Frequently Asked Questions

FREQUENTLY ASKED LEGAL QUESTIONS ABOUT PERSONAL INJURY ACCIDENTS

WHAT IS A PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUIT?

A Personal Injury Lawsuit is a civil lawsuit where one party sues another for compensation after they were harmed due to negligence on the part of the other party.

Although there are many types of Personal Injury Accidents, some of the most common ones include:

  • Car Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Slip and Falls
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Work Injury

If you have been involved in one of these types of accidents and are suffering from an injury as a result, speaking with an experienced Personal Injury Attorney is the best way to ensure that you receive a fair financial recovery.

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HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO HIRE A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY?

Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney will not cost you any upfront legal fees, because they work on what is called a Contingency Fee Basis, and also provide a Free Consultation.

A Contingency Fee Basis means that you do not pay any legal fees up front, and your attorneys only collect a fee in the form of a small percentage of your final settlement.

Working on a Contingency Fee Basis is very beneficial to Personal Injury Victims because they can rest assured knowing that their attorney will do everything in their power to maximize their settlement for them.

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WHAT DO I DO IF I HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT?

Here are some important steps to take immediately after an accident:

  • Immediately check for injuries.
  • Call 911 or proper authorities to report the accident. 
  • Document the accident, including what occurred, how it occurred and who was involved in the accident.
  • If you have a camera, take photos of the accident and accident scene.
  • Take the names and phone numbers of as many witnesses as possible.
  • Do not sign any papers unless they are police documents.
  • Do not make any statement indicating that you are responsible for the accident.

WHAT CAN I BE COMPENSATED FOR IF I AM INVOLVED IN A PERSONAL INJURY ACCIDENT?

If you are involved in a Personal Injury Accident, there are many different things that can be included in your settlement, although it depends on the type of accident you were involved in. In a lot of Personal Injury cases, settlement amounts include compensation for:

  • Property Damage
  • Medical Bills
  • Loss of Wages
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Emotional Distress
  • Loss of Consortium

It is important to have an experienced Personal Injury Attorney evaluate your case to determine which of these factors should be included in your settlement, and ensure that you get the maximum amount of compensation available.

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HOW MUCH IS MY PERSONAL INJURY CASE WORTH?

The value of a Personal Injury Accident Lawsuit depends on a lot of different factors, including:

  • Type of Accident
  • Amount of Damage
  • Extent of Injuries
  • Amount of Insurance Coverage Available

Depending on the details of your individual accident, your attorney will be able to draft a demand letter with you that will give an accurate estimate of the total value of your settlement.

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WHEN DO I CONTACT AN ATTORNEY AFTER MY ACCIDENT?

As soon as you can safely do so, your first step after an accident should be to seek medical attention if you are seriously injured.  Then consult with a Personal Injury Attorney at The Brown Firm.

WHAT SHOULD I SAY IF AN INSURANCE COMPANY CONTACTS ME AFTER MY ACCIDENT?

Nothing! If you are contacted by an insurance company, do not say anything to them until you have spoken to your attorney. The main reason that the insurance company's contact accident injury victims are to get them to make a statement about their accident, which they can use to lower the value of their settlement.

Although you may have to speak with them eventually, you should always consult with an experienced Personal Injury Attorney. They will explain exactly what you can and cannot say to them in order to protect the value of your case.

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