Personal Injury Questions to Ask

On Behalf of | Jan 14, 2019 | Buffalo Law Blog, Firm News, Personal Injury

Personal Injury Questions to Ask

Have you recently been injured due to someone else’s negligence? Here are a few important personal injury questions to ask yourself before you hire an attorney.

Personal Injury Questions to Ask | Do I Have a Legitimate Personal Injury Case?

Personal injury includes any injury that was caused by the negligence of another. Liability is found in personal injury claims when the wrongdoer has failed to exercise the level of care required, as determined by law; there is proof that the victim was injured; and there is proof that the victim’s injuries were caused by the wrongdoer’s carelessness. For personal injury cases, a victim may receive compensatory damages that usually cover past and future medical bills, past and future lost wages, and at times, damages for pain and suffering. Pain and suffering damages can be awarded to compensate the victim for emotional and physical suffering, embarrassment, and inconvenience.

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Personal Injury Questions to Ask | How Much Time Do I Have to File?

There is a time limit before which people can bring their cases or file their claims, but the length of this period varies due to all the factors in play. How was the claimant injured? Where was the claimant injured? Who injured the claimant? The length of time to initiate an action will differ according to the answers to those questions. That is why it is important to seek counsel immediately after an accident or injury. This way, an accident attorney can preserve a claim and make sure to file it before the time limit is reached. If a personal injury claim is not filed before the relevant statute expires, the claimant will be out of luck.

Personal Injury Questions to Ask | How Much is My Case Worth?

The value of a case is determined on an individual basis. Even superficially identical cases, such as those concerning a broken arm, can be worth vastly different prices. One person’s broken arm may be worth a lot more than another’s due to a multitude of factors. Was the claimant more active before the injury? Is the claimant now unable to do her or his job any longer due to the injury? Can the claimant no longer pursue hobbies or other life activities? In our firm, every claim is evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

If you need answers to any of these personal injury questions, contact our experienced Hamburg personal injury lawyers today to schedule a free consultation.