Q: What kind of cases do personal injury lawyers handle?
A: Motor Vehicle Accidents, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Medical Malpractice, Workers’ Compensation, Assault/Sexual Assault, Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer.
Q: What do personal injury lawyers do?
A: A personal injury lawyer is a lawyer who provides legal services to those who claim to have been injured, physically or psychologically, as a result of the negligence of another person, company, government agency, or any entity.
Q: What qualifies as a personal injury?
A: Personal injury implies any type of injury sustained in accidents. These types of injuries may arise from car accidents, slip, and fall accidents, defective products, or wrongful death claims. On the other hand, bodily injury is more limited and may imply injuries sustained by another person, usually in a car accident.
Q: What are examples of personal injury?
A: Any individual can be held liable for intentionally or negligently causing harm to another person. Some examples of common personal injury cases include slip and fall accidents, motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, wrongful death suits, premise liability, and products liability claims.
Q: Is emotional distress a personal injury?
A: While pain and suffering are tied to a personal injury claim, emotional distress can be considered a claim in its own right. This means that it’s often more difficult to recover compensation for emotional suffering.
Q: What does a personal injury lawsuit cover?
A: Personal injury cases are legal disputes that arise when one person suffers harm from an accident or injury, and someone else might be legally responsible for that harm. … If the case involves medical malpractice, your personal injury attorney will be working with insurance companies and hospital attorneys.
Q: How much money can you sue for pain and suffering?
A: There is no one right answer. When valuing a client’s pain and suffering, a lawyer will typically sue for three to five times the amount of out-of-pocket damages (medical bills and loss of work).
Q: Can I claim personal injury if I was at fault?
A: In order to make a successful personal injury compensation claim, you need to be able to prove that the accident was caused due the negligence of another person or company. It is therefore not possible to make a claim if you were entirely at fault for causing the accident.
Q: How many personal injury claims go to court?
A: Approximately 5% of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court. Quittance’s solicitor panel settles the vast majority of claims are settled out of court.
Q: What happens when someone files a personal injury claim?
A: Many personal injury claims are resolved before a lawsuit is filed. Your attorney will negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurance company. In most cases, the insurance company will make a settlement offer, and your attorney will give you their professional opinion of the insurance company’s offer.