The first big question is do I have a case? Well, that’s hard to say until all the facts are gathered. if you are injured through no fault of your own It is hard to say whether you have a case or not until an attorney gathers all the facts.
In personal injury cases attorneys usually take injury cases on a contingency basis, which means, if you don’t win your case they don’t get paid.
How much compensation could you expect for a personal injury claim?
The value of your personal injury claim will be based upon factors such as the extent of your bodily injury, the cause of your injury, the permanency of the injury, the manner in which the injury affects your everyday life and all expenses incurred by you as a result of the injury.
Should you contact a lawyer if I’ve suffered an injury or a loved one has died as a result of someone else’s negligence, carelessness or mistake?
Yes. Personal injury and wrongful death cases can be complex and consume significant time and resources.
How soon after your injury should you contact a lawyer?
As soon as possible. There are statutes of limitations for personal injury cases. This means that you have only a certain amount of time to file a lawsuit in a personal injury or wrongful death case. If the city, state or other government agency is responsible for the injury, then you have an even shorter time to give notice of a lawsuit. Once that time runs out, even if you have a valid claim, you will not be allowed to file a lawsuit.
Who can sue when a loved one dies?
Parents, siblings, spouses and children can sue when a loved one dies as a result of someone elses negligence.
What is negligence?
Negligence is the failure to use reasonable care or failure to use the same degree of care that a reasonable person would use under the same circumstances. Evidence of negligence is the basis for liability in most personal injury and wrongful death cases.