to bring:
You might be worried if you have a case if your insurer pays all of your medical costs. Fortunately, you do have options available. Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to file a claim for pain and suffering damages. Furthermore, even if your insurance pays your medical bills, the other party can still be held responsible for them.
Do you have further questions about a personal injury claim? At Wells, Call, Clark, Bennett & Clawson PC, our personal injury attorneys have represented people throughout Solano County. We represent injured people and their families in personal injury claims. We handle a wide range of injury claims including: car accidents, motorcycle and bicycle accidents, dog bites, slip and fall injuries, workplace accidents, traumatic brain injuries and wrongful death.
We can help you file an insurance claim, negotiate a fair settlement and take your case to court. Contact us at (707) 243-8595 or use our online case review form to schedule a free consultation.